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Royal Dutch Shell CEO urges carbon price

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Harper is "flirting with fascism" with "nefarious scheme": CTV Don Martin - YouTube

Visit http://CanuckPolitics.com for more. October 9, 2014 - CTV’s political affairs host Don Martin delivered a scathing critique of the government’s plan. C...
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"The government’s proposed amendment indicates it is “for greater certainty” in enforcing the existing fair dealing exceptions in the Copyright Act."

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Cost of Conservatives’ satellite ministerial staff soars during austerity years

Cost of Conservatives’ satellite ministerial staff soars during austerity years | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The budget for paying Conservative political staffers working in a network of satellite offices rose from $1.6 million to $2.7 million in recent years. The offices are top spots for patronage hiring.
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A Tribe Called Red pulls out of CMHR opening weekend

A Tribe Called Red pulls out of CMHR opening weekend | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The Juno award-winning band A Tribe Called Red will no longer take part in the opening weekend of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
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"The group has elected not to participate over concern around the way Indigenous issues are presented in the Museum." (the Canadian Museum of Human Rights)

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EU trade pact could weaken Ottawa’s power to regulate banks

EU trade pact could weaken Ottawa’s power to regulate banks | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Canada-EU free-trade pact would give foreign banks wider scope to sue Canadian regulators.
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Stupidity, plain and simple.

 

"Ottawa’s relatively strict banking regulations prevented the kind of financial sector meltdown here that crushed economies in Europe and the United States in 2008. So Ottawa’s aim in the Canada-EU horse-trading was to hold off European demands to liberalize our banking rules and to preserve as much power as possible to prevent risky lending and reckless securities practices by Canadian and foreign banks operating in this country.

 

The deal hammered out by negotiators has yet to be released by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government. But leaked CETA texts show Canada made significant concessions on financial services in its effort to finally complete the negotiations."

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The reassertion of whiteness in Canada: Deepan Budlakoti and Bill C-24

The reassertion of whiteness in Canada: Deepan Budlakoti and Bill C-24 | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Is Bill C-24 strengthening Canadian citizenship?
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Josh Paterson, Executive Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association suggests, "This bill turns the whole idea of being Canadian upside-down, so that the Canadian citizenship of some people will be worth less than the Canadian citizenship of others".

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'Preventing poverty' not a valid goal for tax purposes, CRA tells Oxfam Canada

'Preventing poverty' not a valid goal for tax purposes, CRA tells Oxfam Canada | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The Canada Revenue Agency has told a well-known charity that it can no longer try to prevent poverty around the world if it wants to keep its charitable status for tax purposes. It can only alleviate poverty — because preventing poverty might benefit people who are not already poor.
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Prevention is not a charitable act, according to Canada Revenue Agency. Tell that to the churches...

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Court rules against Conservative government’s refugee health cuts

Court rules against Conservative government’s refugee health cuts | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The Federal Court says government changes to health care create two tiers of coverage between refugees who are from designated countries of origin and those who are not.
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Ottawa’s refugee health-care cuts ‘cruel and unusual,’ court rules

Ottawa’s refugee health-care cuts ‘cruel and unusual,’ court rules | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Case deals a blow to get-tough federal policy toward refugees from countries the government considers safe
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EconomicActionPlan.ca: Now featuring women and people with different coloured skin! - YouTube

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How Canada lets employers avoid temporary foreign worker reforms: Walkom

How Canada lets employers avoid temporary foreign worker reforms: Walkom | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Ottawa is still letting companies bring in temporary foreign workers. It just calls them something else.
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Federal climate change report warns of economic, health impacts

Federal climate change report warns of economic, health impacts | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Governments not doing enough to help Canadians adapt to damages of global warming.
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Harper government poll for Canada’s 150th birthday cites Liberal, NDP icons

Harper government poll for Canada’s 150th birthday cites Liberal, NDP icons | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
By Dean Beeby
OTTAWA — Canadians have handed the Harper government a Top 10 list of the country’s greatest heroes, featuring some of the Conservative party’s greatest adversaries, past and present.
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A trio of tough choices for Stephen Harper: Tim Harper

A trio of tough choices for Stephen Harper: Tim Harper | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
On energy, jobs and defence procurement, Stephen Harper faces three decisions that will shape the legacy of his government.
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Stephen Harper ready to write history in his own image

Stephen Harper ready to write history in his own image | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
“At home and abroad, Prime Minister Stephen Harper did a week-long march on the world stage. What to make of it?”
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Ottawa admits to tracking hundreds of protests

Ottawa admits to tracking hundreds of protests | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Federal agency keeping tabs on hundreds of demonstrations, from protests to panel discussions at universities, new documents reveal.
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Canada's War on Science Brings Us International Shame

Canada's War on Science Brings Us International Shame | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Canada's so-called "War on Science" has made international headlines, especially after deep funding cuts led to the closure of some of Canada's most important research centres. Thousands of federal scientists from the Department of Fisherie...
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Canada leads world in forest decline, report says

Canada leads world in forest decline, report says | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON – The world’s virgin forests are being lost at an increasing rate and the largest portion of the degradation is in Canada, according to a new report. No longer is Brazil the main villain in the struggle to stop […]
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No longer is Brazil the main villain in the struggle to stop forest destruction.

“Canada is the number one in the world for the total area of the loss of intact forest landscapes since 2000,” Peter Lee, of Forest Watch Canada, said in an interview.

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Donna Kennedy-Glans wants to rejoin PC caucus

Donna Kennedy-Glans wants to rejoin PC caucus | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Donna Kennedy-Glans, the MLA for Calgary-Varsity and a former member of cabinet, says the party is correcting past mistakes and has asked to rejoin the Progressive Conservative caucus.
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PEN Canada hit with political-activities tax audit

PEN Canada hit with political-activities tax audit | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The Canada Revenue Agency has launched a political-activities audit of PEN Canada, a small charity promoting freedom of expression that has criticized the Harper government in the past.
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Rail safety upgrades inadequate, critics say

Rail safety upgrades inadequate, critics say | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
A flurry of new safety regulations has boosted the security of rail transit in Canada, but experts say what happened in Lac-Mégantic is part of a more systemic failure.
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“It may be fine as a supplement to a regulatory regime, but it’s not a substitute for Transport Canada setting the rules and Transport Canada enforcing the rules. That’s the fundamental problem,” Winfield said.

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Academics predict turnout collapse in byelection votes held Monday before Canada Day

Academics predict turnout collapse in byelection votes held Monday before Canada Day | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
CALGARY — Polls are open in four federal ridings Monday, the day before the Canada Day holiday, and two political scientists based in Alberta say turnout could be low in some of the votes, even by byelection standards.
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You can be rich too, you just gotta believe really hard. - YouTube

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Suppressing vote of expats latest Conservative court battle: Tim Harper

Suppressing vote of expats latest Conservative court battle: Tim Harper | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Why is Pierre Poilievre so adamant that more than five years out of Canada is enough to disenfranchise Canadian citizens?
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Moms change diapers, Dads form leaders: Justice minister's emails to staff

Moms change diapers, Dads form leaders: Justice minister's emails to staff | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - Justice Minister Peter MacKay raised eyebrows in his department with two very different tri... - Canada - Winnipeg Free Press.
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Women get credit for running errands and "maybe" thinking about dinner, while men are "moulding" their children's futures. 

 

If Peter MacKay had taken the same patronizing tone on Father's Day he may have said something this:

 

"By the time many of you have arrived at the office in the morning, you've already - unplugged the toilet, taken a steak out of the fridge for barbequing later, walked the dog and maybe even thought about picking up flowers for the wife." You go, men. 

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Den Tandt: Kathleen Wynne’s victory no blessing for Trudeau Grits

Den Tandt: Kathleen Wynne’s victory no blessing for Trudeau Grits | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Federal Liberals have been turning cartwheels, at least publicly, since Kathleen Wynne’s triumph in the Ontario election last Thursday.
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