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Stephen Harper’s Infantile Steps on the World Stage

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Prime Minister Stephen Harper played a prominent role on the world stage during last week’s G8 meeting in France and visit with Canadian troops in Afghanistan. But his performance only betrayed an unwillingness to restore Canada to its position of leader

Progressive HuffPost Goes Global: Welcome to Canada!

With the launch of HuffPost Canada in Toronto this week, the Huffington Post has made good on its recent promise to launch international editions. And what a fitting tribute to progressive Canadians that the leading American news site and content aggregator should make Canada its first stop.

Caribana Goes Corporate

Caribana, the colorful and high-energy Toronto summer festival, which celebrates the Caribbean culture, is dead. And from its ashes arose a creature with a corporate-sounding and verbose moniker: Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto.

Liberals-NDP Merger: Great Idea, Just Not Now

Paul T. Hellyer, former Liberal defense minister makes another compelling case for a merger of the centrist Liberals and left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP). The trouble is: so far the the merger of the two parties has been  prescribed as a panacea for all the

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Harper’s New Cabinet is Too Big for Canada

  I expected Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet reshuffle to trim down government and bring Canada to par with other democracies. But Harper increased the ministries from 38 to 39, making the Conservative cabinet the second largest in Canadian history, and largest in the democratic