Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015
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Harper economics: nothing adds up, but will voters notice?

Eventually, these cumulative inconsistencies have to register with voters.


  
Stephen Harper’s shrinking world

The Prime Minister’s approach suggests a siege mentality on the part of a tired, unpopular government.


  
Too early to dismiss Trudeau: there is guile behind the smile

Trudeau is moving, belatedly, to fill the policy vacuum. It would be reckless to count him out.


  
Why Harper is toast (clip and save)

This government has run out of steam, ideas, talent and—worst of all, for a Prime Minister so fuelled by anger—out of new enemies.


  
Keeping our politics dull an all-party effort

As evidence, consider the election ads produced by three major parties last week.


  
Note to opposition parties: go bold, or go home

Everyone else is looking for a leader, and a party, with a grander vision than liquidating government and dividing the spoils among favoured stakeholders.


  
Forget politicians, only the people can save the planet

Few politicians have the insight, or the courage, to stare down the powerful and polluting ‘extractive’ industries. Supporting ‘green’ political candidates can’t hurt.


  
When it comes to law-making, experts need not apply

This Prime Minister, who markets himself as steady and responsible, appears to act, very often, from a combination of hot impulse and cool political calculation.


  
PM Harper to ask Parliament to extend, expand Iraq war

Harper winning the PR war, but support for Iraq war is uneasy and provisional.


  
Nothing to fear but fear-mongers themselves

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, rather than uniting Canadians, is fuelling Islamophobia—aimed, ironically and explicitly, at Muslim women, whom he claims to be protecting from the excesses of their religion.


  
Are we in tinfoil hat territory, or justly concerned?

This is a government that doesn’t need more tools, or encouragement, to crush its many, many enemies— or is it paranoid to say so? In fact, if anyone is wearing tinfoil hats, it is Harper and his friends in the RCMP.


  
Extreme politics crushes all, and it’s getting worse

Prime Minister Stephen Harper kicked off the new Parliamentary session, for instance, by insisting the NDP doesn’t want to stand up to jihadists, that the opposition ‘thinks it’s a terrible thing that some of these jihadists got killed when they fired on the Canadian military.’


  
Mulcair, Trudeau need to stop being so afraid

If you add the number of Canadians who loathe Stephen Harper to those disappointed in, or exasperated by, the major opposition parties, you have a world of hurt.


  
BREAKING: Nothing new about ‘The News’

The truth is complicated, solving problems takes years, most people live peaceful and productive lives. But The News isn’t in the business of reporting the truth, just the facts. Deep down, we know that. No wonder all but the hopelessly addicted tune out.


  
Santa Harper’s candy cane economics

Canadians like ‘strong’ leadership in a troubled world, pollsters report. That means standing up to tyrants, autocrats, and bullies (except when on an important trade mission, of course.)


  
We don’t need more pipelines, we need more truth about oil

  
Parliament Hill is another world, with other rules: Susan Riley

Anti-harassment measures, covering all public servants, do not apply on Parliament Hill. In 2014, our national legislature is bereft of policies and an independent body to handle complaints.


  
Violence begets harmony, even love for a moment

Ottawa is not an innocent city and never has been. What the attack did, in the immediate aftermath, was unleash an unprecedented display of warmth and solidarity among politicians, as remarkable as it will be fleeting. For a few astonishing hours, love really was stronger than anger.


  
New book turns a fictional fire hose on Senate’s cynical shenanigans

The book is exceptionally timely, dealing as it does with spending scandals, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Supreme Court reference and the abrupt dwindling of the Red Chamber’s stature and seriousness.


  
Ottawa distracted by trifles, while real trouble looms

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Wednesday, December 31, 1969
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
World Press Photo 15 exhibit premiere at the Canadian War Museum, July 22 July 24, 2015

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
A woman takes in the third prize for contemporary issues single photos by Italian photographer Fulvio Bugani. His series is called 'Waria: Being a Different Muslim.'
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cees Cole, Netherlands ambassador to Canada.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
World Press Photo representative Noortje Gorter.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Photographer Chris Roussakis, Hill Times reporter Rachel Aiello, photographer Cynthia Münster and Hill Times online editor Bea Vongdouangchanh.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The music from these two string musicians flowed through the gallery all evening.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Jeanine DeVos taking in the exhibit.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Mark O’Neill, president and CEO at the Canadian War and History museums, with Silvie Morel.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Cynthia and Yves Bled.

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