Harper Government

5.14.15

Supreme Court Rejects Harper Government's Argument That Omar Khadr Was an Adult When He Was Child Soldier

The question before the court was whether Khadr's eight-year sentence handed to him by the US military in 2010 was an adult sentence or a youth sentence.

4.21.15

The Federal Budget is Balanced Because the Finance Minister Sold the Family Donkey

Lean federal budget posts surplus because Joe Oliver sold shares below value, plundered employment insurance fund, and dipped into his savings.

12.29.14

The Government of Canada Keeps Losing BlackBerrys, Cash, and Weapons

$370 million worth of the government's property went MIA in 2014—including 11,000 cases of lost or stolen weapons and accessories valued at over $50,000—and much of it will never be recovered.

8.29.14

More Refusal to Address Indigenous Deaths. Plus, the Emmys Are Sexist

This week's Lady Business tackles the Harper government's steadfast refusal to open an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, and the Emmy's sexist Sofia Vergara stunt.

7.9.14

The Canadian Government Is Playing Hide and Seek with the TPP

The TPP is the secretive trade deal that promises to free up more Canadian meat exports to Japan and the Asia-Pacific region in exchange for restrictions on internet freedom and environmental regulation, among other conditions. And right now, leaders...

3.4.14

The Harper Government Wants to Bring American Style Voter ID Laws to Canada

Stephen Harper’s Conservative government is attempting to bring US style voter suppression to Canada in a new legislative bid they claim will prevent voter fraud, though the evidence suggests otherwise.

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2.11.14

Canada's Spies Are Out of Control

News broke recently that CSEC, Canada's NSA, was testing out a spying program on thousands of travellers in a major Canadian airport in 2012. Now the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and digital rights group OpenMedia are suing CSEC for...

1.23.14

Will Harper Step Down?

In the wake of the Senate Scandal, pundits from all corners of the Canadian media have been taking breaks from their discussions about Mike Duffy, Nigel Wright, and the mysterious $90,000 cheque in order to ask a bigger question: will Stephen Harper...

1.15.14

The Harper Government Has Trashed and Destroyed Environmental Books and Documents

In the first few days of 2014, scientists, journalists, and environmentalists were horrified to discover that the Harper government had begun a process to close seven of the 11 of Canada's world-renowned Department of Fisheries and Oceans libraries...