Breaking: Harper to call election for October 14th

MONTREAL (AFP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set Sunday to seek to dissolve parliament and call snap elections for October 14, ending the longest minority government in the country's history, media reported Thursday.

Press group Canwest and public broadcaster Radio-Canada reported that Harper will meet with Canada's governor general on Sunday morning to make his request, bringing an end to his minority Conservative government and prompting an immediate campaign season that would last less than six weeks.


No wonder the Harper government is against a carbon tax

After watching a video clip of Canada's Environment Minister trying to explain the ins-and-outs of a carbon tax policy, it is clear now why Harper government is so vehemently against a carbon tax policy in Canada - they don't know what it is.

Watch it:

Scientist: Arctic Melt Indicates Warming is "Not Stoppable"

“I think we're at a point where it is not stoppable but it can be slowed down. And if you think about the magnitude of effects on our society, then we really need to buy ourselves more time to get ready for some very substantial changes that are ahead.”  – Warwick Vincent, director of the Centre for Northern Studies at Laval University in Quebec.

Grilling Clean Coal at the Republican Convention

Blogger Matt Stoller is at the Republican National Convention and he had the chance to ask members of the “coal is the best thing ever” team - bought and paid for by the coal industry - whether they thought coal is actually clean. 

No surprise that they had no idea:




"Green" funding for Ford: Why Government Shouldn't Pick Winners

The Canadian government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper is reported to be on the verge of giving $200 million from a “green initiatives fund” to Ford and General Motors - to help those failing companies continue to build really big (and increasingly unpopular) cars and trucks.

Ford, which lost $8.7 billion in the second-quarter of this year as its truck-dominated fleet crashed into oily reality, is advertising its latest Ontario production facility as “green” because it features a “more fuel-efficient V8 engine.” And Stephen Harper, in a pre-election vote-buying frenzy, is using taxpayers money to prop up this stupidity.

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