Tag Archives: Stephen Harper

Canada: Parliament Hill Shooting

Two years after Canada was rocked by a lone gunman’s attack on Parliament Hill, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the incident “showed (him) yet again that our diversity and collective love of democracy are what make our country strong and … Continue reading

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Harper quits politics

Kady O’Malley: Ethics regime set up under Harper’s tenure may follow former PM into his post-public life | National Post Canadian defence industry stands by controversial Saudi arms deal | Toronto Star LGBTIQ public servants demand apology for the Canadian … Continue reading

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Art: Artifact, Reproduction and Rights

Harper did not pose for the painting: Emperor Haute Couture, by Margaret Sutherland “I can’t wait to get it out in front of as many people as possible,” the new owner, Frederick Ghahramani, told Rita Celli on CBC Radio’s Ontario Today. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The … Continue reading

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Canada Watch: 24 Sussex – Cats, Bats and White Elephants

Do PMs have to make a damage deposit? Laureen Harper is a keen supporter and advocate for animal causes, including the work of the Ottawa Humane Society. When the organization officially opened its new shelter in 2011, the prime minister and … Continue reading

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Canada Election: The Cons Served

Without even an hour of pretense: Stephen Harper to step down as Conservative leader, party says Stephen Harper is poised to step down as Conservative party leader but will stay on as an MP for Calgary Heritage. Rona Ambrose wins … Continue reading

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Election in Canada: How Ballots are Calculated

The Voter goes to a Polling Station which has anywhere from 1 to 16 poll boxes where there is a Ballot Clerk who checks your voter card and ID and checks you off the voter list. The Ballot Officer hands … Continue reading

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Canada Election: Harper and The Ford Brothers

I am not surprised by Stephen Harper’s endorsement by the Ford Brothers. What does surprise me is Harper not wearing a suit. Not surprise more like they can;t think casual dress is going to soften his image towards approachability the … Continue reading

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Understanding Government Data: ‘Sensitive’ vs. ‘classified’

“sensitive” is not a meaningful term. there is Unclassified – which is the vast majority of government data the “Classified” category of information is that which would cause harm if released there is Protected A, B and C – for … Continue reading

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Canada’s Reality Check: Election 2015

Nathan Cirillo died standing on guard for photo ops and became one. grotesqueness. Veterans Affairs Canada: Surplus vs Pittance Veterans Affairs Canada has had a reduction in the number of employees and offices and they returned 1.3 billion dollars in unspent … Continue reading

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Religion: Meets the Diagnostic Delusion

not.just.saying.eh? Remember the Email Tax Internet Hoax? Private Sector package deliveries undercut the crown corporation not by being more efficient but by paying employees less than comparable jobs in the Public Service. Email was part of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) … Continue reading

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