Canada is ‘concerned’ with Khashoggi’s fate but will sell arms to Saudis anyway – Trudeau..

October 13, 2018

Ottawa will keep its $15bn arms deal with Riyadh despite concerns over Saudi involvement in the disappearance of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the diplomatic row over human rights, Prime Minister Trudeau said.


Never mind the UN, here’s why Doug Ford can safely ignore climate change..

October 12, 2018

At the very time our premier was travelling the country whipping up opposition to carbon pricing, a United Nations scientific alert flashed across the world warning of carbon’s unavoidable costs.

The timing wasn’t merely inconvenient, but incongruous. That our premier could be so tone deaf is hardly surprising, because it flows from our own collective ability to tune out distant alarm bells.

Militarists’ Grip over Canada’s Parliament..

October 12, 2018

How do you feel about taxpayer-funded organizations using your tax dollars to lobby elected politicians for more of your tax dollars?

Welcome to the Canadian military.

How did a White Nationalist get Elected?

October 10, 2018

New UN report warns of climate catastrophe while Ford, Kenney spout rhetoric..

October 10, 2018

While some Canadian politicians are continuing to hammer home their message that attempting to impose measures to slow climate change – like taxing polluters – only costs harried consumers, the United Nations’ latest report on global warming highlights that the cost of inaction now will be huge later – for everyone.

But the politicians’ simple who-cares-about-climate-change message gets much more coverage than the more complex news that is included in the latest UN report issued earlier this week.

For example, Ontario Premier Doug Ford took his message about climate out west last week when he joined Alberta opposition leader Jason Kenney. And it was widely reported.

Kenney described efforts to put a price on carbon as “economic masochism.” He, and his less articulate ally from Ontario, got big applause for that sort of emotionally charged, but fact-free, rhetoric at a rally in Calgary.

Environmental scientists have a much more difficult and complex message. It is not met with applause, and receives much less media attention.

Canada: Trudeau on back foot as frustration builds over PM’s climate strategy

October 10, 2018

When Justin Trudeau swept into power in 2015, he pledged to make fighting climate change a top priority for his government.

Three years later, Canada’s prime minister is on the defensive, scrambling to both revive his party’s unravelling climate strategy as a growing number of provinces refuse to participate in national carbon tax – and to temper frustrations over his government’s continued investment in the fossil fuel industry.

Trudeau’s Big Oil-friendly decisions mean climate chaos..

October 9, 2018

Having seen the UN panel report before it was released, Canada’s environment minister Catherine McKenna told the Canadian Press, “We acknowledge this and we all know we need to do more.”

Those words ring hollow when we look at the Trudeau government’s climate record..

Canadian housing is getting cray | 22 Minutes..

October 9, 2018

Trudeau Fails on the NAFTA Question

October 9, 2018

Will Ford Nation go national? Just watch him..

October 9, 2018

Our Ford is on a roll. From his municipal roots to his provincial reincarnation, does Ford Nation have national growth potential?

To predict where he is going, one must ponder where he is coming from.