Articles Tagged ‘Canada’

  • Can You Trust Justin Trudeau?

    Canadian Politics

    Justin Trudeau, the man/boy, seems to have never had an original idea in his life nor any discernible vision of the country that drives his politics. No matter how long he is on the scene as a potential PM I cannot get past reacting to him as if he is an MC at a high school prom.

  • The movement against Stephen Harper

    Canadian Politics

    The movement to bring down the Harper government goes well beyond the opposition political parties. Canadians horrified by the authoritarian market fundamentalism of the Conservatives are trying in a number of ways to expand democracy to overcome the authoritarian grip that the Harperites hold on our national politics.

  • Need for Reform of TFW Program highlighted by Human Rights verdict

    Canadian Politics

    “We must be critical of how the Canadian government continuously ‘imports’ workers from countries like Mexico and the Philippines in order to profit from their labour while disregarding the way these workers continue to be exploited.”

  • Canadian Medicare and the Retirement Conundrum

    Canadian Politics

    Some 40 per cent of Canadians can’t be bothered to vote in federal elections, mistaking ill-informed cynicism for sophistication along the lines of “they’re all the same.” I wonder if they’ll remember that refrain 30 years from now when they have to remortgage their house to pay their medical bills.

  • ‘Harper in the Hot Seat’: Michael Harris on The Agenda

    Canadian Politics

    Michael Harris is a pioneer in the genre, with his 2014 takedown of Stephen Harper, Party of One. The journalist and filmmaker was on The Agenda recently recounting “Canada’s radical makeover” in the lead up to the fall election.

  • Over 100 scientists call for oil sands moratorium

    Environment

    “We believe the time has come for scientists to speak out about the magnitude and importance of the oil sands issue and to step forward as participants in an informed and international public dialogue. Working together, we can solve the energy problems before us. It is not too late, but the time to act is now.”

  • The Harper government and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

    Canadian Politics

    The Harper government is aiding and abetting the Nakba or ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians through its stance and policies, reflecting the ‘new anti-Semitism’ trend that every Canadian tax payer and voter holds responsibility for directly or indirectly. It is time for Canadians to engage in the highest form of citizenry by saying “no” to the Harper government.

  • Kathleen Wynne: Please refuse ‘honour’ from Israel lobby group

    Canadian Politics

    It is far from acceptable for CIJA to uncritically support the behaviour of the Israeli government and military against Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza and within its borders — behaviour which human rights experts around the world have repeatedly identified as criminal.

  • Confronting Irving and TransCanada in the Land of the Rising Sun

    Environment

    Just like Northern Gateway, TransMountain, or the Keystone XL, Energy East would be a climate disaster. Just like those pipelines, Energy East has provided a direct path for Indigenous rights and climate justice organizers to unite communities in struggle against the ambitions of the Harper Government and tar sands sector.

  • The Harper Doctrine in Red? Justin Trudeau’s Foreign Policy

    Canadian Politics

    With the fall of the Soviet Union and eventual onset of the War on Terror, Justin Trudeau operates within a far different global context than his father. Confrontation is the order of the day with this post-Cold War triumphalism that infects Trudeau as much as it does Harper.

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