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  • Canada’s Stephen Harper left shaken by scandals, defections and cheap oil

    02/16/2015 9:53:38 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 8 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 16 February 2015 | Jeff Heinrich
    In the dead of winter, the last thing on most Canadians’ minds is the prospect of another federal election. The official deadline for this year’s vote – 19 October – is still a long way off, and there are more immediate worries in this G7 nation of 35 million people: the struggling economy, the drop in value of Alberta oil, the fast-sinking Canadian dollar, security scares over home-grown Islamist radicals, the war in Iraq and Canada’s military role there. But it’s precisely those and other everyday worries – and the fact that the country’s Conservative government could use them to...
  • 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...
  • Canadian PM Stephen Harper: "The International Jihadist Movement Has Declared War"

    01/09/2015 3:30:35 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 30 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 9, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER STEPHEN HARPER: The fact of the matter is this, ladies and gentlemen. The international jihadist movement has declared war. They have declared war on anybody who does not think and act exactly how they would think and act, they have declared war and are executing it on a massive scale, on a whole range of countries with which they are in contact, and they have declared war on any country like ourselves that values freedom openness and tolerance. We may not like this and wish it would go away, but it is not going to go away.
  • Jihadists have declared war, world must respond: Canada's Harper

    01/08/2015 2:42:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 1/8/15 | Julie Gordon
    The deadly attacks in Paris serve as a vivid reminder that jihadists are at war with those they disagree with, and the world must confront them, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday. "The international jihadist movement has declared war. They have declared war on anybody who does not think and act exactly as they wish they'd think and act," Harper told reporters when asked about Wednesday's attack.
  • Harper vs Putin

    The G20 thread got me thinking of this from earlier i the year... Prime Minister of Canada spoke in favour of building a monument in Canada to remember the victims of communism. "100 million died because of it"...read here
  • Canada's Stephen Harper to Putin at G20 Meeting: Get out of Ukraine

    11/15/2014 5:35:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/15/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Glenn Reynolds refers to this as “smart diplomacy – the real thing,” but it’s based on the very dumb diplomacy rolled out by Vladimir Putin over the past year. Brisbane, Australia hosts the G-20 meeting this week, and Putin decided to make a point by sending a war flotilla of the Russian navy to the waters north of Australia, in order to make the point that, er … he’s a reasonable guy, or something: But it was clear that Putin’s actions over the past few days were top of mind for the leaders.Abbott lashed out at the Russian leader...
  • Putin Will Leave G20 Summit Early After West Blasts Moscow Over Ukraine

    11/15/2014 11:39:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Time ^ | 1/15/14 | Sam Frizell
    Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G20 summit early after Western leaders lambasted him Saturday over the crisis in Ukraine and threatened further sanctions. “I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Putin, according to his spokesman Jason MacDonald, Reuters reports. President Barack Obama said the United States was at the forefront of “opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, which is a threat to the world, as we saw in the appalling shoot-down of MH17.” German Chancellor Angela...
  • David Cameron: Putin is not a man of his word

    11/15/2014 6:30:49 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | November 15, 2014
    David Cameron has warned Russia it will face more sanctions if it continues to support the separatists in Ukraine's civil war. Speaking on Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Cameron said: "If Russia continues to destabilise Ukraine, and we continue to see Russian troops and Russian tanks inside Ukraine, then there's going to have to be a very different relationship with Britain and Europe on the one hand, and Russia on the other, and potential for further sanctions." Mr Cameron also suggested in a separate interview that he does not trust Vladimir Putin, and said he was saddened that Mr Putin...
  • David Cameron compares Russia to Nazi Germany on eve of Putin meeting

    11/14/2014 11:59:36 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | November 14, 2014 | Steven Swinford
    David Cameron has compared Russia to Nazi Germany because of its actions in Ukraine on the eve of a tense meeting with Vladimir Putin. Mr Cameron will on Saturday night challenge Mr Putin about Russia’s continued acts of aggression in Ukraine as it supplies heavy weapons and tanks to the separatists. In a reference to World War II, Mr Cameron said that the world must “learn the lessons of history” and intervene to stop “a larger state bullying a smaller state”. He said: "Russian action in Ukraine is unacceptable. We have to be clear about what we are dealing with....
  • Harper tells Putin to ‘get out of Ukraine’ at G20 in Australia

    11/15/2014 4:50:34 AM PST · by xp38 · 21 replies
    680 News ^ | November 15 2014 | Lee-Anne Goodman
    Stephen Harper had a showdown with Vladimir Putin on Saturday, telling the Russian leader to “get out of Ukraine” in a dust-up 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. He didn’t provide...
  • Stephen Harper at G20 tells Vladimir Putin to 'get out of Ukraine'

    11/15/2014 6:17:07 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | November 15, 2014
    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. He didn't provide...
  • Ottawa attack: MPs fashioned spears while Harper whisked into closet

    10/25/2014 7:02:16 PM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 40 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 10/23/14 | Steven Chase
    Stephen Harper spent about 15 minutes hidden in a Parliament Hill closet after a gunman stormed Centre Block where he and the rest of the Conservative caucus were guarded by MPs who’d fashioned sharp spears from flagpoles, sources say. After they heard gunfire outside their meeting room door Wednesday, members of Parliament snapped close to 15 flagpoles to make weapons. Some positioned themselves on risers that flanked doors, ready to attack an assailant.
  • Multiple shooters reported in Canada attack [Prime Minister Stephen Harper evacuated]

    10/22/2014 9:25:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/22/2014 | By Ashley Fantz and Josh Levs
    There were two soldiers standing guard at the war memorial in Ottawa near Parliament, and a gunman shot one of them, a witness told CNN on Wednesday. Peter Henderson, a journalist, said other soldiers doing drills nearby ran to help the fallen soldier. Henderson said he knew the person shot was a soldier because of the ceremonial uniform the soldier was wearing. There were "several shooting incidents in downtown Ottawa" on Wednesday morning, police said on Twitter. "Incidents occurred at National War Memorial, near the Rideau Centre and Parliament Hill." All Ottawa police buildings remain on lockdown and are closed...
  • Stephen Harper intervenes in purchase of new missiles: Source

    10/10/2014 9:35:14 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    POSTMEDIA NEWS ^ | POSTMEDIA NEWS | MICHAEL DEN TANDT
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper settled a dispute between Treasury Board and the Defence Department to approve an $800-million, sole-source purchase of next-generation Sea Sparrow missiles for the Royal Canadian Navy’s aging frigates, sources familiar with the situation say. The decision was taken early this week following a written request earlier this month by three ministers — Industry Minister James Moore, Defence Minister Rob Nicholson and Public Works Minister Diane Finley — that won out over the objections of Treasury Board president Tony Clement, sources say. The Sea Sparrow is built by U.S.-based Raytheon. The next-generation version, the Evolved Sea Sparrow...
  • Canada-China investment treaty to come into force Oct. 1 (China controls Canadian resources)

    09/20/2014 8:10:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    CBC News ^ | Sep 12, 2014 3:12 PM ET | Susan Lunn
    Ottawa confirms it has ratified a foreign investment treaty with China, more than two years after the controversial agreement was signed, as CBC News first reported Friday. The controversial Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) will come into force on Oct. 1, said International Trade Minister Ed Fast in a news release Friday afternoon. […] China ratified the deal quickly, but the Harper government did not. The deal has also faced opposition from the NDP, as well as a First Nations group who challenged the agreement in court. The NDP issued a statement saying “the agreement will give...
  • Harper to pay homage to Quebec’s conservative Father of Confederation

    09/06/2014 8:11:08 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    Globe And Mail ^ | 09/05/2014 | Daniel LeBlanc
    The Conservatives are pointing out that Cartier was a “Bleu,” hoping to remind Quebeckers that their party is at the heart of the constitutional deal that protected the province’s francophone culture. “He was a key player in the movement towards the Quebec Conference and Confederation. He promoted the rights of French Canadians, championed provincial rights, reformed the legal and public education systems in Canada East (Québec) and encouraged the expansion of the national railway,” said Carl Vallée, a spokesman for Mr. Harper. Emboldened by the defeat of the Parti Québécois in the recent provincial election, the Prime Minister has embarked...
  • U.N. Security Council blacklists ISIS [EU Vote Unanimous For Arming Kurds]

    08/15/2014 12:35:44 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya (With AFP and Reuters) ^ | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Staff writer, Al Arabiya News
    The United Nations Security Council took aim at Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria on Friday, blacklisting six people including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spokesman and threatening sanctions against those who finance, recruit or supply weapons to the insurgents. The 15-member council unanimously adopted a resolution that aims to weaken ISIS and al Qaeda's Syrian wing Nusra Front, Reuters reported. ISIS has long been blacklisted by the Security Council, while Nusra Front was added earlier this year. Both groups are designated under the U.N. al Qaeda sanctions regime. EU ministers agreed Friday to back the arming...
  • Stephen Harper’s rigid support for Israel... ‘foreign affairs should be fought on moral grounds’

    08/05/2014 8:07:25 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | August 4, 2014 | Mark Kennedy
    OTTAWA — On April 25, 2003, Stephen Harper appeared at a gathering of conservatives in Toronto brought together by the Civitas group. He was leader of the Canadian Alliance party, a thankless job with little likelihood he could knock the governing Liberals from their perch. But Mr. Harper’s speech that day, later reprinted in an essay, was remarkably prescient. For anyone who cared to notice, it revealed how he would one day turn Canadian foreign policy on its head and, perhaps most notably, make this country the world’s most fervent ally of Israel. Mr. Harper said Canada’s conservatives needed to...
  • Canadian Prime Minister Condemns Obama, West for Not Supporting Israel

    07/14/2014 7:33:14 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jul 2014, 12:33 PM PDT | Thomas Rose
    In a stunning rebuke of President Obama’s tepid calls for Israel to show "restraint" in response to daily rocket fire on Israeli civilian targets by Hamas terror redoubts in Gaza, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, long considered Israel’s best friend and strongest defender, all but condemned President Obama by name for what he regards as Washington’s irresolute support for Israel during its time of grave crisis. In perhaps his most strongly worded statement to date, Prime Minister Harper proclaimed that self defense is "not merely an Israeli right" to be exercised only in the abstract, but an "Israeli obligation" that...
  • Aussies To Form Alliance to Thwart Obama’s Climate Goals

    06/10/2014 7:31:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/9/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking out “like-minded” countries to form an alliance to thwart climate policies being pushed by President Obama and other world leaders.
  • HMCS Regina to join NATO's Ukraine 'reassurance' mission

    04/30/2014 4:54:44 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | April 30, 2014 | James Cudmore
    The Conservative government is redeploying a Canadian war ship to the NATO mission formed in response to the Ukraine crisis, abandoning its anti-terror post in the Arabian Sea and marking an apparent end to Canada's naval participation in the region as part of the U.S.-led Operation Enduring Freedom. Prime Minister Stephen Harper told MPs Wednesday that HMCS Regina would be sent to join one of NATO's standing maritime groups. "Our government and our country remains steadfast in our support for the people of Ukraine in the face of ongoing militarism and aggression by the Putin regime," he said. An emailed statement to...
  • Bloomberg News: Canada PM Stephen Harper pretty fed up with America’s frustrater-in-chief

    04/28/2014 2:03:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    I’m going to go ahead and add their ongoing insouciance toward Canada on the Keystone XL pipeline to the Obama administration’s already impressively long list of foreign-policy blunders and undervaluations; sure, administration officials will readily affirm that Canada is “one of our closest partners” and “greatest friends” and whatever else, but just saying the words isn’t quite the same thing as actually helping a brother out on strengthening their economy and building up their natural resource production. Canada is our largest commercial trading partner and the country from which we import the most oil by far (followed by Saudi Arabia,...
  • Merkel Warns Russia of Economic Consequences Over Ukraine

    03/28/2014 2:04:35 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    wsj.com ^ | March 27, 2014 | Harriet Torry
    BERLIN—German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said Russia "can lose a lot" economically if it escalates tensions in Ukraine further and prompts Western allies to impose economic sanctions. "It's not just about concrete sanctions. Russia also needs trade and movement, today we're all connected internationally" the chancellor said in a joint news conference with her Canadian counterpart. Speaking in Berlin, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper acknowledged the economic risks, particularly for Europe, in slapping further sanctions on Russia and said "we should proceed quite cautiously." Mr. Harper added that the Russian economy is "quite fragile," and "when a major power...
  • Obama gives Canada cold shoulder

    04/21/2014 6:18:45 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | APRIL 21, 2014 | Ezra Levant
    Barack Obama waited nine months before replacing the last U.S. ambassador to Canada. The post was empty, and Obama just didn’t care. He doesn’t much like Stephen Harper – compare Obama’s icy body language towards Harper, to Obama’s deep bow when he met the Saudi king, or his high fives with the Hugo Chavez, the late ruler of Venezuela. Don’t feel singled out. That’s how Obama treats many of America’s traditional allies. He spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cellphone. The White House's bust of Winston Churchill was returned to the United Kingdom when Obama became president. Get used to...
  • Harper: Russia Is A Grave Threat To World

    04/19/2014 2:58:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 49 replies
    ottawacitizen.com ^ | April 14, 2014
    OTTAWA – Russian actions against Ukraine are “aggressive, militaristic and imperialistic” and pose a grave threat to world peace, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said today. Pro-Russian groups have occupied buildings in 10 cities in eastern Ukraine in recent days, prompting Harper to use his harshest words yet against what he called “Russian provocateurs sent by the Putin regime.” It’s time to rally the world against the danger posed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Harper said at a hastily assembled photo-op event with ambassadors from Ukraine, Estonia, Poland and Latvia. “I know this is of great concern to our NATO allies...
  • 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...
  • Prime Minister Harper Morphs into Statesman

    01/23/2014 3:23:51 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 1 replies
    LPSullivan.com ^ | January 23, 2014 | LPSullivan
    As Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper finishes the last segment of his historic visit to the Middle East, the measure of success is clearly evident in the reaction. Harper, long a vocal supporter of Israel, was welcomed to the Jewish state as ‘a great friend of Israel’. The pomp and circumstance upon the arrival of the Canadian delegation was impressive to say the least, and spoke to the often overlooked bond between the two nations.
  • (Israeli minister) Feiglin: When I am PM, Tibi (Arab minister) Will be in Jail

    01/22/2014 3:05:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 1/23/2014, 12:15 AM | Elad Benari
    MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) on Wednesday confronted MK Ahmed Tibi (Ra’am-Ta’al) at the Knesset over his behavior during Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit earlier this week. […] Feiglin related to Wednesday’s incident on his Facebook page and wrote, “Today I told Tibi what every sane Israeli feels for him—especially after his lying outburst during the speech of the Knesset’s guest, the Prime Minister of Canada.” He added, “When I—with G-d’s help—will be prime minister, this advisor to the murderer Arafat will be in prison and not in the Israeli Knesset.” …
  • Sarah Palin Thanks P M Stephen Harper for their exemplary support of our friend Israel.

    01/21/2014 9:29:41 AM PST · by onyx · 32 replies
    Sarah Palin's Face Book Page ^ | Tuesday, January 21, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    Thank you to our good neighbors led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper for their exemplary support of our friend Israel. As significant and dangerous progress is made by Iran no doubt wanting nukes, and with the continued threats against Israel by radicals in the region, Canada's steadfastness is praiseworthy. Friends, THIS issue, along with innumerable domestic failures of government, should warrant more concern and focus than things like, oh, say, how a Seattle Seahawk verbally ramped up after intense competition and hard fought victory. Hold the media accountable as its priorities in coverage perhaps distract from REAL issues that...
  • Tibi Screams at Netanyahu, Harper During Speeches

    01/20/2014 10:04:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/1/14 | 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 said 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 or...
  • 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...
  • Harper right on Israel & Palestine

    01/20/2014 3:57:14 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 4 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 20, 2014
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper got it right in his speech to the Israeli Knesset on Monday. In his first trip to the region, Harper described Israel and Canada as "the greatest of friends." This is not simply because there are almost 350,000 Jewish Canadians. It's not just, as Harper noted, because of our longstanding free trade agreement. It's because of "shared values." As the prime minister said, "Israel is the only country in the Middle East, which has long anchored itself in the ideals of freedom, democracy and the rule of law." They are quite simply the only country like...
  • Stephen Harper vows loyalty to Israel in speech to Knesset [25 min. You Tube video]

    01/20/2014 4:09:02 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 4 replies
    You Tube | Jan. 20, 2014
    Canadian Prime Minister Harper's speech to the Israeli Knesset
  • The Harper doctrine: You're all anti-Semites

    01/20/2014 3:25:22 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 21 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 20, 2014 | David Akin
    JERUSALEM — In a historic speech here, Prime Minister Stephen Harper rolled out a new definition of anti-Semitism — name-calling that will be controversial at home and on the global diplomatic circuit but which will make him into a mega-star in Israel. Two Arab-Israeli members of the 120-seat Knesset thought Harper's speech was objectionable enough even before he got around to this controversial re-definition. They walked out on his speech, loudly hollering at the Canadian prime minister about injustices to their communities. Harper's speech was historic because it was the first ever by a Canadian prime minister to the Knesset....
  • 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...
  • Muslim group wants rabbi tossed from Harper's Israel trip

    01/16/2014 4:03:22 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    TORONTO SUN ^ | JANUARY 16, 2014 | DAVID AKIN
    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper hasn’t even started packing for his first visit to the Middle East, but the trip already has its first controversy. A Canadian Muslim group wants Harper’s officials to boot a Toronto rabbi out of the official delegation that will travel with the prime minister. In a letter sent to Harper on Tuesday, the National Council of Canadian Muslims said it objected to the presence of Toronto Rabbi Daniel Korobkin as part of Harper’s official delegation. Korobkin declined to comment, but Jason MacDonald, the prime minister’s director of communications, slammed the NCCM — formerly known...
  • Stephen Harper planning first visit to Israel, will announce details at Jewish National Fund dinner

    11/29/2013 7:41:58 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 12 replies
    National Post ^ | Nov. 29, 2013 | John Ivison
    Stephen Harper will announce plans to visit Israel for the first time at a high profile dinner in his honour in Toronto being hosted by the Jewish National Fund Sunday, sources said. Mr. Harper is considered by many to be Israel’s staunchest ally but he has never visited the Holy Land.
  • 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...
  • Police evacuate Canada Prime Minister building

    10/16/2013 10:49:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 16, 2013 1:45 PM EDT
    A man was in custody Wednesday after scuffling with security and leaving a suspicious package in the building that houses the Prime Minister’s office, Canadian police said. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was not in the Langevin Building at the time, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Lucy Shorey said. Ottawa Police Const. Chuck Benoit said there was commotion and a package was left after the suspect said he would do something. …
  • 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....
  • Harperphobia!

    07/25/2013 7:44:06 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 3 replies
    LPSullivan.com ^ | July 25, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    ...when the Conservatives won a majority in 2011, Canada’s left entered full panic mode. There was no minority anymore. There was nothing to stop Stephen Harper from fulfilling his destiny of turning Canada into America’s 51st state (a refrain heard from progressives about conservatives decades before Harper).
  • Second bridge connecting Windsor and Detroit approved

    04/13/2013 8:57:33 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 58 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 12, 2013 | Kelly Pedro & Jessica Hume
    LONDON, Ont. — Plans for the new Detroit-Windsor bridge cleared another hurdle Friday when it got a much-anticipated presidential permit. “A lot of people are very excited. We’ve been in this region waiting for some time for this announcement,” said Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis. “We all knew the presidential permit wasn’t a question of if, it was a question of when.” Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made the announcement in Detroit with politicians on both sides of the border in attendance. But trouble could be brewing as Ambassador Bridge owner and billionaire Manuel (Matty) Moroun filed a civil lawsuit this year...
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper Will Never Let Canada Become A Safe Haven For Zombies Says John Baird

    02/13/2013 8:50:11 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | February 13, 2013 | David Pugliese
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper Will Never Let Canada Become A Safe Haven For Zombies Says John Baird The NDP’s Pat Martin raised the question Tuesday about how the government was prepared for an attack from zombies and he actually got an answer. “I rise today to salute the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta and the province of Quebec for putting in place emergency measures to deal with the possibility of an invasion of zombies,” Martin said. “I do not need to tell you, Mr. Speaker, that zombies do not recognize borders and that a zombie invasion in the United...
  • 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.
  • Canadian PM Harper, ...intervened to stop 'Palestinian' terror statehood bid at UN

    11/29/2012 8:59:19 AM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | November 27, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues to pick up the slack left by an absent American president who has abandoned freedom across the world. Nothing makes Obama look so small as a real leader. "[W]hen Israel, the only country in the world whose very existence is under attack, is consistently and conspicuously singled out for condemnation, I believe we are morally obligated to take a stand," Harper said last year. The Canadian prime minister further affirmed that "as long as I am prime minister… Canada will take not that stand, whatever the cost." "Canadian PM Personally Intervened to Stop PA...
  • Human Foot Sent to Tory HQ

    05/29/2012 8:28:57 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 34 replies
    Sun News Network ^ | May 29, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    "A Conservative Party staffer made a horrifying discovery late Tuesday morning, partially opening a package that contained what police say appeared to be a human foot. The overwhelming stench from the package sent a staffer running to call police. "Upon arrival, officers noted that the package possibly had blood stains on it," police said in a statement." --- Update: A seoond package addressed the federal Conservative party H.Q. was intercepted at Canada Post. It has been confirmed that the second package contained a human hand. http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2012/05/20120529-154734.html
  • Pictorial proof of how Obama REALLY feels about Canada

    04/05/2012 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Sioux-san · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4/5/2012 | Judi McLeod
    American mainstream media astroturfing notwithstanding, Monday’s one-day summit meeting in Washington with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon is the classic: “A picture is worth a Thousand Words” lesson. The American media presented the meeting as a run-of-the-mill get together of the three North American amigos.... Look at the expression on Barack Obama’s face from pictures taken during the event. The malevolent expression on Obama’s face as Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking tells a different story. The picture is right up there with Michelle’s countenance while looking at France’s Carla Bruni. President Barry Soetoro...
  • While America Toils Canada Enjoys Stable Government

    03/18/2012 11:06:08 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 8 replies · 2+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | March 18, 2012 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    When Canadians finally granted Stephen Harper and his Conservatives the majority election victory they had long sought following two consecutive minority Tory governments, it was more than just the fulfillment of an arduous journey for the nation’s right-wing. History could show that it was a vital and fortuitous turn of events. Canada experienced years of Jean Chretien/Paul Martin Liberal rule, due in large part to the lack of coherent opposition. Conservatives were busy rebuilding, reforming into a single entity. That, combined with an effective program of personal attacks by the Liberals on both the party leader and the conservative party...
  • Harper hints at support for Israeli attack on Iran

    03/05/2012 2:03:16 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Nashville Herald ^ | 3/5/12 | Jim Miles
    While on his way to Washington Benjamin Netanyahu stopped in Ottawa to confer with his patriot in arms, Stephen Harper. Following their morning meetings, of which we know little, the two held a very brief 'press conference' that simply highlighted the double standards under which the two operate, especially Netanyahu. Harper began with a brief statement in French and English. The French comments included advice directed towards Assad in Syria, that he should "cesse tue leur proper citoyens" - he should stop killing his own citizens. He ended his French statements hoping for a solution for Israel that would be...
  • Stephen Harper fears Iran would use nuclear weapons if it was able to produce them

    02/04/2012 2:20:32 PM PST · by fanfan · 36 replies
    The National Post ^ | Feb. 3, 2012 | John Ivison
    OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper insisted he is not preparing the Canadian public for war with Iran but, in his starkest warning yet, he said he fears the regime in Tehran is prepared to use nuclear weapons, if it manages to produce them. In an interview with the National Post and Postmedia News, Mr. Harper said Iran’s quest to develop weapons of mass destruction is “a grave threat to peace and security.” “For the first time in history, we are facing a regime that not only wants to attain nuclear weapons but a regime that has, compared to virtually...