Full Text Canadian Political Transcripts December 9, 2014: PM Stephen Harper comments on the terrorist situations in France

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PM Stephen Harper comments on the terrorist situations in France

Ottawa, Ontario
9 January 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today commented on the additional deaths in France as a result of the terrorist attacks, and commended French authorities for ending the immediate terrorist threat in and around Paris, France.

“The thoughts and prayers of all Canadians are with the family and friends of those who were killed during today’s hostage takings in France. We are also relieved that French authorities were able to neutralize three of those directly involved in these cowardly terrorist acts that killed many innocent people in several locations in France.

“I would like to commend French authorities for tracking down those responsible for these heinous crimes. It is my hope any other individuals responsible for planning and carrying out these depraved acts will be brought to justice and face the full force of the law.

“We stand with our allies in defiance of those who commit such barbaric acts and whose only aim is to usurp the rights of freedom-loving people everywhere, including the fundamental right of freedom of expression.”

Full Text Canadian Political Transcripts December 7, 2014: PM Stephen Harper’s Statement on the shooting at offices of French news magazine in Paris

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  1. Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on shooting at offices of French news magazine in Paris
Ottawa, Ontario
7 January 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the shooting that occurred in Paris, France:

“I am angered and saddened to hear of the terrorist attack today in the offices of the Parisian news magazine “Charlie Hebdo,” which has killed at least 12 individuals, including two police officers.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of those who lost their lives during this heinous crime and wish a speedy recovery to those injured. The perpetrators of this attack must be apprehended and brought to justice.

“This barbaric act, along with recent attacks in Sydney, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, and Ottawa, is a grim reminder that no country is immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world.

“Canada and its allies will not be intimidated and will continue to stand firmly together against terrorists who would threaten the peace, freedom and democracy our countries so dearly value. Canadians stand with France on this dark day.”

Canadian Political Headlines March 4, 2014: PM Stephen Harper, John Baird compare Russia to WW II era Germany

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Stephen Harper, John Baird compare Russia to WW II era Germany

Source: CBC.ca, 3-4-14‎

Prime Minister Stephen Harper echoed the remarks when he said in the House of Commons Tuesday, “What we’ve seen is the decision of a major power to effectively invade and occupy a neighbouring country based on some kind of extra-territorial claim….READ MORE

Canadian Political Headlines March 3, 2014: Stephen Harper warns Russia faces ouster from G8

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Stephen Harper warns Russia faces ouster from G8

As one of his ministers compared Russia’s incursion in Crimea to Nazi Germany, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Russia must withdraw its soldiers from or face diplomatic and economic isolation and possible ouster from the Group of Eight….READ MORE

Full Text Political Transcripts March 1, 2014: PM Stephen Harper’s Statement on the Situation in Ukraine

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the situation in Ukraine

Source: PMO, 3-1-14

Ottawa, Ontario
1 March 2014

In response to the very serious developments today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper convened a meeting of Cabinet Ministers this afternoon, and spoke with President Obama, to discuss the situation in Ukraine. After the meeting, Prime Minister Harper issued the following statement:

“We join our allies in condemning in the strongest terms President Putin’s military intervention in Ukraine. These actions are a clear violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. They are also in violation of Russia’s obligations under international law.

“Canada recognizes the legitimacy of the Government of Ukraine. Ukraine’s sovereign territory must be respected and the Ukrainian people must be free to determine their own future.  We call on President Putin to immediately withdraw his forces to their bases and refrain from further provocative and dangerous actions.

“Canada has suspended its engagement in preparations for the G-8 Summit, currently planned for Sochi, and the Canadian Ambassador in Moscow is being recalled for consultations. Canada supports the immediate deployment of international monitors from the United Nations and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to Ukraine.  We are also engaged in discussions aimed at developing a financial aid package for Ukraine.

“We will continue to cooperate closely with our G-7 partners and other allies. Should President Putin continue on this course of action, it will lead to ongoing negative consequences for our bilateral relationship.”

Political Headlines June 18, 2013: G8 summit: Prime Minister Stephen Harper hails compromise on Syria

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G8 summit: Prime Minister Stephen Harper hails compromise on Syria

Source: Ottawa Citizen, 6-18-13

The agreement by all G8 nations, including Syrian ally Russia, on how to respond to the Syrian crisis was a surprise to Harper, who just two days ago said Russia was turning the G8 into the “G7 plus one” because he supported the “thugs” in the Assad….READ MORE