Archive for October, 2015

Irvin Studin: A Bigger Canada

October 25, 2015
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The urban vote

October 25, 2015

Mayor John Tory gets his first Toronto report card

October 25, 2015

A year in office, John Tory has ended the city hall circus, restored civility, shows up to work and is a visible, respectable face of Canada’s largest city. Yet, he stumbled needlessly on policing, broke some promises and has miles to go before Toronto can decide if he’s worth keeping.

http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2015/10/24/mayor-john-tory-gets-his-first-toronto-report-card.html

Corporate Canada and Bribery

October 24, 2015

While most Canadians proudly recognize the beaver, the hockey player and the curling broom as symbols of this country, some of us would be made uncomfortable by another enduring emblem of the Great White North: a businessman wearing a Maple Leaf lapel pin discretely passing a plain manila envelope stuffed with cash to a foreign official.

http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/10/corporate-canada-an-bribery/

Canada’s Green Party: How Environmentally Friendly is it?

October 24, 2015

Why would the Green Party take a more environmentally regressive position on an important issue than Stephen Harper?

During a recent visit to Montreal, Elizabeth May added her voice to the main opposition parties telling suburbanites they should expect the federal government to continue aggressively subsidizing the most costly, unhealthy and ecologically destructive form of land transport.

May told Le Devoir that her party didn’t necessarily support the Harper government’s plan to implement a toll when the Champlain Bridge is rebuilt at a projected cost of over $4 billion.
“The Green Party doesn’t have a rigid position on the issue,” May said. “Before talking about a toll, we need to agree on what kind of mass transit we want to put in place between the South Shore and the island [of Montréal]. Maybe if there is an efficient system, a reduction in traffic on the bridge will take place naturally and the toll won’t be necessary.”

Either this is political opportunism of the worst sort or a lack of real commitment to combatting climate change.

http://dissidentvoice.org/2015/10/canadas-green-party-how-environmentally-friendly-is-it/

Trust Trudeau? I’ll Wait and See

October 24, 2015

Yet for all his undeniable charisma, Trudeau has been remarkably vague about many important issues. This, and his false electoral majority puts the voting public in a poor (or nonexistent) negotiating position for the next four years. Like many Canadians, I want to trust the Liberals, but I don’t enjoy having to trust them.

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2015/10/23/Trust-Justin-Trudeau/

Justin Trudeau Can Dance – But What Are His Politics?

October 23, 2015

Rex Murphy | The Trudeau Campaign

October 23, 2015

The Long, Long Ego Trip of Stephen Harper

October 21, 2015

We need to give the man his due. Stephen Harper was one of the brightest persons to be prime minister since Pierre Elliott Trudeau, perhaps the brightest ever. But while Trudeau studied Canada and published his findings in books like Federalism and the French Canadians, Harper studied Canada and kept his own counsel.

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2015/10/21/Harper-Trip/

Prime Minister-Elect Justin Trudeau has many promises to keep

October 21, 2015

He made many, many promises during this campaign, possibly more than his father made in his five election campaigns combined.

Here are just 16 of them:

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/karl-nerenberg/2015/10/prime-minister-elect-justin-trudeau-has-many-promises-to-keep