Biggest Benefits From Andrew Scheer’s So-Called Tax Cut For ‘Lowest-Income’ Canadians Would Go To The Rich..

September 16, 2019

Conservative leader Andrew Scheer claims his campaign promise of tax giveaways are “targeted specifically at taxpayers in the lowest-income tax bracket.”

But it seems economists disagree.

Biggest Benefits From Andrew Scheer’s So-Called Tax Cut For ‘Lowest-Income’ Canadians Would Go To The Rich

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Climate crisis presents urgent existential threat this election..

September 14, 2019

We should consider this election a privilege. For the first time, the top issue in voters’ minds is the main threat not only to Canada but to organized human life: environmental crisis. How often does that happen? Never.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/09/climate-crisis-presents-urgent-existential-threat-election

New Report on Trans Mountain Pipeline Highlights ‘Dangerous’ Construction Hot Spots..

September 12, 2019

An investigative report released Wednesday by international environmental group Stand.earth details “fundamental problems” with Canada’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline, outlines the long history of delays for its planned expansion, and highlights the anticipated social and ecological impacts at seven of the “most troubling hot spots.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/11/new-report-trans-mountain-pipeline-highlights-dangerous-construction-hot-spots?cd-origin=rss

Trudeau kept some important promises but broke many big ones..

September 12, 2019

On October 20, 2015, the morning after the last federal election, rabble.ca published a list of 16 of newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s many promises.

Now that we’re in a new election campaign, it might be instructive to look back and see how many of those promises Trudeau kept.

Have a look at the full list below and judge for yourself.

http://rabble.ca/news/2019/09/trudeau-kept-some-important-promises-broke-many-big-ones

Elizabeth May: We have had decades to stop the climate crisis. The era of procrastination must end..

September 3, 2019

The horrible reality is that since making the promises to curb greenhouse gases, emissions have grown. We have emitted more greenhouse gases since 1992 than between the beginning of the Industrial Revolution until 1992.

Denounced in media, taxing the super-rich turns out to be popular with Canadians..

August 29, 2019

The Onion magazine once sardonically described the gap between rich and poor as the Eighth Wonder of the World — “a tremendous, millennia-old expanse that fills us with both wonder and humility… the most colossal and enduring of mankind’s creations.”

Another aspect of the rich-poor gap that fills me with wonder is the way the rich manage to keep it off the political agenda, although that may be changing.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/08/denounced-media-taxing-super-rich-turns-out-be-popular-canadians

Majority of Canadians have a positive view of socialism, poll says..

August 27, 2019

A majority of Canadians hold a positive view of socialism, according to a new Forum Research poll — in stark comparison to the United States, where most Americans have a negative opinion on the ideology.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2019/08/27/majority-of-canadians-have-a-positive-view-of-socialism-poll-says.html

 

Anti-immigration billboards promoting Bernier’s party will be taken down, advertising company says..

August 25, 2019

Controversial billboard advertisements promoting the People’s Party of Canada and its anti-immigration policies will be removed following “overwhelming” criticism, says the ad company that owns the billboards.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2019/08/25/anti-immigration-billboards-promoting-berniers-party-will-be-taken-down-advertising-company-says.html

Canadian health care will be front and centre in both Canadian and U.S. elections..

August 14, 2019

This year, the Canadian health-care system will be a contentious issue in both the Canadian and U.S. election campaigns.

http://rabble.ca/news/2019/08/canadian-health-care-will-be-front-and-centre-both-canadian-and-us-elections

Andrew Scheer asked about Doug Ford’s performance as Ontario premier..

August 10, 2019