Archive for April, 2014

Harper’s support among Conservatives starting to crumble

April 14, 2014

Harper’s approval rating has fallen below 30 per cent. So have party fortunes in voting intentions. This is not a passing slump. It has endured for more than a year. And that can only exacerbate pre-existing tensions within a jittery party.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/04/14/harpers_support_among_conservatives_approaching_free_fall_hbert.html

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Protesters Against Austerity Fill the Streets of Montreal

April 4, 2014

A mass protest in Montreal against austerity measures ended with tear gas, rubber bullets, and six arrests Thursday as the mostly student-led demonstrations defied measures calling the protest “illegal.”

Tens of thousands of students and their supporters filled the streets for the first time since the “Maple Spring” protests of 2012 in opposition to rising tuition costs swept Quebec.

The protest on Thursday came in opposition to the 2014 provincial budget, which critics say inflicts painful austerity.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/04-2

5 Ways Fair Elections Act Is Unfair

April 4, 2014

Is the Party Over for Party Politics?

April 2, 2014

Christy Clark partnered in Enbridge lobbying firm before becoming BC premier

April 2, 2014

B.C. Premier Christy Clark was a partner in a lobbying firm that was contracted by Enbridge and lobbied the federal government on the company’s behalf, according to documents obtained by The Vancouver Observer. The documents originate from the years when Clark stepped away from politics.

http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/premier-christy-clark-partnered-enbridge-lobbying-firm