Articles Tagged ‘Canadian Politics’

  • Alberta’s Orange Crush

    Canadian Politics

    Alberta remains a deeply conservative province dominated by powerful oil and gas companies, and the NDP’s neoliberal record in other provinces raises questions about its willingness to follow through on its election platform’s progressive demands.

  • Flying Blind

    Canadian Politics

    It seems that our government likes to fly blind. The problem is, we are all sitting in the same plane. Once instruments have been as thoroughly destroyed as they have been by this government, it is not a simple matter to re-install them. And the crash will affect us all.

  • Alberta finally shifted left in these elections. But can it go green?

    Canadian Politics

    Alberta has a chance to make real progress ahead of the United Nations climate conference in Paris in December, where the world will be expecting high-polluting regions to commit to positive change. The people of Alberta want to be part of that conversation – Notley should make sure their voice is heard.

  • Alberta: NDP wins… now let’s organize!

    Canadian Politics

    Albertans don’t have to repeat the mistakes and duplicate the experiences of the NDP in Ontario and Nova Scotia where one-term governments were not pushed by movements on the ground, eventually turned rightward and introduced anti-worker legislation, and were then ousted by the some of the country’s most radical anti-labour right-wing governments.

  • Alberta: A Perfect Political Storm

    Canadian Politics

    Notley’s first and most important task is to show that she, the Premier of Alberta, and her government and party, reflecting the democratic will of the people, rule the province. It will be a tough battle. The oil and gas industry prides itself on never losing political power in Alberta.

  • Canada’s Austerity Consensus

    Canadian Politics

    A consensus that has emerged over decades will not be broken easily. While putting a single man’s face to it may be useful to start the conversation, we will need to go further, examining the systemic challenges that prevent a parting with austerity — whether the slow-simmering kind Canadians are now experiencing, or sharper variants.

  • Far-left policies haven’t been proposed by any party, contrary to Prentice’s claims

    Canadian Politics

    If Albertans are looking for moderate policy proposals and political ideas in the centre of the spectrum, they should be looking at anyone but the Conservatives and Wildrose. Is that what the Premier meant to convey with his comments?

  • Progressives want to win the next election. George Lakoff tells us how.

    Canadian Politics

    Ryan Meili, founding director of Upstream: Institute for A Healthy Society, sat down with George Lakoff to discuss and expand upon the ideas of political framing and progressive values and give a preview of what is to come this Saturday.

  • Green energy won’t save the earth without social change

    Environment

    The most popular techno-fix for global warming is green energy. If energy companies would only deploy wind, hydro, solar, geothermal or nuclear, then emission-intensive fossil fuels will eventually disappear. But will that actually work?

  • 61% of Canadians say protecting the climate more important than pipelines and tarsands

    Environment

    Canadians believe climate disruption is a moral issue and that climate protection trumps development of the tarsands and pipelines. They want politicians to control carbon pollution and give citizens a say in energy decision-making.

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