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'Jim Flaherty was the best Finance Minister in the world': Full text of Stephen Harper's funeral speech

The full text of Stephen Harper’s comments at the funeral of Jim Flaherty, as prepared:

Governor General Johnston, Lieutenant Governor Onley, colleagues from the Parliament of Canada, distinguished representatives of the diplomatic corps and of provincial and municipal government, acquaintances and admirers of The Honourable Jim Flaherty from across the country, dear friends.

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Tasha Kheiriddin: Closed file on Nigel Wright won't be the end of the Senate scandal story for Stephen Harper

On a dark day, Prime Minister Stephen Harper caught a lucky break. As he and the country prepared to say their final goodbyes to friend and former finance minister Jim Flaherty, came the news that the RCMP had closed their investigation into Nigel Wright in the matter of the Senate expense scandal. 939 more words

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'He made a great sacrifice for this country': More than a thousand line up to pay respects to Jim Flaherty

WHITBY, Ont. — More than a thousand dignitaries and citizens lined up Tuesday to pay respects to Jim Flaherty, the former finance minister whose unexpected death last week shocked many across the country. 564 more words


Full Pundit: Put down the Fair Elections Act, and back slowly away

That’s enough, Skippy
Instead of making the much-reviled Fair Elections less bad by adopting a Senate committee’s fairly sensible recommendations that would make it somewhat less reviled, … 781 more words

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Not-so-sober second thoughts ...

In an attempt to ram through the Unfair Elections Act, Mr. Harper enlisted his minions in the Senate to undertake parallel discussions in an attempt to expedite approval of this controversial legislation. 263 more words

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Full coverage: Jim Flaherty's state funeral

Watch above: Hundreds turn out to pay final respects to former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. Vassy Kapelos has the story.

Toronto’s downtown St. James Cathedral hosted the country’s political elite Wednesday as they gathered for a state funeral for… 283 more words


Cuts and red tape are gagging US and Canadian science / Only 14 per cent said they felt they would be able to share a concern about public health and safety

14 April 2014 by Rachael Jolley

Politicians in the US and Canada are undermining scientific freedom through cuts, shutdowns and media policies

ON 1 October last year, the US federal government shut its doors after Congress failed to agree a budget. 903 more words