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National Post View: Stephen Harper's 'unequivocal act of integrity'

National Post - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Lawyer Robert Staley's defence of Stephen Harper's handling of the trial of Senator Mike Duffy is written in the sort of legalese you would expect from an attorney representing a former prime minister.
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Stephen Harper's tough-on-crime agenda dealt another blow - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The former Conservative government's tough-on-crime agenda has suffered another blow as British Columbia's highest court strikes down two more mandatory-minimum sentencing laws, ruling them unconstitutional.
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BC strikes down two of Stephen Harper's mandatory-minimum drug laws

Toronto Star - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
B.C. strikes down two of Stephen Harper's mandatory-minimum drug laws. Two-year minimum sentences for drug trafficking convictions that involve someone under the age of 18 or that occur in a public place frequented by youth were ruled unconstitutional.
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An acquittal for Duffy, an obliteration for Stephen Harper's PMO - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
His ruling attacked the manoeuvrings undertaken by staffers in Stephen Harper's Prime Minister's Office as they sought to limit the fallout surrounding Duffy in 2013, the height of the Senate expenses scandal.

Cohen: How Harper's legacy is slowly being dismantled

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Who has seen Stephen Harper? Wasn't that him, wearing a baseball cap, at the Shake Shack in Las Vegas? Wasn't that him, in the same headwear, at the airport in Fort Myers?
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Senior Tories shoot down possibility of a Harper comeback (subscription) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Whatever Stephen Harper's plans are, and regardless of a new EKOS poll showing Conservatives would prefer him over other contenders for next party leader, senior party strategists say there is no chance of a draft Harper movement.
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John Ibbitson's biography of Stephen Harper wins the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

National Post - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
John Ibbitson of the Globe and Mail's Ottawa bureau has won the 16th annual Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for his biography of Stephen Harper, published by Signal/McClelland & Stewart. The award, worth $25,000, was presented April 20 ...
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Five things about the Mike Duffy trial and the Stephen Harper PMO

680 News - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
OTTAWA - Ontario Court Judge Charles Vaillancourt's 308-page ruling in the Mike Duffy fraud trial offers blistering criticism of the inner workings of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office. “The political, covert, relentless, unfolding of events is ...

How the Supreme Court is dismantling one of the key parts of Stephen Harper's legacy

National Post - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
For two years, the court has been declaring anti-crime laws created under Stephen Harper's Conservatives unconstitutional, and experts believe more will fall.
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Burlington-born former Hamilton Bulldog Stephen Harper is heating up in the OHL playoffs

Hamilton Spectator - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
The Burlington native and former Hamilton Bulldog has seven points in the past two games, including five in Niagara's 6-3 win over Barrie Monday - a decision that gives the IceDogs a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final.

Three MPs haven't yet said a word in the House of Commons. One of them is Stephen Harper

National Post - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
And the third is Stephen Harper. As Prime Minister, Harper spoke more than 4,200 separate times in the House of Commons. Throughout the 42nd Parliament's 44 sitting days thus far, however, Harper has not said a single word in the House of Commons - a ...
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John Ibbitson's Harper biography wins Shaughnessy Cohen Prize

The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Mr. Ibbitson was honoured for his biography Stephen Harper, the second time in three years that a book about the former prime minister of Canada has captured the $25,000 prize.

Judge Exonerates Mike Duffy, "Indicts" Stephen Harper and Senate

The Real News Network - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
That he got off is a failure of Canada's justice system. He had little if anything to do with bringing down Harper, who had given the old sot a senate seat in reward for services rendered.

Former PM Stephen Harper's tough-on-crime agenda dealt another blow in court

Prince George Citizen - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives at his Langevin office in Ottawa, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2015. Former prime minister Harper's tough-on-crime agenda has been dealt another blow in court.
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Morneau says budget watchdog wrong, Harper left a deficit

Toronto Sun - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
OTTAWA - The Parliamentary Budget Office said Tuesday that when Stephen Harper and the Conservatives left office last year, they left a small surplus for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals.
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Canadian Press Freedom Suffered Through 'Dark Age' During Harper Era: RSF

Huffington Post Canada - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Canada went through a "dark age" for press freedom during the government of Stephen Harper, but "only time will tell" if things will improve under the Trudeau government, an international media watchdog said Wednesday.
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At long last, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg hitting their stride together

USA TODAY - ‎22 hours ago‎
ST. LOUIS - The expectations were ungodly, almost reckless. One was called the greatest pitching prospect in baseball history. The other was baseball's chosen one, and at the age of 16, was on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
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Life after Harper: Reimagining the Conservatives - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Harper's Civitas speech, published after the event, stands as a sort of manifesto for Harper conservatism. Let us look at what that entailed one more time, as the contenders to replace Harper as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada start to ...