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It's volunteer pep rallies vs Harper's high-price ads in NDP battle for voters
Election pundits say the far-off election date reflects a strategic move by Harper’s government to drain all opposition parties of their campaign resources.
Aug 4th, 2015
Game on! Harper calls election amid crumbling economy
Harper calls historic election as Canadian economy sinks.
Aug 2nd, 2015
BURNED! Media mocks Harper appearance at BC wildfire
Thompson Okanagan media takes Prime Minister Harper to the woodshed for disrupting firefighting efforts for photo-op.
Jul 24th, 2015
Harper team 'hypocrites' on charities and politics, critics charge
In the wake of CRA charity audits, experts question Conservative MP's political speech at local church.
Jul 21st, 2015
Reza Aslan on Islamic nationalism and the challenge of jihad
Reza Aslan explained ISIS and Islamic violent extremism to a packed audience at the Indian Summer Festival Thursday.
Jul 17th, 2015
Harper support buckles in B.C.
'Even in areas where the Conservatives are doing well, there’s this concern about the environment.' — Mario Canseco, Insights West
Jul 11th, 2015
OPINION: Conservative cabinet ministers shove Timmys around
Sitting cabinet ministers' tweets an attempt to force a coffee-and-doughnut emporium to host in-house advertising for oil pipelines.
Jun 6th, 2015
Harper no-show as NDP pummels Duffy-Enbridge-PMO ties
For the third day of questioning, federal New Democrats hammered the Conservative government about why Prime Minister Stephen Harper was working so closely with now-suspended Senator Mike Duffy in...
Apr 29th, 2015
Opposition parties must be bold on climate ahead of federal election
Eighteen years ago in Kyoto, the developed world agreed that our greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) should be six per cent less than the 1990 baseline by 2005. Then a series of things happened:...
Mar 31st, 2015
'Not guilty, Your Honour,' Mike Duffy says on Day 1 of Senate expenses trial
The suspended senator, who faces 31 counts of fraud, breach of trust and bribery, delivered his plea after the court clerk read the charges into the record.
The Canadian Press
Apr 7th, 2015