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Documenting Trump's war on science

3 weeks 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 Macleans.ca.

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

2 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…)

Katie Ledecky thanked Bryce Harper for holding her medals by sending him a swim cap

Harper got the Ledecky bump! VIDEO: Katie Ledecky on how Bryce Harper got her swim cap, which he wore to celebrate #Nats' NL East title. pic.twitter.com/p9RXYBn2PH — Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) September 28, 2016 On Saturday, the Washington Nationals clinched the NL East. Show More Summary

Moving targets: Liberals play tit-for-tat with relocation costs

Liberals say Stephen Harper's office paid out almost $325,000 in relocation expenses for 29 staffers The post Moving targets: Liberals play tit-for-tat with relocation costs appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Stephen Harper to join Dentons law firm

International law firm's roster includes Jean Chrétien, Gary Doer, and James Moore The post Stephen Harper to join Dentons law firm appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Former Canadian Leader Stephen Harper Joins Dentons

Former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper is teaming up with the world's largest law firm as he forges a new consulting career.

Former Canadian Prime Minister Resigns His Parliament Seat

It was a quiet ending for Stephen Harper. After living a life of politics for forty years in Canada, former prime minister Harper resigned his...

For the record, Stephen Harper’s resignation message to constituents

'Today I wish to inform you that I am stepping down as the member of Parliament for Calgary Heritage,'' wrote the former prime minister The post For the record, Stephen Harper’s resignation message to constituents appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Stephen Harper ends speculation, resigns from House of Commons

Harper announced he was stepping down as MP for the riding of Calgary Heritage in a statement and video posted to his social media channels. The post Stephen Harper ends speculation, resigns from House of Commons appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Canada's Ex-Prime Minister Harper Resigns as Member of Parliament

Former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper said he was stepping down as member of parliament.

What the Republicans can learn from Stephen Harper

Our editorial: If the U.S. Republican Party is to survive Donald Trump, it should look to the reinvention of Canadian conservatism after 1993 The post What the Republicans can learn from Stephen Harper appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Decision to retain personally identifying information puts Australian census under threat

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Without an accurate census, it's virtually impossible to make good national policy, which is why so many countries make census participation mandatory (when former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen "Dumpster Fire" Harper made the long-form...Show More Summary

A year after federal election call, Canada bucks a global trend

One year after Stephen Harper called an election that swept the Liberals to power, a look at what we've learned The post A year after federal election call, Canada bucks a global trend appeared first on Macleans.ca.

We Want Back Into the West: Harper’s (probably) final speech as MP

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to attendees at the annual Calgary Conservative barbecue in Calgary, Saturday, July 9, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh If you went strictly by Stephen … The post We Want Back Into the West: Harper’s (probably) final speech as MP appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Nationals RF Bryce Harper says Wilson Ramos, Stephen Strasburg deserve to start MLB All-Star Game

The four-time All-Star would like to see his teammates join him in the starting lineup for Tuesday's showcase in San Diego.

Nationals to send a record-tying four players to the 2016 All-Star Game

Bryce Harper was named a starter to the National League's team, and Daniel Murphy, Wilson Ramos and Stephen Strasburg are also in.

In this week’s Hill Times: Stephen Harper – with a whimper, not a bang

And so it ends, not with a bang, but a whimper. Late last week, in a secluded part of Centre Block, staff were seen packing up Stephen Harper’s Parliamentary office.  Anyone wandering by could see the moving boxes and the packing tape, in plain view. Harper, the twenty-second Prime Minister of Canada, had cast his […]

Farewell, Stephen Harper, we barely knew ye

And so it ends, not with a bang but a whimper. Unlike some folks, I don’t hate Stephen Harper.  All of my five reasons are personal. When my Dad was dying, he phoned me and my Mom to talk about fathers.  He did this despite the fact that Yours Truly had ripped him, on TV and […]

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