Archive for February, 2017

Liberals tack right, jettison progressive policy

February 22, 2017

When the Canada-Europe trade deal known as CETA came up for vote in the European parliament February 15, the Progressive Alliance Group opposed it: 254 members of the European parliament voted no; 33 abstained; and 408 voted yes.

While in Europe championing CETA, a deal fostered by Stephen Harper, Trudeau lined up with the conservative Christian Democrats — not the Democrats, or Socialists, or Green Party members. On key issues such as Indigenous rights, climate change, and protection of the marine environment from fuel spills, Justin Trudeau has his party moving right, taking positions defended by the Conservatives. Why is he putting his progressive image at risk?

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2017-02-21t000000/liberals-tack-right-jettison-progressive-policy

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Rex Murphy: When reality TV becomes reality politics

February 20, 2017

Why Justin Trudeau Won’t Criticize Trump

February 15, 2017

As his honeymoon ends, the Canadian prime minister is in a tough place when it comes to confronting its southern neighbor.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/02/why_canadian_prime_minister_justin_trudeau_won_t_criticize_donald_trump.html

Trudeau’s broken promise on electoral reform may cost him the next election

February 10, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have already burned the bridges he built, both to the left and to the right, that won him a majority government in 2015.

http://rabble.ca/multimedia/2017/02/trudeaus-broken-promise-on-electoral-reform-may-cost-him-next-election