Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper entered this election knowing he held a major advantage: Canadians had yet to warm up to Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff.
Of course, Ignatieff had to start by digging out from under an avalanche of...
The CBC and BBC report Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced Canada will help enforce a no-fly zone in Libya.Three CF-18 fighter jets have already left CFB Bagotville in Quebec, three more are slated to join them shortly.
Ottawa, ON, Jan 11, 2013 — First Nations chiefs are meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa today. The meeting is a response to months of protests by a grassroots aboriginal group called Idle No More.
The group is demanding the government address issues such as poverty, land claims, and profits from natural resources.
As Karen Kelly reports from Ottawa, it may be difficult for today's meeting to soothe decades of discontent. Go to full article
Jan 25, 2006 — Monday's federal election in Canada sent the Liberal Party out of power after 12 years. But like his Liberal predecessor, Paul Martin, Conservative leader Stephen Harper will have a minority government. That means forming a coalition of support in order to move legislation and policy in Parliament. The Conservatives will control 124 seats. Liberals will have 103. Lucy Martin spoke with people in Osgoode, Ontario for their views on what just happened--and what might lie ahead. Go to full article
Jan 24, 2006 — Stephen Harper says Canada "has voted for change." Canadians have chosen to end 12 years of Liberal rule, and give a minority Conservative government led by Harper a chance. The prime minister in waiting said he'll govern for all Canadians, not just for those who voted Tory. Harper says his top priority is to clean up government by making it more accountable to taxpayers. Although Canadians have given power to the Conservatives, voters are keeping them on a short leash. Harper will lead a minority government with 124 seats. Liberals will have 103. The Bloc Quebecois got 51 seats, and the NDP won 29 -- 10 more than the last election. Martha Foley spoke with Dr. Robert Thacker, chairman of the Canadian Studies Department at St. Lawrence University, about the vote, and its likely consequences. Go to full article