Posts Tagged ‘stephen harper

Text of Bill C-51: Ant-terrorism Act, 2015

- January 30th, 2015

Just tabled today in the House of Commons:

 

Bill C-51: Anti-terrorism, 2015

For the record: Text of PM rally speech in Orleans

- January 25th, 2015

Here’s the text of the speech Prime Minister Stephen Harper delivered in Orleans, Ont. this afternoon, in front of about 500 people.

This is the text as supplied by the PMO communications team. Was largely delivered as written:

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Chers amis. 

Thank you for that tremendous welcome. Read more…

Harper’s new national security advisor on the threat of terrorism

- January 7th, 2015

Richard Fadden

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Richard Fadden as his new National Security Advisor, a job which, you might have guessed, is both important and influential in that you end up talking to the prime minister of a G8 country likely every day, if not more often, about, well, national security.

On Wednesday, of course, terrorists killed 12 journalists and policemen in Paris.

Later this year, we will have an election where national security and our collective response to the world’s terrorists may be an issue. I try to connect all three of those dots in a column offered up for publication in our newspapers tomorrow. [You can read it now here].
That column draws heavily on a speech Fadden — whose bio is worth reviewing — gave in 2009 just after he was appointed head of CSIS. Newspaper will only give me 625 words worth of space so I was only able to impart a small bit of what Fadden said back then. I encourage you to read all of what he said in 2009 and can report that, in my discussions with current and former Harper insiders, Fadden’s 2009 thinking would be very much in keeping with the prime minister’s thinking right now in 2015.

I’m told, though I am unlikely to be able to confirm this with Fadden himself, that he pretty much wrote this himself and rather than offer it to PCO higher-ups where the “good bits” would likely be gutted, he just went and gave the speech. The source for these remarks is here [PDF]: Read more…

Spirit of Radio: Ad wars pitch Conservatives versus Liberals

- December 18th, 2014

radio

Across the country this holiday season, voters who listen to radio will be hearing pitches from Prime Minister Stephen Harper and from Liberal leader Justin Trudeau.

Maybe.

The Liberals have announced that they have two different radio ads ready to go. You can listen to them on their Web site but, so far at least, I have no reports that anyone has actually heard them in the wild. Read more…

Asked and answered: Trudeau’s Iraq questions and Harper’s answers

- October 3rd, 2014

PMIraq

On Wednesday, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party distributed a list of what it called the “Prime Minister’s Unanswered Questions On Iraq.”  Let’s look at those questions and see if any were answered by Prime Minister Stephen Harper today in the House of Commons. (Short answer:  Answers were provided for most) Read more…