Posts Tagged ‘Stephen Harper’

Harper-examining journalist calls for millennials to get engaged

“Stephen Harper is not Canada and Canada is not Stephen Harper,” Michael Harris said. Speaking at Dalhousie on Tuesday, Harris, author of Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover, insisted that Canada’s prime minister should not be allowed to spend another term in office. Local activist group Vote Harper Out – Halifax hosted…

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An unwelcome move

On Jan. 21, 2014, Dalhousie president Richard Florizone accompanied Prime Minister Stephen Harper on his first official visit to Israel as part of a 200-strong Canadian delegation. Florizone, along with VP Research Martha Crago, were there to sign an agreement with Ben-Gurion University that would establish a mutual academic program and ultimately lead to building…

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Letters to the Editor: Florizone’s tacit endorsement of Israel divisive

Dear editor: By joining the Prime Minister’s delegation in Israel, Dalhousie University president Richard Florizone tacitly gives approval, on behalf of the university, of the divisive political statements made by Stephen Harper. While speaking to the Israeli Knesset, Stephen Harper likened any criticism of Israeli policy to that of an anti-Semite. Dalhousie president Richard Florizone…

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The anatomy of the NDP’s failure

Just how bad was the Dexter NDP’s early-October defeat? Collapse may be too weak a word. Forget the office they lost, or the drop to third-party status. Forget the nearly 20 per cent of the electorate who turned away from them since 2009. Forget that their seat count was hit even harder, dropping from a…

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Myth-busting and nation-building

The Idle No More movement has thrust Canada- First Nations relations to centre stage. (Chris Parent photo)

Canada’s First Nations have been serial newsmakers ever since Prime Minister Stephen Harper began pushing through omnibus legislation. The majority of the momentum is attributed to two separate forces in the First Nations community. First, the Idle No More grassroots movement has used peaceful demonstration with the occasional blockade or occupation to make their voice…

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