iOS app Android app

Stephen Harper

Obama Should Tell Canada's Prime Minister No Thanks on Tar Sands Expansion

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

My hope is that Obama will not sign on to any joint statements that will help Harper ramp up tar sands production -- a process that accelerates global warming and denudes Canada's great boreal forest.

Canadian PM Harper Says He Won't Extend Afghan Mission

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TORONTO — Canada will not extend its mission in Afghanistan even if President Barack Obama asks him to when the countries' leaders meet this wee...

Canada's Dirty Oil Prime Minister in Washington this Week

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Canada's P.M. Stephen Harper will be in DC this week trying to ride Obama's coattails on clean energy. Here's a quick and easy rundown of this right-wing George Bush light leader of the North.

Weekly Immigration Wire: Healthcare and the Undocumented

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Right-Wing pundits are polluting constructive dialogue about health care reform, many times citing immigration as mark against it.

We Can't Wait for Change

Christine Neumann-Ortiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Neumann-Ortiz

What President Obama and other Democrats fail to take into account is that the Latino community can't wait till 2010 for justice to arrive.

Obama In Mexico Supports Calderon's Drug Crackdown Despite Abuse Allegations

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — A day before facing a potentially boisterous town hall in New Hampshire, President Barack Obama praised the spirited debat...

A Cry for Help: An Open Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Shirin Neshat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Neshat

Maziar is a jewel of an artist who is now wrongfully trapped in an Iranian prison. So I am asking you, Prime Minister Harper, on behalf of Maziar Bahari, will you demand his freedom?

UPDATED: Stephen Harper Puts Communion Wafer In His Pocket, Causes Uproar (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATED: Speaker of the Senate of Canada Noel A. Kinsella, issued the following statement: "I would like to state that I personally witnessed Prime Mi...

Twitter Revolution and President Obama: This time Let's Stand Up With Roozbeh and the People of Iran

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Twitter may have succeeded in proving to the world how much the Iranian people want change, but Internet technologies cannot deliver real freedom and hope.

The Obama Effect -- Political Attack Ads Backfiring for Canada's Prime Minister

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Don Tapscott

What has changed that would explain why negative advertising is losing its punch in Canada? The answer is the election of President Barack Obama by the young voters of America.

U.S. Out: President Obama Gets It Right

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

President Obama got it right when he finally decided not to participate in Durban II, the UN "Anti-Racism" Conference in Geneva.

G-20 Group Photo: Spot Who Is Missing

Huffington Post | Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Canada's CBC News reports that the traditional photo of the G-20 leaders had to be retaken after one world leader failed to show up. [Canadian Primer...

On the Joy of Not Cringing at Our President

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

A funny thing happened as I was watching President Obama's press conference with Prime Minister Harper in Ottawa: I did not cringe with embarrassment.

Bush Vows Retaliation Against Canada, UK for Goose Downing of Flight 1549

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don Parker

Bush warned Prime Minister Stephen Harper that Canada must take swift action to scatter the terrorist geese, or America will.

Canada's Opposition Will Have New Leader: Michael Ignatieff

Globe and Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Canadian opposition leader Stephane Dion announced he would step down as Liberal Party leader yesterday. After other candidates backed out, Michael Ig...

Watch: Canada's Opposition Needs Lesson In Film Production

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The New York Times reports that the evening before Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shut down Parliament to ensure he stayed in power, both he a...

"Prorogue" Eh! A Coup in Ottawa?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

In the scheme of great challenges faces the incoming Obama administration, an internal threat to Canada's democracy just ain't on anyone's priority list.

My Country is now an Autocracy

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kevin Grandia

I thought this type of thing only happened in rogue African nations. The Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, was just given the go-ahead to shu...

Canadian Leader Shuts Down Parliament In Desperate Attempt To Stay In Power

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper suspended Parliament on Thursday to avoid almost certain defeat in a confidence vote _ an unprecedented m...

Canada's PM Says Bid To Topple Him Is Undemocratic

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday condemned an opposition plan to gain power by ousting his government in a confiden...

A Coup in Canada?

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

It's an exciting time the United States, but there are even bigger things happening to the north. No, it's not picking a national security team. Canada is on the verge of a coup.

Canada Takes Over Where Obama Refused to Go

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Grandia

Canada's right-wing government is relying on the heated rhetoric and divisive-style of politics that Obama refused to engage in south of the border in the recent US election.

Canada's Opposition Parties May Topple Conservative Government

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TORONTO — Opposition parties said Friday they may seek to topple Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government and form a ruling coalition, chargin...

Quebec Says Non to Arts Funding Cuts, Stephen Harper

Kriston Capps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kriston Capps

Canadian politician Stephen Harper, who hoped to realize his dream of a legislative majority by roughly doubling his party's standings in Quebec, won the election but lost the majority.

What the Canadian Election Might Say About November 4th

Adam Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Rose

Don't be surprised if election day brings a surprise or two. If Canada -- that liberal bastion -- can vote for a conservative government, so too can America.