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Blog Archive for May, 2012

Campbell Clark

Campbell Clark

Cuts put access-to-information gains at risk, watchdog warns

GLORIA GALLOWAY

Information Commissioner finds 'positive and encouraging' results, though some departments still have dismal response times

Poll reveals an age of pessimism

GLORIA GALLOWAY

More people think the youth of today will be worse off than Canadians today

Oenophiles cheer as wine-transport bill gets broad support

GLORIA GALLOWAY

Push for legislation that removes inter-provincial trade barriers gains momentum in House of Commons

Police find second body part after Tories receive bloody foot

STEVEN CHASE

A former RCMP criminal profiler says the act appears to have been designed to intimidate the governing Tories

Montreal port chief's $10,000 'tourist' snapshots under fire

DANIEL LEBLANC

Opposition decries 'absurd' use of taxpayer money on report produced by vacationing federal agency president

Elections chief eyes regulating robo-calls; complaints top 1,100

STEVEN CHASE

But Chief Electoral Officer cautions MPs his investigation is far from complete

Did taxpayers get good value for $10,000 report from Down Under?

DANIEL LEBLANC

Old Port of Montreal chief produced 115-page annotated photo album as justification for holiday-season trip to Australia and New Zealand

Liberals team up with Green chief in bid to stall Tory budget bill

GLORIA GALLOWAY

NDP also details results of its public hearings into sweeping omnibus legislation

Tory MP appeals ruling that sets stage for Toronto by-election

STEVEN CHASE

Opitz opts to take battle to Supreme Court rather than face voters

Consulate in Buffalo to be shuttered after visa rules changed

CAMPBELL CLARK

Large office used to process visa renewals when applications had to come from outside country

Under heavy fire, Mulcair defends 'polluter pay' stand on oil sands

GLORIA GALLOWAY

NDP Leader reacts angrily to sustained Tory attack in the Commons

Tories shut down 'groundbreaking' freshwater research station

ANNE McILROY

'We have a government that considers science an inconvenience,' professor warns

Tory ministers crash budget hearing, leaving little time for questions

GLORIA GALLOWAY

Opposition caught off guard as Kent, Ashfield and Oliver make surprise appearance at finance sub-committee meeting

Debut NDP budget hearing resembles anti-Tory echo chamber

GLORIA GALLOWAY

Though opposition touts sessions as chance to take fight to 'common people,' no dissenting opinion was voiced during 90-minute meeting

Tories back Ontario MP's bid to prevent bulk water exports

CARYS MILLS

'It's an important environmental issue,' Baird says in seeking cross-party support for private member's bill

Ethical Oil challenges Harper, Mulcair to back reversal of Ontario pipeline

CARYS MILLS

Calling it a 'no-brainer,' lobby group launches campaign touting job-creation potential of existing Enbridge proposal

Your wallet just got a bit lighter: Ottawa nixes SIN cards

BILL CURRY

Citing privacy and $1.5-million in savings, Service Canada will phase out low-tech plastic cards as part of Conservative government's budget bill

NDP reaches out to public as Tories plow ahead with budget bill

GLORIA GALLOWAY

Opposition sets up series of hearings to explain scope of omnibus legislation government is pushing through Parliament

Opposition loses battle on budget bill, but vows to stay in the fight

GLORIA GALLOWAY

Conservatives use their majority to move along controversial omnibus legislation to finance committee

Mounties objected to kettling G20 protesters, watchdog finds

Daniel Leblanc

But RCMP relented to controversial crowd-control tactic because it was operating under Toronto police command

NDP accuses Tories of bending rules on $1-million grant for Baird associate

BILL CURRY

But Foreign Affairs Minister argues he only put in good word for constituent whose funding application was approved despite 'a number of deficiencies'

Ontario ignores RCMP order to halt 'backdoor' gun-registry efforts

KAREN HOWLETT and GLORIA GALLOWAY

Top Mountie's letter to provincial firearms officers comes on heels of warning by Conservative minister

Anti-abortionists march on Hill - and vent frustration with Harper

GLORIA GALLOWAY

Backbench Tory draws praise for attempt to trigger debate with motion on rights of unborn that PM described as 'unfortunate'

Harper rewards defeated minister Lawrence Cannon with Paris post

CAMPBELL CLARK

Quebec Tory who lost his seat in NDP sweep becomes Canada's ambassador to France

Tories refuse to split up budget bill in face of NDP sabre rattling

GLORIA GALLOWAY

'This is not a good day for democracy,' Opposition House Leader complains

Budget watchdog comes up empty handed in bid to detail Tory cuts

BILL CURRY

Only a fraction of departments, representing less than 1% of total savings promised, have answered Kevin Page's request to outline restraint plans

More convicts must pay their own way in prison, Toews declares

CARYS MILLS

Public Safety Minister unveils slate of accountability measures, including charging for phone calls and getting rid of incentive pay for working prisoners, that will save $10-million a year

'Sad and pathetic' anti-Mulcair salvo lacks punch

GLORIA GALLOWAY

NDP shakes off Conservative campaign against shadow cabinet

Minister defends Tory environment plan, dials back criticism of charities

SHAWN McCARTHY

Joe Oliver refuses to repeat Peter Kent's 'money laundering' accusation

Calling it a 'Trojan horse,' NDP asks to split sweeping Tory budget bill

BILL CURRY

Opposition warns of radical changes contained within omnibus Conservative legislation

PEI Premier seeks health 'synergies' in wake of Ottawa's funding decree

GLORIA GALLOWAY

Robert Ghiz and Saskatchewan's Brad Wall press ahead with innovation agenda

Opposition fumes as Tories limit debate on sweeping budget bill

BILL CURRY

MPs have just six more days to weigh in on omnibus legislation that includes major changes to environmental law and EI rules

With Rae eyeing top job, Liberals open doors to outside 'supporters'

GLORIA GALLOWAY

Beleaguered party enacts motion allowing non-members to have their say in key decisions - including voting for next permanent leader

Mulcair rallies NDP, declares 'beginning of the end' of Tory rule

GLORIA GALLOWAY

Opposition Leader marks one year since election with stump-like speech to cacuus

Harper trumpets a year of being on 'right side' of economic trends

GLORIA GALLOWAY

Prime Minister delivers speech to mark anniversary of majority government, says alignment with economic winners key to prosperity

Visiting Library and Archives in Ottawa? Not without an appointment

BILL CURRY

Budget cuts to result in 20 per cent cut to federal agency's workforce

Auditor 'got it wrong' on F-35 cost, DND officials tell MPs

Daniel LeBlanc

Department also maintains troubled stealth jet is only that meets its needs

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