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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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We Must Stop the Epidemic of Conservatism in Canada

We Must Stop the Epidemic of Conservatism in Canada | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The values we used to be most proud of as Canadians are slipping away. We used to differentiate ourselves from the States because of our kindness. Our compassion. Our politeness. Our open-mindedness. Socialized medicine. These are progressive values....
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7 Things Harper Doesn't Want You To Know About The China Trade Treaty

7 Things Harper Doesn't Want You To Know About The China Trade Treaty | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
I’m going to go out on a limb and say the Harper government doesn’t want attention drawn to the deal it just signed with China.

Why? Because after two years of delays, the official announcement of an investor-protection treaty with the...
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First Nations cross border to protect Salish Sea from oil shipments | Crosscut.com

First Nations cross border to protect Salish Sea from oil shipments | Crosscut.com | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
A gathering in Seattle marks the expansion of efforts to halt the proposed expansion of a pipeline carrying Alberta's oil to the British Columbia coast for export.
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YWCA weighs in on domestic violence homicide in Calgary over the weekend

YWCA weighs in on domestic violence homicide in Calgary over the weekend | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Alberta has one of the highest reported rates of domestic violence in the nation, according to the Calgary YWCA.
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Muskrat Falls prompts Harvard research on mercury levels

Muskrat Falls prompts Harvard research on mercury levels | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Researchers from Harvard University are asking people who live in Labrador's Lake Melville area for hair samples, in order to determine current and future mercury levels in their system.
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Canada's Poorest See Net Worth Plunge 150%

Canada's Poorest See Net Worth Plunge 150% | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it

OligaThose rosy reports about Canadians’ net worth growing and the country's middle class being among the richest in the world are masking growing inequality in the country, according to a new report.

The left-leaning Broadbent Institute says Can...

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First Nations Go To Court Over $4/Year Benefit

First Nations Go To Court Over $4/Year Benefit | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
TORONTO - The annual payment of $4 to members of First Nations under a treaty signed in 1850 has not been increased in 140 years and that is unfair, a group of chiefs is arguing as it takes the federal and Ontario governments to court.The chiefs from...
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Quebec First Nation Declares Sovereignty Over Territory

Quebec First Nation Declares Sovereignty Over Territory | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
QUEBEC - The Atikamekw First Nation has declared its sovereignty over 80,000 square kilometres of territory and says any development in that area must get its approval.Armed with a Supreme Court of Canada judgment recognizing ancestral rights for Fir...
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Ontario Wants To Regulate Netflix Like It's A TV Channel

Ontario Wants To Regulate Netflix Like It's A TV Channel | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The government of Ontario is pushing Canada’s federal telecom regulator to regulate new media services like Netflix much the same way it regulates traditional TV, requiring the U.S.-based service to pay for the development of Canadian content.
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Who will pay for thrilling Ottawa news and traffic accidents?
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16 Government Officials Involved In One Request To Interview Scientist

16 Government Officials Involved In One Request To Interview Scientist | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it

VANCOUVER - It was a story about rock snot.

And if there's a person you want to talk to about the pervasive algae also known by the less-offensive, more scientific name of Didymo, it's Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientist Max Bothwell.

Bothwell is, other scientists will tell you, the rock snot man. He wrote the book. Or in this case, co-authored a published article in a renowned scientific journal.

But a request from The Canadian Press to speak to Bothwell when the article was published in May failed to produce an interview.  


What it did produce was 110 pages of emails to and from 16 different federal government communications operatives, according to documents obtained using access to information legislation."

 

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Diane Francis: Canada must start pulling its weight on defence and peacekeeping at home and abroad

Diane Francis: Canada must start pulling its weight on defence and peacekeeping at home and abroad | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
America spends too much on defence and peacekeeping, but Canada and most allies spend too little
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'Am I Next?' Campaign Aims To Push Harper On Missing Aboriginal Women

'Am I Next?' Campaign Aims To Push Harper On Missing Aboriginal Women | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Online activists pushing for an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women have a simple question for Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

"Am I next?"

They're spreading their message by posting photos of themselves on social media ...
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MP's Controversial Bill To Curb PMO Powers Gets Harper's OK

MP's Controversial Bill To Curb PMO Powers Gets Harper's OK | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - The Conservative cabinet is poised to support backbench MP Michael Chong's bill to rebalance the power between parliamentarians and the Prime Minister's Office.Conservative caucus members were told during their weekly meeting that Chong's Re...
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Anger and confusion after worst disaster in Canadian mining history darkens B.C. town

Anger and confusion after worst disaster in Canadian mining history darkens B.C. town | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Since a nearby tailings pond dam failed, spilling dirty mine water, in August, a cloud has hung over little Likely. Divisions have formed and blame is assigned
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Harper's "Action Plan" for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Is a Joke

Harper's "Action Plan" for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Is a Joke | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The "Action Plan" tabled in the House of Commons this week does nothing new to actually "Stop the Violence" against indigenous women and girls. Unfortunately the Prime Minister sees the overwhelmingly disproportionate number of in...
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Great Lakes racing to prepare for a new kind of oil spill

Great Lakes racing to prepare for a new kind of oil spill | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
The explosion in tar sands production in western Canada means increasing amounts of crude oil is making its way to the American Midwest.
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How First Nations in Canada Are Winning the Fight Against Big Oil

How First Nations in Canada Are Winning the Fight Against Big Oil | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
If it wasn’t for the cannons, the pond might be a tranquil sight: its rippling surface reflects the blue of the sky, diffusing the harsh midday light.
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Why I'm Marching for Climate Action

Why I'm Marching for Climate Action | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it

I’ve long known how wasteful, destructive, and dangerous the process of extracting oil from tar sands is. You have to dig up four tons of dirt and rock to get one barrel of oil. Beautiful old-growth boreal forest becomes a wasteland.

And that single barrel of oil? It creates three times as much climate pollution as producing a barrel of conventional crude.

That’s why I was willing to go to jail for protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. But comprehending the brutal reality of tar sands mining requires seeing it firsthand.

 

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Canada Has Dutch Disease, Bank Of America Declares

Canada Has Dutch Disease, Bank Of America Declares | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Is Canada’s oil sector harming the rest of the economy? According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the evidence points to yes.

In a new report, the bank has come out squarely in favour of the "Dutch Disease" theory — the not...
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Land deal with Ontario’s Ojibway still in contention after 164 years | Toronto Star

Land deal with Ontario’s Ojibway still in contention after 164 years | Toronto Star | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Robinson Huron Treaty was signed in 1850, covering land from Parry Sound to Sault Ste. Marie and north to Lake Superior
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Harper's caucus control described in book by MP, a former Tory

Harper's caucus control described in book by MP, a former Tory | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Brent Rathgeber’s book reveals how Conservative backbenchers have little say and are punished for stepping out of line
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malek's comment, September 9, 3:01 PM
Fulfilling his duties as Prime MInister of Canada, Stephen Harper is excited to announce that some people found an old boat.
pdeppisch's comment, September 10, 7:36 AM
He is a first class turkey! Hope he looses in 2015!
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These First Nations Have Been With Bad Water For More Than A Decade

These First Nations Have Been With Bad Water For More Than A Decade | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Nearly half of the 133 First Nations in Ontario currently have boil water advisories, and it has been more than ten years since ten First Nations in northwestern Ontario had clean drinking water.
Neskantaga First Nation, in the Ja...
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Canada enables the sickness of the reserves

Canada enables the sickness of the reserves | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
Through our laws and our money, we have propped up the many problems of a parallel Indian society
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The steam from below

The steam from below | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
One big scar on the landscape ONE of the bleakest scenes of man-made destruction is the strip mining of oil sands in the forests of Alberta, Canada. The sand is...
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Only Stephen Harper Stands in the Way of an Effective Government

Only Stephen Harper Stands in the Way of an Effective Government | Conservatives and Canada's 41st Parliament | Scoop.it
In nearly nine years as Prime Minister, Mr. Harper has had only two brief meetings with all the Premiers in the same room at the same time. And on the issues raised in Charlottetown -- healthcare, elder-care, pensions, the missing and murdered women,...
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