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Karl Nerenberg | The areas of tension between Ontario and the federal government are numerous: equalization, debt and deficits, pensions and refugees and much more.
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Karl Nerenberg | The government has introduced new legislation in response to the Supreme Court's Bedford decision that struck down existing legislation on sex work. Some think the new law tries to do an "end run."
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Karl Nerenberg | Partisan politics is the highest priority for Harper and it has its price. The money spent on political staff for the Canadian cabinet is more than six times such spending for the British cabinet.
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Ralph Surette | Watching Harper envenom not only the politics of the day, but hammer at our deepest societal framework is to wonder what will be left of our self-respect as a nation if he wins the next election.
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Karl Nerenberg | The House is dealing with the Fair Elections Act, the temporary foreign workers issue, the First Nations Education Act, the newest omnibus budget bill and much more, all in great haste.
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Karl Nerenberg | The Harper government has made Deepan Budlakoti, born in Canada to parents who are now Canadian citizens, a stateless person. That is typical of a policy that pushes 'guest workers' over immigrants.
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Karl Nerenberg | Fair Elections Act, the omnibus budget bill, reform of First Nations education, contaminated sites and galloping climate change all await MPs when they get back to work.
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Karl Nerenberg | Some will say the Liberals will benefit by having fellow Liberals in power in Quebec. The NDP's Mulcair also has a Couillard connection, and is relieved the national unity issue is off the table.
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Karl Nerenberg | Pierre Poilievre claims 'ordinary Canadians' support his Fair Elections Act. Why don't the Conservatives invite any of them to testify to the Committee studying the Bill?
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Karl Nerenberg | Harper's 'democracy' Minister was being slippery when he told the House we only need one of 39 pieces of ID to vote, and that Canada does not ever require photo ID.
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Karl Nerenberg | A new report makes the most dire climate forecasts yet; there is no more health accord; and the (un)Fair Elections trucks on. Yet, none of these can force Soudas and Trudeau from headlines.
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Karl Nerenberg | The Progress Summit brought together a high-powered group of progressives from Canada and other countries. Some of their advice would be useful to folks carrying out current campaigns.