Having actively disparaged Sudbury and having made comments that indicate he sides with the company, Industry Minister Tony Clement should immediately resign his portfolio, say striking mine workers.
“The new system is designed to address seed industry sales agendas rather than farmers’ needs,” said Terry Boehm, vice-president of the National Farmers Union.
Away from the cameras, the Conservatives remain strongly committed to right-wing economic policies. Jim Flaherty has already begun talking about "an exit strategy" from government stimulus policies.
The Harper government seems to be planning a hatchet job on the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and it looks like Bev Oda, the minister in charge of the agency, is wielding the axe.
Pressure from the Canadian labour movement and civil society organizations has forced the Harper government to remove Colombia free-trade legislation from the legislative agenda - at least for now.
As long as Harper and his cabinet let the big banks write the rules, we'll continue to have a financial system that's good for them and bad for everyone else.
In demanding wage concessions of up to $19 an hour, auto company executives and the Harper government are hoping to deflect public anger for the economic meltdown onto those who assemble cars.
<p>The CMG and its allies are launching a campaign to help Canadians get the message to the leaders in parliament that we need the CBC now more than ever.</p>
As cities around the world are rocked with protests, it's clear governments that respond to economic crisis with the discredited free-market agenda will not survive.
The Buy American clause and the ensuing "backdown" by Congress meant nothing. Those policies have been in place for decades; they still are.