Articles Tagged ‘Canadian Politics’

  • 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.

  • ‘Canada Is Back?’ Not Until Taxation Is Truly Fair

    Canadian Politics

    Justin Trudeau is fond of saying “Canada is back,” and in some genuinely gratifying ways it seems to be the case. But by far the most important and substantive evidence for this claim is still missing: an indication that the new government is willing to seriously address the issue that a genuine return to normal rests upon.

  • Canada and 1.5 degrees: Rhetoric or real change?

    Environment

    If the Liberal government is going to endorse the 1.5C target, it cannot do so just as a rhetorical tool to bolster its credibility on climate. It must respect the science behind it, the concrete, physical realities that the number unequivocally represents.

  • Lament for a Party that has lost its way

    Canadian Politics

    In due course, with such a meaningful platform and a dynamic leader who would support these causes, the NDP might be able to win the support of the Canadian public. Canada could then have a government that could change the course of history for this country.

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