Harper Government

Harper’s resource development plan irresponsible, say environmental leaders

Resource Minister Joe Oliver unveiled details of Harper’s resource development plan today, pledging more money for inspections and fines for oil industry infractions. But is it enough?

30th anniversary of the Charter, but Lost Canadians can't celebrate

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Charter, the fourth anniversary of the unanimous passage of Bill C-37, and the third anniversary of C-37’s effective date.  What is Bill C-37? It’s better...

Vimy Ridge Anniversary: soldiers who died for Canada were not Canadian, according to Harper government

According to a Citizenship and Immigration letter, a Canadian soldier who was born prior to 1947 was a "British subject": what does that mean for all the Canadian soldiers who fought for the country?

Harper Tories' changes to Fisheries Act shock oceans advocates

Critics say leaked changes to the Fisheries Act could have "grave and lasting consequences" on Canadian fish and aquatic habitats.

Thousands of gay marriages from Canada may not be legal

The Canadian government is arguing that thousands of same-sex couples who travelled to Canada to get married are not legally wed, according to The Globe and Mail. The government is contending...

No new Canadian bid for UN Security Council: Baird

After Canada's defeat last year, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says the country will not mount a new campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council.

Baird says no new UN Security Council campaign after historic Canadian loss

After Canada's defeat last year, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says the country will not mount a new campaign for a seat on the UN Security Council.

A call to all progressive organizations to unite under one big umbrella

The challenge the Occupy posed is too big to ignore. And so are the forces working against us.

Canada's Citizenship Week marred by ignorance and injustice

Canada’s Citizenship Week, October 17th through the 23rd, 2011, is intended to encourage all Canadians to reflect on the value of citizenship. –Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website....

Is the "Harper Government" just beginning to rebrand Canada?

First it was the prime minister's name on all official announcements. Now critics worry that a broader move is afoot to "redesign" the government.