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Nathan Cullen: NDP Leadership Candidate Wants Higher Tax Rate For The Rich, Oil And Gas Companies

Jacqueline Delange | April 20, 2012 | Canada Politics
OTTAWA - NDP leadership hopeful Nathan Cullen wants wealthy Canadians and corporations — particularly oil and gas companies — to pay more taxes.The British Columbia MP is proposing to create a new tax bracket for individuals earning $300,000 or more.And he's calling for a new corporate tax rate of 25...

Vic Toews: RCMP Asked To Investigate 'Serious' Threats Against Public Safety Minister

Jacqueline Delange | February 21, 2012 | Canada Politics
The RCMP has been asked to investigate what Vic Toews’ spokesman Mike Patton describes as "serious" threats against the public safety minister and his family, the National Post reports. Toews received criticism over the past week concerning Bill C-30, a controversial online surveillance bill that would allow...

Climate Change: Coal, Not Oilsands The Real Bad Guy Says Study

Lauren Strapagiel | April 20, 2012 | Canada
One of the world's top climate scientists has calculated that emissions from Alberta's oilsands are unlikely to make a big difference to global warming and that the real threat to the planet comes from burning coal."I was surprised by the results of our analysis," said Andrew Weaver, a University of...

Santorum "accepts" Obama is Christian, continues to focus on faith-based issues

CP | April 20, 2012 | Canada Politics
WASHINGTON - Sudden Republican front-runner Rick Santorum said Sunday he "accepts" that Barack Obama is Christian, a day after he appeared to challenge the U.S. president's beliefs by saying he was driven by a "phoney theology.""I wasn't suggesting that the president's not a Christian," Santorum said with a chuckle on...

F-35: If Jets Delayed, No Back-Up Plan Exists

Jacqueline Delange | April 20, 2012 | Canada Politics
OTTAWA - There's little wiggle room to prolong the life of Canada's CF-18 jet fighters beyond 2020 and they may have to be flown gently if there are further delays in the F-35 program.A Defence Department chart that tracks maintenance on all 77 aircraft shows the CF-18s had used up...

Canada's Arctic Sovereignty : Royal Canadian Navy Head Says Climate Change Boosts Need For Bigger Presence In Arctic

Jacqueline Delange | April 20, 2012 | Canada Politics
CALGARY - The head of the Royal Canadian Navy says Canada needs to bolster its military presence in the Arctic to prepare for a boom in human and economic activity resulting largely from climate change.Global warming is thought to be occurring faster in the North than anywhere else. The gradual...

Pro-Palestinian Remark Cut From Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird's United Nations Address, Documents Show

Lauren Strapagiel | October 18, 2013 | Canada Politics
OTTAWA - A Canadian expression of goodwill toward the Palestinian people was left on the cutting-room floor when Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird addressed the United Nations General Assembly last fall.Baird rejected early departmental drafts of his maiden address to the UN that said Canada is a "leading supporter" of...

Falcon says tight reins are needed to control B.C. budget

CP | April 20, 2012 | Canada Politics
VICTORIA - Finance Minister Kevin Falcon says he plans to introduce a tight-fisted budget on Tuesday that holds the reins on spending during turbulent economic times and helps pave the way for a balanced budget next year, an election year.His message heading into budget day is somewhat more positive than...
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