Canadaland host Jesse Brown has a new video out exploring a quid-pro-quo agreement between the federal government and the CBC, in which the public broadcaster went all out to cover a salvage operation in the arctic that just so happened to be a pet project of Stephen Harper’s. The price tag to get Peter Mansbridge up north: $65,000
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Monday’s cabinet shuffle was one of the most significant renewals of the government’s front benches since the Conservatives first took office in 2006, and all those new ministers needed some pointers on how their new ministries work. So it was awfully nice that introductory binders included “enemy” lists.
Edmonton-St. Albert Member of Parliament Brent Rathgeber will undoubtedly become the latest in a string of Canadian political figures to incur the wrath of the public. After speaking publicly and candidly about the issues he’s had with the federal government and failing to see a resolution, Rathgeber resigned from the Conservative caucus Wednesday evening.
In addition to pulling out of the U.N. Convention to Combat Desertification, the Harper government has decided to stop putting money into the community pastures that are keeping the prairies from turning into Canada’s Sahara.
For a group of people who abhor government excess, the Conservative Party sure likes to brand everything as being the work of The Harper Government™.
Patrick Brazeau is an asshole. That much we already knew. Since his appointment to the Senate, he’s made a name for himself by having the worst attendance record (no mean feat in a body whose members aren’t exactly known for showing up), calling a reporter a bitch, making fun of Theresa Spence for being fat […]
On Sunday, the Israeli government officially acknowledged that it had systematically coerced Ethiopian immigrants into accepting long-acting birth control shots like Depo-Provera. Thankfully, the admission came with an order to end the practice. The policy first came to light in 2008, and is especially troubling because Depo-Provera is linked to side effects like decreased bone density.
Stephen Harper’s long-awaited book about hockey is coming out this year. He has worked on the book for eight years and finally seems ready to publish.
Every so often, something happens in the world that makes all of us pause and take stock of our lives: the Moon landing, 9/11, that time someone found Stephen Harper’s son on Twitter.
People of the Canadian punditocracy, let’s have a chat. Please come in, take off your coats, and have some coffee. What I have to say is going to hurt, but it’s in everyone’s best interest. I promise.
Everyone’s favourite cranky uncle Rex Murphy just can’t understand why more people don’t like Stephen Harper. Christ, he’s been prime minister for seven years. Can’t you jerks give the guy a break already? As it turns out, no. A new poll released last week showed that most people who didn’t vote for Harper still, somehow, […]
Shovels are itching to plow hard into the virgin earth of northern British Columbia, and it looks like there won’t be any pesky federal environmental assessment to slow these mothers down.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper awarded lip-syncing sensation Justin Bieber a Diamond Jubilee medal for his outstanding contributions to something something.
If the Conservative government has its way, only specific lakes and rivers in Canada will continue to enjoy federal protection. It is also changing the Navigable Waters Protection Act to the Navigation Protection Act, because it’s not the water we’re protecting but the rights of oil tankers to navigate them.
A group of disgruntled union fatbacks were crying in their beers this past Labour Day, as RCMP shut down a union-funded stunt involving a chartered airplane and a cry-baby banner.