When it comes to politics, the current question is when — or if — Prime Minister Stephen Harper will call an early election.
On Nov. 14, Stephen Harper told Vladimir Putin to “get out” of Ukraine at the annual G20 summit. As Canada shows it will not tolerate Russian military action, this could be a positive step for international relations between Canada and other countries.
The inconsistencies of the Harper administration’s foreign policy are difficult to understand if they are judged using basic moral standards.
The abolition of the penny proves what most people have long suspected: Stephen Harper is the greatest prime minister since Sir John A. Macdonald. At the very least, it confirms that he’s really good at abolishing things — the long-gun registry, the long-form census and the Katimavik program. Here’s a short list of other things the
Currently, the CBC has an annual budget of $1.1 billion, a figure that is expected to decrease in the near future. The CBC is a wounded soldier wheeling a single pistol. It is up against the heavily armed cavalry that is the American media. If we do not provide it with adequate defence, it will
n Nov. 24, Leadnow, a youth-led independent advocacy organization, organized a national day of action to protest the federal Conservatives' omnibus crime bill. Citizens from across the country, donning cowboy hats, delivered to MPs' constituency offices petitions and copies of a condemning report released by the Canadian Bar Association, encouraging their members of Parliament not to
With both serious and petty crime dropping steadily in Canada over the last two decades, many are challenging the federal government’s intense focus on imprisoning law-breakers. Bill C-10, entitled the “Safe Streets and Communities Act,” is an omnibus bill composed of nine different bills that died in Parliament before the May 2 election was called. It
Despite a comfortable position alongside a myriad of disturbing new laws, the government’s proposed Internet surveillance legislation, known publicly as lawful access, was conspicuously absent from the Conservative’s recent omnibus crime bill. This came as a welcome surprise to many, considering that the prime minister had pledged to pass the legislation within the first 100
After more than five years of being thwarted by opposition parties, Stephen Harper will finally get his chance to reshape Canada's justice system to become meaner, more bloated and less effective.
Only time will tell if recent elections in the UK, the US, and Canada, together with next year's presidential election in France, signal a retreat from the growth of the welfare state or just a temporary respite.