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Orillia Packet & Times
Praise for Harper upon resignationboss enjoys life with his "wonderful family" away from the spotlight and enjoys
Praise for Harper upon resignation
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 50 minutes ago
boss enjoys life with his "wonderful family" away from the spotlight and enjoys his next project. Brown, who served in the Harper government as a Barrie MP, thanked Harper for not only his years of public service, but in particular his support for... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Praise for Harper upon resignationboss enjoys life with his "wonderful family" away from the spotlight and enjoys
Praise for Harper upon resignation
Barrie Examiner / Posted an hour ago
boss enjoys life with his "wonderful family" away from the spotlight and enjoys his next project. Brown, who served in the Harper government as a Barrie MP, thanked Harper for not only his years of public service, but in particular his support for... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
How Harper created a more conservative Canadastill limits the power of Elections Canada to investigate fraud. The oppositio
How Harper created a more conservative Canada
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 hours ago
still limits the power of Elections Canada to investigate fraud. The opposition parties, having voted in 2011 to find the Harper government in contempt of Parliament, promise better. But even if elected, neither would be likely to deliver. Justin... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Scientists are back in the Liberals’ regimeThe dictatorial edict of censorship from the Harper government that prevented s
Scientists are back in the Liberals’ regime
Campbell River Mirror / Posted yesterday
The dictatorial edict of censorship from the Harper government that prevented scientists from communicating freely with the public was lifted within hours of the new Trudeau government taking office. No one was more relieved than Kristi Miller, the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Liberals eye exceptions to mandatory minimums championed by Conservativesfor trafficking someone under age 18. Conservative justice critic Rob Nicholso
Liberals eye exceptions to mandatory minimums championed by Conservatives
The Globe and Mail / Posted 5 days ago
for trafficking someone under age 18. Conservative justice critic Rob Nicholson, who served as justice minister in the Harper government, makes no apologies for mandatory minimums, saying they send a stern warning that some crimes carry stiff... Read more
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CTV News
Liberals eye exceptions to mandatory minimums championed by Conservativesfor trafficking someone under age 18. Conservative justice critic Rob Nicholso
Liberals eye exceptions to mandatory minimums championed by Conservatives
CTV News / Posted 5 days ago
for trafficking someone under age 18. Conservative justice critic Rob Nicholson, who served as justice minister in the Harper government, makes no apologies for mandatory minimums, saying they send a stern warning that some crimes carry stiff... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
An American alternative to the Trump reality show: Cohnunder Trump — will find in this book a cautionary tale about the limits of our
An American alternative to the Trump reality show: Cohn
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 6 days ago
under Trump — will find in this book a cautionary tale about the limits of our own role overseas. Landler recounts how the Harper government helpfully provided support for secret negotiations in Ottawa between U.S. and Cuban officials trying to... Read more
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Calgary Sun
AFL worried about new labour rulesdrive down wages and “shirk their responsibilities” to hire and train Canadians
AFL worried about new labour rules
Calgary Sun / Posted 6 days ago
drive down wages and “shirk their responsibilities” to hire and train Canadians. “That’s exactly what we saw under the Harper government,” McGowan said. “That’s what created such a backlash with the public, and I’m afraid the liberals might be... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Border Services Agency needs independent oversight$138 million “to transform the immigration detention system in Canada.” It’s a
Border Services Agency needs independent oversight
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 9 days ago
$138 million “to transform the immigration detention system in Canada.” It’s a system much in need of reforming. Under the Harper government, preventive detention went from being a last resort to a routine procedure for handling failed refugee... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Liberal appeal for expat donations offends those still barred from votingElections Act were unconstitutional. In May 2014, an Ontario Superior Court ju
Liberal appeal for expat donations offends those still barred from voting
The Globe and Mail / Posted 10 days ago
Elections Act were unconstitutional. In May 2014, an Ontario Superior Court justice ruled in their favour. However, the Harper government appealed on the grounds that it would be unfair to resident Canadians to allow those abroad to elect... Read more
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CTV News
Trudeau's appeal for donations irks expats still barred from votingElections Act were unconstitutional. In May 2014, an Ontario Superior Court ju
Trudeau's appeal for donations irks expats still barred from voting
CTV News / Posted 10 days ago
Elections Act were unconstitutional. In May 2014, an Ontario Superior Court justice ruled in their favour. However, the Harper government appealed on the grounds that it would be unfair to resident Canadians to allow those abroad to elect... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
Ottawa must fill court vacancies to ensure timely justicereport points out, part of the problem is Ottawa’s phlegmatic approach to judic
Ottawa must fill court vacancies to ensure timely justice
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 11 days ago
report points out, part of the problem is Ottawa’s phlegmatic approach to judicial appointments over the last decade. The Harper government allowed vacancies on the bench to pile up – a problem its successor, which has been focused on overhauling... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
B.C. mother of abducted children feels Trudeau has failed hergarnered heavy press attention. But the case hasn’t always seemed like a high p
B.C. mother of abducted children feels Trudeau has failed her
The Globe and Mail / Posted 11 days ago
garnered heavy press attention. But the case hasn’t always seemed like a high priority for the Trudeau government, or the Harper government before it, Ms. Azer says. “Since the [alleged] abduction our government has constantly been four steps... Read more
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CBC.ca
Charges in Bridgewater 'sexting' ring new territory for town — and expertssharing the photo with others without permission. "I don't believe that the ch
Charges in Bridgewater 'sexting' ring new territory for town — and experts
CBC.ca / Posted 11 days ago
sharing the photo with others without permission. "I don't believe that the child porn law ... and Bill C-13 laws that the Harper government brought in are as effective with the kids," she said in an interview. "We need to work with them, dialogue... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Trudeau’s confused reconciliation agendathe total funding will increase more than 2%. But that regularly happened becau
Trudeau’s confused reconciliation agenda
Calgary Sun / Posted 12 days ago
the total funding will increase more than 2%. But that regularly happened because of one-time spending announcements by the Harper government, too. But it’s not true that the based funding cap has been lifted. New money has not been incorporated... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Sen. Mike Duffy and his middle finger salutehim to the wayside, and the Crown eventually laying the 31 charges of fraud, br
Sen. Mike Duffy and his middle finger salute
Calgary Sun / Posted 12 days ago
him to the wayside, and the Crown eventually laying the 31 charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery that had the Harper government in an ethics quandary. After a year-long court battle, during which the media tweeted every nuance,... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Charges in 'sexting' ring spark mixed reaction in N.S. townsharing the photo with others without permission. "I don't believe that the ch
Charges in 'sexting' ring spark mixed reaction in N.S. town
Calgary Sun / Posted 12 days ago
sharing the photo with others without permission. "I don't believe that the child porn law ... and Bill C-13 laws that the Harper government brought in are as effective with the kids," she said in an interview. "We need to work with them, dialogue... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Charges in ‘sexting’ ring a quandary for Nova Scotia town — and for expertssharing the photo with others without permission. “I don’t believe that the ch
Charges in ‘sexting’ ring a quandary for Nova Scotia town — and for experts
The Globe and Mail / Posted 12 days ago
sharing the photo with others without permission. “I don’t believe that the child porn law ... and Bill C-13 laws that the Harper government brought in are as effective with the kids,” she said in an interview. “We need to work with them, dialogue... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Nature of peacekeeping no longer fits demands of conflict zones: SajjanCanada’s commitment to United Nations peace operations” – a campaign pledge mad
Nature of peacekeeping no longer fits demands of conflict zones: Sajjan
The Globe and Mail / Posted 15 days ago
Canada’s commitment to United Nations peace operations” – a campaign pledge made by the Liberals, who had accused the Harper government of turning its back on peacekeeping. Canadian soldiers’ participation in peacekeeping has dwindled over... Read more
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Calgary Sun
The politics of science: Grits accused of hypocrisyon track this year to employ fewer scientists in key departments, notably at en
The politics of science: Grits accused of hypocrisy
Calgary Sun / Posted 17 days ago
on track this year to employ fewer scientists in key departments, notably at environment and fisheries, than the Stephen Harper government did in its last years in office. And documents tabled by Liberal ministers in the House of Commons... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ottawa pushes China to boost visa application sitesCanada. Ottawa, meanwhile, is also studying ways to remake an investor immigra
Ottawa pushes China to boost visa application sites
The Globe and Mail / Posted 17 days ago
Canada. Ottawa, meanwhile, is also studying ways to remake an investor immigrant program that was cancelled under the Harper government after it amassed a backlog of roughly 65,000 applicants, most of them from China. A replacement program... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Most of Canada’s marijuana growers are otherwise law-abiding: advocatesin the cannabis trade also came up during a recent Federal Court case that focu
Most of Canada’s marijuana growers are otherwise law-abiding: advocates
The Globe and Mail / Posted 17 days ago
in the cannabis trade also came up during a recent Federal Court case that focused on whether rules established by the Harper government that prohibited medical marijuana patients from growing at home were constitutional. The court ruled... Read more
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Calgary Sun
The so-called 'war on science'– the union for scientists -- complains the Trudeau government is continuing th
The so-called 'war on science'
Calgary Sun / Posted 17 days ago
– the union for scientists -- complains the Trudeau government is continuing the communications policy started by the Harper government. Although it doesn’t seem like Trudeau’s continuing Harper’s war, because other evidence suggests there... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Climate scientists evaporating under Trudeau, not Harperagainst a narrative that the previous Conservative government was anti-science.
Climate scientists evaporating under Trudeau, not Harper
Calgary Sun / Posted 17 days ago
against a narrative that the previous Conservative government was anti-science. A headcount by the Sun shows the Stephen Harper government did not appear to have singled out scientists for cuts and, in fact, at Environment Canada, it worked to... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Muzzled scientists? Trudeau carries on just like Harperthe union that represents tens of thousands of federal government scientists --
Muzzled scientists? Trudeau carries on just like Harper
Calgary Sun / Posted 18 days ago
the union that represents tens of thousands of federal government scientists -- says the Trudeau government is continuing a Harper government communications policy that prevents scientists from participating in conferences. Moreover, "a... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Trudeau takes out the trash and it's sure not progressivea government has some nasty news to deliver, that’s the time to take it to the
Trudeau takes out the trash and it's sure not progressive
Calgary Sun / Posted 18 days ago
a government has some nasty news to deliver, that’s the time to take it to the curb. And – just as was done by the Harper government before them – the Trudeau government recently put out a couple bags of stinky stuff hoping Canadians... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Where’s the bark from Canada’s unmuzzled scientists?free, drinks no doubt hoisted, but silence ever since. So what, exactly, did t
Where’s the bark from Canada’s unmuzzled scientists?
Calgary Sun / Posted 19 days ago
free, drinks no doubt hoisted, but silence ever since. So what, exactly, did the scientists want to say that the Harper government thought was so explosive that it was necessary to order their muzzling? These are slow days in the news... Read more
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Pembroke Daily Observer
A chat with Elizabeth MayIt's been several months since the federal election. What changes have you noti
A chat with Elizabeth May
Pembroke Daily Observer / Posted 21 days ago
It's been several months since the federal election. What changes have you noticed after nine years under the Harper government? May: It was nearly ten years of horrific governance under Stephen Harper. There should be more dramatic... Read more
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St. Catharines Standard
Letters to the editorsecurity on all bridges it was inevitable that the lines would grow longer. I w
Letters to the editor
St. Catharines Standard / Posted 22 days ago
security on all bridges it was inevitable that the lines would grow longer. I was not surprised to learn that the Stephen Harper government, the champions of law and order, actually cut staffing of the Canadian border service. Obviously, this was... Read more
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Niagara Falls Review
Letters to the editorsecurity on all bridges it was inevitable that the lines would grow longer. I w
Letters to the editor
Niagara Falls Review / Posted 22 days ago
security on all bridges it was inevitable that the lines would grow longer. I was not surprised to learn that the Stephen Harper government, the champions of law and order, actually cut staffing of the Canadian border service. Obviously, this was... Read more
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Welland Tribune
Letters to the editorsecurity on all bridges it was inevitable that the lines would grow longer. I w
Letters to the editor
Welland Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
security on all bridges it was inevitable that the lines would grow longer. I was not surprised to learn that the Stephen Harper government, the champions of law and order, actually cut staffing of the Canadian border service. Obviously, this was... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Sound Off! -- Thursday, August 4, 2016Viewpoint: “Long-term Thinking Is Needed For Churchill,” Brandon Sun, Aug. 2. B
Sound Off! -- Thursday, August 4, 2016
Brandon Sun / Posted 22 days ago
Viewpoint: “Long-term Thinking Is Needed For Churchill,” Brandon Sun, Aug. 2. Both the Liberal Chrétien and Conservative Harper governments are responsible for this loss. Port of Churchill is the latest casualty due to loss of single-desk CWB. It... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Trudeau under fire for denying MPs a role in picking Supreme Court judgesthe Supreme Court appointments over the past decade. The Liberal government of
Trudeau under fire for denying MPs a role in picking Supreme Court judges
The Globe and Mail / Posted 23 days ago
the Supreme Court appointments over the past decade. The Liberal government of Paul Martin created a role for MPs, and the Harper government relied on an all-party committee to draw up shortlists in some cases. The Conservatives also made some... Read more
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CBC.ca
Federal approval for Site C dam draws criticism from First Nations, advocacy groupsfrom various groups over its environmental impact and a lack of consultation.
Federal approval for Site C dam draws criticism from First Nations, advocacy groups
CBC.ca / Posted 24 days ago
from various groups over its environmental impact and a lack of consultation. 'And then we get this' "If this were the Harper government, I wouldn't be surprised at all," said Ken Boon of the Peace Valley Landowner Association, adding that he... Read more
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CBC.ca
Former spin doctor for Stephen Harper pulls back curtain on manipulating mediaof the media in recent years, including local, online and ethnic media, says So
Former spin doctor for Stephen Harper pulls back curtain on manipulating media
CBC.ca / Posted 24 days ago
of the media in recent years, including local, online and ethnic media, says Soudas. That made it easier for the Harper government to follow an American-inspired strategy of circumventing traditional mainstream media and Ottawa's... Read more
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SouthwesternOntario.ca
The righteous fight against Ottawa’s anti-terror law goes onThe Harper government never met a climate of fear it couldn't use. Take the aft
The righteous fight against Ottawa’s anti-terror law goes on
SouthwesternOntario.ca / Posted 24 days ago
The Harper government never met a climate of fear it couldn't use. Take the aftermath of the murders of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo in the fall of 2014, national tragedies that brought home the spectre of terror. The... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ottawa overhauls process for selecting Supreme Court justicesand runs into December. There are no sitting MPs on the panel, a departure fro
Ottawa overhauls process for selecting Supreme Court justices
The Globe and Mail / Posted 24 days ago
and runs into December. There are no sitting MPs on the panel, a departure from the way things ran under the Stephen Harper government, which selected some justices after review by a committee of MPs and at least one where the Prime... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Stop using American facts during Canadian policy debatesabout free trade, and a nostalgia for a perceived golden era – are less evident
Stop using American facts during Canadian policy debates
Calgary Sun / Posted 24 days ago
about free trade, and a nostalgia for a perceived golden era – are less evident here in Canada. Reforms undertaken by the Harper government to reorient immigration policy to Canada’s economic needs and to enforce immigration rule-breaking have... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Lower pardon fees mulled for minor offences as part of reviewthe previous Conservative government. The consultation, which runs until June
Lower pardon fees mulled for minor offences as part of review
The Globe and Mail / Posted 25 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
Jody Wilson-Raybould holds private meeting on legal-system reformof 1996, when a Liberal justice minister, Allan Rock, introduced conditional se
Jody Wilson-Raybould holds private meeting on legal-system reform
The Globe and Mail / Posted 25 days ago
of 1996, when a Liberal justice minister, Allan Rock, introduced conditional sentences (a form of house arrest). The Harper government banned the use of conditional sentences for dozens of crimes, and imposed 60 mandatory minimum jail... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ottawa rewrites mandate for screening arms exportsmoralistic in the types of regulations we set, we could actually be doing more
Ottawa rewrites mandate for screening arms exports
The Globe and Mail / Posted 25 days ago
moralistic in the types of regulations we set, we could actually be doing more harm than good in the future’.” The former Harper government dragged its feet by publishing these reports only sporadically but the Liberals say they plan to ensure... Read more
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CBC.ca
Feds expect provinces to ratify free trade deal next year, with booze in the mixto deal with labour shortages as the population ages. He said this is a much d
Feds expect provinces to ratify free trade deal next year, with booze in the mix
CBC.ca / Posted 27 days ago
to deal with labour shortages as the population ages. He said this is a much different approach than that of the former Harper government, with less focus on temporary foreign workers and instead prioritizing highly skilled workers who can drive... Read more
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Barrie Examiner
Liberals have been transparentinherited a surplus of $13.8 billion which they turned into a deficit of $5.8 b
Liberals have been transparent
Barrie Examiner / Posted 28 days ago
inherited a surplus of $13.8 billion which they turned into a deficit of $5.8 billion within two years. The Stephen Harper government increased the federal debt by over $150 billion, wiping out the federal reduction that was achieved by the... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Ottawa names new president of National Research Councilprincipal research and development organization and its $1-billion-a-year budge
Ottawa names new president of National Research Council
The Globe and Mail / Posted 28 days ago
principal research and development organization and its $1-billion-a-year budget on Aug. 24. He replaces John McDougall, a Harper government appointee who quietly stepped away on leave of absence last March, a move that threw a planned... Read more
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CTV News
Supreme Court won't hear plea from lawyers over Nadon challenge feesCourt of Appeal judge to fill one of three Supreme Court seats reserved for Que
Supreme Court won't hear plea from lawyers over Nadon challenge fees
CTV News / Posted 29 days ago
Court of Appeal judge to fill one of three Supreme Court seats reserved for Quebec. He put his challenge on hold when the Harper government referred the issue to the Supreme Court, which then nixed Nadon's appointment on the grounds it violated... Read more
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Calgary Sun
The binder of despair hanging on police station wallsReport as “a devoted family person and dedicated worker.” Yet she is somehow go
The binder of despair hanging on police station walls
Calgary Sun / Posted 30 days ago
Report as “a devoted family person and dedicated worker.” Yet she is somehow gone. Without a clue. Back in 2014, the Harper government pledged up to $8.1 million over five years to create a DNA-based national missing persons index (MPI) to... Read more
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CBC.ca
What the closure of an Arctic seaport in Manitoba could mean for Canadian sovereigntyto ocean-floor resource extraction. Canada has been slow to bolster its own Ar
What the closure of an Arctic seaport in Manitoba could mean for Canadian sovereignty
CBC.ca / Posted 30 days ago
to ocean-floor resource extraction. Canada has been slow to bolster its own Arctic presence, even though the former Harper government made Arctic sovereignty a priority. Nanisivik, a deepwater military port on the north side of Baffin... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Increase PBO budget, but not its dutiesa rosy spin,” we wrote in this editorial space back in 2013. “Spare us the spin
Increase PBO budget, but not its duties
Calgary Sun / Posted a month ago
a rosy spin,” we wrote in this editorial space back in 2013. “Spare us the spin and give it to us straight.” While the Harper government grew tired of the office’s probing ways, we always viewed them as what they were: the taxpayers’ watchdog.... Read more
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The Sudbury Star
Sudbury column: Carbon fee and dividend bestis also facing a significant gap between emissions reductions from the inadequa
Sudbury column: Carbon fee and dividend best
The Sudbury Star / Posted 1 months ago
is also facing a significant gap between emissions reductions from the inadequate climate policies they inherited from the Harper government and what is actually needed to reduce emissions by 30 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. As well, the... Read more
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CBC.ca
Opposition says Liberals dropped the ball on Phoenix pay system, demand emergency meetingLiberal colleagues continue to display a lack of concern for the issue." Prime
Opposition says Liberals dropped the ball on Phoenix pay system, demand emergency meeting
CBC.ca / Posted 1 months ago
Liberal colleagues continue to display a lack of concern for the issue." Prime Minister Justin Trudeau blamed the former Harper government for problems with Phoenix in an interview with CBC News. Treasury Board President Scott Brison has also... Read more
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