A Coalition

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - The bogey man of this election.  We are told to be afraid of coalitions.  Layton, Harper and Duceppe tried to set up a coalition. Ignatieff now says he has not problem with a coalition. We are...

Regarding the Contempt Motion

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - The contempt motion reflects the fact, as Professor Ned Franks, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Queens University, has said that no government in Canadian history has so often lost on...

More on the tone in the House

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - I remember bringing my daughter to QP after I became GPC leader.  She was so disgusted with the behavior on the floor, that she begged me to never make her attend again.

Bickering in Parliament

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - Harper is the person who has done more than any other PM to encourage a hyper-partisan tone in the House, but sadly all the others have descended to the same level.

Minority Government

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - We should have productive, constructive minority parliaments.  To get there we need to put away the partisan rancor.  We need to put Canadians first, work for the common good and stop the hyper...

Human Rights

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - How can Harper claim we have a good reputation on Human Rights? Amnesty International just announced that we have fallen very far and in 2009 the UN was concerned about our human rights record.

Our Global Vision

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - To return to the Green Vision in the world, we believe in peacekeeping, making poverty history, meeting the Millennium Development Goals, and restoring our leadership on climate.


Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - The most recent budget was full of bright shiny baubles and absurd funding.  What responsible government would propose $5 million for the Grey Cup and $5 million for the Calgary stampede in the midst...

More on G8/G20

Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - When will it be pointed out that Harper has accepted the Bush approach of refusing to fund the full range of reproductive health options to women in developing countries?  This position was shameful.


Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011 - Reminder to Harper, Canada committed at G20 in 2009 to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies.  When will we live up to that commitment?