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Geoffrey Stevens

Why Conservatives are starting to get frightened

| March 3, 2014

Conservative budget 'promises' reveal real threats to First Nations

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A closer inspection of the budget "promises" reveals very real threats to First Nations treaty rights, forcing Aboriginal people to become willing partners -- or go to jail.

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Pamela Palmater

Conservative budget poses stark question for First Nations

| February 18, 2014
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How fatalism became the new normal

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It's the shots of British Prime Minister David Cameron slogging through the floods there in wellies that convinced me: fatalism is back. He may have looked as if he was trying to do something, but it had nothing to do with addressing the causes of flooding. He was all accommodation: like Noah building an ark after hearing from the Lord that the skies were going to burst.

February 3, 2014 |
The unwillingness of the Conservatives to come clean and the inability of Elections Canada to hold them to account is unacceptable.
December 16, 2013 |
Hudak told Global TV’s Alan Carter, “Listen, I enjoy debate, I enjoy the fight. I really had no talent in life except running my mouth – that’s why I got in politics.”
December 11, 2013 |
Federal public sector unions are joining forces to challenge an unprecedented assault on collective bargaining and workplace health and safety by the Conservative government.

Conservative Senator Hugh Segal on why unions are important

On December 7, Conservative Senator Hugh Segal addressed Unifor's Ontario Regional Council. He began: "My Canada is the kind of country where trade unions and free collective bargaining makes our economy stronger and Canada a better place. It is as important a part of a strong and growing economy as capital investment, reasonable profits, and fair wages. And without collective bargaining there is never any guarantee on fair wages. And without fair wages we are not building a society of which we can be proud, and we can transfer to our kids and grandchildren knowing we have transferred them something that reflects our values as Canadians.

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Will the last ethical Conservative please stand up?

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With all the reporting on the Senate scandal you might think there's not much more to be discovered. But reading the actual documents the RCMP turned up in its Mike Duffy investigation is definitely worth the effort. The documents pull back the curtain on Harperland, a landscape so profoundly unethical Harper's staff does not hesitate even for a second in plotting to interfere with a supposedly independent official Senate audit. You have to ask yourself that if this is how Harper's inner circle behaved on the Duffy file, what kinds of things do they get up to when they are strategizing against Harper's enemies.

Christopher Majka

Byelections 2013: The return of the status quo

| November 26, 2013
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