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EPA Chief Met With Canada’s Scientist-Muzzling Ex-Premier Before Scientist Purge

The agency denied seeking policy advice from former Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a meeting arranged by a top Comcast lobbyist over text messages.

Why the ethics commissioner did wrong by Nigel Wright

Andrew MacDougall on the ethics ruling against his former colleague in Stephen Harper's PMO over the Mike Duffy affair The post Why the ethics commissioner did wrong by Nigel Wright appeared first on

Well done, LPC

…really well done.  But Star Trek is still way better than Star Wars. Stephen Harper’s apprentices? These are not the leaders you are looking for. #Maythe4thBeWithYou #cpcldr #cdnpoli — Liberal Party (@liberal_party) May 4, 2017

Stephen Harper goes to Silicon Valley

A new role at Silicon Valley's 8VC connects him to everyone from Leonardo DiCaprio and the Desmarais to Jared Kushner and Jay-Z. Let's play Three Degrees of Stephen Harper The post Stephen Harper goes to Silicon Valley appeared first on

Alykhan Velshi et al.

I don’t know how many mainstream news outlets covered it, but I wanted to note that Alykhan Velshi – the Conservative genius who worked for both Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney on their party’s (now apparently discarded) efforts to reach out to minority communities – has been named Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown’s Chief of Staff.  It […]

This week’s column: he’s just visiting, too

Spring 2009: the tulips were blooming, the birds were chirping, and Ottawa was buzzing about the prospects of Prime Minister Michael Ignatieff. The polls looked good. The pundits were saying nice things. Stephen Harper’s regime was slipping. Liberals were accordingly feeling optimistic, so they threw a little party. Staff moved the long tables out of […]

Five federal byelections to be held April 3

The ridings that will hold byelections include those formally held by Stephen Harper, Jason Kenney, and Stephane Dion The post Five federal byelections to be held April 3 appeared first on

Canada’s Censored Scientists Are Helping American Researchers Resist Trump

They faced nearly a decade of muzzling under Stephen Harper. Now they’re helping counterparts in the US fight back.

United States: Learn from Canada's dark age of science

7 months agoAcademics : Nature

Canada has had its own dark ages of anti-science politics under the government of Stephen Harper (2006–15). We at Evidence for Democracy, who led the fight against that ideology, offer these lessons to US scientists in how to protect scientific integrity under US President Donald

Stephen Harper resurfaces: Ottawa Power Rankings

Rona Ambrose continues to impress amid the Tories' divisive leadership race, while Maryam Monsef continues to tumble The post Stephen Harper resurfaces: Ottawa Power Rankings appeared first on

Eleven years ago today

OTTAWA — The Conservatives have edged ahead of the Liberals in support, according to poll results released today that also put Stephen Harper’s party in the lead in the crucial Ontario region. If an election were held today, 33% of voters would cast their ballots for the Conservatives, up a percentage point from a week […]

Trump and Trudeau: An Odd Couple That Scares the Hell Out of Environmentalists

Last year, the Liberal Party of Canada swept to power in an unexpected rout, ending nearly a decade of Conservative leadership. Out went Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who had turned Canada into one of the world’s top climate villains,...Show More Summary

Justin Trudeau looks forward to restarting the Keystone XL pipeline with President Trump

9 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Canadian "kinder, gentler" Prime Minister Justin Trudeau loves the oil industry, just like his mean old predecessor, the petro-Tory Stephen Harper: not only has he approved two new pipelines for Canada's worst-in-class tar sands oil,...Show More Summary

Village Voice Names Third Editor-In-Chief In A Year

9 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Stephen Mooallem, formerly of Harper's Bazaar and Interview, "said he wanted to improve the paper's digital side, re-establish its cultural coverage and investigative reporting, and embrace the paper's inherent 'New Yorkiness.'"

The Village Voice Names a New Top Editor, Again

Stephen Mooallem, the executive editor of Harper’s Bazaar, will become the alternative weekly’s third top editor this year.

Documenting Trump's war on science

10 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

During Canada's nightmarish Stephen Harper years -- when an Arctic country with two oceanic coastlines and major freshwater reserves was ruled by a ruthless climate-denier -- science librarian John Dupuis did yeoman service documenting and rounding up the assault on science that was an essential part of Harper's payback to the oil interests he represented. (more…)

Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg not expected to need surgery this offseason

The two homegrown stars, around whom health concerns swirled all season, seem likely to be good to go for spring training — barring anything unforeseen.

On carbon, the Conservatives are stuck in the past

The Conservatives—still preaching from Stephen Harper's Old Carbon Testament—are running out of arguments The post On carbon, the Conservatives are stuck in the past appeared first on

Canadian government has turned "consultation" on warrantless mass surveillance into a sales-job

12 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The old Canadian Conservative government of Stephen Harper had many controversial policies (cough climate denial cough), with mass surveillance powers very near the top of the charts. (more…)

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