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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.

Op-Ed: Canadian polls and Justin Trudeau on Iraq

Ottawa - Both Liberal leader Justin Trudeau who is leading in recent federal polls and Thomas Mulcair of the New Democratic Party(NDP) voted against the bombing mission of Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Iraq.

Op-Ed: Will Canadians sacrifice liberty in the name of security?

Ottawa - Soon after the deadly terrorist attacks earlier this week, most people were terrified (once again) of the possible threat of more terrorist attempts in Canada.

Op-Ed: Harper government to give spy agency more powers

Ottawa - The Canadian Conservative government of Stephen Harper has announced that it will increase the powers of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service(CSIS) the main spy agency in Canada.

Op-Ed: Canada should mind its own business in Iraq

Ottawa - Canada is flexing its military might against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) by sending a coalition of contributing CF-18s and air support for the next six months.

Op-Ed: Stephen Harper is wrong about missing women inquiry

Whitehorse - Prime Minister Stephen Harper claims the high number of missing and murdered aboriginal women is a crime problem, not a sociological problem, and no inquiry is needed. He is flat out wrong.

Op-Ed: Canada is a cheerleader and arms provider for Israel in Gaza

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has always been a strong supporter of Israel so it is hardly surprising that he completely supports the Israeli response to rockets fired from Gaza.

Protesters march against Stephen Harper Special

Edmonton - Despite temperatures that were around -37 Celcius with the wind chill, around 100 protesters in Edmonton took to the streets to protest the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Op-Ed: Alberta Premier Redford bilks taxpayer to go to Mandela funeral

Alberta Premier Alison Redford gets this week's cake — and by the sounds of it she'll happily charge the taxpayer for it — for lack of thrift. Redford is being baked in the media for the $45,000 she spent to attend Nelson Mandela's funeral.

Keystone XL pipeline green lit by U.S. State Dept report

Washington - In a report released today the United States State department has found that the Keystone XL pipeline would not significantly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.However,the project has yet to be fully approved by President Barack Obama.

Justin Trudeau reforms Senate by removing Liberals from caucus

Ottawa - In a surprise move on Wednesday morning, the Liberal leader Justin Trudeau has added more independent senators to the upper chamber when he removed 35 senators from the Liberal caucus.

Op-Ed: Harper in Israel — A narrow agenda

Media and advocacy organizations, mostly ones within the Jewish and Evangelical Christian communities, have been lauding Prime Minister Stephen Harper's recent visit to Israel.

Climate change protesters crash Harper speech

Vancouver - A pair of protesters managed to get through tight security at a Vancouver Board of Trade event Monday to disrupt a question-and-answer period with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Cuba Edmonton Committee to Harper: Start supporting Cuba

Edmonton - A group supporting Cuba's right to self-determination and sovereignty is suggesting the communist country has more provisions for freedom than what is allowed by Prime Minster Stephen Harper's government in Canada.

P.M. Stephen Harper 'stunned' Nigel Wright paid Mike Duffy's debt

Ottawa - A lot of media and many Canadians may not believe Prime Minister Stephen Harper's story on the Mike Duffy senate scandal, but he's sticking to it. Mr. Harper told Postmedia News today he did not know how Duffy's $90,000 debt was paid.

Op-Ed: Andrew Coyne on Stephen Harper

Ottawa - Andrew Coyne is a well known Canadian columnist and TV commentator. He has two recent very critical articles on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's response to a scandal involving several Conservative appointed senators.

Op-Ed: Prime Minister Harper wants CBC to be state controlled

Ottawa - The Conservative government of Stephen Harper has given the cabinet power to approve salaries, working conditions, and collective bargaining positions for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Canada's public broadcaster.

Op-Ed: Stephen Harper sends letter to Obama promising pipeline deal

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sent a letter to US President Obama that proposes "joint action to reduce emissions in the oil and gas sector" in order to gain approval for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Op-Ed: Canadian Prime Minister supports Obama lambastes Putin veto

Saint Petersburg - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke out against the view that the UN Security Council must be unanimous in voting to approve the use of military force against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons.

Op-Ed: The Canadian position on Syria

Ottawa - After US Secretary of State, John Kerry explained the grounds for a limited military strike against Syria in response to what he called Assad's brutal and flagrant use of chemical weapons, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird issued a statement.
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