Canadians Against War on Yemen Block Shipment of Armoured Vehicles Headed to Saudi Arabia..

January 26, 2021

The direct action in Hamilton, Ontario coincides with hundreds of events to pressure the new Biden administration and other world governments to stop arming Saudi Arabia.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/25/canadians-against-war-yemen-block-shipment-armoured-vehicles-headed-saudi-arabia?cd-origin=rss

The Conservatives have a hypocrisy problem that goes beyond Derek Sloan..

January 19, 2021

It was O’Toole who campaigned for leader on a pledge to “Take Back Canada.” It was O’Toole who later adopted the Trumpesque slogan “Canada First,” railing against the “elites” who had supposedly “betrayed” the country. It is O’Toole who has lately elected to make an issue out of, of all things, vaccinating prison inmates against the coronavirus. Each alone might not be evidence enough to convict, but taken together, they leave little room for doubt about who and what he was pandering to. 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-conservatives-have-a-hypocrisy-problem-that-goes-beyond-derek/

Ford’s popularity has ‘taken a hit’ in 2nd wave of pandemic, poll finds..

January 19, 2021

A new poll suggests Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s popularity has dropped in the last three months, along with his government’s approval rating, and a market research firm attributes the decline to the province’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ford, however, continues to be Ontario’s most popular party leader and his popularity is still higher than it was before the pandemic knocked the province off course, according to the survey released Tuesday.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/doug-ford-pandemic-popularity-online-poll-1.5878261

Tory MP Sloan accuses party of hypocrisy over efforts to have him expelled..

January 19, 2021

OTTAWA — Ontario Conservative MP Derek Sloan could be expelled from his party’s caucus as early as Tuesday for accepting a donation to his leadership campaign from a white supremacist.

But Sloan accused the party of hypocrisy, saying that Paul Fromm, who has been associated with Neo Nazis for years, was a party member and voted in last year’s leadership contest — a fact that would have been known to all candidates, including eventual winner Erin O’Toole, as well as the party itself.

“If I am guilty of something, they are guilty of something. This is ridiculous,” Sloan told supporters in a Facebook video late Monday night.

Conservative Party of Canada Confirms Conservative MP Derek Sloan Accepted Donation From Neo-Nazi..

January 18, 2021

The Conservative Party of Canada says party leader Erin O’Toole is “outraged” after discovering one of his MPs accepted money from a notorious neo-Nazi. 

Don’t call me Canada’s Donald Trump, Erin O’Toole says..

January 16, 2021

 O’Toole accused of several other Trumpian political sins, including:

Younger Canadians moving away from big cities at record levels..

January 15, 2021

A record number of Canadians left major urban centers last year amid the pandemic, led by youth and young families.

The nation’s three largest cities — Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver — saw a sharp jump in the number of citizens moving to suburbs, smaller towns and rural areas, according to Statistics Canada data released Thursday.

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/younger-canadians-moving-away-from-big-cities-at-record-levels-1.1548707

‘As Canadian MPs, we know our opponents are not our enemies. Let’s not become the U.S.’..

January 14, 2021

We encourage all elected officials and candidates across Canada to think about what happened at the Capitol. Let’s all learn from it..

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/opinion-as-canadian-mps-we-know-our-opponents-are-not-our-enemies-lets-not-become-the-u-s

Anti-government website hosted in Montreal shut down after promoting armed protests in U.S…

January 13, 2021

An anti-government website that was promoting armed protests in the United States ahead of the presidential inauguration was shut down by the company hosting its cloud servers Wednesday morning after CBC News revealed those servers were located in Montreal.

The website, Tree of Liberty, claimed to be the “press platform” for the Boogaloo movement, whose followers are radical pro-gun advocates who embrace the idea of a second American Civil War — which they call the boogaloo.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-website-extremists-protests-u-s-1.5870183

‘I’m scared every day,’ says Montreal driver stopped by police dozens of times..

January 13, 2021

Whenever Kenrick McRae uses his car, he does a thorough spot check first. Before he gets in, he walks around the car, even testing the brake lights by putting a brick on the pedal to verify that the lights are on.

“I always want to be on the right side of the law,” he told CBC’s The Doc Project radio program.

But no matter how scrupulous he is, McRae, who is Black, can’t seem to avoid being stopped by Montreal police. He’s been pulled over dozens of times, he says, some months, as many as 15.

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/docproject/i-m-scared-every-day-says-montreal-driver-stopped-by-police-dozens-of-times-1.5861706