National Newswatch

Stealth Cuts and Omnibus Bills are no Friends of Democracy

Nov 27 2014 — Colin Kenny — The Harper government has made no secret of its intention to tighten Canada’s fiscal belt over the last several years. Since 2010, the prime minister has been working to downsize the budgets of most federal agencies by between 5 and 10 percent as part of his Deficit Reduction Action Plan (DRAP). In some cases, such […]


Competition provides the best results

Nov 18 2014 — Colin Kenny — With its current fleet of frigates and destroyers getting close to the best before date, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is at an important fork in the road. The Harper government has plans for the construction of 15 Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC) to replace the old fleet and has chosen Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax to […]