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Why won't Harper act to free Raif Badawi?

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Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years and 1,000 lashes for merely exercising his freedom of speech, and his wife and children now live in Canada. Harper has not done much to try to free him.

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January 30, 2015 |
Canada's Premiers are meeting in Ottawa January 30, and Harper's not going. That's too bad because it just might be the biggest climate change meeting ever in Canada.
January 30, 2015 |
"We're calling on the premiers to do what Prime Minister Stephen Harper won't: help the struggling middle class."
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| January 30, 2015

Canada's parliament and its diversity problem

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Canada is widely renowned for being a 'diverse mosaic'. However, a newly released study by Kai Chan concludes that Canada's current Conservative government and cabinet are not an accurate reflection of our population. 

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| January 28, 2015

In 2015, will we throw Harper out?

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Harper's been distracting us with propaganda and manipulation. This federal election, will we finally smarten up and throw him out?

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How will Harper answer for the economic turmoil?

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Harper now says falling oil prices are good for the rest of the economy, yet, Joe Oliver is still delaying his federal budget report. What gives?

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January 26, 2015 |
The upcoming federal election is an opportunity to take stock and look for strong leadership on fiscal issues that go beyond the failed attempts at so-called austerity and boutique tax cuts.
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Next election puts Canadians to the test: Will we throw Harper out?

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From now until election day, everything -- economy, security, foreign policy, oil prices, etc., and every trivial thing besides -- will erupt into a political firefight. Everything, that is, except for the core issues running under the radar that make the coming election one of the most vital in Canada in a very long time.

What's going on under the radar -- where it's kept thanks to the Harper government's expertise in propaganda and manipulation -- is the rodent-like gnawing at democratic process and the country's fundamental legal structure.

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