Canada avoids criticizing Trump over Jerusalem provocation

December 14, 2017

Canada’s Liberal government has stood almost alone among Washington’s western allies in refusing to condemn President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/13/catr-d13.html

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Basic income to be given to 84,000 people in Canada

December 12, 2017

An estimated 84,000 people in the Canadian province of Quebec are to receive basic income from the start of next year, as part of the government’s anti-poverty plan.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/basic-income-quebec-canada-poverty-unemployment-ontario-a8103616.html

‘In a world awash in toxic masculinity, only one woman can bring us hope’..

December 9, 2017

Canada: Alberta’s “united right” elects key Harper aide to lead new party

December 9, 2017

Jason Kenney, a former top minister in Stephen Harper’s federal Conservative government, has emerged at the head of a new formation in Alberta which unites traditional conservatives and far-right forces drawn from the religious and libertarian right. The United Conservative Party (UCP) represents a further shift to the right in Alberta politics and is a sign of mounting regional tensions within the Canadian bourgeoisie.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/12/09/alba-d09.html

Idle No More

December 7, 2017

Canada could make a fortune from legalized pot

December 4, 2017
Canada is a step away from becoming the first G7 country to legalize recreational marijuana with weed retailers getting ready to make billions of dollars.

The Cannabis Act was introduced in the Canadian Senate last week. The bill is overwhelmingly backed by the general public and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and is expected to pass by July 2018 or earlier.

https://www.rt.com/business/411850-canada-legalize-recreational-weed/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

Newspapers march further down their road to oblivion

December 4, 2017

When the history of Canadian newspapers (or, more likely, their obituary) is written, this may go down as the week we heard the first death rattles.

It started with the largest mass closure of newspapers in Canada’s history. Staff at 11 Ontario community newspapers and two free dailies in Toronto and Vancouver arrived for work Monday morning to find the doors locked. Their jobs were gone just like that. It was part of a swap of 41 newspapers by Canada’s two largest publishers. Thirty-six of them will be closed forever.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/journalism-doctor/2017/12/newspapers-march-further-down-their-road-oblivion

Justin Trudeau’s government continues to discriminate against transgender people. His apology means nothing

December 2, 2017

Although we acknowledge the recent trans legal gains to which the liberal government has contributed, we also denounce the lack of efforts to solve urgent issues that continue to affect the most precarious and stigmatised members of our community

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/justin-trudeau-lgbt-queer-transgender-apology-canada-government-crimes-cold-war-discrimination-a8084276.html

Global corporations have become the greatest threat to the planet

December 1, 2017
The revelations of the Paradise Papers and the earlier Panama Papers demonstrate just one dimension, tax evasion, of an obvious truth: corporations have become the greatest threat to the planet.

Oppose Trudeau and Trump, the Canada-US alliance, and imperialist war!

December 1, 2017

The true character of the Trudeau government as a government of imperialist reaction is exemplified by its foreign-defence policy and drive to deepen Canada’s economic and military-strategic partnership with Washington under the Trump administration, the most right-wing in modern American history.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/11/30/cana-n30.html