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The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper vulnerable after all: Goar

Canadians don’t like what Stephen Harper is doing to Canada, have finally found chinks in his armour and are now “chipping away at the prime minister’s policies on everything from electoral reform to military procurement.”

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The Canadian Progressive: Scandalous Senate and PMO appointments say Harper is unqualified to criticise Trudeau’s f-bomb

by: Obert Madondo | March 31, 2014

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau dropped the f-bomb when he addressed the crowd at the Fight for the Cure charity boxing match in Gatineau, Quebec, over the weekend.

“I’m going tell you, there is no experience like stepping into this ring and measuring yourself,” Trudeau said. “Your name, your fortune, your intelligence, your beauty, none of that fucking matters.”

The crowd reportedly cheered.

But, as usual, the Conservatives weren’t amused. Prime Minister Stephen Harper tried to capitalize on the expletive to score cheap political points.

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ParliamANT Hill: CanadiAnt Gov’t reduced to ‘gestures’ on Ukraine, say former top envoys

Inspired by these stories: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ottawa-reduced-to-gestures-on-ukraine-say-former-top-envoys-1.2557882

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ukraine-standoff-being-monitored-by-canadian-government-1.2558118

ParliamANT Hill: PM to call for emergency debate on Ukrainiant democracy

Inspired by @stephenlautens & this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/harper-to-call-for-emergency-debate-on-ukraine-1.2510898

ParliamANT Hill: PM heckled in Israel

Inspired by these headlines:  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/news-video/video-harper-heckled-during-speech-to-israeli-parliament/article16407708/ 

 http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/ID/2431096332/     http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/01/07/stephen-harper-protesters-vancouver-island-mill-bay_n_4556227.html http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/01/06/stephen_harper_urges_first_nations_to_embrace_energy_projects.html

ParliamANT Hill: PM Harper arrives in Anthorse for Northern tour

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/08/17/politics-north-harper-visit.html

ParliamANT Hill: WallAnt audit has opposition demanding PM response

Inspired by these headlines: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/08/14/pol-wallin-senate-audit-ndp-dewar-turmel.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/08/13/stephen-harper-pamela-wallin-video_n_3749071.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

LeDaro: Politician: A politician is a politician and often cannot be trusted

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In this case is the Norwegian Prime Minister driving around in a taxicab supposedly picking up unsuspecting passengers and chatting about his policies. Now it turns out those passengers were not so unsuspecting. In fact, they were downright suspecting. The Norwegian newspaper reporting, the labor party eventually confirmed, that at least some of those passengers were paid actors cast as ordinary citizens for what would become a campaign video. This, of course, is a shocking breach of the public trust.

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The Canadian Progressive: #PMHarperMustResign: A Twitter storm demanding Harper’s resignation is proposed

Via: KW Protests Greetings, concerned Canadians and global opponents to the Harper Government. We know how ridiculous and scandalous this excuse for a Government of Canada is. The most recent events concerning the Senate have only exacerbated the frustration and anger of average people everywhere. Enough of trumpeting openness and transparency while doing the exact [...]

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The Canadian Progressive: Premier Wynne can push for national referendum on future of the Senate

By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 18, 2013: In, 2004, Stephen Harper described Canada’s Senate as a “dumping ground for the favoured cronies of the Prime Minister.” He also said: “I will not name appointed people to the Senate. Anyone who sits in the Parliament of Canada must be elected by the people they represent.” Today, none of READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s All-Male Security Detail: PHOTO

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 4, 2013: Legendary is Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s contempt for women and the issues important to them. This photo of the prime minister and his security detail confirms the truth: Harper is still to wake up to the reality that women can be as lethal personal bodyguards as men. Mr. Harper, women are READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Paul Martin says Ottawa has ‘no understanding’ of native issues

Former prime minister was the architect of the 2005 Kelowna Accord By Jennifer Clibbon | CBC News, Jan 17, 2013 4:58 AM ET Few Canadian leaders know the issues raised by Idle No More better than former prime minister Paul Martin. As Canada’s 21st prime minister, Martin will be remembered as the architect of the 2005 Kelowna Accord, which READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Chief Spence decries Harper’s “paternalistic relationship” with Aboriginals

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2013, Victoria Island, traditional territory of the Algonquian Peoples: Chief Theresa Spence is standing firm on her request that both Prime Minster and Governor General of Canada need to be present and participate at the meeting with First Nation leaders. This statement comes on the heels of the Governor General READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Spence hunger strike: FN Chiefs contemplate Canada-wide “economic disruptions”

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | January 01, 2013 “Economic impacts are imminent if there is no response.” APTN National News is reporting that First Nations leaders are contemplating Canada-wide “economic disruptions by the middle of January if Prime Minister Stephen Harper doesn’t agree to hunger-striking Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s demand for a treaty meeting”. READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Amnesty International Urges Harper to meet with hunger striker Chief Spence

by Amnesty International Canada: Editor’s Intro: In the letter bellow, issued yesterday, Amnesty International urges Prime Minister Stephen Harper to meet with hunger-striker Chief Theresa Spence as her peaceful protest reaches Day 18. Chief Spence is demanding a meeting involving Harper, a representative of the Queen, and First Nations leaders. She wants this meeting to discuss treaty READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Labour Congress supports Idle No More and Chief Spence

by Canadian Labour Congress: The Canadian Labour Congress supports Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario, who is on a hunger strike in Ottawa. She is determined not to eat until granted an audience with the Prime Minister to discuss conditions on her reserve and government actions that compromise First Nations READ MORE

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Stop PM Harper’s FIPA Sell Out Of Canadian Democracy: PETITION

Canada’s petro-Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, is about to sell the soul of Canadian democracy to the Chinese. His Conservative majority government is about to sign the so-called Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPA) with China…. . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Stop PM Harper’s FIPA Sell Out Of Canadian Democracy: PETITION

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: PowerShift 2012 Concludes With Massive March Against Harper Gvt’s $1.4bn “Polluter Handouts”

The PowerShift 2012 Conference concluded with a raucous “Trick or Treat” march through downtown Ottawa by over 800 conference attendees and local activists. The 4-day conference sought to push the Harper Government to act to stop climate change and social injustice in Canada. And to stop annual handouts of $1.4 billion in Canadian taxpayer money to the “richest, dirtiest corporations in the world.” The conference kicked off last Friday [...]

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Australia’s Female PM Assails “Misogynist’ Opposition Leader & Sexism

A political master-stroke of epic proportions. That’s my take on Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s take-down of opposition leader Tony Abbott in this 15-minute speech on sexism in Parliament. OK, let’s put aside the fact that Gillard’s passionate and personal take-down followed Abbott’s attack on the embattled Speaker of the house, Peter Slipper, who resigned following [...]

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau: Full Text Of Montreal Leadership Address

In Montreal Tuesday, Papineau MP Justin Trudeau announced his bid to lead the Liberal Party of Canada. Here’s the full text of his address: “Make no small dreams, they have not the power to move the soul” – Goethe Now that’ll take courage, but more than that, it’ll take hard, honest work. So let me [...]

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau Announces Liberal Party Leadership Bid

After months of speculation, it’s official! Justin Trudeau is running for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. And he’s already dreaming big: he wants to replace Stephen Harper as Canada’s next prime minister. Announcing his leadership bid in Montreal Tuesday, the Papineau MP delivered a speech unequivocally pointing in that direction. The speech opened with the famous [...]

Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper is “the best Prime Minister ever!”: 4th grader

Is it possible that Stephen Harper’s uncompromising critics (myself included) are missing something about the prime minister? This 4th grader seems to suggests so. She believes Harper is the best PM. Ever! And Harper agrees. The girl’s drawing (below) made the list of photos of the day for August 2012 on the prime minister’s official website. Even better, it earned a special place on the Dear Leader’s desk. A drawing by Erin Arbuckle (Grade 4) sits on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s desk. August 15, 2012 (Photo by Deb Ransom) Visit the PM’s official website for more photos of the day.

Canadian Progressive: Another Conservative MP Calls Harper “Prime Minister of Cannibal” (VIDEO)

For a second straight day, a Conservative MP hosting Stephen Harper introduces the Dear Leader as “the prime minister of Cannibal”.

Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP insults Canadians with confused take on F-35 jet plan

Yesterday we’d a jolly good laugh when Yukon Tory MP Ryan Leef got overjoyed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit and invited those gathered to “join me in welcoming back to the Yukon, the Prime Minister of Cannibal.” Conservative MP, Chris Alexander’s recent take on the F-35 fighter jet controversy is no such laughing matter. It’s an insult to Canadians’ intelligence. During a CBC News’ Power & Politics panel discussion on the Harper Government’s F-53 jet plan, Alexander offered the following statement: “There was a misunderstanding, to some extent, in the Canadian public opinion, to some extent perpetrated by

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Canadian Progressive: Conservative MP Ryan Leef Calls Harper “Prime Minister of Cannibal” (VIDEO)

Oooops! The Dear Leader makes his Conservative lieutenants wet their pants, doesn’t he? Last night, Yukon Tory MP Ryan Leef was so overjoyed by Harper’s visit that he invited those gathered to “join me in welcoming back to the Yukon, the Prime Minister of Cannibal… (laughter), Canada, the Right Honorable, Honorable, Stephen Harper.” (Applause). Or maybe Leef wanted to say “cannabis”? Whatever the case, this was a Freudian slip? Through Leef’s mouth, the Conservative heart spoke. Watch the CBC video: