Harper Government

Harper, his Three Amigos and the quest for one bad egg

The federal government has recently spent $5 million dollars on a terrific use of taxpayer dollars. About a year ago, the Harper government promised to spend $8 million to root out bad charitable...

Good idea for Canada? How Norway captures oil revenues to benefit Norwegians

Canada is one of the only jurisdictions in the world that allows private, foreign ownership of public oil resources. Norway has held more tightly to its public resources. With a world-class pension...

Unions and environmental groups stand with Hupacasath injunction against FIPA

Hupacasath BC First Nations and a number of labour and community organizations hold a press conference, speaking out against the Harper Government's proposed Canada-China FIPA contract.

Harper names Christian college dean as ambassador for religious freedom office

Harper has named the dean of a Christian liberal arts college and former civil servant to the Office of Religious Freedom.

Tsleil-Waututh calls lack of federal oil spill disaster planning unacceptable

Tsleil-Waututh Nation is responding with dismay to the February 5, 2013, report from Canada’s environment commissioner. The report revealed that the Harper government’s oil spill disaster planning is...

Federal policy, access to capital major barriers to Canadian clean energy industry: Pembina Institute

New Pembina Institute analysis includes detailed interviews with more than 20 leading clean energy entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investors and academics.

Opposition MPs prepare for battle against new Omnibus legislation in the fall

While the House of Commons adjourned for the summer on Thursday, opposition MPs are already busy preparing a battle plan against the Harper government in the fall. Liberal MP Marc Garneau tabled the...

Dan Mangan slams Bill C-38: "This is our budget, not theirs"

Local musician Dan Mangan slams Bill C-38 and its potentially devastating effect on the environment.

Black Out Speak Out campaign protests Harper government's assault on environment

A showdown between the Conservative government and environmental opponents unfolded Monday across the country on two fronts—one online and the other offline. Online, over 500 websites went “dark” to...

ForestEthics fights back against Harper government with advocacy

Environmentalists at ForestEthics take on the Harper government with a new, aggressive campaign -- in response to the government's attacks on green charities.