Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Thursday that Canada has agreed to send six CF-18s to assist NATO in operations in Eastern Europe. Of the decision Harper said, "This is in response to the situation that's developing there, and frankly, more generally to the concern that we have on what really is expansionism and militarism on the part of Russia under the presidency of Mr. Putin."
Do you think Canada should intervene in Eastern Europe?
CBC announced yesterday they will be cutting 657 jobs over two years, halting planned regional expansions and reducing services in a number of other areas in an effort to cut $130 million from their budget.
What is your reaction to the planned CBC cuts?
What'd you do this week? Oh well, this week, the B.C. Liberals passed a bill making it legal to explore, research and develop fracking, oil drilling and pipelines in provincial parks.
What do you think about the decision to allow industrial development in B.C. parks?
Let's do the cabinet shuffle! Again! Jim Flaherty resigned as Finance Minister this week to go back to working in the private sector, and Harper replaced him with new Finance Minister Joe Oliver.
What do you think about Joe Oliver as the new Finance Minister?
The province of Alberta has recently released a development plan for public schools that enlists Suncor Energy and Syncrude Canada in the creation of future Kindergarten to Grade 3 curriculum. Oil giant Cenovus will partner in developing curriculum for Grades 4 to 12.
How do you feel about Big Oil in children's classrooms?
Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand presented a long brief on his concerns and changes he would like to see to the House Committee studying the Fair Elections Act and stated that the Fair Elections Act includes measures that "undermine the bill's stated purpose and will not serve Canadians well."
What do you think is the most problematic part of the Fair Elections Act?
Looks like there has been some controversy with CBC panelists and correspondents "shilling" for Big Oil. Bruce Anderson, who counts Cenovus on his client list, was a panelist on The National discussing Keystone XL and Peter Mansbridge was paid by CAPP to speak at a seminar.
Is it a conflict of interest when CBC personalities are paid to speak?
The Conservatives' 2014 federal budget promises federally controlled schools for First Nations and trained, cheap labour for the extractive industry instead of providing funds to address the socioeconomic crises that exist on many reserves or implementing Aboriginal, treaty and inherent rights.
What is behind the promises to First Nations in the 2014 Federal Budget?
The 2014 Federal Budget landed this week, and boy was it a doozy! The mainstream media will have you believe it is just "ho hum," while rabble writers seem to think it is anything but. So, without getting too fancy, let's just ask this: In one word, how would you describe the Conservatives' 2014 Federal Budget?