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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.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper opens Canada Games 2013

Sherbrooke - Prime Minister Stephen Harper traveled to Sherbrooke, Québec in the beautiful eastern townships to officially open Canada Games 2013 to a huge cheering crowd eager to take part and enjoy the spirit of competitive amateur sports.

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau favours legalization of marijuana

Kelowna - As The Liberal leader finishes up a whirlwind five day tour of British Columbia he tells a cheering crowd that his position on cannabis has evolved from decriminalization to legalization and taxation of the herb.

Manitoba Federal Cabinet Minister resigns from Harper government

Ottawa - Vic Toews, Public Safety Minister in the Canadian Federal Conservative government of Stephen Harper, has announced that he will not only resign as cabinet minister but also as a member of Parliament for Provencher in Manitoba on Tuesday July 9.

Canadian PM says that Putin is 'supporting the thugs' in Syria

On the eve of the G8 summit in N. Ireland, the prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, spoke bluntly about the situation in Syria. He said Canada would not arm rebels but he understood why others were and he took a shot at Vladimir Putin.

Interview: MP Don Davies discusses the Canada-China pact FIPPA Special

Vancouver - MP Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) discusses implications of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPPA or FIPA), encourages transparency and consultation with Canadians and First Nations before it’s ratified.

Poll: 42 percent of Canadians think Harper knew of Duffy bailout

Ottawa - A new poll finds 42% of Canadians believe that Prime Minister Stephen Harper knew of the $90,000 Nigel Wright gave to Senator Mike Duffy to help him extricate himself from a scandal. Duffy owed the money for false residency claims.

Op-Ed: Failure of leadership in highest levels of government

Ottawa - First there was the nearly $600 million in misspent funds for phantom gas plants in Ontario. Then the second-most important person in federal politics steps down for his role in the biggest spending scandal since sponsorship.

Op-Ed: Canada — PM Harper's Chief of Staff Nigel Wright resigns

Ottawa - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Chief of Staff Nigel Wright resigned amid the Senate scandal involving his help with the repayment of $90,000 for beleaguered Senator Mike Duffy's expense claims. Wright says that he accepts full responsibility.

PM considering new laws related to Rehtaeh Parsons case

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter will be meeting to discuss changes to the Criminal Code as it relates to the Rehtaeh Parsons case.

Op-Ed: The changing face of Canadian politics

Ottawa - Justin Trudeau won the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) with 80 percent of the vote, while Tom Mulcair was confirmed by New Democrats (NDP) by 92 percent of delegates at the party's national convention. A shift is due in Canadian politics.

Op-Ed: Majority of Canadians believe Stephen Harper has a hidden agenda

Toronto - It should not be a surprise to the Harper government that most Canadians don't trust Prime Minister Stephen Harper's transparency. An Ipsos poll halfway through Harper's mandate found that most Canadians think he has a hidden agenda.

Op-Ed: Trudeau denounces attack politics, but attacks Harper and Mulcair

Toronto - The Liberal Party of Canada held their showcase event in Toronto. Short on grand vision, candidates laid out their platforms with buzz words. While Trudeau denounced attack politics, he had no problem taking aim at Stephen Harper and Thomas Mulcair.

Op-Ed: Canada to close world-renowned Experimental Lakes Area research

Ottawa - The Harper government is achieving global notoriety for its environmental policies. Even Al Jazeera has taken note of the Harper government decision to defund the world-renowned Experimental Lakes Area.
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Two climate change activists disrupted highly publicized event as they sneaked up behind Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a question and answer session at the Vancouver Board of Trade
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaking at event in the Greater Toronto Area.
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Harper Resign Now! ECAWAR picket.
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper with U.S. President Barack Obama.
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Stephen Harper in a cameo role as a desk sergeant in Citytv's Murdoch Mysteries, set in the 1890's in Toronto, Canada.
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Omnibus March Against Stephen Harper in Edmonton on March 1  2014.
Omnibus March Against Stephen Harper in Edmonton on March 1, 2014.
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at a media event in Toronto.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at a media event in Toronto.
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper
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Omnibus March Against Stephen Harper in Edmonton on March 1  2014.
Omnibus March Against Stephen Harper in Edmonton on March 1, 2014.
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in his Centre Block office on Parliament Hill. with his former Chief of Staff Nigel Wright, (R)
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper being thanked for making a campaign stop at NOVO Plastics.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper being thanked for making a campaign stop at NOVO Plastics.
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at a media event in Toronto.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks at a media event in Toronto.
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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with the audience at the Ronald McDonald House in Toronto.
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Conservative Member of Parliament for Don Valley West  Jon Carmichael.
Conservative Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, Jon Carmichael.
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Omnibus March Against Stephen Harper in Edmonton on March 1  2014.
Omnibus March Against Stephen Harper in Edmonton on March 1, 2014.
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File photo: Stephen Harper
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