Harper ‘radicalizes’ his attack on civil liberties

by Barry Weisleder The Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is using the October shootings in Ottawa, and the deadly assault that killed another soldier east of Montreal, to advance its authoritarian agenda. With Bill C-44, the "Protection of…

Big Biz comes out ahead in Toronto city election

Chow snatches defeat from the jaws of victory by Barry Weisleder Big business scored a big win in the October 28 Toronto municipal election. While voters rejected the mayoral bid of ultra-conservative, bully-Councillor Doug Ford, they put Bay Street big…

Did Intervention in Middle East prompt Ottawa shootings?

by Evan Engering and Barry Weisleder Immediately after two Canadian Forces soldiers were killed in separate incidents on October 20 and 22, Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the assailants 'terrorists'. Leader of the Official Opposition New Democratic Party, Tom…