By David Ljunggren
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The top aide to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper abruptly resigned on Sunday over his role in an mounting expenses scandal which is threatening to undermine the Conservative government.
Nigel Wright, Harper's chief of staff, quit after secretly giving a C$90,000 ($87,000) check in February to Mike Duffy, a member of the upper Senate chamber, to help him cover living expenses he had improperly claimed. News of the gift leaked late on Tuesday...Read Full Story
When the Harper Conservatives attacked Justin Trudeau, who decried the nastiness of their attacks? Yes.. Mr. Kinsella. But what is this? Mr. Kinsella has decided to adopt the tone of a Harperite … and tear into Mulcair with trumped up charges and phony indignation. You can bet money if there were no Liberal on a ballot that Warren would make his 'X' on election day for a Conservative LONG before he would ever vote NDP. I know it .. now you do too. In his attack against Mulcair, Kinsella...Read Full Story
OTTAWA—Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau are exchanging barbs over the Boston Marathon bombing.Harper, in London to attend the funeral of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher Wednesday, appeared to take issue with Trudeau’s suggestion to search out the “root causes” behind Monday’s devastating attack.“When you see this type of violent act, you do not sit around trying to rationalize it or make excuses for it or figure out its root causes,” Harper told...Read Full Story
By Murray CookeNew Socialist15 April 2013Like the federal Liberal Party leadership race, the NDP policy convention this past weekend proved to be rather anti-climactic.Any expectations (or hopes) for a divisive, soul-searching, battle royale over the identity of the NDP fell flat. With minimal debate and a decisive vote of 960 to 188, delegates approved a new preamble to the party's constitution based in part on Jack Layton's final message to Canadians and removed forward looking references...Read Full Story
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