Just ask Stephen Harper's point man on the Senate scandal!
Just ask Stephen Harper's point man on the Senate scandal!
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Just ask Stephen Harper’s point man on the Senate scandal!

Until recently, when the Senate scandal got really messy for the Conservative government with the RCMP’s massive document dump, cabinet ministers used to take questions from party leaders during Question Period when Stephen Harper wasn’t in the House of Commons. That doesn’t happen anymore. The job now falls to Paul Calandra, the Prime Minister’s parliamentary secretary. Calandra has some go-to […]

November 27, 2013

Until recently, when the Senate scandal got really messy for the Conservative government with the RCMP’s massive document dump, cabinet ministers used to take questions from party leaders during Question Period when Stephen Harper wasn’t in the House of Commons.

That doesn’t happen anymore. The job now falls to Paul Calandra, the Prime Minister’s parliamentary secretary.

Calandra has some go-to lines. He was recently caught sayng “we’ve been very clear” 24 times in under 45 minutes, as shown in this PressProgress video compilation.

There’s more: now you can ask Paul Calandra your questions — and get instant answers — thanks to some enterprising e-activists. click here to visit the website

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OECD study on pensions bolsters case to expand CPP
OECD study on pensions bolsters case to expand CPP

OECD study on pensions bolsters case to expand CPP

A new report on global pensions from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is warning that poverty among seniors is Canada is increasing – and conservative think tanks in Canada aren’t going to like the policy prescription to tackle the problem. Between 2007 and 2010, the poverty rates among people over 65 years of age was […]

November 26, 2013

A new report on global pensions from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is warning that poverty among seniors is Canada is increasing – and conservative think tanks in Canada aren’t going to like the policy prescription to tackle the problem.

Between 2007 and 2010, the poverty rates among people over 65 years of age was falling in most OECD countries, but not in Canada. The average poverty rate of seniors in Canada actual rose about