Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Nuxalk First Nations pull out of Enbridge Northern Gateway review: "no honour" in process

Chiefs withdraw from the pipeline review process, citing a predetermined approval and the government's "mishandled relationships" with First Nations.

Federal budget 2012: cuts to Elections Canada, environmental assessment, CBC

By the numbers: $5.2 billion in cuts. $377 million slashed from foreign aid. 19,200 federal jobs gone. $275 million for Aboriginal schools. 10% hacked from CBC.

Budget day: Canadians asked to delay retirement to age 67

The Conservative government will push Old Age Security benefits until age 67, according to a Globe and Mail report today. The delayed retirement is part of a budget that confirms Prime Minister...

Inside the Tory think tank

Conservatives at last weekend's Manning Networking Conference took swipes at environmentalists, First Nations and public child care.

Pro-oil blogger Vivian Krause makes her case at BC mining industry lunch

Vivian Krause and her work are welcomed with open arms by mineral exploration industry.

NDP's Brian Topp on couch-surfing and sandwiches

New Democrats decide on Saturday who will replace Jack Layton as their leader. With the NDP race turning bittersweet this week, VO hits the homestretch with Brian Topp.

NDP hopeful Paul Dewar shares his vision for a progressive future... and improving his French

New Democrats decide on Saturday who will replace Jack Layton as their leader. With the NDP race turning bittersweet this week, VO hits the homestretch with Paul Dewar.

CCPA's alternative federal budget 2012 proposal

As the Conservatives prepare to unveil their first federal budget since winning a majority, the expected slash-happy document is being preempted by an alternative proposal. Will Harper read it?

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.