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'Call me crazy but I thought we were Canada the Good': robocalls complainant

'Call me crazy but I thought we were Canada the Good': robocalls complainant | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - Sandra McEwing is mad as hell and isn't going to take it anymore.... - Canada - Winnipeg Free Press.
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The power of one

The power of one | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA -- There are 308 members of Parliament. In the House of Commons, Elizabeth May occupies seat ... - FYI - Winnipeg Free Press.
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This Has Most Canadians 'Extremely' Concerned About Their Children

This Has Most Canadians 'Extremely' Concerned About Their Children | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
A new Environics poll suggests a majority of Canadians worry about climate change and how it will affect their children and grandchildren.

The survey of 2,020 people revealed 50 per cent of respondents are "extremely" or "definitely" concerned about a changing climate, and 78 per cent of those fear the kind of legacy it will leave for future generations.


UN climate change report offers stark warnings, hope

UN Climate Summit: A 'game-changer' for global warming?

"It hit a nerve," said Keith Neuman, who is executive director of the Environics Institute for Survey Research.

He said it's the first time the institute has asked the legacy question in annual surveys on climate change.
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The planet's water supply and Stephen Harper

The planet's water supply and Stephen Harper | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
This is a startling image. The big blue watery ball is all the world's water -- every drop. The smaller blue ball is all the world's fresh water. The tiny blue dot over Arkansas is all the water in all the rivers and lakes on the planet -- the source of almost every drop we use on a regular basis.
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 ........  The big blue watery ball is all the world's water -- every drop. The smaller blue ball is all the world's fresh water. The tiny blue dot over Arkansas is all the water in all the rivers and lakes on the planet -- the source of almost every drop we use on a regular basis.

Oh, and the subservise, fly-by-night, alarmist, eco-terrorist, enviro-maniac, US billionaire-funded group that propagates this utterly unsubstantiated and meaningless data?

The US Geological Service.

If you wonder (for one millisecond) why Stephen Harper has muzzled Canadian environmental scientists, and why the second Omnibus Bill he pushed through Parliament -- the one that abandoned most of Canada's watercourses to fossil fuel and other industrial development -- is so profoundly dangerous, wonder no more. It's because of inconvenient facts like this.

And if you are wondering why there is growing resistance to pipelines all over this continent - pipelines that traverse thousands of watercourses and threaten their water purity with spills that can contaminate for years, then wonder no more.

 

It’s the irrefutable implications of images like this, too, that make people like Ethical Oil noise-box and fossil fuel booster Ezra Levant have an apoplectic fit when honoured Conservative senior statesman, Preston Manning, recently acknowledged that global climate change is real.

 

Mr. Levant can read the writing on the wall; his power world is shrinking fast. 

How far can Stephen Harper and his companions travel into the wilderness of make-believe before his political journey comes to an end? This image says he’s heading directly for oblivion.

 If he’s not, then assuredly the rest of us are.

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Kinder Morgan loses bid to extend injunction

Kinder Morgan loses bid to extend injunction | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
An application by Kinder Morgan to extend an injunction keeping protesters away from two drilling sites on Burnaby Mountain was rejected by the B.C. Supreme Court Thursday, meaning the site must be cleared of excavation work by Dec. 1.
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Veterans of Clayoquot Sound blockade march to arrest on Burnaby Mountain

Veterans of Clayoquot Sound  blockade march to arrest on Burnaby Mountain | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Cheers erupted as leaders from the historic Clayoquot Sound blockade crossed police lines to protest Kinder Morgan's efforts to twin the existing Trans Mountain pipeline and bore a tar sands pipeline through Burnaby Mountain.
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First Nation Takes Feds To Court Over Transparency Law

First Nation Takes Feds To Court Over Transparency Law | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - The federal government is being taken to court over a law that requires First Nations to make public their financial information.The Onion Lake Cree Nation, which straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan border, filed a statement of claim today in...
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VIDEO: Sun TV smears Preston Manning for believing in climate change

VIDEO: Sun TV smears Preston Manning for believing in climate change | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
This won't end well.Sun TV fired first in what could be the beginning of a nasty civil war within Canada's conservative movement.Preston Manning, founding father of the modern conservative movement and head of the right-wing Manning Centre, made a pair of surprising appearances recently in the Globe and Mail challenging Canadian conservatives to ch
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I Wish Someone Had Told Me This Before I Became a Politician

I Wish Someone Had Told Me This Before I Became a Politician | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
A letter to a young liberal.

 

"I was touched that you asked for my advice about going into politics. Anyone whose career in politics was nasty, brutish, and short—as mine was—is grateful that anyone thinks their opinion is worth hearing. All I’d claim is that my thoughts come with what Scott Fitzgerald called “the authority of failure.”"

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Mandatory domestic violence charges too infrequent, women say

Mandatory domestic violence charges too infrequent, women say | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Some women say Ottawa police aren't doing enough to enforce an Ontario-wide policy of mandatory charging in cases of domestic violence, and that it's putting women at risk.
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Canada’s unheard aboriginal narrative

Canada’s unheard aboriginal narrative | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
John Ralston Saul’s new book adds his heft to a native renaissance in the making

"Canada’s rank racism toward aboriginal peoples was institutionalized within the fundamentals of European philosophy and culture, says maverick thinker John Ralston Saul. Europeans insisted their principles were universal. “Of course they were universal. After all, they said they were.”

With their technological and cultural sophistication came a conviction of racial superiority. They were so superior, the writer adds, that they proceeded to massacre one another, as the aboriginals quizzically looked on, in one world war and then a second. A hundred million died in less than half a century."

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Harper earmarks $5.8B for infrastructure, including First Nations schools

Harper earmarks $5.8B for infrastructure, including First Nations schools | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says his government will spend $5.8 billion on federal infrastructure improvements, including $500 million for on-reserve schools and money for parks, heritage sites, border facilities and marine conservation areas.
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Maher: Harper’s on thin ice snubbing the premier of Ontario

Maher: Harper’s on thin ice snubbing the premier of Ontario | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
In December 2013, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne had a meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Parliament Hill to discuss plans to build infrastructure to allow miners to exploit the Ring of Fire mineral fields north of Thunder Bay. Both […]
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$1.1 Billion In Lapsed Funding For Veterans 'Not Lost Money': Fantino

$1.1 Billion In Lapsed Funding For Veterans 'Not Lost Money': Fantino | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
HALIFAX - Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino said Sunday the department's $1.1 billion dollars in unused funding over seven years is "not lost money."

The department was unable to spend more than $1.1 billion of its budget over seven years, and like other departments that are unable to spend their appropriation within the budget year, Veterans Affairs was required to return its unspent funds to the treasury.

But Fantino told a news conference in Halifax that the funding is recycled back into programs for veterans.
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Study shows oilsands tailings ponds releasing toxic chemicals into air

Study shows oilsands tailings ponds releasing toxic chemicals into air | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
New federal government research has confirmed that oilsands tailings ponds are releasing toxic and potentially cancer-causing chemicals into the air.
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'He Just Slapped My Face Until My Ears Would Ring... And I Would Go Into Work'

'He Just Slapped My Face Until My Ears Would Ring... And I Would Go Into Work' | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The effects of domestic violence at home is following half of its victims to work, according to a recent study about the scope of abuse in Canada.

Research by Western University's Faculty of Education and the Canadian Labour Congress surveyed 8,429 workers across the country on the impact of domestic violence at their workplaces.

One third of participants said they had experienced domestic violence, while 82 per cent said the violence had a negative effect on their productivity.

"We've seen a lot of discussion around violence against women in the Canadian media recently, and while that's a start, we need to start having conversations about solutions as well," said Unifor Women's Department director Julie White in a statement.
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Spied On by BP

Spied On by BP | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The aim of covert corporate strategy is not to win an argument, but to contain, intimidate and ultimately eliminate opposition
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Ezra Levant Loses Libel Case (And $80,000) For Calling Law Student A Jihadist

Ezra Levant Loses Libel Case (And $80,000) For Calling Law Student A Jihadist | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Ezra Levant makes his living saying things most people would never say. Now he's going to have to pay for it.

On Thursday, Ontario Superior Court Judge Wendy Matheson ruled that Levant libelled former law student Khurrum Awan and must pay him $80,...
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Conditions in First Nations, Metis and Inuit Communities are Canada's National Shame

While Winnipeg residents enjoy clean water, the people of Shoal Lake 40 suffer from substandard water. It's an abrogation of the basic right of all Canadians to have access to clean, safe drinking water. The fact that such deplorable conditions persi...
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Tim Harper: Government spies on advocate for native children | Toronto Star

Tim Harper: Government spies on advocate for native children | Toronto Star | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Cindy Blackstock has worked tirelessly for aboriginal children. The government has watched her with the same tireless zeal.
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Harper Was Briefed On 'Death By A Thousand Cuts'

Harper Was Briefed On 'Death By A Thousand Cuts' | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper was briefed earlier this year on how across-the-board budget cuts hurt public service morale, productivity and citizen satisfaction.The memorandum — headlined "Death by a Thousand Cuts: How government...
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Is it time for Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino to be replaced?

Is it time for Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino to be replaced? | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
By David Pugliese Defence Watch  No one seems to be happy with Julian Fantino’s recent announcement that the Conservative government will spend $200 million on mental health initiatives for soldier...
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Vets With PTSD Face Dizzying Paperwork, Long Waits: AG

Vets With PTSD Face Dizzying Paperwork, Long Waits: AG | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - The federal auditor general says some of Canada's battle-scarred veterans are waiting up to eight months before finding out whether they are eligible for mental health disability benefits.And for a handful of those ex-soldiers, the cumbersom...
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Conservatives refuse to support NDP motion to eliminate child poverty « Canada's NDP

Conservatives refuse to support NDP motion to eliminate child poverty « Canada's NDP | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
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Status Of Women OK'd Few Projects For Aboriginal Women

OTTAWA - The federal agency that's supposed to promote the equality and advancement of women has only approved a handful of projects in recent years that had anything to do with aboriginals.

Now opposition parties are asking why Status of Women Canada didn't give the green light to more projects focused on aboriginal women and girls, who disproportionately fall victim to violence and poverty in this country.

The federal agency recently provided statistics in response to a question from New Democrat MP Niki Ashton showing 31 of 210 projects approved since the fall of 2011 — 14.8 per cent — were focused on aboriginal women and girls.
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MP Rajotte more lobbied than any Cabinet minister last month

MP Rajotte more lobbied than any Cabinet minister last month | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The pre-budget bonanza and a slew of lobby days made October the busiest month so far for federal lobbying, communications reports filed in the online Lobbyists’ Registry show. But wi
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Ottawa pledges $200-million to aid veterans with mental health issues

Ottawa pledges $200-million to aid veterans with mental health issues | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Announcement comes just before Auditor-General reports Tuesday on emotional well-being in the Canadian Forces
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