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2006-05-16 13:36:01

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's minority Conservative government received what is likely to be a political boost on Tuesday when an official probe delivered another attack on a controversial long gun registry set up by the previous Liberal administration. The Conservatives narrowly won the January 23 election after a campaign which focused on what they described as Liberal corruption, incompetence and the inability to control the multibillion dollar federal budget....

2006-02-06 18:12:13

By Randall Palmer and Gilbert Le Gras OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's new prime minister, Stephen Harper, unveiled some surprise cabinet choices on Monday and vowed to end the sort of corruption scandals that drove Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin from power. Harper, who formally took power on Monday after 12 years of Liberal rule, poached former Liberal minister David Emerson of Vancouver to be trade minister and went against tradition by installing an unelected businessman as public...

2006-02-06 16:52:34

By Randall Palmer and Gilbert Le Gras OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's new Conservative prime minister named a mostly inexperienced cabinet team on Monday, and vowed to cut taxes and prevent corruption scandals such as the one that helped bring an end to more than 12 years of Liberal rule. In naming his cabinet, Stephen Harper had two big surprises, poaching former Liberal minister David Emerson of Vancouver and going against tradition by installing an unelected man as public works...

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...

2006-02-02 14:37:49

By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - His political dreams cut short, Paul Martin bowed out of the Canadian limelight on Thursday admitting errors but affirming that he had done a lot for the country first as finance minister and then as prime minister. Martin worked 15 years to become prime minister, took over in late 2003 amid huge expectations, only to flame out in the January 23 election in the worst Liberal performance since 1988. "Did we make mistakes? Probably. Do I have...

2006-02-01 14:45:53

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The inquiry into a corruption scandal that brought down Canada's Liberal government recommended on Wednesday that an array of tough new rules be introduced to prevent wrongdoing by unelected officials. In his second and final report into the affair, Judge John Gomery said the office of the prime minister has become too powerful over the years and called for Parliament to keep a closer eye on the government. "Parliament's capacity to exercise its...

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...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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