Green Party support grows as alarms sound on climate crisis..

May 21, 2019

What do Ireland, the British Parliament, and Ottawa and Vancouver city councils have in common? All voted in 2019 to declare a climate emergency.

Following the Green Party win in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith byelection, both the NDP and the Liberals proposed climate-change emergency resolutions for debate in the House of Commons.

On May 16, the day the motions were being debated, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May presented “Mission Possible,” a 20-point green action plan.

The first point calls climate the greatest security threat the world has ever seen.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/05/green-party-support-grows-alarms-sound-climate-crisis

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Canadian Green Leader Supports Same Old Pro-Imperialist Foreign Policies..

May 20, 2019

Does Elizabeth May hate Palestinians? Does the Green Party leader want the Trump administration to attack Iran? Does she support efforts to overthrow Venezuela’s government?

Canadian Green Leader Supports Same Old Pro-Imperialist Foreign Policies

Canada’s Justin Trudeau Continues Push to overthrow Venezuela’s Government..

May 12, 2019

The effort Justin Trudeau is putting into overthrowing Venezuela’s government is remarkable.

During the past 12 days the prime minister has raised the issue separately with the leaders of the EU, Spain, Japan and Cuba. On Tuesday Trudeau had a phone conversation with European Council President Donald Tusk focused almost entirely on Venezuela, according to the communiqué. “Prime Minister Trudeau reiterated his support for Interim President Juan Guaidó”, it noted.

The next day Trudeau talked to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez about ousting president Nicolás Maduro. Venezuela is the only subject mentioned in the official release about the call.

Canada’s Justin Trudeau Continues Push to overthrow Venezuela’s Government

Ford fakes deficit concerns to justify brutal spending cuts..

May 11, 2019

We can see Doug Ford is a man who is comfortable swinging an axe through some of our most cherished social programs.

But to truly understand Ontario’s smiling premier — to look deep into his soul, as it were — we must consider why he is being so brutal.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/05/ford-fakes-deficit-concerns-justify-brutal-spending-cuts

Globe investigation: The Ford family’s history with drug dealing..

May 9, 2019

This investigative report reveals that:

  • Doug Ford, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s brother, sold hashish for several years in the 1980s.
  • Another brother, Randy, was also involved in the drug trade and was once charged in relation to a drug-related kidnapping.
  • Their sister, Kathy, has been the victim of drug-related gun violence.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/globe-investigation-the-ford-familys-history-with-drug-dealing/article12153014/

Canada set to approve Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion..

May 9, 2019

Canada is likely to announce in mid-June that it would be proceeding with the controversial expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline designed to double the flow out of Alberta to the west coast in British Columbia.

https://www.rt.com/business/458735-canada-oil-pipeline-expansion/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

Canada’s Liberal government abets US-sponsored coup attempt in Venezuela..

May 8, 2019

In the wake of the failure of last week attempt by the US and its domestic stooge Juan Guaidó to foment a military coup in Venezuela, Canada’s Liberal government has reaffirmed its support for Washington’s regime-change operation in the South American country. In addition to statements endorsing the criminal putsch, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are working behind the scenes to orchestrate the establishment of a far-right, pro-imperialist puppet regime in Caracas.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/05/08/vene-m08.html

Canada missing 99.9 per cent of money laundering because of weak rules, expert estimates..

May 6, 2019

VANCOUVER—Canada is likely missing 99.9 per cent of money laundering because of loose requirements and lenient penalties, according to the author of a C.D. Howe policy paper released Monday.

“Among Western liberal democracies, we’re down there with the weakest countries,” said Kevin Comeau, a retired lawyer and a member of Transparency International Canada’s working group on beneficial ownership transparency.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/05/06/canada-missing-999-per-cent-of-money-laundering-because-of-weak-rules-expert-estimates.html

Scheer government would seek to join U.S. missile defence program..

May 6, 2019

OTTAWA–Andrew Scheer will announce tomorrow that a Conservative government would start talks with the Trump administration to join the U.S. continental missile defence program, the Star has learned.

While the U.S. has sought the Canadian government’s co-operation on a missile defence program since the early 2000s, successive governments — both Liberal and Conservative — have refused.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2019/05/06/scheer-government-would-seek-to-join-us-missile-defence-program.html

Doug Ford offers booze, speed and dangerous cuts — is that what Ontarians want?

May 6, 2019

Forget about governing by disruption, Ford’s gleeful politics of destruction have wreaked havoc across the province, nowhere more so than in its largest city, which he is remaking as fast as the legislative process will allow. Last week alone he cleared the way for the province to “upload” Toronto’s subway system, undid Ontario Municipal Board reform and, to add insult to injury, brought back old developer-friendly rules, and then withdrew funding that supports more than 6,000 subsidized daycare spots in Toronto.

Last fall, Ford cut Toronto city council in half, seemingly on a whim, and again made a point of adding insult to injury by announcing the cut during the October civic election. Since then, he has reduced local health-care funding precipitously, taken over Ontario Place, threatened to raise highway speed limits and generally behaved like a jerk.

Clearly, this is a man quite comfortable inflicting pain, who nurses a grudge and prizes loyalty over competence.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2019/05/06/booze-speed-and-dangerous-cuts-is-this-what-ontarians-want.html