Canada's Premiers are meeting in Ottawa January 30, and Harper's not going. That's too bad because it just might be the biggest climate change meeting ever in Canada.
Politics in Canada
Will premiers address the "elephant in the room" of increased carbon emissions from massive pipeline projects?
Ottawa has been abuzz for weeks over how badly the Conservatives' brand-defining quest for a balanced budget will be damaged by falling oil prices. But Canadians can relax and stop biting their nails.
Raif Badawi was sentenced to 10 years and 1,000 lashes for merely exercising his freedom of speech, and his wife and children now live in Canada. Harper has not done much to try to free him.
David J. Climenhaga
No working politician wants to be the one who states the obvious, that political work is important work and the people who practice it deserve to be sensibly compensated.
Law-abiding Internet users who use popular and file-hosting services are now finding themselves under the government's microscope.
There is not only a moral duty to eradicate poverty but also a legal obligation under international human rights law.
The problem is that the small business of the imagination -- the mom-and-pop operation -- is not at all representative of the corporations that benefit from the small business tax rate.
With the victory of the anti-austerity Syriza in Greece, it is time to think about building a genuine left alternative here at home.
On January 28, International Data Privacy Day, it is imperative that those residing and visiting Canada understand the surveillance being used by Canadian governments and corporations.