Olivia Chow leads again in Toronto mayoral election poll

April 16, 2014

Olivia Chow led Rob Ford and John Tory in the latest poll on the mayoral election, maintaining an advantage she has held in most of the polls conducted in these early days of the 2014 campaign.

Chow had 34 per cent support, Ford 27 per cent, and Tory 24 per cent in the survey, taken Monday. She enjoyed a wider lead, of eight points, only on the day she launched her campaign in mid-March; she was in a statistical tie with Ford in the last public poll, conducted on March 27.

http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/toronto2014election/2014/04/15/olivia_chow_leads_again_in_toronto_mayoral_election_poll.html

Harper’s support among Conservatives starting to crumble

April 14, 2014

Harper’s approval rating has fallen below 30 per cent. So have party fortunes in voting intentions. This is not a passing slump. It has endured for more than a year. And that can only exacerbate pre-existing tensions within a jittery party.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/04/14/harpers_support_among_conservatives_approaching_free_fall_hbert.html

Quebecers Reject PQ and Elect a Liberal Government Representing Big Business

April 14, 2014

Rob Ford Sings “Ford Nation!”

April 13, 2014

Protesters Against Austerity Fill the Streets of Montreal

April 4, 2014

A mass protest in Montreal against austerity measures ended with tear gas, rubber bullets, and six arrests Thursday as the mostly student-led demonstrations defied measures calling the protest “illegal.”

Tens of thousands of students and their supporters filled the streets for the first time since the “Maple Spring” protests of 2012 in opposition to rising tuition costs swept Quebec.

The protest on Thursday came in opposition to the 2014 provincial budget, which critics say inflicts painful austerity.

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/04-2

5 Ways Fair Elections Act Is Unfair

April 4, 2014

Is the Party Over for Party Politics?

April 2, 2014

Christy Clark partnered in Enbridge lobbying firm before becoming BC premier

April 2, 2014

B.C. Premier Christy Clark was a partner in a lobbying firm that was contracted by Enbridge and lobbied the federal government on the company’s behalf, according to documents obtained by The Vancouver Observer. The documents originate from the years when Clark stepped away from politics.

http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/premier-christy-clark-partnered-enbridge-lobbying-firm

Half of Montrealers say city is losing its shine

March 6, 2014

While most Montrealers say that their city is one to be proud of, roughly half of them say the city is “not as good” as it was compared to five years ago, a CBC-Ekos poll shows.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/half-of-montrealers-say-city-is-losing-its-shine-1.2561803?cmp=rss

Why Did Canada Help Overthrow Haiti’s Elected Government?

February 27, 2014

Why did Canada help overthrow Haiti’s elected government? That’s a question I heard over and over when speaking about Canada in Haiti: Waging War on the Poor Majority, a book I co-authored with Anthony Fenton. Most people had difficulty understanding why their country — and the U.S. to some extent — would intervene in a country so poor, so seemingly marginal to world affairs. Why would they bother?

I would answer that Canada participated in the coup as a way to make good with Washington, especially after (officially) declining the Bush administration’s invitation (order) to join the “coalition of the willing” that invaded Iraq in 2003. Former Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham explained: “Foreign Affairs view was there is a limit to how much we can constantly say no to the political masters in Washington. All we had was Afghanistan to wave. On every other file we were offside. Eventually we came on side on Haiti, so we got another arrow in our quiver.”

http://dissidentvoice.org/2014/02/why-did-canada-help-overthrow-haitis-elected-government/


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