Stephen Harper http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/49701/all en Terror incidents should spark anti-crime response, not "sociology," says Harper http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/terror-incidents-should-spark-anti-crime-response-not-sociol <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Stephen Harper says now is not the time to "commit sociology" in response to the arrests of two men accused of conspiring to attack a Via Rail train.</p> <p>The prime minister last week criticized Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau for suggesting it was important to look at the root causes of homegrown terrorism.</p> <p>Trudeau made the comments shortly after the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130429/terror-incidents-should-spark-anti-crime-response-not-sociol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics of Canada Social Issues Stephen Harper Stephen Harper War The Canadian Press Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:01:21 +0000 The Canadian Press 5828004 at http://www.globalpost.com Harper assailed for cutting Elections Canada budget despite rampant vote problems http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130501/harper-assailed-cutting-elections-canada-budget-despite-ramp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The Harper government is under fire for cutting Elections Canada's budget even as the agency struggles to address rampant procedural errors and widespread allegations of cheating during the last federal vote.</p> <p>NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says the eight per cent cut to the election watchdog's 2013 budget is symptomatic of a government that has no respect for democratic institutions.</p> <p>He accuses the Conservatives of showing a consistent willingness to cheat during elections — citing the so-called in-and-out affair and the robocall scandal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130501/harper-assailed-cutting-elections-canada-budget-despite-ramp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Canada Politics Politics of Canada Quebec Stephen Harper Stephen Harper The Canadian Press Wed, 01 May 2013 21:17:41 +0000 The Canadian Press 5829506 at http://www.globalpost.com Harper says people 'fed up' with old constitutional battles in visit to Quebec http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/harper-says-hes-fed-old-constitutional-battles-visit-quebec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>QUEBEC - Stephen Harper says people are "fed up" with the old constitutional battles that have been around his entire life.</p> <p>The prime minister was making his first official visit to Quebec on Friday since allegations surfaced that Supreme Court of Canada justices intervened in the patriation of the Constitution.</p> <p>When asked by a reporter about the controversy, Harper said his government's priority is the economy of the 21st century and not the constitutional disputes of the 1980s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130503/harper-says-hes-fed-old-constitutional-battles-visit-quebec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Constitution of Canada Government Hospitality Law Politics Politics of Canada Stephen Harper The Canadian Press Fri, 03 May 2013 18:01:44 +0000 The Canadian Press 5830597 at http://www.globalpost.com Harper says society must do whatever it can to stop cyberbullying http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/harper-says-society-must-do-whatever-it-can-stop-cyberbullyi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WINNIPEG - Prime Minister Stephen Harper met in Winnipeg today with parents of some children who have been victims of cyberbullying.</p> <p>Harper says he wishes such meetings weren't needed, but they are.</p> <p>Among those at the meeting were the parents of Rehtaeh (reh-TAY'-uh) Parsons and the mother of Amanda Todd —- two girls who committed suicide after relentless bullying.</p> <p>The federal government has already committed to look at new criminal laws that could include a ban on distributing intimate images without consent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130510/harper-says-society-must-do-whatever-it-can-stop-cyberbullyi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abuse Behavior Bullying Computer crimes Cyber-bullying Ethics Stephen Harper Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 10 May 2013 22:16:37 +0000 The Canadian Press 5835321 at http://www.globalpost.com Stephen Harper says EI changes don't target Atlantic Canada's seasonal workers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130514/stephen-harper-says-ei-changes-dont-target-atlantic-canadas- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. - Changes to the federal employment insurance program are fair to Atlantic Canada's seasonal workers, contrary to assertions by the region's premiers, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday.</p> <p>Harper, who was in Summerside, P.E.I., for a funding announcement, said it's false to claim that the new rules the Conservative government have introduced are harming people who can only find work for part of the year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130514/stephen-harper-says-ei-changes-dont-target-atlantic-canadas-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British North America Business Canada Government Labor Law Political geography Politics of Canada Prince Edward Island Provinces and territories of Canada Religion Stephen Harper Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 14 May 2013 18:04:10 +0000 The Canadian Press 5837686 at http://www.globalpost.com Technology will be key to conquering climate change in long run, Harper says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/critics-take-web-harper-promotes-canadas-energy-prospects-ne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Global warming will only be brought under control by deep international collaboration and intense investment in technology — not yelling on street corners, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says.</p> <p>Harper was in New York all day Thursday, addressing an influential group of American academics at the Council on Foreign Relations and meeting separately with a tight-knit group of business leaders.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/critics-take-web-harper-promotes-canadas-energy-prospects-ne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Climate change Climate change policy Climatology Energy Environment Health Keystone Pipeline Oil sands Petroleum Politics Social Issues Stephen Harper Stephen Harper Technology United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 09:00:22 +0000 The Canadian Press 5839100 at http://www.globalpost.com Grade 5 kids urge Harper to drop mean attack ads against Justin Trudeau http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/grade-5-kids-urge-harper-drop-mean-attack-ads-against-justin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Some Grade 5 students have some advice for Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Stop being mean to Justin Trudeau.</p> <p>Seven students from an Ottawa-area Catholic school have written to Harper asking that he pull Conservative attack ads, which began running within hours of Trudeau claiming the Liberal leadership last month.</p> <p>The letter-writing campaign comes as a new poll suggests the attack ads may have backfired.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/grade-5-kids-urge-harper-drop-mean-attack-ads-against-justin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Children of the Prime Ministers of Canada Justin Trudeau Justin Trudeau Pierre Trudeau Politics of Canada Social Issues Stephen Harper Stephen Harper The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 22:47:41 +0000 The Canadian Press 5839800 at http://www.globalpost.com Those who seek to benefit from public office should leave Tory caucus: Harper http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130521/those-who-seek-benefit-public-office-should-leave-tory-caucu <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - A "very upset" Prime Minister Stephen Harper wants any federal Conservative who is in politics to seek personal gain from public office to get out of his caucus.</p> <p>Speaking to his MPs and senators in the midst of a scandal that took down his own chief of staff, Nigel Wright, over the weekend, Harper also promised to tighten Senate expense rules.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130521/those-who-seek-benefit-public-office-should-leave-tory-caucu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Conservative Party of Canada National Hockey League Politics Politics of Canada Social Issues Stephen Harper Stephen Harper The Canadian Press Tue, 21 May 2013 15:20:04 +0000 The Canadian Press 5842925 at http://www.globalpost.com Harper test-drives new 'extractive industries' approach to aid in Peru http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130522/harper-test-drives-new-extractive-industries-approach-aid-pe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LIMA, Peru - The Senate expenses scandal is turning Prime Minister Stephen Harper's visit to South America into an awkward communications exercise.</p> <p>Harper's officials have indicated that the prime minister will finally take questions early this afternoon on the Prime Minister's Office involvement in reimbursing Senator Mike Duffy $90,000 for improper housing expense claims</p> <p>But Harper will be next to Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso in a joint presentation that was supposed to be about boosting the mining sector to aid development in Peru.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130522/harper-test-drives-new-extractive-industries-approach-aid-pe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Liberal democracies Member states of the United Nations Peru Political geography Stephen Harper Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 22 May 2013 08:45:05 +0000 The Canadian Press 5843540 at http://www.globalpost.com NDP Leader Mulcair urges Harper to release paper trail on Senate scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130522/ndp-leader-mulcair-urges-harper-release-paper-trail-senate-s <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Opposition leader Tom Mulcair is calling on the prime minister to release all the documents connected to a $90,000 payment to a now-disgraced senator.</p> <p>Stephen Harper's chief of staff resigned over the weekend after it was revealed he gave Sen. Mike Duffy the money to pay back taxpayers for his disallowed housing expenses.</p> <p>Mulcair says the series of excuses and explanations Harper's government has deployed since the scandal broke don't add up.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130522/ndp-leader-mulcair-urges-harper-release-paper-trail-senate-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics of Canada Quebec Stephen Harper Stephen Harper The Canadian Press Wed, 22 May 2013 16:36:05 +0000 The Canadian Press 5843934 at http://www.globalpost.com 'I did not know,' Harper says about chief of staff's $90K payment to Duffy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130522/canadian-press-newsalert-harper-says-i-did-not-know-about-pa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LIMA, Peru - Prime Minister Stephen Harper insisted Thursday that he did not know about — nor was asked to sign off on — the arrangement that saw his chief of staff cut a personal cheque for $90,000 to Sen. Mike Duffy.</p> <p>Harper, currently on a trade mission in South America, took questions on the Senate expenses scandal for the first time since news emerged about the controversial cheque written by his former right-hand man. </p> <p>I did not know ... (and) I was not consulted," Harper said, the Peruvian president standing at his side.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130522/canadian-press-newsalert-harper-says-i-did-not-know-about-pa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Duffy Payment systems Politics of Canada Social Issues Stephen Harper Stephen Harper The Canadian Press Wed, 22 May 2013 18:48:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 5844048 at http://www.globalpost.com Amnesty urges Canada's Harper to talk rights in Colombia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/amnesty-urges-canadas-harper-talk-rights-colombia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Amnesty International on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to raise human rights concerns with his Colombian counterpart when he travels to the South American nation for trade talks.</p> <p>The head of the rights watchdog's Canadian branch, Alex Neve, said it is "absolutely crucial" that Harper discuss rights with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on the sidelines of a Pacific Alliance leader's summit "in a forceful and clear way and not as afterthoughts."</p> <p>Harper arrives on Thursday in Cali, Colombia for the summit.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130522/amnesty-urges-canadas-harper-talk-rights-colombia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Human rights in Colombia Stephen Harper Stephen Harper Technology AFP Wed, 22 May 2013 21:47:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844193 at http://www.globalpost.com Could have accepted chief of staff's resignation sooner, Harper admits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130523/liberals-demand-answers-senate-expenses-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper acknowledged for the first time Thursday that "perhaps" he could have responded more quickly to the news that his trusted chief of staff had footed the $90,000 bill for Sen. Mike Duffy's disallowed housing expenses.</p> <p>Harper conceded that he could have accepted the resignation of former right-hand man Nigel Wright earlier than he ultimately did — four days after Harper and the rest of Canada learned the stunning news about the personal cheque Wright wrote the senator.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130523/liberals-demand-answers-senate-expenses-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party of Canada David Tkachuk Government Government of Canada Mike Duffy Patrick Brazeau Politics Politics of Canada Politics of the United Kingdom Public Safety Canada Social Issues Stephen Harper The Canadian Press Thu, 23 May 2013 16:48:38 +0000 The Canadian Press 5844763 at http://www.globalpost.com Harper remains mum on how he dealt with unfolding expense scandal last winter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130530/harper-remains-mum-how-he-dealt-unfolding-expense-scandal-la <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is steadfastly refusing to acknowledge any question about his leadership during the months last winter when an expense scandal involving three of his Conservative Senate appointees was in the public eye.</p> <p>Harper has spent the past three days insisting that he first learned that his chief of staff had helped pay off Sen. Mike Duffy's $90,000 in improper expense claims only after the public was told of the matter by CTV in mid-May.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130530/harper-remains-mum-how-he-dealt-unfolding-expense-scandal-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Conservative Party of Canada Politics of Canada Social Issues Stephen Harper Stephen Harper The Canadian Press Thu, 30 May 2013 18:47:48 +0000 The Canadian Press 5848988 at http://www.globalpost.com Harper won't put a timeline on free-trade talks with European Union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130612/harper-wont-put-timeline-free-trade-talks-european-union <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, UK - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says arbitrary timelines won't determine when Canada inks a free-trade pact with the European Union.</p> <p>Harper told journalists Wednesday in London that his government will only agree to a deal when it meets Canada's best interests.</p> <p>"Obviously, these have been long discussions. They're continuing. We have been making a lot of progress, and they are the biggest trade negotiations Canada has ever had in its history," the prime minister said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130612/harper-wont-put-timeline-free-trade-talks-european-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Harper Stephen Harper Stephen Harper The Canadian Press Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:42:52 +0000 The Canadian Press 5856361 at http://www.globalpost.com