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International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Canadians too will march for science

Rallies in Canada will be among 500 events happening around the world on April 22 in support of science. The marches were triggered by the new U.S. administration’s denial of climate change and the removal of information on the subject from the »

Politics, Society

Public servants rebuff out-going leader’s praise

On his last day as prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper thanked public servants “for their support and dedication to Canadians,” but the union representing them made it plain it was not sorry to see him go. Over nearly a »

Politics, Society

Canadians vote liberal, oust right-wing government

Stephen Harper and his Conservative government were soundly defeated in the October 19th federal election and will be replaced by Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party. Public opinion surveys had pegged the two parties and the left-of-centre New Democratic Party »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Prime minister halted refugee processing: Globe

Early this year, the Prime Minister’s Office stopped the processing of a highly vulnerable class of Syrian refugees so it could vet their applications, even though they had been referred by the United Nations, reports the Globe and Mail newspaper. »

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Prime minister lauds huge Pacific trade deal

Canada and 11 other countries have reached a massive free trade agreement which has yet to be ratified. The details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have yet to be unveiled. The proposed agreement could benefit producers and exporters of Canadian pork, »

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Fahmy; supported by 300 prominent Canadians, who request Harper intervene

Mohamed Fahmy‘s case is the subject of a letter signed by 300 notable Canadians and others such as CNN correspondent Christian Amanpour, to Stephen Harper. The letter requests that Stephen Harper intervene directly with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to secure »

Politics

24 SEVEN: Prime Minister Harper’s weekly video magazine

Since January 2014, the activities of Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper have been summarized in a weekly video magazine called “24 SEVEN”. Produced by public servants in the Privy Council Office at an unknown cost, the videos present “what our »

Politics

Ruling Conservatives release “Seize the Moment’ video of Canadian PM

Canada’s ruling Conservative party has released a short video titled “Seize the Moment” featuring Prime Minister Stephen Harper calling for five dollar contributions, and saying Canada is a country for those who follow the rules. With stirring music in the »

Politics

Spotlight on PM as ruling Conservatives prepare for his speech at convention

The future of Canada’s ruling Conservative Party could be at stake as thousands of party members meet for a convention in the western city of Calgary. The party led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been under relentless attack since »