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Conservatives Hold On To Power In Canadanew

Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have won enough seats in the 2011 federal election to hold on to power. Jack Layton's NDP to form official Opposition
The Georgia Straight  |  Stephen Hui  |  05-02-2011  |  Elections

A Guide To Canada's Political Galaxynew

As Canada holds nationwide elections, here are some short and hopefully sweet explanations of the basic concepts.
SEE Magazine  |  Angela Brunschot and Maurice Tougas  |  05-02-2011  |  Elections

Stephen Harper Promised Change but Delivered More of the Samenew

Stephen Harper's five-year reign of muzzling media, ‘dunderhead’ economics and ethics failure.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  Trevor Scott Howell  |  04-25-2011  |  Elections

Religion Clouds Aid In Afghanistannew

The former head of Canada’s aid program in Afghanistan has expressed concern that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s religious beliefs are hampering humanitarian efforts.
The Georgia Straight  |  Travis Lupick  |  12-16-2010  |  International

Stephen Harper's Colombia Free-Trade Cover-Upnew

In 2008, the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade issued a report calling for an independent human rights impact assessment before any free-trade deal with Colombia was signed. But Canada's prime minister beat the committee to the punch by announcing that an agreement had already been reached.
NOW Magazine  |  Andrew Cash  |  11-02-2009  |  Politics

Fore! Prime Minister Harper Gets to Swing Againnew

I understand in golf they call it a mulligan. Two weeks ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper managed to slice both his parliamentary prospects and personal credibility deep into the political rough.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  David Bright  |  12-11-2008  |  Commentary

Obama Wins: So What's Next for Canada?new

Hopefully, as he tells us, Obama will bring "the change we need" and usher in a new day for the economy, social issues, and international relations. Before that day comes, however, we should probably follow Bette Davis's famous advice in All About Eve: "Fasten your seat belts; it's going to be a bumpy night."
The Georgia Straight  |  Doug Sarti  |  10-31-2008  |  Politics

Prime Minister Harper Should Take a Tip from Pearson and Step Asidenew

At a time when the ongoing "war on terror" has been joined by a new "war on recession," our failure to trust any party with a majority says much about the sorry state of politics in Canada.
Fast Forward Weekly  |  David Bright  |  10-30-2008  |  Commentary

Canadian Elections: Media Gets Cracking for Prime Minister Harpernew

The fourth estate is mesmerized by public opinion polls, ­leaving the real issues to photo ops and sound bites.
NOW Magazine  |  Enzo Di Matteo  |  10-06-2008  |  Politics

Climate Scientist Claims Stephen Harper's Government Has Muzzled Expertsnew

The lead author of three Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment reports says the prime minister and his cabinet have ignored scientists while preparing Canada's response to global warming.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  09-26-2008  |  Environment

As Canadian Progressives, Can We Save Ourselves from Our Party Leaders?new

Welcome to our new progressive reality -- the leaderless election. In fact, if we look to leadership at all, we are doomed to another Harper government -- not just here in Canada but also on the world stage.
NOW Magazine  |  Alice Klein  |  09-15-2008  |  Commentary

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