He’s not a man of subtleties, and recently Albertan Rob Wells outfitted his car with a bold message: “Fuck Harper.”
The Harper government chose the Friday afternoon of a long weekend, just before the Sunday launch of a federal election, to appoint a paid Kinder Morgan consultant to the National Energy Board (NEB) in a timed press release that critics say was an attempt to bury the news.
picketing will be criminalised, employers will be allowed to hire agency staff to replace striking workers and the financial links between unions and the labour party are to be eroded, with members being asked to opt-in to a party political allegiance.
What would Jesus do? If you’re Conservative MP Wai Young, apparently the answer to that question is “enact C-51.”
The Conservative-backed anti-union Bill C-377 finally passed the Senate Tuesday night, so expect a constitutional challenge to follow. Unless it’s repealed first.
During the application process, Rio Tinto Alcan financed McKenzie’s position at the Ministry of Environment through a secondment agreement and government officials repeatedly refer to the company as a “client.”
When B.C. Ferries announced a contest to name its three new foreign-built boats, the high-priced executives in those cushy corporate offices thought they’d struck public-relations gold.
As Postmedia’s Stephen Maher writes, when Elections Canada mails out Voter Information Cards this fall, a new sentence in bold letters will appear at the bottom: Please note that this card is not a piece of ID.
This means that on election day, tens of thousands of people will likely turn up at their polling station, voter cards in hand, only to learn that they can’t vote.
It’s a government that uses omnibus bills to ram through controversial new measures — and then limits debate on them.
The Alberta Federation of Labour will be forced to shut down its Better Way Alberta website once the writ is dropped to start the provincial election campaign, which is widely expected to happen tomorrow.