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Politics and its Discontents: Herr Harper: Master Of The Twitterverse

Given the Prime Minister’s penchant for control, I suppose this story should come as no surprise, but does rather conspicuously give lie to his claim of running an open and transparent government, doesn’t it?

OTTAWA – Pity the poor government tweet, nearly strangled in its cradle before limping into the Twitterverse.

Newly disclosed documents . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Herr Harper: Master Of The Twitterverse

The Canadian Progressive: Industry Canada dished out $22.1B in “corporate welfare” since 1961

A new report by the Fraser Institute reveals that Industry Canada gave businesses $22.1 billion in taxpayer-funded subsidies, aka “corporate welfare”, since 1961

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Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Conference Board of Canada: Economic Benefits of Tar Sands Hinge On Climate Inaction

Conference Board of Canada: Economic Benefits of Tar Sands Hinge On Climate Inaction (via Desmogblog) By 2035 operators in Alberta’s tar sands expect to produce 5 million barrels of the world’s most environmentally dirty and energy intensive oil per day. Current daily production hovers around 2 million barrels. According to a recent Conference Board of . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Conference Board of Canada: Economic Benefits of Tar Sands Hinge On Climate Inaction