Posts Tagged ‘Bob Rae’
January 28 to March 25, 2010 - Liberal Party leader Micheal Ignatieff has re-opened the abortion debate in Canada, following Stephen Harper’s pledge to make maternal and child health a priority for the G8.
David Mulroney, Canada’s former senior adviser on Afghanistan and current Ambassador to China, testified before the House of Commons committee on Afghanistan.
- Video: Government under attack over Afghan detainee abuse allegations (March-May 2007)
- Video: Canadian diplomat levels war crimes allegations (November 20, 2009)
- Video: Canadian Generals refute war crimes allegations (November 25, 2009)
Michael Ignatieff says the Liberal Party no longer has confidence in the Conservative government, and they will work to trigger an election at their earliest opportunity.
Liberals say they will not negotiate, and there is nothing Harper can do to change their minds.
The game is up for this Conservative government … Mr. Harper, your time is up. We cannot support this government any further.
- Michael Ignatieff
May 26 to 28, 2009 - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says Canada’s 2009/10 budget deficit will grow to over $50 billion, about 50% higher than the $34 billion deficit projected in January.
Liberals demanded Flaherty’s resignation for ‘gross incompetence’.
The government defended its deficit, saying it is necessary during a recession and affordable given Canada’s favourable fiscal position relative to other leading economies.
- The Economist: How indebted rich countries will be in 2014
Canada’s opposition parties are threatening to defeat the Conservative government over cuts to political party subsidies included in Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s economic update.
Flaherty says the federal budget will go into deficit after accounting for the planned economic stimulus spending agreed by the G-20 nations.
We cannot ask Canadians to tighten their belts during tougher times without looking in the mirror. Canadians have a right to look to government as an example. We have a responsibility to show restraint and respect for their money. Canadian tax dollars are precious … Today, our Government is eliminating the $1.75-per-vote taxpayer subsidy for politicians and their parties, effective April 1, 2009.
- Finance Minister Jim Flaherty
Liberal candidate Bob Rae introduces former leadership rival Stéphane Dion in a rousing speech at a campaign rally in Halifax.
We look at Mr. Harper and we say instinctively, ‘Grandma, what big teeth you have!’, and there’s no way we’re going to let that wolf stay at Sussex Drive.
May 26 and 27, 2008 - Maxime Bernier resigned as Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister after learning his ex-girlfriend Julie Couillard would reveal in a televised interview that he left sensitive documents at her home.
- Video: Is Maxime Bernier’s ex-girlfriend a national security risk? (May 9, 2008)