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Stephen Harper making 'secret' visit to White House next week

An interesting development has come to light - Former prime minister Stephen Harper of Canada is planning a trip to the White House next week, and hasn’t notified the current Canadian government of his visit.

The impacts of slashing science funding can be far-reaching

There has never been an American president as hostile toward federal support of the sciences than Donald Trump. In the six months since he took office, he has drastically undercut science and research efforts by the federal government.

Op-Ed: Trudeau to retain Harper's cuts to Canadian health care

Ottawa - Back in 2011, the Stephen Harper Conservative government announced, without agreement of the provinces, that funding of health care transfers would be reduced by $36 billion.

Op-Ed: Former Canadian PM Harper's foreign policy and Trudeau

Ottawa - Stephen Harper the 22nd Canadian prime minister of Canada and long time leader of the federal Conservative Party has announced that he is retiring from politics after a nearly 18-year political career.

Op-Ed: Stephen Harper resigns as MP

Former prime minister Stephen Harper announced this morning that he will resign as member of parliament for Calgary Heritage, and quit politics.

Conservative citizenship law C-24 to be repealed by Liberals

Ottawa - Immigration Minister John MacCallum has introduced legislation in the federal parliament that repeals the law passed by the former Harper government that stripped dual Canadian citizens of their citizenship if convicted of terrorism-related offenses.

Op-Ed: Uniting the Canadian right seemed like a good idea at the time

The political right in Canada celebrated when Peter MacKay sold out his Progressive Conservative Party and folded it into the upstart Canadian Alliance Party to end the vote splitting that kept handing electoral victory to the left-leaning Liberals.

Canadian election: Trudeau to form new majority government

The Liberal Party of Canada is set to form the country's new government under the helm of Justin Trudeau. The Liberals swept Atlantic Canada and made huge gains in the Greater Toronto Area while the Conservatives maintain a healthy base in the prairies.

2015 Canadian election: What the main parties promise

Today (Oct. 19) is election day in Canada. For those unclear on what each party wants to do if elected, here's a primer in four key areas.

Op-Ed: Globe and Mail — Vote Conservative but reject Harper

Ottawa - The Globe and Mail published an editorial endorsement of the Conservatives as they have done for several elections now but at the same time they reject Stephen Harper.

Op-Ed: Two way race between Liberals and Conservatives developing

Ottawa - Recent polls show the New Democratic Party is well off the pace of the Liberals and Conservatives about 8 percentage points below them in third place.

Op-Ed: Canadian prime minister takes advantage of constitutional flaws

Opponents of Stephen Harper can thank the Canadian prime minister for one thing. By consolidating power like no other Canadian PM within living memory, Harper has unintentionally highlighted a serious flaw in the country’s political structure.

Op-Ed: Canadian politics and the idiot problem

The word “idiot” comes from the Greek language, was first coined by Athenians (as idiotis), and was meant to describe a private individual who took no interest in politics.

Wayne Gretzky gives Stephen Harper thumbs up at rally

Canadian hockey legend Wayne Gretzky skated into Canada's election war on Friday at a Conservative rally in downtown Toronto. The Great One didn't mince words, either, letting the crowd know he'd play on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's team any time.

Op-Ed: On Character — Consistency, conscience and Thomas Mulcair Special

The NDP leader has consistently stood by his conscience, people and principles. He’s fought for civil rights, environmental protection, and against separatism. This article briefly examines the mental and moral qualities distinctive to Mulcair.

Op-Ed: Stephen Harper — Another 'big government' Canadian conservative

Toronto - What's the difference between Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau? Nothing really. They all support the same big government system that Canadians seem to deride in off-election cycles but clamor to support during the campaign trail.

Op-Ed: Spin and themes in Canadian political ads

Ottawa - During the federal election campaign we will be bombarded with dozens if not hundreds of advertisements on behalf of the different parties and their leaders.

Op-Ed: On character — Scandals, cynicism and Stephen Harper

The following is a brief review of Stephen Harper's tenure as Canada's 22nd prime minister, written with an aim to gauge the character of the man.

Analysis finds lakes, rivers lost key protections in Harper govt.

Ottawa - Recent statistical analysis of changes made to environmental laws and procedures by Canada's conservative government under Prime Minister Stephen Harper show that protections for lakes and rivers have been "all but abandoned," The Canadian Press reports.

Latest poll shows NDP Tories and Liberals virtually tied

Ottawa - A recent poll by Nanos, Globe and Mail, CTV shows the three main parties in a virtual tie although other recent polls still show the NDP ahead by several points. Nevertheless the NDP vote percentage has gone down since the last CBC poll-tracker averages.

Op-Ed: Harper lies or spins the facts during recent debate

Ottawa - As usual in political debates, participants often spin the facts in their favour or even lie, always with serious straight faces. This was true of the debate on Thursday August 6 among leaders of the three main parties and the Green Party.

Op-Ed: Canada's Green leader wins on foreign policy in leaders debate

Toronto - Canadian Green Party leader Elizabeth May was the big winner during last night's federal leaders debate. But it wasn't on the economy or energy. It was her stance on foreign policy and tough criticisms of our involvement in the Middle East.

Harper appoints a pipeline consultant to National Energy Board

Ottawa - Greg Rickford, Minister of Natural resources announced that Steven Kelly, a petroleum executive based in Calgary would become a full-time board member of the National Energy Board(NEB) an agency that helps decide if oil and gas pipelines should be built.

Op-Ed: Harper to expand and extend Canada's fight against ISIS

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has presented a motion before parliament that would renew its mission as part of the coalition led by the US that is fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or IS).

Op-Ed: Canada's foreign policy is making us less safe

Ottawa - This week, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that he was going to put forward legislation to extend the nation's role in Iraq and potentially expand its mission into Syria. This will only make us less safe and less free.

Canadians protest Bill C-51 in National Day of Action Special

Toronto - At noon on Saturday March 14th, 2015 thousands of Toronto residents gathered together in Nathan Phillips Square to become peaceful protesters and to rally against the federal government's new anti-terrorism bill C-51.

Radio Canada employees hate conservative values, says PM Harper

During a recent interview, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the FM93 Québec radio station that many employees at Radio-Canada "hate" conservative values.

Op-Ed: Civil liberties groups criticize Harper anti-terror legislation

Ottawa - While leaders of the two main Canadian opposition parties the New Democratic Party's Thomas Mulcair, and Liberal, Justin Trudeau, have been muted in criticism of Harper's new anti-terrorism legislation, Green Party leader Elizabeth May is quite critical.

Op-Ed: Canadian government introduces new powers to counter terrorism

Ottawa - On Friday, the federal Canadian Conservative government of Stephen Harper introduced legislation giving new powers to the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service along with a number of other measures designed to counter terrorist threats.

Canada named a trading hub for Chinese currency

Beijing - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper returned to Canada after a successful trade mission to China. While Harper did raise human rights and religious freedom issues this did not prevent negotiation of trade deals.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper talks on the phone from his home office at 24 Sussex Drive
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Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper (2nd R) stands with his wife Laureen (R) as they tour Hula Lake Ornithology and Nature Park in northern Israel January 22, 2014
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