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Oct 29, 2014

Do police and spies need more power?

Karl Nerenberg
In the wake of last week's events, the Conservatives are planning to bring in legislation giving the police and the spy agency more power to combat terrorism. Does the actual threat justify that plan?
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Oct 17, 2014

What happens in Parliament from now to December matters

Karl Nerenberg
The Harper government will introduce a Fiscal Update that includes tax cuts, mostly of the boutique kind. First, it will table the next budget implementation bill that will likely have some surprises.
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Oct 2, 2014

Canada's political parties struggle with Iraq war plan

Karl Nerenberg
Prime Minister Harper will announce an expanded military role for Canada in Iraq on Friday. Even some Conservatives have doubts about that, and it is politically tricky for both the NDP and Liberals.
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Sep 23, 2014
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper

The Conservative war on refugees continues

Karl Nerenberg
A Conservative private member's bill, C-585, would deny social assistance to a great many in the refugee process. It is a new piece of a needlessly cruel and nasty Harper government refugee policy.

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