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Stephen Harper's Conservatives Win Canadian Election
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative Party has won a majority of seats in a historic election that saw the left-leaning New Democratic Party become the official opposition. The Conservatives won 167 of the 308 electoral districts, earning 40% of the vote, Elections Canada reported. The New...
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High-Stakes Election Day for Canada's Harper
OTTAWA — Canada went to the polls Monday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper seeking an elusive Conservative majority but fearful of being unseated by a late surge from the left-leaning New Democratic Party. For the fourth time in seven years Canadians will choose a new government. Opinion polls...
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Canada Parliament Begins No-Confidence Debate
The Canadian parliament has begun debate on a no-confidence motion expected to topple the Conservative minority government. Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff said Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government "breaks the rules" and "does not deserve to remain in office". If the motion passes on...
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Our Commons Future Is Already Here
A stirring call to unite the environmental and global justice movement from Maude Barlow
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Maude Barlow: 'The World Has Divided into Rich and Poor as at No Time in History'
As world leaders gathered in Toronto for the G20 summit last week, leading activists from around the world joined thousands in Toronto's Massey Hall to oppose the G20 agenda. Maude Barlow was one of the key speakers at the event. She heads the Council of Canadians, Canada's largest public advocacy...
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Canada's Project Hero Highlights the Unsung
There has been a recent stir of controversy in Canadian media over a public letter signed by 15 Professors from the University of Regina opposing their university's participation in a scholarship program reserved exclusively for the offspring of soldiers that died in war. 46 other colleges and...
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Alberta's Tar Sands Make Canada a Climate Criminal
Canada's image lies in tatters. It is now to climate what Japan is to whaling
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Bush Jokes as Protesters Burn His Effigy in Montreal
MONTREAL — As George W. Bush cracked jokes with a business crowd inside a hotel ballroom Thursday, hundreds of people outside the building cheered while he was being burned in effigy. Police in riot gear and others on horseback held back a crowd of hundreds, including many people who tossed shoes...
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Maude Barlow: The Al Gore of H2O
The outspoken Canadian activist tells Erin Anderssen that she will bring the same doggedness she displayed in opposing NAFTA and globalization to her new post as the UN's senior adviser on water issues
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Maude Barlow Named To UN Post
TORONTO - Canada's internationally renowned water crusader, Maude Barlow, has been appointed senior water adviser to the United Nations president. Barlow, described by international media as "the Al Gore of water'' and currently chair of the country's biggest public advocacy group, the Council of...
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