Category Archives: Government

NDP: Harper Created Worst Deficit in Canadian History (VIDEO)

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Apparently, the Official Opposition will not allow Stephen Harper‘s appetite for character-assassinating attack ads and propaganda to go unchallenged. The NDP has responded to the Conservatives’ recent attack ad targeting its leader, Thomas Mulcair. The ad, dubbed “Stephen Harper’s Solutions,” focuses on

In Ottawa, scientists to mourn the death of Canadian evidence

Canadian scientists gather in Ottawa today to stage a funeral procession to protest the Harper government’s draconian cuts to federal scientific programs and systematic muzzling of Canadian scientists. The protest is sponsored by the Council of Canadians. It begins at the Ottawa Convention Centre at 12 p.m. ET

Liberal Party Petition: No More Omnibus Bills, Harper

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  The Liberals declare: No More Omnibus Bills, Harper! The just-concluded Parliamentary session witnessed “serious abuses of power by the Harper Conservatives” through the use of two omnibus bills “that are radically changing Canada”: crime Bill C-10 and Budget Bill C-38. Please Go

Bev Oda’s Sweet Double Resignation

GOOD RIDDANCE! The minister responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has resigned from both Stephen Harper‘s cabinet and her elected position as Conservative MP for the Ontario riding of Durham. The controversy-plagued Oda announced her resignation this morning without giving a clear explanation. No

Canada’s Worst Government Body: Board of Internal Economy

The Board of Internal Economy, which is responsible for “establishing by-laws, policies and guidelines relating to expenditures and resources provided” to Canadian MPs “in order to carry out their parliamentary functions”, isn’t exactly heeding Auditor General of Canada Michael Ferguson’s call for more transparency.