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Canadian Bar Assn says Bill S-7 duplicates existing laws to combat terrorism

While committed to a safe and secure Canada, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) says that Bill S-7, Criminal Code, Canada Evidence Act and Security of Information Act amendments (Combating Terrorism Act) would not provide any new tools to combat terrorist offences. “Instead,” says Paul Calarco, member of the CBA’s National ...

COMMENT: Is The NDP Becoming 'Liberals-lite'?

A couple of polls showing the NDP losing support to the Liberals pose some pretty fundamental questions for the party and its small ‘l’ liberal leader Thomas Mulcair. Does the party follow the narrow political path of the two big business parties or does it reinvent itself as a movement party and tap into the deep dissatisfaction...

OP/ED: Give us back our money, tax cheats!

There is a class of people and corporations in this country whose illicit financial practices have an enormous negative impact on the country and its citizens. Yet the law and order regime of Stephen Harper barely plays lip service to the issue of tax evasion through tax havens. While Harper cuts billions from government...

Rick Mercer: “My Canada includes weird scientists who are devoted to keeping our water clean”

Last night on ‘The Rick Mercer Report,’ Canadian icon Rick Mercer put the Harper Government, “previously known as the Government of Canada,” to task over the termination of the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA). In one of his classic rants, Mercer tried to make sense of the senseless closure of the ELA, which will only save the...

OPINION: Economist predictions and mortgage terms

By: Rob McLister, Canada Mortgage Trends No one truly knows where interest rates are headed. Yet, despite vast margins of error, all major financial institutions regularly publish rate predictions. If only we could assume that these economists were right - or even half right - it would be far easier to determine the lowest-cost...

OP/ED: Justin Trudeau and political amnesia

You would think that federal Liberals would by now have immunized themselves against the affliction that almost did them in: the kind of delusional giddiness at the prospect of a political saviour. It is so embarrassing watching Liberals talk about Trudeau 2.0 – as if beating a Conservative Senator in the boxing ring somehow...

Ottawa's failure to follow own law threatening endangered species: Ecojustice report

A new report that evaluates the effectiveness of Canada’s endangered species legislation is pointing to the federal government’s failure to follow its own law as one of the biggest barriers to saving imperilled wildlife. Released today by Ecojustice, Failure to Protect: Grading Canada’s Species at Risk Laws, gives the federal,...

Federal Liberal Council of Riding Association presidents endorse resolution to legalize cannabis

Vancouver- British Columbia's Federal Liberal Council of Riding Association Presidents endorsed a policy resolution to legalize and regulate cannabis in Canada, as approved by Liberal Party delegates from across Canada at the Party's 2012 Biennial Policy Conference in Ottawa. The Council held their quarterly meeting Saturday...

COMMENT: Can Harper's CETA trojan horse be stopped?

Stephen Harper’s no-longer-secret agenda to implement a revolution from the right and dismantle Canada has one major impediment that must really stick in his craw. He is constrained in what he can do by the constitutional division of powers which gives the provinces so much political authority. The really big social items on...

Council of Canadians calls for fracking ban in lead-up to Global Frackdown

Ottawa – On the eve of the Global Frackdown – the Council of Canadians is calling for a ban, or at the very least a moratorium, onfrackingfrom coast to coast. The Council points to the fact that evenanalysts of the industryhave acknowledgedthat fracking fluids won’t be safe for human consumption within the next five years, ...

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