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Aljazeera
Thanks for the memories, Stephen Harperto erase the Harper record instead had it flashing on the nation's screens. Th
Thanks for the memories, Stephen Harper
Aljazeera / Posted yesterday
to erase the Harper record instead had it flashing on the nation's screens. The jokes kept coming. Tweeters thanked the Harper government for renewing their appreciation for freedom of dissent. During the 2010 G20 Summit in Toronto, for... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Tory convention beat out Liberalschange and optimism, are now bogged down in workaday politics. They're already
Tory convention beat out Liberals
Calgary Sun / Posted yesterday
change and optimism, are now bogged down in workaday politics. They're already guilty of many things the Stephen Harper government had been accused of -- like being too controlling or stormy the media. Meanwhile the Conservatives seem... Read more
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CTV News
U.S. ambassador: Arctic Council a good venue to co-operate with Russiathe United States on environmental issues in the Arctic as unprecedented. "We
U.S. ambassador: Arctic Council a good venue to co-operate with Russia
CTV News / Posted yesterday
the United States on environmental issues in the Arctic as unprecedented. "We worked very closely with Canada under the Harper government," when Canada chaired the Arctic Council, he said. "It's clear the Trudeau government has emphasized... Read more
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The Tyee
Postmedia Baron Godfrey's Gobsmacking Audacitystory. In short, most newspapers have morphed into marketing platforms. Rememb
Postmedia Baron Godfrey's Gobsmacking Audacity
The Tyee / Posted 3 days ago
story. In short, most newspapers have morphed into marketing platforms. Remember Postmedia running front-page ads for the Harper government in the last election? In another era, that would have devalued their product -- the journalism. But since... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
University of Calgary to host an inside scoop on Canadian politicsand energy companies to become more powerful players. This is consistent with o
University of Calgary to host an inside scoop on Canadian politics
The Globe and Mail / Posted 3 days ago
and energy companies to become more powerful players. This is consistent with other research showing that one of the Harper government’s distinct features was a light touch when it came to many policy files. Other sessions will be more... Read more
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The Tyee
Harper's Shadow over Today's Conservativessupport: Stephen Harper. The pipeline-opposing Dogwood Initiative in B.C. is on
Harper's Shadow over Today's Conservatives
The Tyee / Posted 3 days ago
support: Stephen Harper. The pipeline-opposing Dogwood Initiative in B.C. is one of many groups who use the phrase "zombie Harper government" to slam policies still in effect they say are destructive to Canada. The shadow of Harper's legacy fell... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Liberals broke contract with Canadians: NuttallCanadian infrastructure. He declared this was a bold new plan for Canada's eco
Liberals broke contract with Canadians: Nuttall
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 3 days ago
Canadian infrastructure. He declared this was a bold new plan for Canada's economy when coupled with maintaining the Harper government tax cuts for small businesses from 11% to 9%. He promised to be in surplus and balance the books by the... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Liberals broke contract with Canadians: NuttallCanadian infrastructure. He declared this was a bold new plan for Canada's eco
Liberals broke contract with Canadians: Nuttall
Barrie Examiner / Posted 3 days ago
Canadian infrastructure. He declared this was a bold new plan for Canada's economy when coupled with maintaining the Harper government tax cuts for small businesses from 11% to 9%. He promised to be in surplus and balance the books by the... Read more
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CBC.ca
Cost of navy's new warships to be secret until contract signedthe parliamentary budget officer and the auditor general derailed the purchase.
Cost of navy's new warships to be secret until contract signed
CBC.ca / Posted 4 days ago
the parliamentary budget officer and the auditor general derailed the purchase. A history of rising costs When the Harper government first began talking about replacing the navy's 12 patrol frigates with 15 modern warships, the construction... Read more
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CBC.ca
Plans to move Moscow embassy remain stuck in red-tape quicksandembassy to a new location in the Russian capital remain mired in a dense thicke
Plans to move Moscow embassy remain stuck in red-tape quicksand
CBC.ca / Posted 4 days ago
embassy to a new location in the Russian capital remain mired in a dense thicket of red tape and global politics. The Harper government signed a 20-year lease for a modern red-brick building at 4 Kursovoy Street in March 2008, at a current... Read more
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Hamilton News
No partisan ads on the public tabreview to ensure the ads are not partisan. This is something Trudeau promised
No partisan ads on the public tab
Hamilton News / Posted 5 days ago
review to ensure the ads are not partisan. This is something Trudeau promised during the campaign. It was aimed at the Harper government, which became quite adept at promoting Stephen Harper and his government using public money to pay the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Tories to pitch greener message at party conventionsuch as climate change. This heralds what could be a potentially important shi
Tories to pitch greener message at party convention
The Globe and Mail / Posted 5 days ago
such as climate change. This heralds what could be a potentially important shift in the party because the former Harper government was widely seen as a reluctant participant in efforts to fight climate change. Both former Treasury Board... Read more
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CBC.ca
Liberals to repeal controversial anti-strike legislation enacted by Harper governmentTreasury Board President Scott Brison will repeal changes the Harper government
Liberals to repeal controversial anti-strike legislation enacted by Harper government
CBC.ca / Posted 5 days ago
Treasury Board President Scott Brison will repeal changes the Harper government enacted that made it more difficult for federal public servants to strike by expanding the definition of what constitutes an essential service. "As another important... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Oil sands found to be a leading source of air pollution in North Americaperiod for permission to conduct interviews and without government officials mo
Oil sands found to be a leading source of air pollution in North America
The Globe and Mail / Posted 5 days ago
period for permission to conduct interviews and without government officials monitoring their calls. Such practices were mandatory under the Harper government whenever federal scientists were asked to speak to the press about their published resear... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Conservatives ready for party conventionto make their maximum $5-million leadership budget stretch over that many more
Conservatives ready for party convention
The Globe and Mail / Posted 6 days ago
to make their maximum $5-million leadership budget stretch over that many more months. Mr. Kenney, a key player in the Harper government, is still giving serious consideration to running for office in Alberta, sources say, even as he faces... Read more
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The Tyee
Evidence of Fish Farm Disease Detected in BCviral transmission of disease due to crowding of susceptible hosts in a small a
Evidence of Fish Farm Disease Detected in BC
The Tyee / Posted 8 days ago
viral transmission of disease due to crowding of susceptible hosts in a small area. The move took Morton by surprise. "The Harper government would never have backed down like this. I'm very encouraged and do applaud the Department of Fisheries and... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
As Canada faces heat over Saudi deal, Sweden looks to restrict arms exportsfrom the $15-billion Saudi deal, which General Dynamics says helps sustain more
As Canada faces heat over Saudi deal, Sweden looks to restrict arms exports
The Globe and Mail / Posted 10 days ago
from the $15-billion Saudi deal, which General Dynamics says helps sustain more than 3,000 jobs across the country. The Harper government signed the deal in 2014, but the Trudeau government took political ownership of the contract in 2015, when... Read more
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CBC.ca
Trans Mountain pipeline review process a 'sham,' thousands of jobs at risk: Vancouver mayormet, including 49 environmental requirements. "The NEB process was a sham, bas
Trans Mountain pipeline review process a 'sham,' thousands of jobs at risk: Vancouver mayor
CBC.ca / Posted 10 days ago
met, including 49 environmental requirements. "The NEB process was a sham, basically, it was advanced with gusto by the Harper government, who were obviously strong proponents of this pipeline process," Robertson said in an interview with Chris... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Pipeline politics: NEB set to unveil TransMountain reportDemocratic Party MP Nathan Cullen said the Liberals have not changed the proces
Pipeline politics: NEB set to unveil TransMountain report
The Globe and Mail / Posted 12 days ago
Democratic Party MP Nathan Cullen said the Liberals have not changed the process significantly from that of the Harper government. Mr. Cullen dismissed the government’s review of greenhouse gas emissions, noting it includes no benchmark... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Hey Conservatives, stop apologizing!in politics after his term mercifully ends in September, 2017, the one that was
Hey Conservatives, stop apologizing!
Calgary Sun / Posted 12 days ago
in politics after his term mercifully ends in September, 2017, the one that was extended by the “small-minded” Stephen Harper government prior to last year’s election. Don’t let the door hit him on the way out. By contrast, Liberals couldn’t... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Jeffrey Simpson: Farewell, self-promoting government ads. Good riddanceor not. The billboards were placed everywhere, long after the Conservatives’ E
Jeffrey Simpson: Farewell, self-promoting government ads. Good riddance
The Globe and Mail / Posted 13 days ago
or not. The billboards were placed everywhere, long after the Conservatives’ Economic Action Plan finished. An almost manic effort to log their presence was centralized in Ottawa, for the Harper government was nothing if not focused on adverti... Read more
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CBC.ca
Court action over veterans benefits turns 'Liberal election campaign into a lie,' lawyer saysthe government" for the support and compensation they have earned. A peace agr
Court action over veterans benefits turns 'Liberal election campaign into a lie,' lawyer says
CBC.ca / Posted 13 days ago
the government" for the support and compensation they have earned. A peace agreement of sorts reached by the previous Harper government and the veterans, the plaintiffs, expired Sunday. The two sides failed to reach an out-of-court settlement,... Read more
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CBC.ca
Michael Chong enters Conservative race, saying party's story must be toldsuggested he might be the best leader for a general election. 'I present a chan
Michael Chong enters Conservative race, saying party's story must be told
CBC.ca / Posted 14 days ago
suggested he might be the best leader for a general election. 'I present a change' "I think I present a change from the Harper government, but I believe in a lot of what the Harper government did," he said. The latter includes a commitment for... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Vessel sought to replace ferrywharf. “The docks were due for replacement a year ago,” he said. Simcoe North
Vessel sought to replace ferry
Barrie Examiner / Posted 14 days ago
wharf. “The docks were due for replacement a year ago,” he said. Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton said the former Stephen Harper government in its last term directed $1.8 million to Beausoliel First Nation toward a vessel purchase. (The Ministry... Read more
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Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin
Vessel sought to replace ferrywharf. “The docks were due for replacement a year ago,” he said. Simcoe North
Vessel sought to replace ferry
Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin / Posted 14 days ago
wharf. “The docks were due for replacement a year ago,” he said. Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton said the former Stephen Harper government in its last term directed $1.8 million to Beausoliel First Nation toward a vessel purchase. (The Ministry... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Vessel sought to replace ferrywharf. “The docks were due for replacement a year ago,” he said. Simcoe North
Vessel sought to replace ferry
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 14 days ago
wharf. “The docks were due for replacement a year ago,” he said. Simcoe North MP Bruce Stanton said the former Stephen Harper government in its last term directed $1.8 million to Beausoliel First Nation toward a vessel purchase. (The Ministry... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Atlantic premiers seek more health-care funding for elderlyhealth accord runs out in 2017. Justin Trudeau’s government has promised to ren
Atlantic premiers seek more health-care funding for elderly
The Globe and Mail / Posted 15 days ago
health accord runs out in 2017. Justin Trudeau’s government has promised to renegotiate with the provinces, after the Harper government basically got out of the health-care business in 2011, giving provinces a take-it-or-leave-it deal. In a... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Senator Brazeau's darkest hour: 'I let a lot of people down'Aboriginal Peoples, he used his life experiences to try to relate to both off-
Senator Brazeau's darkest hour: 'I let a lot of people down'
Calgary Sun / Posted 17 days ago
Aboriginal Peoples, he used his life experiences to try to relate to both off- and on-reserve aboriginals, and later in the Harper government, to which he remained loyal until he was expelled. The Senate appointment in 2008 took Brazeau by... Read more
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CBC.ca
Liberals stall on sanctions targeting Russians linked to killing of whistleblowerCotler, the veteran Liberal MP and human rights expert, saw his motion sail thr
Liberals stall on sanctions targeting Russians linked to killing of whistleblower
CBC.ca / Posted 18 days ago
Cotler, the veteran Liberal MP and human rights expert, saw his motion sail through the House of Commons. It called on the Harper government to "explore" sanctions. It was toothless. MPs approved it unanimously. But enacting actual sanctions... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Early response rate for census ‘slightly better’ than expected: Statistics Canadarate [has been affected] or whether it’s the usual delays.” Canada’s long-form
Early response rate for census ‘slightly better’ than expected: Statistics Canada
The Globe and Mail / Posted 18 days ago
rate [has been affected] or whether it’s the usual delays.” Canada’s long-form census was scrapped in 2010 by the Stephen Harper government and replaced by a voluntary household survey. The mandatory census was reinstated last November shortly... Read more
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CTV News
Two-tier pardons fees examined as part of Trudeau government reviewthe previous Conservative government. The consultation, which runs until June
Two-tier pardons fees examined as part of Trudeau government review
CTV News / Posted 19 days ago
the previous Conservative government. The consultation, which runs until June 6, is part of a sweeping Liberal review of Harper government changes that made people wait longer and pay more to obtain a pardon, which was renamed a record... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Saudis use armoured vehicles to suppress internal dissent, videos showshooting at shop windows and cars in an apparently random fashion. Although th
Saudis use armoured vehicles to suppress internal dissent, videos show
The Globe and Mail / Posted 20 days ago
shooting at shop windows and cars in an apparently random fashion. Although the $15-billion deal was signed by the former Harper government, the Trudeau Liberals have stood by the 14-year agreement. The approval given in April was for 70 per cent... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Melissa Pickles: Attawapiskat’s woes not easily undonecommunities, many of which are under-funded, if they receive funding at all. (O
Melissa Pickles: Attawapiskat’s woes not easily undone
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 21 days ago
communities, many of which are under-funded, if they receive funding at all. (One major setback was the cuts made by the Harper government to organizations such as the National Aboriginal Health Organization and the Native Women’s Association of... Read more
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Salon.com
What it means to be brown: Cheap labor, scapegoated Muslims and exploited immigrants, from Canada to Qatarof white, European background, I would have stood out. Advantage brown, I guess
What it means to be brown: Cheap labor, scapegoated Muslims and exploited immigrants, from Canada to Qatar
Salon.com / Posted 21 days ago
of white, European background, I would have stood out. Advantage brown, I guess. You conclude by discussing how the Harper government tried to use fear of the brown other as a wedge issue in the Canadian election, but failed. Did the outcome... Read more
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Calgary Sun
All smoke no fire in Lac Megantic settlementBut who? Or What? Full disclosure. I was Minister Raitt’s senior communication
All smoke no fire in Lac Megantic settlement
Calgary Sun / Posted 23 days ago
But who? Or What? Full disclosure. I was Minister Raitt’s senior communications advisor during the last months of the Harper government and can’t come up with a justifiable reason for either Garneau or Brison to keep secret the $75 million... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ottawa reviewing stance on U.S. war-dodgers, says Trudeauillegal. Some have been fighting for years to obtain regular status while the g
Ottawa reviewing stance on U.S. war-dodgers, says Trudeau
The Globe and Mail / Posted 24 days ago
illegal. Some have been fighting for years to obtain regular status while the government has sought to deport them. The Harper government, in particular, took a hard line on their presence, at one point calling them deserters and “bogus refugee... Read more
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CTV News
Trudeau looking into U.S. war-dodger issue but gives no commitmentsillegal. Some have been fighting for years to obtain regular status while the g
Trudeau looking into U.S. war-dodger issue but gives no commitments
CTV News / Posted 24 days ago
illegal. Some have been fighting for years to obtain regular status while the government has sought to deport them. The Harper government, in particular, took a hard line on their presence, at one point calling them deserters and "bogus refugee... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ottawa feels heat over move to undo Conservative changes to environmental rulesa consultation on the environmental assessment process, possibly this summer, a
Ottawa feels heat over move to undo Conservative changes to environmental rules
The Globe and Mail / Posted 24 days ago
a consultation on the environmental assessment process, possibly this summer, and lobby groups are anticipating possible changes such as the relisting of specific rivers and navigable waters that the Harper government had removed from regul... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Blessing 10 years in the makingCarolyn Bennett in Toronto. "I put a lot of passion into it," he said. "It sat
Blessing 10 years in the making
Brandon Sun / Posted 24 days ago
Carolyn Bennett in Toronto. "I put a lot of passion into it," he said. "It sat for two years on the minister’s desk in the Harper government and it should have been signed off three years ago." Birdtail has already started renovating the interior... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Birdtail Sioux First Nation ground blessing 10 years in the makingCarolyn Bennett in Toronto. “I put a lot of passion into it,” he said. “It sat
Birdtail Sioux First Nation ground blessing 10 years in the making
Brandon Sun / Posted 24 days ago
Carolyn Bennett in Toronto. “I put a lot of passion into it,” he said. “It sat for two years on the minister’s desk in the Harper government and it should have been signed off three years ago.” Birdtail has already started renovating the interior... Read more
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CBC.ca
Shipyard received $40M contract from Harper government on election dayOn the very day of its defeat last fall, the Harper government quietly awarded
Shipyard received $40M contract from Harper government on election day
CBC.ca / Posted 25 days ago
On the very day of its defeat last fall, the Harper government quietly awarded a $40-million "engineering" contract to the Seaspan shipyard in North Vancouver, despite having promised that the yard would prepare itself to build new ships "at no cost... Read more
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CBC.ca
PM looking to impress U.S., Mexican presidents when they come for Three Amigos visitshort-term as Americans choose a new president. The first step is to address t
PM looking to impress U.S., Mexican presidents when they come for Three Amigos visit
CBC.ca / Posted 25 days ago
short-term as Americans choose a new president. The first step is to address the visa requirement imposed in 2009 by the Harper government after a spike in refugee claimants arriving from Mexico. That will take time. As an interim, Dawson... Read more
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The Tyee
Workers Must Unite to Fight Global Power, Wealth: Leo Gerardadopted, and another the U.S. is negotiating with Europe (with which Canada sig
Workers Must Unite to Fight Global Power, Wealth: Leo Gerard
The Tyee / Posted 26 days ago
adopted, and another the U.S. is negotiating with Europe (with which Canada signed a trade and investment deal under the Harper government), could cost North America tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs and make it easier for corporations to... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Justin Trudeau’s true tests are still to comeand pointing a better way forward? Certainly the Liberals have rightly undone
Justin Trudeau’s true tests are still to come
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 26 days ago
and pointing a better way forward? Certainly the Liberals have rightly undone some of the most egregious policies of the Harper government — devising a more humane approach to refugees, reversing anti-labour laws, restoring the long-form census,... Read more
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CBC.ca
Trudeau to host Three Amigos summit in late Junebetween the two countries and led the Mexican ambassador to Canada to declare t
Trudeau to host Three Amigos summit in late June
CBC.ca / Posted 27 days ago
between the two countries and led the Mexican ambassador to Canada to declare that he was "really mad" at the former Harper government for the move. CBC News has learned that there has been significant progress on this file since the Liberal... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Canada's immigration system about to get more laxthat when the Tories made the citizenship test tougher two years ago, the Liber
Canada's immigration system about to get more lax
Calgary Sun / Posted 27 days ago
that when the Tories made the citizenship test tougher two years ago, the Liberals wailed about how the Harper government was abandoning Canada’s compassionate, multicultural traditions. But in this case (and undoubtedly many,... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Canada's army reserve lacking soldiers, equipment, training, audit findsother Canadian Armed Forces units to provide this equipment, but we were told t
Canada's army reserve lacking soldiers, equipment, training, audit finds
Calgary Sun / Posted 27 days ago
other Canadian Armed Forces units to provide this equipment, but we were told that it is often not available." The former Harper government was keen on highlighting the participation of reservists, notably the Canadian Rangers, in annual Arctic... Read more
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CTV News
Former political heavyweights lecture Liberals on defence policy, tradeindustry representatives. Manley and Charest both warned about the urgency of
Former political heavyweights lecture Liberals on defence policy, trade
CTV News / Posted 27 days ago
industry representatives. Manley and Charest both warned about the urgency of completing trade deals started by the Harper government, including the European free trade agreement. They also said Canada needs to develop a Plan B if the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Liberals get leadership lecture from high-powered ex-politiciansindustry representatives. Manley and Charest both warned about the urgency of
Liberals get leadership lecture from high-powered ex-politicians
The Globe and Mail / Posted 27 days ago
industry representatives. Manley and Charest both warned about the urgency of completing trade deals started by the Harper government, including the European free trade agreement. They also said Canada needs to develop a Plan B if the... Read more
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Brandon Sun
The value of cracking down on tax dodgersbegan to address the so-called “tax gap,” and their efforts have succeeded beyo
The value of cracking down on tax dodgers
Brandon Sun / Posted 27 days ago
began to address the so-called “tax gap,” and their efforts have succeeded beyond expectations. Back in 2013, the Harper government was stung by criticism that it had been winking at Daddy Warbucks scofflaws who had been parking undeclared... Read more
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