Canadian Government Under Harper Reclaims Authoritarian Counterterrorism Powers

By: Friday April 26, 2013 5:45 pm

Security forces in Canada arrested two people on Monday afternoon and announced a terrorist plot backed by al Qaeda had been disrupted. The Federal Bureau Investigation had been working for the past year with Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), which tracked suspects who were allegedly planning to attack a passenger train headed from the United States to Toronto.

 

There’s a Storm Brewing in Canada and It’s Called Idle No More

By: Monday December 24, 2012 4:09 pm

So here I thought moving back to Canada from Washington, DC, I would get a little break from politics. That isn’t happening and it’s thanks to an amazing citizens movement that is taking the country by storm.

The movement is called Idle No More, and it is right now centered around an amazingly strong-willed First Nations woman named Chief Theresa Spence who is now more than two weeks into a hunger strike. Spence will continue her hunger strike until Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with her to discuss her concerns over recent changes to laws concerning aboriginal rights and environmental protection.

Two-Thirds of Canadians Think Marijuana Should be Decriminalized

By: Monday July 2, 2012 1:55 pm

The overwhelming majority of Canadians think that marijuana should be fully decriminalized, according to a new Ipsos Reid poll for Postmedia News and Global TV.

Canada PM Harper Tries Bullying to Get Keystone XL Pipeline Through

By: Monday November 14, 2011 3:03 pm

Canadian PM Harper suggested that Canada intended to be an oil supplier to Asia, implying that even if the Keystone XL pipeline is stalled, Canada will see other routes to get tar sands oil to markets.

Obama Administration Tries to Get Out of Its Khadr Problem

By: Saturday August 28, 2010 10:15 am

The Administration has now realized trying a Canadian accused of murder for killing someone in an active battlefield as a teenager exposes the Gitmo show trials as a kangaroo court. But they don’t know whether they have the authority to intervene to stop it.

More AfPak Meetings: France, Canada Talk NATO Commitments

By: Wednesday March 31, 2010 4:35 pm

Not only is the French public united against the war, but Sarkozy’s entire government might well collapse because of this opposition. But we already knew this was the kind of pressure Sarkozy was under, because we read it in the CIA memo conveniently leaked just days before the French president arrived in the US.

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