Ignatieff Slams Harper Over Aide’s Convictions

Ignatieff Slams Harper Over Aide's ConvictionsLiberal Leader Michael Ignatieff says new revelations about past fraud convictions against a former senior aide to Stephen Harper raise a “fundamental question” over whether Canadians can trust the Conservative leader. During a Monday evening campaign rally, Ignatieff told the crowd that Bruce Carson’s close relationship with Harper while working in the Prime Minister’s Office shows his Conservative rival “talks tough on crime everywhere but in his own office.” “I’m…

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Public gets a view into MP expenses

Public gets a view into MP expensesCanadians paid out $5,230 for Stephen Harper’s phone bill last year and $2,295 in postage for Michael Ignatieff. Those are some of the smaller expenses Canadians can browse online now that MPs expenses are posted in full. In total, the prime minister’s expenses came to $281,255.67, compared to Ignatieff’s $570,984.10. The expenses released are what each MP charges the House of Commons through their MPs expenses. Most of Harper’s expenses…

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Iggy to Harper: ‘We make the rules!’

Iggy to Harper: 'We make the rules!'Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff’s campaign-style tour rolled through Nova Scotia Sunday, where he thundered at Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was told to move back to the U.S., and won the endorsement of one of Canada’s most well-known singers – Big Pond’s Rita MacNeil. Ignatieff began the day outside a Tim Hortons in Elmsdale, N.S., in Liberal Scott Brison’s riding, where he hit Harper over a quip the prime minister made…

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Liberals Pledge to Prevent Abuse of Prorogation

Liberals Pledge to Prevent Abuse of ProrogationOTTAWA – Surrounded by members of the Liberal caucus in front of the House of Commons on the day when Parliament should have resumed, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff announced that the Liberal Party of Canada will seek changes to the House of Commons’ rules that would prevent the Prime Minister from using prorogation illegitimately. “Twice in one year, Mr. Harper has abused his powers by shutting down Parliament to save…

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Like it or not, Harper is on a roll…

Like it or not, Harper is on a roll...Those who took great delight in the travails of Stephen Harper over the summer are likely none too pleased with more recent developments. The blogosphere tends to be extremely partisan in nature, and objectivity is often a scarce commodity. But love him or loathe him, the fact is Harper is on something of a roll. I’m not going to suggest that a run of good press and good optics is…

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