Archive for November, 2015

Joseph Stiglitz on Canada’s Housing Inequality: ‘It’s Very Disturbing’

November 29, 2015

Skyrocketing housing prices in Canada’s cities, most dramatically in Vancouver, threaten the cohesion of our society, argues Nobel laureate and former World Bank chief economist Joseph Stiglitz.

Paris Prayer

November 26, 2015

Charbonneau commission finds corruption widespread in Quebec’s construction sector

November 26, 2015

The Rich Are Running Scared

November 26, 2015

Canada to exclude single males from Syria refugee program – report

November 23, 2015

Canada, which has agreed to take in 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year, will reportedly limit the immigration flow to single women and families, refusing to accept single males in the wake of the Paris Friday 13 bombings.


November 19, 2015

Canada’s Newspapers Were In The Tank For Harper, Media Analysis Finds

November 17, 2015

Canadian newspapers overwhelmingly supported Stephen Harper’s Conservatives in the past two elections, much more so than they would have if they had reflected public opinion, a new study finds.

The report from the Canadian Media Concentration Research Project found that 95 per cent of newspaper endorsements in the 2011 election went to Harper. That’s every daily in Canada that endorsed a party, except for the Toronto Star, which endorsed the NDP that year.

It was “roughly three times [Harper’s] standing in opinion polls at the time,” Carleton University Prof. Dwayne Winseck wrote in the report.


November 7, 2015

The government of Canada is disappointed by the US decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline project, but values close ties with Washington and looks for a fresh start in the relationship, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement on Friday.

Canada’s Montreal hit with massive student anti-austerity protest

November 6, 2015
A few thousand students marched through the streets of Montreal protesting the Canadian government’s austerity measures and calling for “a massive reinvestment in public services.”

Around 2,000 members of a local student organization ASSÉ (Association pour une Solidarité Syndicale Étudiante) took part in a large demonstration against what they call the “pillaging of public services” by Quebec’s provincial government. ASSÉ is supported by a number of labor unions across Quebec.

Election deals blow to Canada’s dominant press group

November 2, 2015

Yet the defeat was a particularly brutal blow for Canada’s dominant chain, Postmedia, which publishes more than half of the traditional daily newspapers in English-speaking Canada and all but a handful of those that matter. Postmedia achieved its market dominance in step with the rise of Harper’s Conservatives. Its support for Harper was widely seen as an expression of the company’s will rather than editorial judgment. One columnist at the Postmedia title the Edmonton Journal wrote on Twitter that owners rather than editors had decided which party to back.