Conservative government

Federal budget 2012: cuts to Elections Canada, environmental assessment, CBC

By the numbers: $5.2 billion in cuts. $377 million slashed from foreign aid. 19,200 federal jobs gone. $275 million for Aboriginal schools. 10% hacked from CBC.

Budget day: Canadians asked to delay retirement to age 67

The Conservative government will push Old Age Security benefits until age 67, according to a Globe and Mail report today. The delayed retirement is part of a budget that confirms Prime Minister...

Five reasons to get behind NDP's Thomas Mulcair

Thomas Mulcair is the NDP’s only shot at defeating Harper, and his aggressive "pit bull" attitude may just be what’s needed to stand up to bullies in Ottawa.

NDP hopeful Paul Dewar shares his vision for a progressive future... and improving his French

New Democrats decide on Saturday who will replace Jack Layton as their leader. With the NDP race turning bittersweet this week, VO hits the homestretch with Paul Dewar.

Enviro Minister coy about Conservatives' use of American strategists to snag majority, criticizes green charities

Tory environment minister Peter Kent was quick to criticize green foundations, but was coy about Conservative's use of American firms to get elected last May.

Harper's Canada: Fact sheets exploring Conservative government policy

To help Canadians understand what's been going on in our federal government, here's your guide to our series of cheat sheets on today's Conservative politics.