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    10/21/2015 3:41:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    For years, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has served as a welcome counterpoint to Barack Obama, and the object of wistful musings about what a fine President of the United States he would have been, if only he had been born south of the border: generally realistic about the jihad threat, determined to do what was necessary to meet that threat, and a strong supporter of Israel.
  • Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally

    10/20/2015 5:56:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | October 19, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally Cliff Kincaid President Obama failed to take out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but now he’s going after Canada’s Conservative Party Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a big supporter of Israel and opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin. It’s a story the U.S. media won’t cover. But Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press has been documenting how Obama is planning the “fundamental transformation” of Canada by taking down Harper’s government and bringing to power a progressive majority assembled from Canada’s Liberal Party and New Democratic Party (NDP), an affiliate of the Socialist International....
  • (Stephen) Harper To Resign As Conservative Leader After Election Defeat-CANADA

    10/19/2015 9:50:49 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 27 replies
    Huff Po Canada ^ | 10/19/15 | Ryan Maloney
    Stephen Harper, the only leader the Conservative Party of Canada has ever known, is stepping down. It just isn't clear when. Conservative Party president John Walsh made the announcement in a media release Monday night, shortly after Justin Trudeau's Liberals captured a stunning majority government. "I have spoken to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and he has instructed me to reach out to the newly elected parliamentary caucus to appoint an Interim Leader and to the National Council to implement the leadership selection process pursuant to the Conservative Party of Canada constitution," Walsh said in the release.
  • Liberals win Canadian election, ousting Harper: TV projects

    10/19/2015 7:54:17 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/19/2015 | Randall Palmer
    Canada's Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rode a late campaign surge to a stunning election victory on Monday, toppling Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives with a promise of change and returning a touch of glamor, youth and charisma to Ottawa. Canada's major television networks projected the Liberals' victory and the party was on the cusp of a majority. While the final vote count was not yet complete, Trudeau's Liberals were on track to win 174 of Parliament's 338 seats, according to Elections Canada. Trudeau, 43, the photogenic son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, vaulted from third place to lead the...
  • Canadian Election Live Thread

    10/19/2015 4:50:06 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 144 replies
    CTV News ^ | 10/19/2015 | CTV
    LIB 19 NDP 2 CON 1
  • Polls show Liberals enjoy lead just days before election (Canada)

    10/16/2015 4:27:28 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 17 replies
    CP24 ^ | 10/16/2015 | Joshua Freeman
    With just two days to go before Canadians cast their ballots, two new polls show the Liberals with a lead over both the Conservatives and the NDP. According to a Forum Research Poll released Friday, the Liberals stand at 37 per cent support, compared with 31 per cent support for the Conservatives and 24 per cent support for the NDP. The Bloc Quebecois hold six per cent support, while the Green party holds two per cent.
  • Our choice is clear -- Stephen Harper

    10/16/2015 2:37:20 PM PDT · by Dartman · 9 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Oct.15/15 | Editorial
    There's been a lot of talk in this election about strategic voting -- voting for someone you don't really support to block someone else you support even less. That's not our advice to our readers in this very important election. We urge you to vote for the leader and party you believe is best qualified to lead Canada. On that basis, we endorse Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives. Harper successfully led Canada through the worst recession since the Great Depression, emerging in better shape than almost any other developed country. Since then, he has successfully balanced the federal...
  • Conservatives swing into lead, close in on majority government, new poll suggests [Canada]

    09/24/2015 9:47:01 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 24 replies
    Toronto (Red) Star ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | Alan Woods
    ...With less than a month to go in the campaign, and heading into the first of three leaders debates, the Tories have moved ahead of their rivals with the support of 35.4 per cent of voters, according to the Ekos poll conducted for Montreal’s La Presse newspaper.... “If (the Conservatives) keep those numbers up they’re very close to a majority — if not there already,” said pollster Frank Graves. “The numbers are about as good as we had for the final weekend of polling (in the 2011 election) when they achieved their majority.”... Trudeau’s Liberals have committed to infrastructure spending...
  • Wayne Gretzky joining Harper at Toronto event

    09/17/2015 6:22:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 17, 2015 | Don Peat,
    TORONTO - Can the Great One score votes, too? Wayne Gretzky is joining Conservative leader Stephen Harper on the federal election campaign trail. The Tory campaign announced late Thursday that Harper will be participating in an event with Gretzky at the Carlu in Toronto Friday at 6 p.m. It isn’t the first time this year that the hockey legend has helped a right-wing Canadian politician with an assist. Earlier this year, Gretzky skated into the Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership campaign with an endorsement of Patrick Brown.
  • Canada PM pledges rebound as recession rocks reelection bid

    09/03/2015 7:08:22 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/1/2015 | Leah Schnurr
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Having staked his reputation on strong economic management, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has decided that the best way to win re-election when the headlines say recession is to convince the country it is no longer in one. Tuesday brought the worst kind of news for a prime minister campaigning for a rare fourth term in office: government data that confirmed Canada's economy contracted for the second quarter in a row, the technical definition of recession. But Harper shrugged off the data from the first half of the year, saying Canada had a "couple of weak months,"...

    08/18/2015 11:45:40 AM PDT · by Entropy Squared · 14 replies
    Jay Currie ^ | August 16, 2015 | Jay Currie
    Various people have asked me why I will not vote for Stephen Harper and the Conservatives in this election. While the Cons’ failure to seriously tackle the deficit, reduce the size of government and begin to dismantle the Liberal state are all good reasons, I probably would hold my nose one more time if it were not for one, fundamental fact: C-51. And I might have even given Harper a pass on C-51 if I didn’t know the Conservative record on free speech, the perversion of the Human Rights Commission and the legal thuggery which attended it. Connie Fournier and...
  • Where Canadian PM’s anti-terror travel ban came from

    08/13/2015 9:25:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Once it is established a person travelled to a forbidden designated area, the onus is on them to convince intelligence agencies they were there for a legitimate un-terror related purpose Earlier this week Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced if his Conservative Party retains power after the October 19 federal election, legislation would be introduced to ban travel to certain “designated areas.” Those who travel to these areas and cannot prove they did so for a legitimate non-terror related reason, will be subject to criminal prosecution. It is already a crime in Canada to participate in or aid a terrorist group....
  • Occupy Wall Street organizers out to “swing” Canadian election

    05/27/2015 5:53:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/27/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Adbusters magazine—the flagship of the Canadian non-profit Adbusters Media Foundation that spawned Occupy Wall Street (OWS)—is out to take down Stephen Harper’s Conservative Government in October elections. The magazine that calls all restless millennials to arms in a revival of 1960-styled protests for ultimate Marxist takeover—is printed in the United States. The message of its 100,000 international circulation, found mostly in corner convenience stores like 7-Eleven is a clarion call to Marxism: “Let the Global Revolution Begin”, “Cultural Revolution is Our Business”. Adbusters lure to disaffected youth of the day is the raunchy: “Having fun, Kicking #”. (Canada Free Press,...
  • Obama Regime is Precisely What it Accuses America of Being

    03/25/2015 7:21:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/25/15 | Judi McLeod
    White House occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron With the mega ironies of our tumultuous times in competition for top spot, it must be The Irony of Ironies that Obama and his minions are down to a ‘Tee’ exactly what they accuse America of being: despicable bullies of the world. First seizing then standing on sanctimony and Projection 101 are Commandments 1 and 2 in Marxist ideology. History shows that whenever Marxists make it into high office, they seize the moral high ground from which they lecture the masses from bully pulpits provided by the media of...
  • Canadian Prime Minister, “Guns Important To Safety, And Slow Police Response”

    03/17/2015 10:13:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    gunsnfreedom.com ^ | 3/15/2015 | Tim
    When asked about new firearms legislation at an event in Saskatoon, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said there are too many restrictions on gun ownership, which he added is important for the livelihoods of rural people, recreation and personal safety according to CTV. “My wife’s from a rural area and obviously gun ownership wasn’t just for the farm, but was for a certain level of security when you’re a ways away from immediate police assistance,” he said during a question-and-answer session with the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities.
  • Toronto Imam: Canada’s PM Harper “an enemy of Islam”

    02/10/2015 6:35:42 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 32 replies
    JihadWatch.com ^ | February 9, 2015 | Robert Spencer
    Toronto Imam: Canada’s PM Harper “an enemy of Islam” This is tantamount to a call for his murder. “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land.” (Qur’an 5:33) “Toronto imam: Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper ‘is the enemy of Islam,'” by Jonathan Halevi, Alternative Angle, February 7, 2015 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur): Shaykh Said Rageah (الشيخ سعيد راجح)...
  • Harper Lee to publish Mockingbird 'sequel'

    02/03/2015 8:03:19 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/2/15
    An unpublished novel by Harper Lee is to finally see the light of day, 60 years after the US author put it aside to write To Kill a Mockingbird. Go Set a Watchman, which features the character of Scout as an adult, will be released on 14 July. Lee wrote it in the mid-1950s but put it aside on the advice of her editor. "I thought it a pretty decent effort." said Lee in a statement. "I am humbled and amazed that this will now be published after all these years."
  • Liberal MP: Islamic State threats to Canada all Harper’s fault

    02/01/2015 10:28:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/01/15 | Mitch Wolfe
    Sgro, Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada are just not ready for prime time Liberal MP Judy Sgro gave an interview to The Hill Times in which she gave her opinion as to why the Islamic State poses a threat to Canada. Seems it is all Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s fault. Harper has stood out on the world stage for recognizing ISIS for what it is; Islamic (that’s right composed of Muslims) jihadis tasked with the mission of attacking the West including Canada because of our values and their desire to build a worldwide caliphate. The Liberal MP seems...
  • Harper asks Canadians to pray for soldiers in Christmas message

    12/25/2014 8:42:15 AM PST · by Dartman · 6 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec.25/14 | canoe.ca
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered his annual Christmas message to Canadians in a YouTube message on Dec. 24. Sitting in front of a fully decorated Christmas tree and roaring fire, Harper touts Canada's strong economy, and that the country is known around the world "for doing what is good and right and for protecting the vulnerable, promoting peace and defending the freedom of all people." He asks all Canadians to take a break from the Christmas festivities to say a prayer for the country's men and women in uniform serving "in harm's way," especially those fighting the Islamic State. You...
  • Canada’s Harper to Putin: ‘I guess I’ll shake your hand, but you need to get out of Ukraine’

    11/17/2014 10:32:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/14 | Dan Calabrese
    O Canada! Canada's Harper to Putin: 'I guess I'll shake your hand, but you need to get out of Ukraine' Quite the contrast from when Obama ran into him in China last week, Canada’s Stephen Harper apparently has no hesitation about letting it be known what he and his country think of Vladimir Putin’s aggression toward Ukraine: Harper spokesman Jason MacDonald told Canadian reporters Harper had been chatting with a handful of other leaders when Putin entered the room. Putin approached Harper and stuck out his hand to shake the Canadian prime minister’s, said MacDonald.
  • Harper tells Putin to get "get out of Ukraine" at G20 summit in Australia

    11/15/2014 9:40:19 AM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 38 replies
    The Canadian Press ^ | November 15, 2014 | Lee-Anne Goodman
    BRISBANE, Australia - Stephen Harper had a showdown with Vladimir Putin on Saturday, telling the Russian leader to "get out of Ukraine" in a dustup at the Group of 20 summit in Australia. Harper's spokesman, Jason MacDonald, said the prime minister was speaking to a group of G20 leaders at a private leaders' retreat on Saturday morning when Putin approached and extended his hand. MacDonald said Harper told Putin: "I guess I'll shake your hand but I have only one thing to say to you: You need to get out of Ukraine." According to MacDonald, Putin did not respond positively....
  • Dick Schaal, a Second City pioneer and former husband of Valerie Harper, dies at 86

    11/06/2014 8:44:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 5, 2014
    Richard "Dick" Schaal, a pioneer at the Second City comedy theater in Chicago, the former husband of the actress Valerie Harper and a familiar face from a plethora of character roles on movies and television, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "Rhoda," died Tuesday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, Calif., said his only daughter, the actress Wendy Schaal. He was 86..
  • 12 Straight Years of Liberal Governments made Canada a rat’s nest for Jihadists

    10/24/2014 8:34:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/24/14 | Judi McLeod
    Too bad part of Trudeau’s being “authentic” and “being yourself” includes his hanging out at Mosques. Any day now Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be blamed by the lib-left and their running dog media hacks for this week’s terrorist attacks in Ottawa and Quebec. That’s because the lib-left, who always throw politics rather than effective stopgap measures at Islamic terrorism—which they refuse even to name—will move quickly to blame the terrorist attacks on Canada’s participation in the current combat mission in Iraq. The lib-left will do this even though there is documented proof on the books that terrorists in droves...
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper Doesn’t hide behind other names for Terrorism

    10/23/2014 8:30:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/14 | Judi McLeod
    Canadians can at least take pride in the assurance that their prime minister doesn’t hide behind other names conjured by politicians and terrorists alike for terrorism South of our border, the current occupier of the White House calls jaw-dropping citizen slaughter by members of the so-called Religion of Peace “Workplace violence”. Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls the attack on Parliament Hill that took the life of War Memorial Honour Guard Cpl. Nathan Cirillo exactly what it is: TERRORISM. Terrorism is terrorism and no other name comes close to describing it. Those who call terrorism anything else, for reasons that...
  • Canadian PM Calls Attacker ‘Terrorist,’ Vows ‘We Will Not be Intimidated’

    10/22/2014 7:29:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 22, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Speaking for the first time since a gunman attacked parliament earlier today, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the week’s multiple assaults “a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world.” Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist serving in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was shot and killed while guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Minutes later, a gunman opened fire inside the halls of parliament before he was shot to death by House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vicker. The CBC reported that police confirmed a photo...
  • LIVE THREAD: PM to address nation 7:45pm ET (2345UTC)

    10/22/2014 4:05:53 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 77 replies
    Stephen Harper expected to speak at 7:45pm
  • Soldier fatally shot outside of Parliament, one gunman killed, but multiple shooters sought

    10/22/2014 11:35:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The National Post ^ | October 22, 2014 | John Ivison, Justin Ling, Josh Visser, Jake Edmiston, National Post Staff
    Ottawa shooting kills Canadian soldier at War Memorial A soldier was shot and killed at the National War Memorial Wednesday morning before a single suspect was shot dead at Parliament. The chaotic situation is ongoing as police seek multiple suspects in the attack. “One shooting victim succumbed to injuries. He was a member of the Canadian Forces. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his loved ones,” Ottawa police said in a statement. The soldier will not be identified until his family is notified, police added. The soldier is believed to be a reservist from Hamilton, Ontario. “One male...
  • Canadian government begins invalidating passports of citizens who have left to join extremist groups

    09/20/2014 4:29:50 PM PDT · by fanfan · 49 replies
    The National Post (Canada) ^ | September 20, 2014 | Stewart Bell
    The government has begun invalidating the passports of Canadians who have left to join extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander revealed in an interview on Friday. The minister told the National Post his department had also revoked the passports of several Canadians who had not yet left the country but who had intended to travel to the volatile region to enlist as foreign fighters. He would not disclose the number of passports...
  • Canada talks tough on Ukraine, but cuts $2.7-billion from defence in 2015

    09/01/2014 1:31:41 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 8 replies
    National Newswatch ^ | Sept 1 2014 | Murray Brewster
    OTTAWA - Stephen Harper has been one of the toughest-talking leaders throughout the Ukraine crisis, yet newly released figures show National Defence is expected to face an even deeper budget hole in the coming year than previously anticipated. The ongoing reductions come as the prime minister is expected to resist pressure from allies at this week's NATO summit to spend substantially more on the military. Annual spending on the military, when compared with 2011, is slated to shrink by a total of $2.7-billion in 2015, according to a briefing note prepared for the deputy defence minister. That would be almost...
  • Harper saw through Putin from the start

    07/22/2014 9:05:34 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    theglobeandmail.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | J.L. GRANATSTEIN AND WILLIAM KAPLAN
    After Russia orchestrated the absorption of Crimea into the Soviet Union – oops – into Russia, the Prime Minister told a German audience that Mr. Putin was a “throwback” to the USSR. “Unfortunate as it sounds,” Mr. Harper observed, “it’s increasingly apparent to me that the Cold War has never left Vladimir Putin’s mind.” Then the Prime Minister added, “we simply … cannot afford the risk of Europe going back to being a continent where people seize territory … where the bigger military powers are prepared to invade their neighbours or carve off pieces.” The economy was important, he went...
  • Stephen Harper's Statement on Malaysian Air Shoot-down

    07/17/2014 10:19:51 PM PDT · by alphadoggie · 18 replies
    Thought it would be interesting to see what one of the actual leaders of the free world had to say about the shootdown of MH17 while the bozo in our White House was off eating burgers in Delaware and fundraising in NYC. Note, like a true leader, Harper actually makes a point in his statement: "“While we do not yet know who is responsible for this attack, we continue to condemn Russia’s military aggression and illegal occupation of Ukraine, which is at the root of the ongoing conflict in the region."
  • Flaws in Canadian system serve as red flag for Obamacare

    07/02/2014 3:23:47 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    As the U.S. debates ways to replace or improve Obamacare, Canada may offer a blueprint for reform. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has moved to transfer control from the federal government to the provinces and is opening up the socialized system to private clinics and doctors. “What we clearly need is experimentation with market reforms and private delivery options within the public system. ... that experimentation should occur at the provincial level,” Harper said a decade before winning a government majority in 2011. Now he's acting on his vision. This is relevant to the debate over health policy in America...
  • Canada Takes its Place at the Table

    01/26/2014 11:01:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    During a press conference with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, an Israeli reporter asked visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, “Is Canada paying a price for being so supportive of Israel? Is it possible to support Israel and still have ties to the Arab world?” This question goes to the heart of what is generally perceived as Israel’s greatest weakness. The Arab boycott of Israel and of companies doing business with Israel has served as one of the most potent weapons in the anti-Israel arsenal for over a generation. Indeed, since the OPEC oil embargo in 1974, it has...
  • Canadian PM Harper is latest to fill leadership vacuum

    01/24/2014 8:21:35 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 1/24/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    During a press conference with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, an Israeli reporter asked visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, "Is Canada paying a price for being so supportive of Israel? Is it possible to support Israel and still have ties to the Arab world?" This question goes to the heart of what is generally perceived as Israel's greatest weakness. The Arab boycott of Israel and of companies doing business with Israel has served as one of the most potent weapons in the anti-Israel arsenal for over a generation. Indeed, since the OPEC oil embargo in 1974, it has...
  • Sarah Palin is a fan of Stephen Harper's Israel support

    01/22/2014 5:11:58 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 3 replies
    CBC News ^ | Jan. 22, 2014 | Meagan Fitzpatrick
    Former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is heaping praise on Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his "exemplary" support of Israel and scolding the media for not paying more attention. Palin, whose public comments on various issues often attract attention, wrote a message on her Facebook page that linked to an article on the website of Breaking Christian News about Harper's visit to Israel and his support for the country since he became prime minister in 2006. "Thank you to our good neighbours led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper for their exemplary support of our friend Israel," she wrote....
  • Abbas to Harper: There Will be No Israelis in 'Palestine'

    01/20/2014 7:15:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/1/14 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas told Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday that there will be no official Israeli presence in the future Palestinian state, reported the Ma’an news agency. "We want an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital that includes all the lands that were occupied in 1967 and that lives side by side with Israel in security and stability," Abbas said in a joint press conference with Harper in Ramallah. "Anything else said or interpreted on our behalf matters only to those who interpret it," he added, according to Ma’an, dismissing rumors that he...
  • Tibi Screams at Netanyahu, Harper During Speeches

    01/20/2014 1:10:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 1/20/14 | David Lev
    A particularly nasty debate broke out Monday evening between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Arab MK Ahmed Tibi – as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who was visiting the Knesset, looked on. Tibi screamed at Netanyahu, who spoke in praise of Israeli democracy, and later walked out when Harper himself did the same when he spoke to MKs. Speaking in Harper's presence, Netanyahu said he hoped the Arab world, including Syria, “would be able to have real parliaments, like that in Israel. In our parliament, anyone can say anything they want,” Netanyahu said. In Israel, MKs are free to scream...
  • Harper tells Israel: ‘Through fire and water, Canada will stand with you’

    01/20/2014 10:01:14 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1/20/2014 | The Times of Israel
    he full text of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s address to the Knesset, January 20, 2014 Monsieur le Premier Ministre, Monsieur le Président de la Knesset, Monsieur le Président de la Cour Suprême, Monsieur le Chef de l’Opposition, Mesdames et Messieurs les Ministres, Et les Députes, Distingués Invités, Mesdames et Messieurs, Shalom. And thank you for inviting me to visit this remarkable country, and especially for this opportunity to address the Knesset. It is truly a great honour. And if I may, Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my wife Laureen and the entire Canadian delegation, let me begin by thanking...
  • As historic Middle-East trip nears, Harper may go even further in his staunch support of Israel

    01/18/2014 9:15:17 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 9 replies
    National Post ^ | January 17, 2014 | John Ivison
    When Stephen Harper touches down at Tel Aviv’s David Ben Gurion airport on Sunday, he will receive a hero’s welcome on the tarmac from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr. Harper’s four-day trip to Israel will see him acclaimed across the Jewish state. “Stephen Harper has been very important because the fact is, he takes a clear moral stand and it’s appreciated,” Mr. Netanyahu told CTV’s Lisa LaFlamme in an interview aired Thursday. It will be the first visit to Israel by a Canadian prime minister since Jean Chrétien stumbled into the Middle East quagmire by backing the late Yasser...
  • Stephen Harper praises Ariel Sharon as ‘architect’ of Israel

    01/12/2014 7:01:57 AM PST · by Dartman · 3 replies
    Canada.com ^ | Jan. 11/14 | Mark Kennedy
    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid tribute Saturday to Ariel Sharon, describing the late Israeli leader as an “architect” of the Middle East nation he once staunchly defended. Harper, whose government has been a steadfast ally of Israel, quickly released a statement upon learning of the death of Sharon. “On behalf of all Canadians, Laureen and I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and to the Israeli people,” he said. Harper praised Sharon for both aspects of his career in Israel — first as a general, and later as...
  • Prime Minister Harper's Christmas message

    12/26/2013 6:27:25 AM PST · by Dartman · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Dec. 25/13 | from news
    Video at link
  • The De facto Leader of the Free World

    12/02/2013 10:30:53 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 2 replies
    December 2, 2013 | LP Sullivan
    His policies have already made the world a more dangerous place and have many Western world nations questioning not only Obama’s capability to lead, but his true agenda. Remember, if it all goes bad, he has vowed to ‘side with the Muslims.’ This has left the free world without its usually reliable leader in America. Enter Stephen Harper.
  • Prime Minister’s Office evacuated after suspicious package found

    10/16/2013 11:10:31 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 5 replies
    National Post ^ | October 16, 2013
    The Langevin Block, the building across from Parliament Hill that houses the Prime Minister’s Office, was evacuated Wednesday morning amid reports of a suspicious person and package in the area. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was not in the building. Police also closed Wellington Street, the street in front of the Parliament Buildings, for two blocks, and taped off roads in the area. RCMP officers were questioning a man who was put into a police cruiser. A joint RCMP-Ottawa police team that deals with potentially hazardous materials was called to the scene. The Conservative government’s throne speech was to be delivered...
  • The Conservative plan to become Canada’s Natural Governing Party

    10/15/2013 8:03:50 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Nat'l Post ^ | 10/14/13
    Canada’s Conservatives, after nearly eight years of power, have become the country’s Establishment Party. Traditionally viewed as a collection of misfits who couldn’t keep power once they achieved it — and who stabbed each other in the back during opposition — the Tories are now a political powerhouse. But can they win a fourth-straight election, in 2015? The last time a Conservative prime minister did that was in 1891, under Sir John A. Macdonald. Expect Wednesday’s throne speech to be focused on this goal.
  • Canada PM Ready to Introduce New Carbon-Emission Rules for Keystone Approval -- Report

    09/07/2013 8:40:04 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 6, 2013 | Paul Vieira
    OTTAWA--Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has told U.S. President Barack Obama that he's ready to work on joint plan between the two countries to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector in an effort to secure approval of the Keystone XL pipeline project, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday. The CBC, citing unnamed sources, said Mr. Harper wrote to Mr. Obama in late August, signaling he is ready to accept carbon-reduction targets proposed by the U.S. and prepared to work with the White House to address concerns raised about Keystone and its impact on greenhouse-gas emissions. A spokesman for Mr....
  • Deformed miracle puppy defies death twice and learns to walk

    08/01/2013 8:17:05 PM PDT · by kanawa · 50 replies
    Life With Dogs ^ | July 31, 2013 | n/a
    Harper is indeed a miracle puppy – she has defied death twice. A woman in Sanford, Florida saved her the first time when she noticed a wriggling bag being held by a man selling puppies in a Save-a-Lot parking lot. She asked him what was in the bag, but he refused to show her. She persisted, and he handed the bag to her, revealing a deformed puppy. Had this laudable woman not intervened, the puppy would have suffocated. When Harper was rescued from the trash bag, she wasn’t given much of a chance for survival. She has pectus excavatum (literally...
  • First lady Michelle Obama to visit Harper High today

    04/10/2013 2:10:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/10/13 | Katherine Skiba
    First lady Michelle Obama, visiting Chicago on Wednesday for a discussion with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and civic leaders on ways to combat youth violence, will make a stop afterward at Harper High School, where students and alumni have been hit hard by gun violence. Twenty-nine current or former Harper students have been shot in the last year, eight of them fatally, her office said. The school is in the West Englewood neighborhood. At the school she will meet with a small group of students and counselors “to hear firsthand about their experiences,” her office said. The visit is not
  • Former police Chief Harper indicted on five counts(Pittsburgh Affirmative Action Hire)

    03/22/2013 9:35:52 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 14 replies
    Tribune-Review (Suburban Pittsburgh) ^ | Friday, March 22, 2013, 12:18 p.m. | Bobby Kerlik and Brian Bowling
    A federal grand jury Friday indicted ousted Pittsburgh police Chief Nate Harper for tax violations. Prosecutors charged Harper, 60, of Stanton Heights with four counts of “tax problems” and one count of conspiracy. He is scheduled to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Mitchell. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Cessar appeared before the judge with the indictment and the grand jury foreman. The indictment comes two months after the Tribune-Review reported the grand jury's work and one month after Mayor Luke Ravenstahl forced Harper to resign his post. Harper led the department since 2006. The grand jury was investigating Harper's involvement...
  • 'Rhoda' actress Valerie Harper has terminal brain cancer

    03/06/2013 7:20:39 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    UPI ^ | March. 6, 2013
    LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. television icon Valerie Harper told People magazine she has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and likely has no more than three months to live. Harper, 73, is best known for her portrayal of Rhoda Morgenstern on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spin-off, "Rhoda." She also headlined the sitcom "Valerie."
  • Canada's Crusader for Conservatism

    01/17/2013 4:14:54 AM PST · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    Standpoint ^ | November 2012
    When thinking of Canada, I strongly doubt that the first thing to pop into most people's heads would be "bastion of political conservatism". Yet in this liberal country, prime minister Stephen Harper has carved out an impressive reputation as one of the world's most successful centre-right leaders. Through two minority Tory governments (2006 and 2008), and since May 2011 at the head of a majority government, Harper has balanced strong leadership with a confident domestic and foreign policy agenda. Canada may be a middle power, but our prime minister will accept nothing less than a seat at the top table.