Tag Archives: Stephen Harper

The Big Disconnect

[Note: The following was first published in the March 2014 Alberta Outdoorsmen.] Copyright © 2014 Don H. Meredith, All Rights Reserved. It amazes me how some issues get brought to the public’s attention. The tar sands have been under development … Continue reading

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Prorogue

It’s a funny word, ‘prorogue’. It’s the term used to describe what Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper requested from Governor General (the titular head of State in Canada), yesterday. GG Michaelle Jean granted Harper’s request and now the meetings of … Continue reading

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Shame on Ottawa!

I cannot believe what is happening in my nation’s capital. As I related in an earlier post, our newly elected politicians in Ottawa have taken leave of their common sense and decided to spin Canada into a political crisis right … Continue reading

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A Coalition, eh?

Let me see if I’ve got this straight. After failing to gain the majority government he so desperately sought in the recent Canadian federal election (winning only 144 of 308 seats) and then promising to work with parliament to make … Continue reading

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Yawn…So, what was that?

For a federal election with so many parties vying for control of a probable minority government, last Tuesday’s election in Canada was a big bore. Personally, I’m surprised that 58% of the electorate (the lowest ever) actually showed up to … Continue reading

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Two Elections Compared

It’s an interesting time on the political agenda. Today, here in Canada, our Prime Minister, Stephen Harper dissolved parliament and called an election for October 14, 2008. Meanwhile down in the States, their presidential election process has been going on … Continue reading

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