Government of Canada

“Chris Alexander suspends re-election campaign in wake of refugee crisis” (CBC News)

CBC News: Conservative candidate Chris Alexander has suspended his campaign for re-election in the riding of Ajax, Ont., in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis. Alexander cancelled a Thursday morning media appearance and is returning to Ottawa…


“Chris Alexander defends Canada’s refugee response, blames media” (CBC News)

Jennifer Chevalier (CBC News) Amid what has been called the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, the immigration minister says Canada has taken in “approximately 2,500” Syrian refugees to date. “The numbers grow quickly through…



“Here’s what the federal leaders had to say about the refugee crisis” (Global News)

Nick Logan (Global News): With the death toll climbing in the Mediterranean and thousands of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants flooding into Europe each day, the federal leaders could not avoid addressing the situation in Europe…


“Canadian citizenship harder to obtain under Harper government, immigration critic says” (Metro Vancouver)

Neal Hall (Metro Vancouver): Canadian citizenship is harder to obtain and easier to lose under immigration laws introduced over the last nine years by the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, says a new report. “There…


“Harper’s war with the law” (The National Observer)

Sandy Garossino (The National Observer): One single email among several hundred entered into evidence at the Duffy trial throws glaring Klieg lights onto the dynamics inside the PMO. It reveals Stephen Harper’s inbred contempt for the…


“It’s official: Canada’s in a recession and Conservative policies won’t fix it” (The Toronto Star)

Editorial (The Toronto Star): Arguing over what constitutes a recession should not obscure the fact that the economy is weak and more of the same from the Conservatives isn’t likely to fix it. Move right…


“Conservatives tout tax breaks for ‘typical’ families earning $120K a year” (CBC News)

James Cudmore (CBC News): Stephen Harper’s campaign tour stopped today at a Tim Hortons, where the Conservative leader shook hands with supporters before strolling behind the counter and handing out double-doubles. “Just don’t let me…