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Royal Dutch Shell CEO urges carbon price

Royal Dutch Shell CEO urges carbon price | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Some sort of pricing system is needed to convince the industry to reduce emissions, says Mitchelmore...
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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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Government orders federal departments to keep tabs on all demonstrations across country

Government orders federal departments to keep tabs on all demonstrations across country | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
The Conservative government has expanded its surveillance of public activities to include all known demonstrations across the country.
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Last year the Government Operations Centre was involved in coordinating a response to Aboriginal demonstrations against fracking. The GOC distributed a map of the area where the RCMP had conducted raids on protesters who had seized an oil company’s vehicles. It also produced a spreadsheet detailing 32 planned events in support of anti-fracking.

 

Those included a healing dance in Kenora, Ont., a prayer ceremony in Edmonton and an Idle No More “taco fundraiser, raffle and jam session” planned at the Native Friendship Centre in Barrie, Ont., according to documents obtained through the Access to Information Act by APTN National News.

 
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A bill on the sale of sex or the sale of Conservatives? Tim Harper

A bill on the sale of sex or the sale of Conservatives? Tim Harper | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Peter MacKay’s bill on the sex trade will appeal to his party’s base, but it does not respond to the Supreme Court ruling of last December.
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When at first you don't succeed, try-try again.

 

(aka: asting time and money repeating mistakes of the past).

 

"New Democrats urged MacKay Thursday to refer his new bill to the Supreme Court, since that is where it is headed anyway. But the minister won’t do so even if he knew from the outset that this would not survive a court challenge.

 

It is too valuable in its present form for the government in 2015, playing to its self-promoting image of protecting all things fine, upstanding families respect, even if the legislation comes nowhere near answering the court’s original demand for better protection from sex workers in its ruling which landed this mess on MacKay’s desk." 

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Coyne: Justin Trudeau declares issue ‘settled,’ but abortion deserves debate

Coyne: Justin Trudeau declares issue ‘settled,’ but abortion deserves debate | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Well. That certainly worked out well. Justin Trudeau’s edict on abortion — thou shalt not question a woman’s right to choose if thou wisheth to be a Liberal candidate, or at any rate thou shalt not vote against it in Parliament, unless thou art...
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The Tyee – IMF Pegs Canada's Fossil Fuel Subsidies at $34 Billion

The Tyee – IMF Pegs Canada's Fossil Fuel Subsidies at $34 Billion | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
In such giveaways we're a world leader, a fact rarely noted when federal budgets are debated.
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"In comparison to other countries, Canada provides more subsidies to petroleum as a proportion of government revenue than any developed nation on Earth besides the United States and Luxembourg."

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Missing aboriginal women: Ottawa ignored draft report's inquiry recommendation

Missing aboriginal women: Ottawa ignored draft report's inquiry recommendation | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
CBC News has obtained a confidential draft version of a special Commons report on violence against aboriginal women, which shows the government ignored a recommendation that it hold a national commission of public inquiry into missing or murdered aboriginal women.
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Disappearing Aboriginal women is not a past tense issue - it continues today.


"A suggestion by Shawn Atleo, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, that two or three Aboriginal women are still disappearing each week, was also removed from the final version of the report."

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Poilievre introduces changes to Fair Elections Act

Poilievre introduces changes to Fair Elections Act | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Faced with rising objections to his proposed reform of Canada’s elections law, Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre blinked Friday, announcing a series of reforms to some of the most controversial elements of the Fair Elections Act. While all voters will require ID, those whose identification does not include their addresses can sign a declaration and... Read more »
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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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Teksavvy and Rogers publish transparency reports highlighting the extent of government data requests

Teksavvy and Rogers publish transparency reports highlighting the extent of government data requests | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Third-party internet provider Teksavvy and Rogers, one of the largest ISPs in Canada, have published the first Canadian telecommunications transparency reports.
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Den Tandt: Tories make a hash of new prostitution bill

Den Tandt: Tories make a hash of new prostitution bill | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Short of dusting off the country’s old prostitution laws, printing them on fresh paper and saying “yes these are too legal, so there,” it’s tough to see how Justice Minister Peter MacKay could have made a worse mess of his new legislation on the...
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MacKay strikes again. Or maybe I should say, strikes out again.

 

"The Supreme Court’s ruling found, in essence, that any law causing prostitutes to work furtively or in secret violates their right to health and safety. It was a profoundly progressive, enlightened decision, and it was unanimous."

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Complaints about federal government secrecy increase 30 per cent

Complaints about federal government secrecy increase 30 per cent | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault says Canada’s access to information laws need to be modernized as complaints to her office continue to grow.
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Harper government ignores advice on Ukraine election observation missions

Harper government ignores advice on Ukraine election observation missions | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Joan Bryden OTTAWA — For the third time in four years, the Harper government has sent a large, Canada-only mission to observe an election in Ukraine, despite a report that concluded it would be cheaper, more credible and more effective to join a...
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UN urges Canada to hold national inquiry on missing aboriginal women and girls

UN urges Canada to hold national inquiry on missing aboriginal women and girls | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Law professor James Anaya, the UN’s special rapporteur on indigenous rights, spent nine days in Canada last year meeting with First Nations representatives and government officials
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Anaya noted that aboriginal women and girls are disproportionately the victims of violent crime and said there remained a need for a broad investigation into the “disturbing phenomenon” of those murdered and missing.

  
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PMO is a cancerous growth on the body politic: May | Watch News Videos Online

PMO is a cancerous growth on the body politic: May | Watch News Videos Online | Politics in Canada | Scoop.it
Watch PMO is a cancerous growth on the body politic: May Video Online, on GlobalNews.ca
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"The MP's are wonderful people...the enormous potential of these people is squandered by the excessive control over them by political parties."

 

 "All of the party leaders' offices have too much power."

 

Thanks Elizabeth May for speaking up about this issue. The control by party central offices is a universal problem. The CPC takes this to a whole new level but the Liberals and the NDP must answer to this issue as well.

 

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