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on August 29, 2014 in World News

HARPER, MULCAIR, TRUDEAU – OVERALL IMPRESSIONS

HARPER, MULCAIR, TRUDEAU – OVERALL IMPRESSIONS The next federal election will feature different leaders for two of the main parties, and there’s already plenty of evidence that perceptions of leaders will play a major role in the outcome. While much can change between now and the next election, voters already have perceptions of today’s leaders, which we explored in our latest poll. – See more at: http://abacusdata.ca/2014/08/29/harper-mulcair-trudeau-impressions/#sthash.dYYltW1D.dpuf At an overall level, 27% have a positive feeling about Stephen Harper, 45% are negative, and 28% are neutral or have no opinion. The PM engenders more negative than positive feelings among...

HARPER, MULCAIR, TRUDEAU – OVERALL IMPRESSIONS The next federal election will feature different leaders for two of the main parties, and there’s already plenty of evidence that perceptions of leaders will play a major role in the outcome. While...

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on July 13, 2014 in World News

Harper riles Alberta, Quebec

Harper riles Alberta, Quebec with regulator plan, Mulcair says at Stampede NDP Leader Tom Mulcair scoffed at the notion of Stephen Harper as a champion of national unity Saturday, saying the prime minister is no friend to Quebec – or Alberta – on issues such as a proposed national securities regulator. At his riding association’s annual Stampede barbecue last weekend, Harper touted the Parti Quebecois’ defeat in the provincial election this spring and said the “gradual decline” of separatism under his government “is something we should take pride in.” But Mulcair, in Calgary for the Stampede, said Harper “is kidding… View Article

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on July 11, 2014 in World News

Maybe Harper has slain the separatists

Maybe Harper has slain the separatists Paul Wells on Stephen Harper’s counterintuitive success in Quebec There was Stephen Harper the other day, delivering his annual speech to the Calgary Southwest Stampede barbecue. What made headlines was Harper’s decision to criticize Justin Trudeau, at length and by name, for the first time at one of these barbecues. This was indeed new. In his 2012 speech to the same event he mentioned “the opposition” three times, the Liberals once and Trudeau (who wasn’t the leader of anything yet) not at all. In 2013, he mentioned the opposition nine times, the Liberals three… View Article

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on July 10, 2014 in World News

Harper embarks on strategy to win back Quebec voters

Harper embarks on strategy to win back Quebec voters Stephen Harper is planning a cabinet meeting in Quebec City as part of celebrations surrounding Confederation, hoping to boost his party’s profile in a former Conservative stronghold that was swept up by the NDP in the last election. The rare cabinet meeting to be held outside Ottawa, which is in preparation for early September, will allow Mr. Harper to promote the role of Conservative Fathers of Confederation in protecting the rights of the provinces when Canada was founded in 1867. The event is expected to include meetings with provincial counterparts, announcements,… View Article

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on July 7, 2014 in World News

PMO looks to 2015 election

PMO looks to 2015 election, turns eyes on Quebec, strengthening strategic communications, say sources Recent key staffing changes in the Prime Minister’s Office suggest the PMO is turning its focus on the 2015 election and pre-election preparations, say sources, even though it’s quiet and many staffers are wasting no time getting out of dodge for summer holidays after a hard political year. “Everybody just disappeared the fastest they could get out of town for the holidays. They all know what it’s going to be like in August when they come back so most people I know are long gone and… View Article

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on July 7, 2014 in World News

Don’t underestimate Trudeau

Don’t underestimate Trudeau, say two former Harper advisers Two former senior advisers to Prime Minister Stephen Harper are warning Conservatives not to underestimate Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau after last week’s four by-election results, saying the Liberals have momentum and could surprise Conservatives in the next election like they did with Liberal leader Jean Chrétien in the 1993 election “We completely underestimated Mr. Chrétien [in 1993]. My biggest concern is that the Conservatives do not underestimate Mr. Trudeau. Brian Mulroney has said he’s [Mr. Trudeau] the real deal. Whether he is or not, he’s certainly got something that’s appealing [to Canadians],”… View Article

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on July 6, 2014 in World News

Stephen Harper targets Justin Trudeau in speech

Stephen Harper targets Justin Trudeau in speech to supporters in Calgary Prime Minister Stephen Harper hammered Liberal leader Justin Trudeau in a speech to party faithful at his annual Calgary Stampede barbecue on Saturday. With a federal election looming next year, Harper accused Trudeau of having nothing substantial to offer to voters, contrasting the Conservative government’s accomplishments with the Liberals’ positions on the economy and crime. Mention of Trudeau elicited boos from the crowd, which included federal cabinet ministers and provincial politicians. Harper’s speech made scant mention of the Opposition New Democrats and didn’t single out NDP leader Tom Mulcair… View Article

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on July 5, 2014 in World News

Stephen Harper gives out pancakes and handshakes

              It was all about pancakes and handshakes for Prime Minister Stephen Harper this morning. The prime minister was serving pancakes at the Stampede breakfast at Chinook Centre – the largest breakfast during the 10-day cowboy festival that attracts about 50,000 people. Harper chatted and shook hands with Stampede revellers while those manning the grill tried to keep up with demand. There was a long lineup of people waiting for a free breakfast of pancakes, sausage and coffee. Harper will be rubbing elbows with fellow Conservatives and give a speech this evening at his… View Article

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on January 29, 2014 in World News

Muslim group threatens to sue Prime Minister Harper

      Canadian Muslim group threatens to sue Prime Minister Harper for libel A Muslim organization said Tuesday it will sue Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his spokesman for libel unless they retract and apologize for a statement linking the group to Hamas. Canada lists Hamas as a banned terrorist organization. “To say that our organization has illegal affiliations is deeply offensive to us and to Canadians of all faiths and backgrounds and only serves to reinforce ugly stereotypes about Canadian Muslims,” Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), told a press conference…. View Article

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on October 4, 2013 in World News

Partnership Talks Headed For Finish Line

              Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Headed For Finish Line Amid Official Secrecy Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Trade Minister Ed Fast are headed to Malaysia and Indonesia this week, and one of the main issues on their agenda is a trade deal that would cover one-third of the world’s international commerce. But what the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will contain is so far a matter of rumour, conjecture and guesswork — nowhere more so than in Canada, where the government has kept a tight lid on news coming out of the talks. Negotiations on the TPP,… View Article

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