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'Joni Mitchell's lyric about paving paradise to put up parking lots still resonates,' says Prime Minister

Harper's stump speech to Canada's urbanites in King City

The following is an edited version of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's speech he delivered in King City, Ont., on March 14 where he announced $425-million in federal spending to preserve ecologically sensitive lands from development. Conservation groups will be asked to raise an additional $275-million to save 200,000 hectares of land in southern communities across Canada. The money will be distributed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, a non-profit organization. When Mr. Harper delivered this speech he also addressed members of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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'Joni Mitchell's lyric about paving paradise to put up parking lots still resonates,' says Prime Minister

Harper's stump speech to Canada's urbanites in King City

The following is an edited version of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's speech he delivered in King City, Ont., on March 14 where he announced $425-million in federal spending to preserve ecologically sensitive lands from development. Conservation groups will be asked to raise an additional $275-million to save 200,000 hectares of land in southern communities across Canada. The money will be distributed by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, a non-profit organization. When Mr. Harper delivered this speech he also addressed members of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE