Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Same-sex marriages 'should be valid,' law to change: Justice minister

Ottawa blames Liberals, vows to change Canada's marriage laws after government lawyers argue that up to 5,000 same-sex marriages invalid.

Harper's North Vancouver visit met by anti-pipeline protest, arrest

Anti-pipeline demonstrators called Harper's support for the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline a "lack of political leadership" during his North Vancouver visit today.

Canada re-opens abortion, same-sex marriage culture wars

PM Stephen Harper insists his government will not open debate on same-sex marriage or reproductive rights, even after an MP vows to do otherwise and couples told marriages not legal.

Conservatives to slowly gut Ottawa's health-care support

Ottawa is gradually slashing its role in medicare – passing ball to provinces, the federal budget watchdog reveals.

Government pipeline rhetoric reminiscent of Cold War, McCarthyism: prof

Federal accusations that Enbridge opponents are "foreign" influenced "radicals" are frighteningly familiar to a Cold War historian.

Joe Oliver channels famous autocrat with open letter (hint: al-Assad)

A federal minister called critics of the Northern Gateway pipeline foreign-controlled radicals intent on destroying Canada's economy. Did Syria's al-Assad crib his speaking notes?

Conservatives defend calling Northern Gateway pipeline activists 'foreign radicals'

Environmentalists are calling federal government accusations against anti-pipeline activists 'appalling' and a 'hyperbolic rant' - leading to some back-pedalling today.

Conservatives' most wanted 'war criminals' list stymies government efforts

Conservative plans to catch and deport alleged 'war criminals' in Canada have backfired as the untried suspects may be blocked from leaving at all.

Harper concerned about 'hijacked' Northern Gateway hearings

Echoing criticism from pro-oilsands EthicalOil.org, Harper claims foreign funding to enviro groups could compromise public hearings about Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline.

Tory-linked "Ethical Oil" website slams Canadian enviros over "foreign funding"

Directors from Pembina Institute and Environmental Defence say most of their money comes from Canadian foundations and individuals and that the "Ethical Oil" website is distorting the facts.