Shit Harper Did Does exactly what it says on the can.
Example: "Canadian PM Stephen Harper weakened regulations so that more pesticide residue could be left on your fruits and vegetables." "Harper decorated the government lobby in parliament with photos of just himself, instead of the traditional portraits of former Prime Ministers." And much more.
The Government of Canada has fallen
after a 156-145 contempt motion passed in Parliament. The contempt motion came after a Parliamentary committee found
(PDF link) that the government failed to provide adequate information on the costs of crime legislation.
Stephen Harper will go to the Governor-General on Saturday to request an election.
Stephen Harper, Canada's Prime Minister, sings "With A Little Help From My Friends
" at a gala last night in Ottawa with Yo Yo Ma and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Harper survived a confidence vote this week
with a little help from his former sworn enemies
The vacant seat
on the Supreme Court of Canada
will be filled by Marshall Rothstein
of the Federal Court of Appeal. Interesting enough, as he's the fellow that ruled that Harvard was entitled to patent a mouse
(which was overturned by the SCC) and was involved in banning Ernst Zundel and David Irving from Canada. However there's a twist. For the first time in Canada, Stephen Harper's new Conservative government
has decided that an all-party committee will question the nominee
and provide recommendations to the PM (although the final decision rests with Harper, and the committee has no veto power).