Canada News Headlines: Stephen Harper – World’s Worst Talent Scout

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Photo: Remy Steinegger

Photo: Remy Steinegger

Stephen Harper – world’s worst talent scout 

Sooner or later, the country is going to realize that there is something terribly wrong with Stephen Harper’s judgment. And sooner or later, the Conservative party is going to realize one-man bands are great until the tuba player runs out of breath. MORE

Canadian Senate Expenses Scandal: Harper Must Back Off And Let Justice Prevail

Has Prime Minister Stephen Harper finally awakened to the reality that Canada’s appointed Senate is indeed a scandal-ridden ”useless, expensive, undemocratic appendage of government”? MORE

Thirty Victoria homeless deaths in four months draw inquest calls

An anti-poverty group in Victoria wants the regional coroner to hold an inquest into 30 deaths among the city’s street population over the past four months. MORE

Programs related to safety face government spending cuts

Programs aimed at keeping Canadians safe are facing spending cuts as part of the Conservative government’s push to erase the deficit, according to a long-awaited accounting of Ottawa’s spending plans. MORE

Open letter to MPs: For the safety and health of women, Canada needs a National Housing Strategy

Canada is the only G8 country without a coordinated national strategy for homelessness and housing. While we are aware that all levels of government have made increased investments in social and affordable housing, there has yet to be sufficient coordination and resources allocated to adequately address the reality that over 1 million people in Canada experience difficulty retaining their housing. MORE

Conservatives Must Stop Misleading Canadians on EI Fraud

Liberal Human Resources and Skills Development critic Rodger Cuzner made the following statement today on the Harper Conservatives’ claims regarding EI fraud: MORE

Black York Region officer shook head in disgust at lynching threat

A black York Region officer shook his head in disgust and said nothing when someone in a mob of drunken partygoers shouted he would like to see him lynched, a police disciplinary hearing has heard. MORE

Multimedia: The highs and lows of Christy Clark’s two years as B.C. Liberal leader

The 24 months since the B.C. Liberals elected Christy Clark to run the province have been filled with party manoeuvring, ballot box defeats and policy announcements. Here, you can scroll through the most notable moments. MORE

NDP wants to better protect Canadians’ privacy rights

In order to address a growing number of personal privacy violations, New Democrat Digital Issues Critic Charmaine Borg tabled a bill seeking to adapt privacy laws to our digital age, in the House of Commons today. MORE

Patrick Brazeau enters formal not guilty plea to assault charges

Brazeau, 38, was charged earlier this month after a 911 call brought police to his home in Gatineau, Que., just across the Ottawa river from the national capital. MORE

Malcolm Allen calls for pan-Canadian Organ Donor Registry

Today, NDP MP Malcolm Allen (Welland) will introduce a private member’s bill that would increase coordination and promotion of organ donation throughout Canada and create a pan-Canadian Organ Donor Registry. MORE 

RCMP commissioner pledges to increase number of women joining Mounties

Canada’s top Mountie pledged Tuesday to increase the number of female recruits, and to promote more women to senior ranks. MORE

Energy sector executives hosting $5,000-a-plate fundraiser for Kathleen Wynne

High-rollers in the energy sector are being invited to an exclusive $5,000-a-head fundraiser Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Star has learned. MORE