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Stephen Harper with his son, Ben, back in 2015. Image: Stephen Harper/Facebook
David J Climenhaga | The former Conservative prime minister's 24-year-old son landed a job as a "junior policy advisor" in Kenney's office for a cool $100,000 or so a year.
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Stephen Harper at a press conference in 2010. Image: Number 10/Flickr
Wyatt James Schierman | Government debt is not the bogeyman neoliberals make it out to be. Reductions in government spending are the real danger.
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Jason Kenney with Jack Mintz in 2015. Image: Jason Kenney/Twitter
David J. Climenhaga | University of Calgary Professor Jack Mintz, appointed in March to lead Jason Kenney's "emergency economic panel," has joined other right-wing commentators in calling for public-sector rollbacks.
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A commuter in Washington D.C. dons a face mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Image: Elvert Barnes/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | As they are now in Asia, anti-viral masks are likely to be part of Canadian life going forward.
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David J. Climenhaga | Back in 2006, Harper planned to make Canada "an energy superpower." Today, oil prices are plummeting with no alternative source of revenue, pushing Alberta toward a financial meltdown.
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Peter MacKay shakes hands with outgoing Conservative leader Andrew Scheer. Image: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Liberal strategists likely fear a return of Jason Kenney to federal politics more than Peter MacKay winning the Conservative party leadership race.
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Manning Centre founder and former Reform party leader Preston Manning. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | File under unsolved political mysteries: career changes by Stephen Harper, Preston Manning and Andrew Weaver. Whatever can they mean?
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Tehran in 2010. Image: Flickr/Ninara
David J. Climenhaga | In the wake of yesterday's air tragedy in Iran that took the lives of at least 63 Canadians, all Canadians want answers to what caused Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS 752 to crash.
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Former prime minister Stephen Harper in 2013. Photo: michael_swan/Flickr
Antonia Zerbisias, Broadsides | It's easy to imagine that former prime minister Stephen Harper is still writing the conservative playbook. The clues are everywhere, as Harper makes stops on his tour of the rubber-chicken circuit.
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Former prime minister Stephen Harper, whose 2008 bitumen export plan sounded suspiciously like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's now-reviled version. Image: Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | The principal thing that is different at this moment is simply this: there's a Liberal government in Ottawa.
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Andrew Scheer speaks with Stephen Harper at 2018 Calgary Stampede. Photo: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
Broadsides, Antonia Zerbisias | Conservative leader Andrew Scheer may be on show. But he's not the man -- or men -- orchestrating the moves of the Conservatives.
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Karl Nerenberg | Making a distinction between the executive and legislative branches, the Supreme Court recently ruled the federal government doesn't always have to consult Indigenous people. The distinction is flawed