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Harper v. Canada: News Headlines On June 25 2012

Harper v. Canada: News Headlines On June 25 2012 | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it

Make no mistake about it. Canada’s progressive and democratic forces are converging around Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his burgeoning elected dictatorship. And Harper and his merry bunch of Conservative praise-fingers are feeling the heat. At least according to the headlines in the last couple of days.

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Bill C-43: Conservative government goes after most vulnerable

Bill C-43: Conservative government goes after most vulnerable | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
The Conservative government's omnibus Bill C-43 seeks to deny refugee claimants access to health care and social assistance, says the Council of Canadians.
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Harry Leslie Smith: "At 91, I am history, and I fear its repetition"

Harry Leslie Smith: "At 91, I am history, and I fear its repetition" | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
Smith, 91, one of the last remaining Canadian World War 2 veterans, fears that unrestrained capitalism is killing collective rights and western democracy.
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Student coalition vows to block pipelines at Quebec border

Student coalition vows to block pipelines at Quebec border | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
A new student coalition promises to block Transcanada's Energy East and Enbridge's line 9B tar sands pipeline projects "at Quebec border."
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In Canada, gender inequality has persisted or worsened: study

In Canada, gender inequality has persisted or worsened: study | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
A new study says gender inequality in Canada has persisted or worsened in critical areas such as violence against women and women's economic security.
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PR Firm Navigator Dumps Jian Ghomeshi

PR Firm Navigator Dumps Jian Ghomeshi | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
High profile public relations firm Navigator announces it's no longer representing beleaguered former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi.
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Ghomeshi claims he was fired by CBC over sex allegations

Ghomeshi claims he was fired by CBC over sex allegations | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
The plot is thickening around Jian Ghomeshi's departure from the CBC as the radio star announces a $50-million lawsuit against the public broadcaster.
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Ottawa shooting: Soldier shot at War Memorial has died

Ottawa shooting: Soldier shot at War Memorial has died | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
The Ottawa Police Service confirms that the Canadian Forces member shot earlier today at the National War Memorial has died.
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Ottawa Shooting: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's Speech

Ottawa Shooting: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's Speech | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
Here's the prepared text of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's address to the nation following the fatal Ottawa Shootings on Wednesday.
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Why Liberal MP Irwin Cotler Abstained From Iraq War Vote

Why Liberal MP Irwin Cotler Abstained From Iraq War Vote | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
Why Liberal MP Irwin Cotler abstained from the House of Commons vote on Harper's decision to drag Canada into the military campaign in Iraq.
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Conservative MP Paul Calandra's Wikipedia Page Vandalized

Conservative MP Paul Calandra's Wikipedia Page Vandalized | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
Someone really pissed off has edited Paul Calandra's Wikipedia page to reflect the Conservative MP's bizarre obsession with Israel.
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Harper Lied About US Requesting Canada’s Military Help In Iraq

Harper Lied About US Requesting Canada’s Military Help In Iraq | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
American officials say Canada offered military help in Iraq - not the other way around as Harper told the Wall Street Journal this week.
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BREAKING: German TV Leaks CETA Trade Deal Text

Germany television show Tagesschau earlier today leaked the text of the Canada-EU trade deal, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement or CETA.
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Iraqi Single Mom And Tech Lawyer Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes

Iraqi Single Mom And Tech Lawyer Suing George W. Bush for War Crimes | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
An Iraqi single mom and tech lawyer are suing George W. Bush for war crimes, believe they can prove the Iraq War was a “crime of aggression” under U.S. law.
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Klein: Reject Keystone XL Pipeline, Radical Change Needed

Klein: Reject Keystone XL Pipeline, Radical Change Needed | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
Naomi Klein calls on Barack Obama to reject TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, urges "radical change to prevent catastrophic warming."
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Three myths about the Energy East pipeline

Three myths about the Energy East pipeline | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
Maude Barlow, the chairperson of the Council of Canadians, and Matt Abbott, explain the three myths being used to promote TransCanada's Energy East pipeline
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In Canada, a campaign to take down misogynist Julien Blanc

In Canada, a campaign to take down misogynist Julien Blanc | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
Online campaign seeks to have misogynistic pick up artist Julien Blanc banned from preaching sexual violence against women in Canada.
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Susan Bibeau: Ottawa shooter's mother speaks

Susan Bibeau: Ottawa shooter's mother speaks | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
Susan Bibeau, the mother of Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, says her son was not a terrorist but "felt cornered" and "acted in despair."
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New terror laws must respect Canadians fundamental rights

New terror laws must respect Canadians fundamental rights | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
Canada's privacy commissioners are warning the Harper government against using the recent shootings as a pretext to attack Canadians' fundamental rights.
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CBC severs ties with popular Q host Jian Ghomeshi

CBC severs ties with popular Q host Jian Ghomeshi | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
The CBC announced Sunday it had severed its ties with Jian Ghomeshi, the popular host of the public broadcaster's cultural affairs radio show Q.
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Ottawa Shootings: CNN fear-mongering insulted Canadians

Ottawa Shootings: CNN fear-mongering insulted Canadians | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
Reporting on the Ottawa shootings, CNN and other global media outlets resorted to needless sensationalism and propagandist fear-mongering.
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Ottawa Shooting: NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair's Speech

Ottawa Shooting: NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair's Speech | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
Here's NDP leader Thomas Mulcair's address to the nation following the shootings at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday.
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Trudeau "cannot and will not" support Harper's Iraq war motion

Trudeau "cannot and will not" support Harper's Iraq war motion | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says his party "cannot and will not support this Prime Minister’s motion to go to war in Iraq" against ISIS
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Conservative MP, Commons Speaker Desecrated Parliament

Conservative MP, Commons Speaker Desecrated Parliament | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
A simple question by NDP Tom Mulcair during Question Period led to a bizarre exchange with a Conservative MP, exposed House Speaker's bias
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Elizabeth May Responds To Harper's Iraq War Motion

Elizabeth May Responds To Harper's Iraq War Motion | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May warns that "bombings have never ended an Islamic or any religious extremist terrorist threat."
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Stephen Harper Proroguing Parliament “To Avoid Accountability”

Stephen Harper Proroguing Parliament “To Avoid Accountability” | The Canadian Progressive | News and Opinion | Scoop.it
The opposition says PM Harper is proroguing Parliament to kill a tumultuous a session that saw his Conservative government rocked to the core by scandals.
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