Den Tandt: Harper sticks to the tunes he knows It's fascinating to watch Prime Minister Stephen Harper, four months from the Oct. 19 election that could end his career: He just keeps doing what he does. There is no variance. Last week we saw more smiting of Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Wednesday a round of mockery of NDP Leader Tom Mulcair's muddled math on corporate taxes, and Thursday a longawaited, multibillion-dollar federal investment in transit in the Greater Toronto Area, with Mayor John Tory cheering loud and long.
Questions remain after Prentice grounds Alberta’s fleet Alberta’s taxpayer-funded fleet will be grounded by early December, a government source says, but it may be much longer before the actual costs of the move are known. The decision to scrap Alberta’s controversial taxpayer-funded fleet came on Sept. 16, shortly after Jim Prentice was sworn in as premier. Since then, the fleet hasn’t been used by government ministers, only civil servants under a revised approval process.