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by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 31 2012

Last night on ‘The Rick Mercer Report,’ Canadian icon Rick Mercer put the Harper Government, “previously known as the Government of Canada,” to task over the termination of the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA). In one of his classic rants, Mercer tried to make sense of the senseless closure of the ELA, which will only save the government $2 million a year.

Last May, the Harper Government...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 18 2012

By: Rob McLister, Canada Mortgage Trends

No one truly knows where interest rates are headed. Yet, despite vast margins of error, all major financial institutions regularly publish rate predictions.

If only we could assume that these economists were right - or even half right - it would be far easier to...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Oct 15 2012

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty shocked his Liberal caucus Monday night by resigning.

McGuinty, 57, has led the Liberal party in Ontario since 1996 and was premier since 2003.

"“Earlier today, I asked Yasir Naqvi, our party president, to convene a leadership convention at the earliest possible time," McgGuinty said on the Liberal Party website.

McGuinty, with his wife...

by Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Oct 10 2012

You would think that federal Liberals would by now have immunized themselves against the affliction that almost did them in: the kind of delusional giddiness at the prospect of a political saviour. It is so embarrassing watching Liberals talk about Trudeau 2.0 – as if beating a Conservative Senator in the boxing ring somehow qualifies for him taking on Stephen Harper’s storm troopers. Hope...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 03 2012

A new report that evaluates the effectiveness of Canada’s endangered species legislation is pointing to the federal government’s failure to follow its own law as one of the biggest barriers to saving imperilled wildlife.

Released today by Ecojustice, Failure to...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 02 2012

Vancouver- British Columbia's Federal Liberal Council of Riding Association Presidents endorsed a policy resolution to legalize and regulate cannabis in Canada, as approved by Liberal Party delegates from across Canada at the Party's 2012 Biennial Policy Conference in Ottawa. The Council held their quarterly meeting Saturday in West Vancouver where they also discussed the...

by Murray Dobbin on Wednesday Sep 26 2012

Stephen Harper’s no-longer-secret agenda to implement a revolution from the right and dismantle Canada has one major impediment that must really stick in his craw. He is constrained in what he can do by the constitutional division of powers which gives the provinces so much political authority.

The really big social items on the political agenda – health, education, social services –...

by Council of Canadians on Monday Sep 24 2012
Ottawa – On the eve of the Global Frackdown – the Council of Canadians is calling for a ban, or at the very least a moratorium, onfrackingfrom coast to coast.
The Council points to the fact that evenanalysts of the industryhave...
by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 21 2012

Wednesday (August 22) Canadians from coast to coast to coast will mark the first anniversary of Jack Layton’s passing following his fight with cancer.

Alex Atamanenko, MP, for BC Southern Interior invites constituents to keep the former NDP leader’s legacy alive by participating in a web-based activity joining with others from across the country to pay homage to Jack on the website...

by Council of Canadians on Wednesday Jun 27 2012

Following Vermont’s ban on hydraulic fracturing last month, the Council of Canadians has written to the premiers of the provinces and territories across Canada asking that they follow suit. “Last month, the state of Vermont took action to protect water sources and to curb demands on fossil fuels. Provincial governments should do the same thing,” said Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the...

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