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2008-09-09 15:00:17

The Canadian Conservative Party has cut a scene from an Internet ad showing a bird leaving droppings on Liberal leader Stephane Dion, the party said Tuesday. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized for inclusion of the scene featuring a defecating puffin, calling it "tasteless and inappropriate," The Globe and Mail reported. The party blamed the clip on an overzealous Web designer, the newspaper said. The ad at notaleader.ca, which shows Dion in front of a blackboard that...

2006-04-27 19:35:36

By David Ljunggren and Sophie Walker OTTAWA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canada and the United States reached a deal on Thursday to settle their long-standing fight over softwood lumber, which had become a major irritant between the major trading partners. Officials in both countries said the agreement would end U.S. duties on Canadian lumber and allow $4 billion to be refunded, but some critics questioned whether Canada gave away too much in the seven-year pact. The countries have argued...

2006-02-06 14:10:28

By Randall Palmer and Gilbert Le Gras OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's new Conservative prime minister named a mostly inexperienced government team on Monday and promised to cut taxes and prevent the kind of corruption that brought down the outgoing Liberal administration. Despite the bold promises, Stephen Harper's fragile minority position will limit his ability to push through much in the way of radical change. The Conservatives won the January 23 election by promising to clean up...

2006-02-06 11:46:19

By Randall Palmer and Gilbert Le Gras OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's first Conservative government in more than a decade was sworn in on Monday but the administration's fragile minority position will limit its ability to push through much in the way of radical change. The right-wing Conservatives won the January 23 election by promising to clean up government after 12 years of Liberal rule. They also want to cut taxes, clamp down on crime and boost defense spending. "Our mission is...

2006-01-24 16:53:03

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The winner of Canada's election began tackling the challenge on Tuesday of pushing his Conservative Party agenda of tax cuts and more defense spending through a Parliament he does not control. Stephen Harper, a 46-year-old economist who will be the country's first right-wing prime minister in 12 years, won 124 of the 308 seats in the House of Commons in Monday's election, relegating the scandal-plagued Liberals to opposition benches. Harper, who...

2006-01-24 11:24:45

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The winner of Canada's election began facing the challenge on Tuesday of pushing his Conservative Party agenda of tax cuts and more defense spending through a Parliament he does not control. Stephen Harper, a 46-year-old economist who will be the country's first right-wing prime minister in 12 years, won 124 of the 308 seats in Parliament in Monday's election, relegating the scandal-plagued Liberals to the opposition benches. Harper, who also...

2006-01-24 09:33:25

By Janet Guttsman and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians elected their first Conservative government in 12 years, but gave it only a limited minority mandate to change policies and priorities. Newspapers on Tuesday highlighted the government's likely fragility, and one described it as party leader Stephen Harper's "Thin Blue Line." Blue is the color representing the Conservatives in Canada, while the Liberals are red. "Canadians did not endorse neoconservatism when they...

2006-01-24 02:33:46

By Janet Guttsman and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians elected their first Conservative government in 12 years, but gave the party a far-from-decisive mandate to push through its agenda of tax cuts, extra military spending and better ties with Washington. The Conservatives, led by Stephen Harper, will have 124 seats in the Canadian Parliament, 30 below the 155 needed to form a majority. But they will still be 21 seats ahead of the ruling Liberals, who came across as...

2006-01-22 17:40:10

By Randall Palmer WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canadian political leaders on Sunday made one last cross-country dash on the eve of an election expected to oust the ruling Liberals, move Canada to the right and improve ties with the United States. With polls showing a steady lead of 7 to 12 percentage points, the Conservatives sounded increasingly confident. But it looked like they would fall short of a majority in Parliament and have to depend on other parties to govern. "After 13...

2006-01-22 09:09:07

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's opposition Conservatives rallied voters on Sunday to stitch up a projected victory on the eve of a federal election that was set to end 12 years of Liberal Party rule, move the country to the right and improve relations with the United States. Polls show the Conservatives of Stephen Harper will triumph in Monday's poll but fall short of capturing a majority of the 308 seats in Parliament, leaving them dependent on other parties. The...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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