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Harper v. Canada: 2011 election scandal brings scrutiny to PM's controversial past
With election irregularities alleged in two-thirds of the country's ridings, attention returns to Prime Minister Harper's long-standing opposition to election finance rules.
David P. Ball
May 16th, 2012
Fraser Institute co-founder confirms 'years and years' of U.S. oil billionaires' funding
With nearly 16 per cent of its budget from foreign sources, the influential Fraser Institute claims that $500,000 from the US Koch family only went to its international programs.
David P. Ball
Apr 26th, 2012
“Charitable” Fraser Institute accepted $500k in foreign funding from Koch oil billionaires
In just four years, U.S. Tea Party architects the Koch brothers poured half a million dollars into Canadian right-wing think tank, the Fraser Institute.
Apr 25th, 2012
What's in a name? For the Tea Party band, millions of dot-com dollars
Offers pour in for Canadian musicians sitting on a gold mine with ownership of a web domain matching the right-wing U.S. political movement.
Sep 24th, 2011
Artistic director Max Reimer defends city's million dollar Vancouver Playhouse bailout
"It's like they're trying to elicit a Tea Party response," Vancouver Playhouse artistic managing director Max Reimer said. He was referring to reactions critical of public funding for one...
Sep 16th, 2011
Ron Paul lets sick friends die?
Ron Paul sent a chilling message at the GOP debate on Tuesday: if you're sick and dying and uninsured, that's your problem. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked Paul, a darling of the Tea Party and...
Sep 14th, 2011