Layton lashes out on Senate reform January 26, 2011
In an impassioned address at a Canadian Study of Parliament Group seminar on the legislative process, Layton slammed the Harper government for reneging on a promise to fill Senate vacancies through democratic elections, noting the prime minister now "holds the all-time record for appointing the largest number of senators in one day."
Yes Mr. Harper, we know, you really want that Triple E (equal, elected and effective) Senate from back in the good old days when you were the chief policy director for the Reform Party. You say it time after time and year after year but, after nearly 4 and a half years in power, you never really seem to do anything about it with the exception of appointing 34 Senators.
Stephen Harper would throw it all away for shot at NHL Posted: February 04, 2010, 5:19 PM
It is nice, in a way, when Parliament has been prorogued, since it gives a Prime Minister a chance to do the kind of things that Canadians really admire. Like, for example, talk about hockey ... to an American magazine.
Stephen Harper can’t seem to finish his eternal hockey book project, but he has managed to crack the pages of Sports Illustrated’s Olympic preview.
Post by hoLEE fukk on Mar 11, 2011 19:10:06 GMT -8
Harper shrugs off historic contempt rulings March 10, 2011 3:22pm
OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper appeared Thursday to brush off a historic ruling by the Speaker of the House of Commons that could clear the way for Harper's government to be the first in Canadian history to be found in contempt of Parliament.
Harper, six Tory MPs on ultimate boys' night out June 20, 2006
''The idea that you can take a private jet and get tickets to Game 6, that's a pretty incredible thing to be able to do,'' said Ontario Liberal MP Mark Holland. He noted the coveted seats to the sold-out game were unavailable to the average person.
While he understands Harper has to fly on the Challenger jets for security reasons, Holland also questioned the optics of all the MPs hoping aboard the Department of Defence jet. Most Canadians, he said, would have trouble with ''the idea that you load it up with your friends and head off to a playoff game.''
Edmonton Conservative MP Laurie Hawn listed the other Tory MPs at the game as Rahim Jaffer, Kevin Sorenson, Mike Lake, James Rajotte and Manitoba MP Rob Bruinooge, who flew in from Winnipeg.
Post by hoLEE fukk on Mar 11, 2011 19:17:10 GMT -8
Conservative party bosses reprimand Calgary West board Published February 11, 2010
Board members for Calgary MP Rob Anders’s riding association are livid after the Conservative party seized control of its finances, annual meeting and membership list — and a planned meeting with party bosses may strip away the voting rights of hundreds of riding members.
In a tersely worded letter to the board (full letter posted below), the party’s national council reprimanded board members for not fully supporting Anders, who has been Calgary West’s MP since 1997.
But Brendan Miller, the board’s vice-president of membership, says the association is there to support its members. “The members elected us with the mandate to hold an open and fair nomination,” he says. “There’s nothing in the constitution that we’ve breached and council has alleged nothing.”
Inflation rate in 2008 had a high of what, 3.5% - and a low in 2009 of what, -0.90%. These jets are about 768% inflation rate (kinda like Zimbabwe, or Germany and France in the 1920s, or the Great Depression). If half crash it's 1530% inflation.*
*Estimates do not include an analysis of suitability of this aircraft.
2011 - $438.5m/ea
F-35 price could top $28 billion March 10, 2011
Canada's planned purchase of 65 F-35 fighter jets will cost the government far more than initially thought, according to a new report from the parliamentary budget officer.
The report, dubbed An Estimate of the Fiscal Impact of Canada's Proposed Acquisition of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, says the project will cost roughly $28.5 billion for the 65 aircraft over a 30-year period.
The figure includes purchasing and maintenance costs for the aircraft.
The federal government has said the jets would cost $9 billion and that maintenance costs would drive the total figure to about $16 billion over 20 years. Opposition parties have questioned the accuracy of those figures.
Like the podium says, my name is hockey ... advertising .. Haiti earthquake prorogue2,3? .. Don Cherry .. contempt of Parliament .. bully ad .. defamation ad .. Republican traitor .. Economic Action plan.
Saturday, November 4, 2006 is the one-year anniversary of the day then-Opposition Leader Stephen Harper promised real accountability legislation after a year that was marked by Liberal scandal and corruption.
On January 23rd, Canadians defeated the Liberals on the issue of accountability and elected Prime Minister Stephen Harper to change the way business is done in Ottawa.
Pickering nuclear plant reports water leak Mar 16, 2011 1:04 PM ET. Risk to public is 'negligible,' says Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Ontario Power Generation has notified Canada's federal nuclear regulator about the release of 73,000 litres of demineralized water into Lake Ontario at the Pickering A nuclear generating station. The leak occurred at 11:30 p.m. ET on Monday at the plant located about 35 kilometres east of Toronto and was caused by a pump seal failure. www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2011/03/16/pickering-nuclear-leak.html
Senator found guilty of fraud to still receive full salary March 11, 2011
Ontario Superior Court Judge Robert Smith ruled that Lavigne — a former Liberal MP for a Montreal-area riding, who was appointed to the Senate in 2002 — should have known better. Lavigne was expelled from the party's caucus when criminal charges were laid in 2007...
Disgraced former Harper adviser continued to be consulted by ministers March 23, 2011
On the right, former Harper advisor Bruce Carson. On the left, his fiancee, former escort Michelle McPherson.
Liberal environment critic Gerard Kennedy said that Bruce Carson's participation as the only non-government official at an April 28, 2009 Washington meeting between former environment minister Jim Prentice and U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu was one of several assignments the former Conservative staffer received after supposedly leaving government.
Fiancée of former Harper aide Bruce Carson tied to lobbying scandal Posted on Thu, Mar 17, 2011 The name of Michele McPherson, 22, appears on a secret contract witnessed by Bruce Carson that guaranteed her 20 per cent of all gross revenues from sales related to water contracts on First Nations reserves, according to a copy of the contract obtained by an Aboriginal Peoples Television Network news investigative team. ipolitics.ca/2011/03/17/former-harper-advisers-fiance-tied-into-lobbying-scandal/
24 March 11 Koch Brothers Set Up Shop in Tar Sands Territory
According to Sourcewatch, the domain name for CCRES was registered in September 2002, just a week before its first media events by National Public Relations, Canada's largest PR agency and an affiliate of Burson-Marsteller. Grassroots indeed. The group worked hard to persuade Canadians that Kyoto was a bad idea and instead promoted a "made in Canada" solution.
CCRES made the spurious claim that if Canada ratified the Kyoto Protocol, Canadians would suffer as businesses and individuals were forced to pay out of pocket for exceeding Kyoto's aggressive targets. CCRES argued that, "This transfer of wealth could instead by spent in Canada, developing technologies that fight greenhouse gases and that can be sold around the world."
Their tired argument that investing in a clean energy future would be costly, burdensome, and would drive up the cost of energy prices and manufactured goods was plain wrong. They were not looking for "made in Canada" solutions: they were looking to delay action towards real solutions in order to prolong their dirty energy profits on the backs of Canadians.
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Nov 17, 2013 13:35:49 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:04:49 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:07:32 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:10:43 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:12:01 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:15:47 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:18:07 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:19:23 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:22:51 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:24:23 GMT -8
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Dec 13, 2013 18:26:34 GMT -8
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