A Kingston artist has defended her controversial 2011 portrait of Stephen Harper, which imagines the prime minister reclining nude with a backdrop of suited attendants offering him Tim Hortons’ coffee.
Both the prime minister and newly appointed Defence Minister Rob Nicholson went shooting late Tuesday with the First World War-vintage .303 Lee Enfield rifles.
They are the standard-issue weapon for the aboriginal reservists — the part-time soldiers comprising the Rangers who spend their days patrolling the vast, desolate tundra. (Photo: Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press)
More than four in 10 Canadians, 44%, said they would vote Liberal in the next federal election, according to latest Forum Poll for the National Post, compared to 27% support for the ruling Conservatives and 20% for the opposition NDP.
The Liberals would claim 192 seats in the 308-seat House of Commons with that support, leaving the Tories with 77 and dropping the NDP all the way back to 37. (CP)
Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomed temporary legal immigrants, pandas Er Shun and Da Mao, as the arrived via FedEx to Toronto on Monday. Harper officially signed for the pandas, making us wonder, “What other deliveries does he sign for?” Steve Murray has a few ideas.
Shawn Atleo’s leadership as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations also appears to be on the line as chiefs demanded that he boycott the talks.
As arguments heated up over the form the meeting should take, protesting Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence emerged today from the teepee in which she has been undertaking a month-long liquid diet to talk about the hardships native Canadians face and urged the government to “renew” the relationship. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Doyle)