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Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Jason Kenney’s 15% Rule Selective Amnesia

Jason Kenney, Canada's Immigration Minister

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  In the House of Commons Monday, Jason Kenney denied that the Harper Conservatives implemented the 15% wage rule, the cornerstone of the scandal-ridden federal Temporary Foreign Work Program. The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration denied that the government implemented this colonialism-style policy, which gave companies “greater flexibility” to hire cheap foreign workers while… Read More

NDP Convention 2013: Federal Leader Thomas Mulcair’s Keynote Speech

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Tex of NDP leader Thomas Mulcair‘s prepared speech, delivered to delegates to the New Democrats’ biennial policy convention in Montreal on Saturday. Thank you very much. Look at this crowd. What energy. Thousands of New Democrats from coast-to-coast-to-coast. From the Northwest Territories to Southern Ontario. From Victoria to the coast of Labrador. From… Read More

Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair are distant cousins

Justin Trudeau

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Oh, crap! The looming NDP-Liberal battle to replace Stephen Harper and the Conservatives in 2015 is only a family feud. Soon-to-be Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the New Democrats, are distant cousins, according to Ancestry.ca. Their connection goes back 400 years to Mathieu Amiot and Marie Miville, their shared… Read More

Thomas Mulcair Wants A Stronger Parliamentary Budget Officer for Canada

PBO Kevin Page. (Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press)

The Official Opposition leader’s private members’s bill seeks to reign in the belligerent Harper Conservatives. By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 25, 2013: The CBC News is reporting that NDP leader Tom Mulcair will table a private member’s bill on Monday evening calling for the strengthening the mandate of the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer. “The… Read More

Pressure mounting on PM Harper to meet hunger striker Theresa Spence

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by Obert Madondo: Pressure is mounting on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to tear down his stubborn wall of silence over hunger striker Chief Theresa Spence. First Nations leaders, the opposition, unions, the media, grassroots movements and individuals are urging Harper to meet with the Attawapiskat First Nation chief  as her indefinite protest reaches the mid-point of its second week.

Canada’s New Democrats prefer Obama re-election

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Canada’s Official Opposition, the New Democrats, prefers to see Barack Obama re-elected as U.S. President rather than Republican challenger Mitt Romney. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair told reporters in Montreal on Sunday that he “hopes to work with a president who shares his party’s values, particularly in terms of sustainable development.”

Conservative MP Rob Anders: Thomas Mulcair Hastened Jack Layton’s Death

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Conservative MP Rob Anders is “a politician who isn’t afraid to speak his mind”. Supposedly. He once called South African anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, a “terrorist“.  But this time, the Calgary West MP went too far. During an interview with iPolitics’ Laura Stone, Anders suggested that NDP Leader, Thomas Mulcair, helped push Jack Layton into an early grave. This is… Read More