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Harper equates fighting terrorism with mass surveillance

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In the most recent Snowden revelations, it has come to light that the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) -- the digital surveillance and intelligence arm of the Canadian government -- has been conducting a program that amounts to 'mass surveillance'.

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| February 9, 2015
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| February 9, 2015

Not Rex: Harper's doubling down on terror for election time

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Harper's beloved Canadian petro-monoconomy is tanking. So with election time approaching, Harpo is doubling down on terrorism!

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February 6, 2015 |
Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada was created to make Canada poverty-free, socially secure and cohesive by 2020.

The Harper government and evangelical capitalism

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We think of right-wing evangelical religion as an influence in American politics, but, unrecognized by the public and mostly unreported, it is a powerful influence on the Conservative caucus. That would explain the destruction of environmental policies and those omnibus bills.

When it comes to religion, most 21st century Canadians are a tolerant lot, with a "live and let live" mentality. We tend to not particularly care about other Canadians' religious beliefs, or lack of religious beliefs, and we expect a similar tolerance in return.

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February 4, 2015 |
Bill C-50 purpose is to prevent many Canadians living overseas from voting, despite a recent court decision upholding their right to do so.

Harper's cuts to postal service are bad election strategy

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In the future, when people ask where Stephen Harper went wrong, the pundits will say that he messed with the postal service.

This might be the place where a union rep such as myself would do some chest-thumping about the militant history of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). I could talk about the other Prime Ministers who took on the postal workers and lost. I could talk about the fight for maternity leave, or jailed union leaders... But it is not simply CUPW that is hitting back against Harper.

And that is the point.

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