Doug Ford captures Ontario Tory leadership after allegations of rigged vote

March 12, 2018

There was mayhem in Markham, Ontario on Saturday evening as Progressive Conservatives scratched their heads to figure out who had won their party’s leadership race.

Party president Jag Badwal announced the results seven hours later than they were originally scheduled, saying former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford had narrowly eked out a win over former provincial legislator Christine Elliott on the third ballot.


Justin Trudeau: The photogenic face of neoliberalism..

March 12, 2018

Behind its enlightened and progressive posturing, Trudeau’s Liberal government plays a reactionary role in Canadian society and the world, argues Ontario-based John Clarke

#ProtectTheInlet: Massive Protest in BC as Thousands March to Stop Kinder Morgan Pipeline..

March 11, 2018

Disregarding an injunction won by the pipeline company a day before the planned protest, thousands of people marched in Burnaby, British Columbia on Saturday to protest the expansion of a Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline and export terminal that First Nations and climate justice campaigners say would threaten local waterways, erode Indigenous rights, and increase planet-warming carbon emissions.

Nearly 800 Quebec Doctors Demand Their Pay Raises Go To Nurses, Improving Healthcare Overall

March 10, 2018

“These increases are all the more shocking because our nurses, clerks, and other professionals face very difficult working conditions, while our patients live with the lack of access to required services because of the drastic cuts in recent years.”

Trudeau’s Liberals Fumble Universal Pharmacare Plan

March 4, 2018

Justin Trudeau’s trip to India was a disaster | 22 Minutes

February 27, 2018

Trudeau’s dance of deception on Indigenous rights

February 27, 2018

There is no doubt that Trudeau was trying to deflect attention from the deep-rooted racism within Canada’s justice system — but also in his own government’s failure to take substantive action on any of the injustices facing Indigenous peoples. Despite his many pre- and post-election promises to Indigenous peoples — Trudeau has been all talk and little action.

Canadian big business presses Trudeau to push through Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

February 23, 2018

Canadian big business is increasingly impatient with Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government over its as yet unrealized pledge to bring Alberta tar sands oil to tidewater. While the immediate trigger for the complaints is the stalled Canadian $7.9 billion Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain oil pipeline project, powerful sections of the corporate elite are complaining that investment in Canada is at risk of becoming “uncompetitive.

Canadian MPs Take Lobby-Sponsored Trips to Israel

February 22, 2018

These trips are not designed to assist Canada’s elected representatives better understand the issues facing the Middle East; they are merely gifts to government officials, and sometimes to their families, to create both a pro-Israel bias and feeling of indebtedness on the part of the officials.

The fraud of the “left turn” in Canada’s NDP

February 22, 2018

The centerpiece of the gathering was a keynote address by the NDP’s new federal leader Jagmeet Singh, a darling of the party’s right-wing establishment and former deputy-leader of the Ontario NDP. Singh’s vapid, Obama-style politics—epitomized in his “love and courage” motto—infused a 40-minute speech in which he made clear the continuity of his leadership with that of his right-wing predecessors, Thomas Mulcair and Jack Layton.