Articles Tagged ‘Canada’

  • Trade Minister Needs to Break Out of Bureaucrat’s Bubble on TPP

    Canadian Politics

    There have been no meetings with NGOs who have taken the time to examine the TPP closely, like the Council of Canadians and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, with First Nations (whose agreements with governments can be trumped by ISDS) or environmental groups.

  • The TPP: What’s Behind It?

    Canadian Politics

    Will our PM live up to his commitment to Canadians to represent all the people, the middle class and working class, or will he crumble under the weight of the owners of our capitalist system with their unconscionable greed and that of their handmaidens, the racketeers on Wall Street and Bay Street?

  • Marxist scholar Ellen Meiksins Wood had a towering intellect

    Socialism

    Barely five feet tall but considered an intellectual giant, Marxist scholar and political science professor Ellen Meiksins Wood was instrumental in making Toronto’s York University a centre for the radical critique of social and political thought toward the end of the 20th century.

  • Energy East flap shows Quebec is still viewed with contempt by many in the rest of Canada

    Canadian Politics

    If many politicians and prominent Canadians like to rap Quebec on the knuckles, it is simply because doing so is politically profitable. And if it is politically profitable, it is because for many Canadians we are neither “partners” nor “compatriots,” but annoying neighbours who always talk too much and are never happy.

  • Environment Canada officers failed to uphold the law: report

    Environment

    The report by Gordon Owen, who is retiring at the end of January as head of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s enforcement branch, says a public service employee survey revealed serious problems that require immediate action.

  • Canada shouldn’t export its oil

    Canadian Politics

    Environmental concerns about Energy East go much deeper than the threat of bitumen spills. Its proposed capacity of 1.1 million barrels a day, making it the most capacious oil pipeline in North America, is so great it could single-handedly allow oilsands expansion of more than 40 per cent.

  • On TPP, Trudeau Must Think Like a Keynesian

    Canadian Politics

    Will Justin Trudeau and his economic advisors choose a neo-Keynesian approach to the growing economic disaster facing the country or will it stick to the neo-liberal ideology that has been the stock response of Liberal and Conservative governments for the past 30 years?

  • The Austerity Agenda in Sheep’s Clothing

    Canadian Politics

    In 2016, the possibility opens up that the pace and scale of austerity will make the balancing act that such regimes rely on impossible to sustain. In such a situation, we could break the grip of the fake consensus, increase the scale of the fight against austerity and poverty and win some significant victories.

  • Struggling to manage your life? Our destructive system is likely to blame

    Economic Crisis

    If Canadians were better informed by a comprehensive education system and a socially responsible mass media, the two women interviewed by the CBC would understand that they and millions of other stressed-out people are not primarily responsible for the near chaos in their lives.

  • Goodbye Canada, Hello Harperland

    Canadian Politics

    The defeated ogre, licking his wounds, finds little comfort from his hawkish “best friend”, despite his love for Israeli birds for whom he helped raise more than ten million Canadian dollars to build a bird sanctuary in the Promised Land.

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