The proposed Quebec charter of values is a petty, mean-spirited, dangerous and unnecessary piece of legislation unworthy of Canada and, if it passes, deeply damaging to Quebec’s reputation. Now why doesn’t someone in Ottawa say so?
If there is never an appetite for overall tax increases, a case can be made for targeted hikes.
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty risks becoming too dangerously interesting for the Harper Cabinet.
‘This time it’s the rich and powerful against the educated, the cultivated, and the just plain unconvinced. Anyone who questions the new order (its smug assumptions and harsh remedies) is accused of contempt for the wisdom of the common people. Of elitism.’
The economy will trump every other issue, as it almost always does. If things are going well—lots of jobs, rising wages—Stephen Harper could be re-elected. Even if things are going badly, voters may not want to risk a leap into the unknown. So far, that is what the Liberals are offering under Justin Trudeau.
It was a close call for Harper and an ugly victory—and the story isn’t over. But he finally has a rival, right across the Commons aisle, as skilled, relentless, and competitive as he is.
Liberals say the choice for federal voters in 2015 is simple: they want hopeful and positive over brooding and negative. But don’t be so sure.
Symbolically, Leona Aglukkaq’s perfect. Practically, her appointment as Environment Minister is intended to blunt aboriginal opposition to pipelines and mines.
It’s moving inexorably closer to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
The most disconcerting thing about Prime Minister Stephen Harper is that no one knows, no one can even reasonably guess, what he will do next.
The NDP leader looked more interested in embarrassing Justin Trudeau than cleaning up Parliament. He certainly wasn’t leading the charge towards more accountability.
If a Canada-E.U. trade deal led us to match Europe’s superior environmental and food safety standards, it would be worth signing. But, judging by fragmentary reports, the opposite appears to be true.
PM Stephen Harper either backs off, blames a bureaucrat—or, better still, a Liberal—and waits for another day. What he never does, and never will do, is apologize, admit a mistake or allow the enemy to take a prisoner.
First, if you want to sell your magnificent record of environmental stewardship, in the hopes of allaying U.S. administration qualms about the Keystone XL pipeline, you don’t send Joe Oliver to Washington.
Laureen brings the movie treats: President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Public Safety Minister Steven Balney, Laureen Harper, Telefilm Canada chair Michel Roy, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Actor Alexandre Landry, director Louise Archambault, Telefilm chair Michel Roy, actress Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Christal Film president Christian Larouche, and President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy.
Telefilm Canada chair Michel Roy and Laureen Harper and her bag of treats for the movie.
President of Les Films Séville Patrick Roy, actor Alexandre Landry, Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, actress Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Telefilm Canada's Michel Roy, Laureen Harper, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry, and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Christal Film's Christian Larouche, NAC's Rosemary Thompson, Telefilm's Jean-Claude Mahe, and Les Films Seville's Patrick Roy.
Laureen Harper, director Louise Archambault, producer Luc Déry, and Christal Film president Christian Larouche.
Rogers Communications' Colette Watson and Heritage Minister Shelly Glover.
The two stars of the film Gabrielle, Alexandre Landry and Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, pose for a pic with Heritage Minister Shelly Glover.
Heritage Minister Shelly Glover and Gabrielle's director Louise Archambault pose for another.
Telefilm Canada's mini-designer cupcakes topped with the letter 'T' were a hit at the after party.
Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney and Telefilm Canada's Michel Roy.
David McArthur, chief of staff to Heritage Minister Shelly Glover, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, and Bluesky Strategy Group's Sandra Buckler.