A directive that went out to public servants says “Government of Canada” in federal communications should be replaced by “Harper Government.”
Annette Lengyel's insight:
We are no longer the "Government of Canada". The Canadian dictator replaced our country's name with his own. It is now the "Government of Harper". Canada is no place for a dictatorship and he must be unloaded to the bin as soon as possible. He dictates at our expense and it's time to say NO MORE.
The Harper government’s failure to deal in a timely, compassionate way with the disability benefit claims of thousands of Canadians is a disgrace.
The Canadian Press reported Monday that some 11,000 people are waiting, some of them for years, to find out whether Ottawa will reverse decisions to deny them Canadian Pension Plan disability benefits.
The Conservatives replaced the Pension Appeals Board and the appeal process for Employment Insurance with the Social Security Tribunal in 2013.
New Democratic Party MP Pat Martin is accusing Conservative MPs of dirty tricks, saying they are using their free mailing privileges to flood his riding of Winnipeg Centre with partisan letters to his constituents. “They are absolutely carpet bombing my riding with them, they’re just blanketing my riding with these things,” Martin said in an interview with iPolitics. “Dirty, rotten bastards.”
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has downplayed concerns over the contents of today's auditor general report, which includes a chapter on whether Veterans Affairs Canada provided ex-soldiers with timely access to mental health services and benefits.
OTTAWA - A Conservative cloak-and-dagger caper aimed at capturing a Liberal candidate in a verbal gaffe has taken another twist, with the governing party producing expert audio analysis to back up its version of who said what.The Conservative party a...
Veterans Affairs Canada has returned $1.13 billion to the federal treasury in unspent funds since the Conservatives came to power in 2006 -- cash that critics say should have gone towards improved benefits and services.
Government sources tell CBC News that legislation to be tabled when Parliament resumes later this month will provide national security agencies with explicit authority to obtain and share information that is now subject to privacy limits.
What motivates Stephen Harper to roll out of bed each morning? According to observers, Harper's driven by the dream of transforming Canada from a country rooted in strong progressive values into a small-c conservative sorta place.
A little-noticed provision in the Conservative government's controversial bill to rewrite Canada's election laws could boost usage of a real-time mobile application developed by two backbench Conservative MPs.
The Harper government is being accused of a Machiavellian plot to wreak parliamentary havoc after a secret Tory handbook on obstructing and manipulating Commons committees was leaked to the press.
Annette Lengyel's insight:
Obstruction handbook to wreak havoc on parliament--how unCanadian, unparliamentary and contemptuous. And explains the Orwellian nature of their shenanigans. Did Karl Rove ghost write this? It has US Republican-style fingerprints all over it. This combined with all the other fraud and other illegalities they've committed should be reason enough to shut this government down as a criminal enterprise.
Ethical Oil was founded by Conservative partisans, including Alykhan Velshi, who had worked for a Conservative cabinet minister prior to establishing the Ethical Oil blog and is now an aide in the Prime Minister’s Office