Government for the people, not fossil fuel corporations

November 2, 2017

I consider voting a privilege and a responsibility. But I wish politicians would take their responsibility to voters more seriously. We elect them to represent us. Sometimes our interests coincide with corporate priorities. After all, corporations create jobs and economic opportunities and often develop products and services citizens need. Corporations can’t vote, but by putting enormous amounts of money into campaigns and lobbying, they can hijack the political agenda.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/david-suzuki/2017/10/government-people-not-fossil-fuel-corporations

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Chrystia Freeland: Canada doesn’t engage in “regime change”

November 1, 2017

A huge surprise to the people of Libya, Haiti, Honduras, Chile, Democratic Rep. Congo, Ghana, Uganda, Guatemala, and …

https://dissidentvoice.org/2017/10/chrystia-freeland-canada-doesnt-engage-in-regime-change/

Revealed: oil giants pay billions less tax in Canada than abroad

October 27, 2017

Canada taxes its oil and gas companies at a fraction of the rate they are taxed abroad, including by countries ranked among the world’s most corrupt, according to an analysis of public data by the Guardian.

The low rate that oil companies pay in Canada represents billions of dollars in potential revenue lost, which an industry expert who looked at the data says is a worrying sign that the country may be “a kind of tax haven for our own companies.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2017/oct/26/revealed-oil-giants-pay-billions-less-tax-in-canada-than-abroad

“Love and courage”—Canada’s NDP elects Obama-style pitchman as leader

October 7, 2017

Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP) elected Jagmeet Singh as its new leader on the first ballot of its leadership vote last Sunday. His victory represents a further shift to the right by Canada’s social democrats and underscores that this big business party long ago abandoned any connection with the working class or even the fight for significant social reform.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/10/07/sing-o07.html

Canada rejects refugees, economically exploits the countries they come from

October 7, 2017

If you take a nation’s mineral resources do you have a moral responsibility to also accept its people?

On Sunday about 40 people rallied outside a Montreal Metro station against deportations to Guinea. The protesters called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to live up to his “Welcome to Canada” rhetoric and allow asylum seekers from the small West African nation to stay

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/yves-englers-blog/2017/10/canada-rejects-refugees-economically-exploits-countries

Environment commissioner tells Trudeau to get cracking on climate change

October 5, 2017

Justin Trudeau signed the Paris accord with much enthusiasm. He has been much slower to act on reducing greenhouse gas emissions

http://rabble.ca/multimedia/2017/10/environment-commissioner-tells-trudeau-get-cracking-climate-change

Huge ‘People Over Pipeline’ Victory as TransCanada Forced to Kill Energy East

October 5, 2017

In what environmentalists are calling a major victory for pipeline opponents and the planet, TransCanada announced Thursday that it is abandoning its Energy East pipeline project, which would have carried over a million barrels of crude oil across Canada per day.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/10/05/huge-people-over-pipeline-victory-transcanada-forced-kill-energy-east

 

Canada blocks Chelsea Manning visit, citing ‘treason’

September 25, 2017
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been denied entry into Canada due to her conviction for passing classified US intelligence documents to WikiLeaks.

Posting evidence of the ban on Twitter, Manning showed that her temporary visitor application on September 22 was rejected “on grounds of serious criminality.”

 

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois is taking Quebec by storm

September 25, 2017

He was on the front lines of Quebec street protests against the former Jean Charest Liberal government’s tuition hikes in spring 2012. Today, he’s riding a new wave of momentum that could shake Quebec’s political landscape.

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, 27, is a rookie member of the National Assembly for the Montreal riding of Gouin. He’s also one of the three members of the left-leaning, pro-independence Québec Solidaire (QS) party elected to the legislature.

http://www.nationalobserver.com/2017/09/22/news/gabriel-nadeau-dubois-taking-quebec-storm

Trudeau Government seeking to oust Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro

September 24, 2017

Alongside Washington and Venezuela’s elite, the Trudeau government is seeking to oust President Nicolás Maduro. While Ottawa’s campaign has recently grown, official Canada has long opposed the pro-poor, pro-working class Bolivarian Revolution, which has won 19 of 21 elections since 1998.

https://dissidentvoice.org/2017/09/trudeau-government-seeking-to-oust-venezuelas-president-nicolas-maduro/