Strong majority opposes Harper healthcare funding regime – ready for Premiers to take a stand.
Closed meeting of the House of Commons Finance Committee rejected conducting a full probe into reports of politically motivated audits of charities by Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
While the federal government has so far not acknowledged any culpability or responsibility for the accident in Lac-Mégantic, the reality is that there were multiple regulatory failures. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) asks, "Was this a case of willful blindness?"
Conservative government seen as using tax audits as way to silence critics.
Arguments fail to convince the Supreme Court of Canada to rule in favour of contributors to employment insurance.
"Latest cuts, $130 million and the loss of 657 jobs, have ripped into the heart of our national broadcaster, so that it's no longer possible to provide Canadians with the quality service they expect and deserve." — Naomi Robinson, CMG President, CBC Toronto.
More than 350 organizations in 115 countries warn that Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) will make it easier for corporations to make profits and with impunity.
In an open letter, the Bill is described as “a blatant attempt by the Harper government to stack the deck in favour of the Conservatives in the next federal election” and calls on Members of Parliament to “not allow this new elections law to pass without removing the parts that would legalize voter suppression.”
Kiefer Sutherland, grandson of Tommy Douglas, narrates video as part of the launch of national campaign for a new Health Accord.
"The quality of health care that Canadians receive should not depend on where you live or your ability to pay," said James Clancy, NUPGE National President.