G8/G20 Summit

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Clement’s involvement in G8 Legacy Funding questioned by NDP

New allegations arose this past week over the depth of former Industry Minister Tony Clement’s involvement in selecting infrastructure projects in his Parry Sound-Muskoka riding that received G8 Legacy Funding. The NDP allege that Mr. Clement was more directly involved in selecting sites that received federal funding than he is letting on. The NDP obtained … Continue reading

RCMP finally investigates Muskoka’s G8 ‘Legacy Infrastructure’

Uh oh – time for Tony Clement to get all huffy and defiant again because dammit, we just wont go away with the questions about how $50M was distributed throughout Muskoka! Circle the wagons, ’cause the RCMP are coming, Tony! First off, it’s about damn time someone looked into this! Chances are when something looks … Continue reading

Re-imagining Canada in the World: Start by tackling Tall Poppy Syndrome

The Globe and Mail has been choc-a-bloc lately with guest columnists (academics, NATO ambassadors, think-tank CEO’s) talking about where the debate over Canada’s foreign policy has gone. It was conspicuously absent in the recent federal election campaign, as noted by Jeffrey Simpson back on April 6 when he wrote that “there is plenty to talk … Continue reading

Editorial: The Right’s Tunnel Vision on Women’s Health

In 1967, Pierre Trudeau famously said “There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.” Today I would like to borrow from this piece of rhetorical genius when I say “There’s no place for the state in the vaginas of the nation.” Not this nation, or any other nation for that matter. … Continue reading

Editorial: On the Right Wing and Planned Parenthood

There is a cowardly undertone to the way in which people on the right often approach their blind hatred of Planned Parenthood. Those not brave enough to say how they truly feel – that they oppose abortion as a moral issue, and it is their right to feel that way, however much I disagree – … Continue reading

Duceppe Pushes for G8 Report Release Ahead of Election

The CBC is reporting that Gilles Duceppe is pushing Stephen Harper to do what he can to have the G8 Report released by Auditor General Sheila Fraser ahead of the May 2 election. The AG is prevented from releasing the report because Parliament is not in session, but with all five political party leaders asking … Continue reading

Auditor General confirms it: Canada got hosed by the G8/G20 summits

This is big – not like finding Jimmy Hoffa’s grave big, but pretty big for those of us in Toronto happy to have it confirmed by no more reputable a source than the Auditor General, Sheila Fraser, that in the lead up to the G8/G20 summits in Huntsville and Toronto, the Conservatives were rather…underhanded, shall … Continue reading

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