Archive for October, 2017

Revealed: oil giants pay billions less tax in Canada than abroad

October 27, 2017

Canada taxes its oil and gas companies at a fraction of the rate they are taxed abroad, including by countries ranked among the world’s most corrupt, according to an analysis of public data by the Guardian.

The low rate that oil companies pay in Canada represents billions of dollars in potential revenue lost, which an industry expert who looked at the data says is a worrying sign that the country may be “a kind of tax haven for our own companies.”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2017/oct/26/revealed-oil-giants-pay-billions-less-tax-in-canada-than-abroad

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“Love and courage”—Canada’s NDP elects Obama-style pitchman as leader

October 7, 2017

Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP) elected Jagmeet Singh as its new leader on the first ballot of its leadership vote last Sunday. His victory represents a further shift to the right by Canada’s social democrats and underscores that this big business party long ago abandoned any connection with the working class or even the fight for significant social reform.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/10/07/sing-o07.html

Canada rejects refugees, economically exploits the countries they come from

October 7, 2017

If you take a nation’s mineral resources do you have a moral responsibility to also accept its people?

On Sunday about 40 people rallied outside a Montreal Metro station against deportations to Guinea. The protesters called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to live up to his “Welcome to Canada” rhetoric and allow asylum seekers from the small West African nation to stay

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/yves-englers-blog/2017/10/canada-rejects-refugees-economically-exploits-countries

Environment commissioner tells Trudeau to get cracking on climate change

October 5, 2017

Justin Trudeau signed the Paris accord with much enthusiasm. He has been much slower to act on reducing greenhouse gas emissions

http://rabble.ca/multimedia/2017/10/environment-commissioner-tells-trudeau-get-cracking-climate-change

Huge ‘People Over Pipeline’ Victory as TransCanada Forced to Kill Energy East

October 5, 2017

In what environmentalists are calling a major victory for pipeline opponents and the planet, TransCanada announced Thursday that it is abandoning its Energy East pipeline project, which would have carried over a million barrels of crude oil across Canada per day.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/10/05/huge-people-over-pipeline-victory-transcanada-forced-kill-energy-east