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NDP Leading In A Three Way Race

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1If the latest Ipsos Poll is any indication, it is easy to see why Prime Minister Stephen Harper does not want Elizabeth May to take part in another debate. The only parties to make any gains were the Liberals and Greens, though most polls show the NDP leading in a three way race.

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Don’t Turn Churchill Into An Oil Terminal

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMEyebrows were raised when Manitoba MP Merv Tweed resigned from the House of Commons to become President of the House of Omnitrax Canada Inc, but there was nothing illegal about his action. The only potential restriction, a House Ethic Committee recommendation that former politicians be prohibited from lobbying the government right after they resign, was never implemented. Now Tweed’s company is at the center of another legislative conundrum. Omnitrax Canada has already invested $10 million tin a pilot project for transporting up to 3.3 million barrels of crude oil, a year, out through the Port of Churchill. They are meeting with considerable resistance from local communities, First Nations and a possible threat from legislation the Manitoba Government is introducing.
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