Archive for March, 2018

Doug Ford captures Ontario Tory leadership after allegations of rigged vote

March 12, 2018

There was mayhem in Markham, Ontario on Saturday evening as Progressive Conservatives scratched their heads to figure out who had won their party’s leadership race.

Party president Jag Badwal announced the results seven hours later than they were originally scheduled, saying former Toronto city councillor Doug Ford had narrowly eked out a win over former provincial legislator Christine Elliott on the third ballot.

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2018/03/10/news/doug-ford-captures-ontario-tory-leadership-after-allegations-rigged-vote

Justin Trudeau: The photogenic face of neoliberalism..

March 12, 2018

Behind its enlightened and progressive posturing, Trudeau’s Liberal government plays a reactionary role in Canadian society and the world, argues Ontario-based John Clarke

http://www.counterfire.org/articles/analysis/19526-justin-trudeau-the-photogenic-face-of-neoliberalism

#ProtectTheInlet: Massive Protest in BC as Thousands March to Stop Kinder Morgan Pipeline..

March 11, 2018

Disregarding an injunction won by the pipeline company a day before the planned protest, thousands of people marched in Burnaby, British Columbia on Saturday to protest the expansion of a Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline and export terminal that First Nations and climate justice campaigners say would threaten local waterways, erode Indigenous rights, and increase planet-warming carbon emissions.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/03/10/protecttheinlet-massive-protest-bc-thousands-march-stop-kinder-morgan-pipeline

Nearly 800 Quebec Doctors Demand Their Pay Raises Go To Nurses, Improving Healthcare Overall

March 10, 2018

“These increases are all the more shocking because our nurses, clerks, and other professionals face very difficult working conditions, while our patients live with the lack of access to required services because of the drastic cuts in recent years.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/03/09/nearly-800-quebec-doctors-demand-their-pay-raises-go-nurses-improving-healthcare

Trudeau’s Liberals Fumble Universal Pharmacare Plan

March 4, 2018