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Globe and Mail Weekend Feature on Judicial Appointments in Canada

Sean Fine, the Globe and Mail's justice correspondent, published a lengthy piece in the weekend edition of the newspaper on Stephen Harper’s courts: How the judiciary has been remade. In it, Fine provides an analysis of appointmentsShow More Summary

Firefighters run towards fires; politicians should stay out of the way

Stephen Harper's forest fire firefighter photo-op gone wrong this week reminded me of the time a campaign I was involved in was faced with a similar fire-related choice. In the summer election of 2004, I was helping with communications in Skeena-Bulkley Valley on the campaign of our Liberal candidate, Miles Richardson. Show More Summary

After appointing 56 unelected senators, Stephen Harper decides he’s done

The Prime Minister declares a moratorium on Senate appointments and the countdown to a constitutional crisis is on The post After appointing 56 unelected senators, Stephen Harper decides he’s done appeared first on Macleans.ca.

No Eh: Canadian PM, Head of One of Provinces Want to Abolish Senate

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier of Saskatchewan province Brad Wall are expected to call for the abolition of the Senate, the upper house of the country’s parliament, the National Post reported Friday, citing a source familiar with their plans.

Dear Senior Liberal Strategist: do you still call yourself “Canada’s next CEO”?

Looking at the headlines, in just one paper, gently suggests that you perhaps shouldn’t. To wit: “CONSERVATIVE SUPPORT AMONG VOTERS JUMPS…A new poll shows Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are by far the most popular choice for Canadian voters…Among decided voters, the Conservatives lead with 38 per cent support, followed by the NDP […]

Harper Calls On ABA To Reject The Tax Force Report On The Financing of Legal Education

Stephen J. Harper (Adjuct Professor, Northwestern; author, The Lawyer Bubble), Dear ABA: For years, America’s dysfunctional system of financing legal education has produced too many lawyers for too few jobs — and too many law graduates with too much educational debt. A year ago, the ABA created yet another Task...

Holy shit la merde

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall are expected to appear together Friday to call for the abolition of the Senate, according to a source familiar with their plans. The election without a ballot question just got one. 

Lefties should tone down Liberal hatred and re-focus fire on the real enemy: Stephen Harper

I have been hearing of torrent of criticism and putdowns against Justin Trudeau and the Liberals from NDP friends and acquaintances for months. Attacks such as "airhead" and "moron" and "unprincipled" have been echoing on my Facebook...Show More Summary

Trade, Russia, up for discussion as Harper meets Ukraine’s PM

Stephen Harper and Arseniy Yatsenyuk expected to sign trade deal The post Trade, Russia, up for discussion as Harper meets Ukraine’s PM appeared first on Macleans.ca.

US Army Deserters Being Turned Away from Canada, No longer Welcome

This is an interesting development. Stars And Stripes reports that since Prime Minister Stephen Harper got into office US military deserters claiming conscientious objection over their principles have found that

Trudeau’s race-baiting promise is good news for corrupt First Nations chiefs

Justin Trudeau promises that if elected PM, he’ll review laws “imposed on First Nations people by Stephen Harper.” This promise betrays not only a misunderstanding of how the parliamentary system works, but a troubling attempt to racialize Canadian politics. Liberals used to stand for equality before the law, not two-tiered justice. If Justin wants to […]

Strasburg Injured in Nats' 9-3 Win Over SF

3 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Bryce Harper homered, Tyler Moore drove in four runs and the Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 9-3 on Saturday despite Stephen Strasburg exiting in the fourth inning with an apparent injury.

Stephen Harper’s most unfortunate appointments

Nearly a decade of appointing people to positions of power has left Stephen Harper with a number of unfortunate associations The post Stephen Harper’s most unfortunate appointments appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Stephen Harper: Not the best person to be making the rules!

This is just a little video I created this week to stick it to our misguided Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whose man-boy instincts and poor judgment have been degrading our politics for almost 10 years now. Part of his power has come from bullying his opponents with attack ads. Show More Summary

Slimy Harperites battle to stop the bleeding as Trudeau recovers and Mulcair soars...

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair at Pride Toronto this weekend Before anyone believed the NDP under Tom Mulcair could win, Stephen Harper enjoyed a slim lead over slumping Justin Trudeau from last fall until May of this year. But now that things have changed, we're seeing the various players react. Show More Summary

Nats Journal: Nationals-Phillies discussion thread: Games 74 and 75

Bryce Harper and Denard Span are back in the Nationals lineup for game one of today’s true doubleheader, one necessitated when yesterday’s game was rained out after one and a half innings. The Nationals will start Stephen Strasburg in game one, and announce their game two starter between games. Show More Summary

Stephen Harper ready to sign TPP and throw Tory rural base under the bus

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Canadian Prime Minister said he'd only sign the secretive Trans Pacific Partnership if it had safeguards for Canada's farmers, but now that it's clear that he hasn't got a hope in hell of being re-elected, he's ready to sign TPP and damn the farmers. Read the rest

Stephen Harper quietly appoints another anti-gay academic to the Ontario Court of Appeal

Stephen Harper's latest anti-gay judicial appointment Just in time for Toronto's Pride, we learn today whose side Stephen Harper's still cheering for when it comes to gay marriage, an issue long settled by the vast majority of Canadians. Show More Summary

Soldiers replace MPs at PM’s garden party

Earlier in the day, Stephen Harper marked national day of remembrance for victims of terrorism The post Soldiers replace MPs at PM’s garden party appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Justin Trudeau: Canada under Harper is “hectoring,” “belligerent”

Remember when the Liberal Party was practically synonymous with Canadian pride? They gave us the Canadian flag (in Liberal Party colours), for one thing. But since he’s been prime minister, Stephen Harper and the Conservatives have more or less taken over that role. Justin Trudeau isn’t pleased about that, of course. He calls Canada under […]

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