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Canadian PM bans Chinese media from Arctic trip

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has banned journalists with China's official news agency and the Communist Party newspaper from joining Prime Minister Stephen Harper on an Arctic trip, prompting complaints by Chinese reporters who say they're being discriminated against.

Canadian government orders scientists not to disclose extent of polar melting

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Stephen Harper's petro-Tories have a well-earned reputation for suppressing inconvenient environmental science, but they attained new Stalinist lows when their ministers prohibited Canadian Ice Services from disclosing their government-funded research on the rapid loss of Arctic ice. Read the rest

Nats Beat Mets 4-1 for 11th Straight Win in Queens

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Stephen Strasburg bounced back from a poor start to pitch seven efficient innings, Bryce Harper and Adam LaRoche each hit a two-run homer, and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 4-1 Thursday night to set a franchise record with their 11th consecutive win on the road against one team.

Tory campaigner guilty of Canada 'robocall' election fraud

A 25-year-old campaign worker on Thursday became the sole person to be convicted in an election fraud that cast suspicion on Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's 2011 win. Michael Sona was found guilty of "wilfully preventing or endeavoring to prevent an elector from voting at an election," said a statement. Show More Summary

John Tory, the Conservative Party’s candidate for Toronto mayor

John Tory, who pretends to be a pal of Liberals, shows his true essence: the first chance he gets, he beats a path to a barbecue that pays tribute to the fine achievements of Stephen Harper et al. Coming from the guy who did the Jean Chretien face ad, this should probably come as no [...]

Canadians Deserve Honest Climate Talk

In 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government asked me and four other economists if we agreed with its study showing huge costs for Canada to meet its Kyoto commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2010. We all publicly agreed. read more

The View From Up North: Obama v. Harper — Ready to Rumble

Why is Prime Minister Stephen Harper more powerful than President Barack Obama?

Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper Must Match the Hype in 2014 Pennant Race

It seems silly to claim that the Washington Nationals, despite being 60-49 and in first place in the NL East, have been a bit disappointing for a second straight season. But considering the amount of talent on the roster and their inability...Show More Summary

Season Three ‘Arrow’ Reveals Colton Haynes In Full Arsenal Costume

last monthOdd : Nerd Bastards

When we last saw Roy Harper (Colton Haynes), he’d recovered from the Mirakuru cure, was given a red mask, and while wearing the mask and his trade mark red hoodie, he helped Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and company (David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards) save the city from Slade Wilson’s (Manu Bennett) Mirakuru fueled army. What will […]

Canadian Prime Minister Condemns Obama, West for Not Supporting Israel

In a stunning rebuke of President Obama’s tepid calls for Israel to show "restraint" in response to daily rocket fire on Israeli civilian targets by Hamas terror redoubts in Gaza, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, long considered...Show More Summary

What real support for Israel looks like

(Paul Mirengoff) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement about the situation in Israel: The indiscriminate rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel are terrorist acts, for which there is no justification. Show More Summary

Analysts Like These Undervalued Canadian Companies With A Green Reputation

By Kapitall: A new article in Pacific Standard reveals that Canada's environmental efforts have fallen to the wayside as Prime Minister Stephen Harper pushes to transform the country into a global energy superpower, most notably with the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Show More Summary

Really, Canada? This is What You Call a Breakdown in Church/State Separation?

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper did something a couple of days ago that wouldn't even generate a raise of an eyebrow in the United States. Celebrating Canada Day on July 1, he tweeted this seemingly innocuous message: God bless you all, and God keep our true north, strong and free! #cdnpoli #CanadaDay

In Friday’s Sun: will by-elections mean bye-bye?

As by-election results rolled in on the evening of June 30, did Prime Minister Stephen Harper start contemplating the location of the nearest exit door? It’s possible. After all, the quartet of by-elections arguably gave him plenty of cause for concern. In the Alberta riding of Fort McMurray-Athabasca, his party’s candidate won handily, as most [...]

Pipelines and First Nations

Can Canada's indigenous communities stop Prime Minister Stephen Harper from turning the country into a petrostate?

Two questions about last night’s by-elections

Question one: watching last night’s results, did Stephen Harper think once or twice about resigning, and finally going to make some real money somewhere? Probably. Question two: if he goes, what are the implications for Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair? That last one has me somewhere between “it doesn’t matter at all” and “holy cow, [...]

Harper Betrayed BC when he said Yes to the Northern Gateway Pipeline

Originally Published on the ECOreport Accepting the pipeline was an abdication of responsibility.  It is fitting that neither Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper or his cabinet stayed in parliament remained behind to talk to reporters. Show More Summary

Suzuki: Harper Didn’t Have the “Courage” to Present and Defend Northern Gateway Approval

David Suzuki isn’t surprised the federal government approved the contentious Northern Gateway pipeline Tuesday, but he is surprised Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn’t have the “courage” to announce the decision to Canadians. Suzuki...Show More Summary

Will The Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal Go Forward?

Originally Published in the ECOreport  With a decision imminent, a group of prominent Canadian politicians and businessmen are calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project. The Premier’s of...Show More Summary

The “job-killing” carbon tax

Tony Abbott hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory on his overseas trip. But he has found one ally: Canadian PM (at least until next years election) Stephen Harper, also a climate denialist. They made a joint statement denouncing carbon taxes as “job killing”. I didn’t notice any massive destruction of jobs when the carbon price/tax […]

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