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  • A Lesson to Republicans in Canada's Conservative Party Defeat

    02/08/2016 7:54:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/09/2016 | By David Solway and Janice Fiamengo
    The failure of Canada's majority Conservative government to win re-election on October 17, 2015 should serve as an object lesson to the Republican establishment in the United States. Among a number of reasons for the debacle, the abandonment or weakening of first principles in the name of pragmatic and ideological compromise was a major factor leading to the Conservative defeat. The Tories attempted to cater to non-conservative voters, to appeal to a broad constituency, to be liked, to be moderate, by softening the party's message and gutting many of its programs. Perhaps most obviously, they drew back from significantly defunding...
  • Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally

    10/20/2015 5:56:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 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....
  • Unable To Fire George W. Bush, Canada's Electorate Voted Out Stephen Harper

    10/26/2015 7:31:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/26/2015 | John Tamny
    As is well known now, left-leaning Canadian politician Justin Trudeau registered a big win last week over long-serving Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Media and pundit consensus was that a lagging Canadian economy – most notably in the commodity sector – sealed Harper’s fate. With any country anywhere in the world, elections are nearly always about the economy. But to understand the real story behind the incomplete story being reported (Steve Forbes’ account a notable exception), it’s worth traveling back in time to the late 1990s when oil was trading at $10/barrel, and Canada was seen by an American right wing...
  • The effect of Canada’s election may be felt in the US sooner than you think

    10/21/2015 7:30:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The dust has settled north of the border and the Canadians have swept a new, liberal government into power under the leadership of Justin Trudeau. The first question which likely jumped up in the minds of many Americans was… so what? Canada is an ally and a strong trading partner, particularly when it comes to oil. They make some awesome maple syrup and have rather odd tastes in donuts, but aside from that we can pretty much leave them to their own devices, right? The liberals in charge may be far more fanatical about environmental issues and are more...
  • From Trudeau To Trudeau: Canadian Politics Analyzed

    10/20/2015 4:52:11 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 37 replies
    10/20/2015 | Self
    The Conservative Party of Canada had known for some time it was in trouble. Some polls taken in the last year had shown the Liberals at 43 percent support (They won with just under 40 percent last night). The CPC launched a major media campaign during the summer right before the election call at the beginning of August. The message carried by the women who appeared in the commercials was that Justin Trudeau 'just wasn't ready for the job'. Women were being used because the youthful looking Trudeau appealed to women and it was hoped that women's voices would help...
  • (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
  • Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally

    10/18/2015 9:01:09 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    AIM.COM ^ | 10/16/2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
  • Nanos tracking: Liberals hit election high (Canadian Election-Monday)

    10/16/2015 2:12:08 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    CTV News ^ | 10/15/2015 | CTVNews.caStaff
    The latest nightly tracking conducted by Nanos Research for CTV and The Globe and Mail shows the Liberals have hit an election-high level of support among voters, largely at the expense of the NDP. The nightly tracking is based on a rolling average of 1,200 voters polled on October 11, 13 and 14, 2015. The numbers released Oct. 15 show: . the Liberals at 37.1 per cent support . the Conservatives at 29.4 per cent support . the NDP at 23.7 per cent support . the Green Party at 4.3 percent support . the Bloc Quebecois at 5 per cent...
  • 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...
  • My Unscreened Encounter With David Suzuki

    09/17/2015 5:20:07 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | September 17, 2015 | Andrew Lawton
    It’s said that the world is run by those who show up. That can be a rather exclusive group, I learned, last weekend, as the only member of the media to attend an anti-Harper press conference by David Suzuki. The result? An unplanned interview with a man who evades opposition. Suzuki was in my hometown of London, Ont., campaigning against a Conservative incumbent under the auspices of Leadnow, a foreign-funded “independent advocacy group” trying to leverage strategic voting by the left to oust Stephen Harper come October. I had requested a formal interview with Suzuki via one of his myriad...
  • Canada court allows women to wear veil for citizenship oath

    09/15/2015 1:36:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2015 3:33 PM EDT
    Canada’s government has lost an attempt to ban the practice of wearing face veils while swearing the oath of citizenship. Zunera Ishaq is a 29-year-old woman with devout Muslim beliefs. She came to Canada from Pakistan in 2008 and refused to take part in a citizenship ceremony because she would have to remove her niqab. Prime Minister Stephen Harper government’s rule banning face coverings at such ceremonies was earlier found unlawful by the Federal Court. …
  • 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,...
  • Harper announces new Windsor-Detroit bridge to be named after Gordie Howe

    05/14/2015 9:35:59 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 52 replies
    CP24 ^ | May 13, 2014
    WINDSOR, Ont. - A new bridge between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit will be named after hockey legend Gordie Howe. Howe, who is now 87, was born in Floral, Sask., and came to be known as "Mr. Hockey." The still-to-be built Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to be operational in 2020. The Windsor-Detroit corridor is the busiest commercial land crossing between the two countries and the border has long been a bottleneck. Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement today along with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder at the river separating Canada and the U.S. Harper praised Howe as a proud...
  • Obama's sights on Harper?

    03/29/2015 3:20:31 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 11 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | MARCH 25, 2015 | LORRIE GOLDSTEIN
    One wonders if U.S. President Barack Obama will campaign as vigorously to defeat Prime Minister Stephen Harper this fall, as he did, unsuccessfully, to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in that country’s recent election. It’s no secret Obama despises Netanyahu, who heads Israel’s right-wing Likud party and favoured Mitt Romney over Obama in the 2012 presidential race. The U.S. president has also talked since the beginning of his administration about the need to “put some daylight” between the U.S. and Israel, so he would have more influence with Arab and Muslim countries in his pursuit of an Israel-Palestine peace...
  • Time to kick Obama Election Campaign Experts Out of Canada

    03/24/2015 9:39:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/24/15 | Judi McLeod
    It looks as if a Liberal/NDP Coalition Government could be in the bag for Canada come October “Barack Obama’s promise to transform America was too modest. He is transforming the whole world before our eyes. Do you see it yet?” (Michael Goodwin, New York Post, March 22, 2015). Truer words have never been spoken, and here’s hoping Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper sees it because Canada, heading toward an Oct. 19, 2015 federal election, is next on Obama’s election takeover hit list. Fresh out of the Israel election, where they failed to dump Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in spite of...
  • Send in the Calgary! ~ Vanity

    03/23/2015 2:37:23 PM PDT · by GraceG · 7 replies
    GraceG
    I did some checking and we all know that Ted Cruz was Born in Calgary Alberta Canada. But do you know who ELSE has ties to Calgary? Current Conservative Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper! He was educated in Calgary! So I thought it was interesting!
  • 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.
  • 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...