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NEWS SOURCES

McLeans National Leader’s Debate [image]

CBC Brigitte De Pape protest

Contempt of Parliament

Herald News Ottawa denies Budget Officer

thestar.com Conservatives ruled in Contempt of Parliament

National Newswatch – Contempt of Parliament is now the Default State of Canadian Democracy

Press ProgressWatch 13 Conservatives MPs drone on like robots reading the same script [YouTube]

Harper’s Royal Spending

CBC News ExclusiveStephen Harper’s 2012 Indian Limo Tab rises to $1.2M

CTV NewsHarper defends $300,000 plane ride for EU delegates

iPoliticsPM’s security squad racked up more than $23 million in cost overruns

Canadian ProgressiveHarper’s abuse of Challenger jets, government resources unacceptable

thestar.com – Ottawa’s spin doctor payroll rivals that of the commons

Harper Re-Names the Government

huffingtonpost.comHarper Government Rebranding: Taxpayers Spent over $86,000 Helping Tories Rebrand Federal Government

thestar.com – Commentary – Ottawa’s spin doctor payroll rivals that of the Commons 

CBC News PoliticsA rebranding of the ‘Harper Government’

The Data LoungeCanadian Prime Minister Renames Government After Himself

Yoko Stops Harper “Imagine”  cover

CBC YouTube pulls Harper Imagine clip

Toronto LifeYoko Ono’s publishing company pulls Stephen Harper’s “Imagine” performance off YouTube

Canadian People

The Ottawa CitizenProtestors cry foul at secrecy around Trans Pacific Partnership talks [image]

CBC Brigitte De Pape protest

Court Challenges and Abuse of Power

The TyeeHarper, Serial Abuser of Power: The Evidence Compiled

iPolitics – The Federal Court doesn’t trust Harper, Does anyone?

CBCCitizenship Act challenged in court by civil rights groups

The Council of Canadians“Fair” Elections Act Charter Challenge

UFCW Union NewsTell YOUR Senator to join the revolt against Harper’s Bill C-377!

iPolitics Stephen Harper v. Canada

Canadian ProgressiveVoter Justice denied as Fair Elections Act legal challenge is delayed

iPolitics Lawyers, guns and liars: Steven Harper’s stunning contempt for the law

Poroging Parliament

thestar.comPorogation and the right to know

Secret Government

Canadian ManufacturingCanada’ largest private union slams ‘secretive’ TPP talks for lacking democratic mandate

National PostHarper government stonewalling spending analysis, budget officer says

The Tyee Opinion – Harper’s Legislated Loyalty Threat

thestar.comTories block staff from testifying at Parliamentary committees

Huffpost AlbertaTory MP Maurice Vellacott Rebels Against Government ‘Muzzling’

Cuts to Arts

thestar.comOrdinary Folks don’t care about arts: Harper

Canadian Conference of the ArtsThe Canadian Conference of the Arts to Close Doors after 67 years

thestar.comTories cut five more arts programs

Cuts to Support for Women

House of CommonsThe Standing Committee on the Status of Women Tenth Report – Cuts to Status of Women Canada

The Globe and MailWomen’s groups decry Tory funding cuts

cfuw/fcfdu union newsletterMajor Federal Government Cuts Impacting Women in Canada Since 2006

USA Oil Influence

kochcash.org 1.1 Million Acres in Canada and Counting: Koch Interest in Keystone XL Pipeline Confirmed

The Washington Post The biggest foreign lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.

The Vancouver ObserverThe Fraser Institute – Charitable Fraser Institute received $4.3 million in foreign funding since 2000

Cuts to CBC

CBCCBC budget cut by $115M over 3 years

The National Post CBC Chair’s 2010 Letter to Harper Slams Tory Attacks on Broadcaster

Huffington Post   CBC Cuts ‘Going Too Far’ this Time, Former Board Members Warn

Cut Federal Health Accord

The Hill TimesBudget 2014 triggers Harper’s plan to dismantle national health care

thestar.comBy closing the Health Council of Canada, Stephen Harper is abandoning national medicare

Council of CanadiansCouncil of Canadians marks shameful one-year anniversary of health accord’s expiration

Personal Power in Prime Minister’s Office

Foreign Policy Journal‘Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover’ – Book Review

Common Ground ‘Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover’ – The beginning of the end? READ IT

Cuts to Environmental Protection + Science

canada.com Harper government cutting more than $100M related to protection of water

Globe and MailPurge of Canada’s fisheries libraries a ‘historic’ loss, scientists say

thestar.comHarper’s war on science continues with a vengeance

Fossil Fuel Support by Federal Government

the GuardianRevealed: Canadian government spent millions on secret tar sands advocacy

National ObserverBreaking: Harper gov’t appoints Kinder Morgan consultant to NEB

Dirty Decisions in Foreign Policy

ricochetHow the Harper government has helped mining companies plunder Africa

The Globe and MailOttawa’s arms deal with Saudi Arabia contingent on secrecy

The Vancouver ObserverHarper OKs potentially unconstitutional China-Canada FIPA deal, coming into force October 1

The TyeeBreaking Down the Harm to Canada Done by Treaty with China

CBC NewsDon’t cut long census form: Liberals

BBC NewsIs it fair to ban expats from voting?

Corruption

thestar.comConservative government character revealed in Duffy affair: Hébert

The TyeeHarper’s Horrible Year 2.0 [Image]

BuzzFeed A Secret Internal Memo Shows Stephen Harper’s Office Wanted Complete Control of the Senate

Economy

Mowat Centre: Ontario’s Voice on Public Policy That federal budget surplus? It’s coming from your EI premiums

The Globe and Mail – Budget balanced on backs of contingency fund, EI and oil

The Globe and Mail Where the heck’s that $3.1-billion? Where’s the fury?

Canada at War

CBC News Anti-ISIS mission in Syria built on shaky legal ground, critics say

McLean’s magazineStephen Harper on the legality of bombing Syria: LOL

CBC News ISIS poses bigger threat after nearly a year of coalition bombing

CTV NewsU.S. investigated report of civilian deaths following Canadian mission in Iraq

Esprit de Corps Canadian Military MagazineFor Public Consumptions: Politicians Dumbing Down War

mercycorps.orgQuick Facts: What you need to know about the Syria crisis

The GuardianSyrian refugees: four million people forced to flee as crisis deepens

Canadian People

Canadian DimensionThe movement against Stephen Harper

Huffington Post – Ashley Burnham, Mrs. Universe, Urges Aboriginal People to Vote Out Harper

The Globe and Mail Chiefs urge aboriginal people to vote against Harper government

Ottawa SunThousands of First Nations ‘Idle No More’ protestors demand meeting [image]

Canadian DimensionCanadian Federal Scientists, Professionals Union Launches anti-Harper Campaign

CTV NewsFederal correctional officers protest outside PM’s office

Women Against Stephen Harper – W.A.S.H. facebook group

Anything but Conservatives in 2015 – ABC – facebook group

Support our Veterans – Anything But Conservatives – facebook group

The Huffington PostQuebec Union Representing Radio-Canada To Campaign Against Tories

The Huffington Post Anyone but Harper, Says Postal Union President Mike Palecek

The Huffington Post “Tell Me What To Do, Just Don’t Let Me Handle the Cash”: Harper

Wake Up Call – Canada Waking Up the Masses — facebook group

Canadians Rallying to Unseat Stephen Harper C.R.U.S.H. – member’s facebook group

Canadians Rallying to Unseat Stephen Harper C.R.U.S.H. – open facebook group

No Harper Please, West Vancouver – facebook group

National PostOntario Teacher’s Union taking on Stephen Harper with pledges to campaign against Conservatives

Global NewsUnion members demonstrate against Harper government

Canadian ProgressiveQuebec’s Second Largest Union To Campaign Against Harper During 2015 Federal Election


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