Archive for May, 2018

‘Immense Moral Cowardice’: Trudeau Trashed for Government Purchase of Climate-Killing Kinder Morgan Pipeline..

May 30, 2018

“I hope Justin Trudeau knows that this decision is going to haunt him everywhere he travels in the world. Movements fighting for real climate action and Indigenous rights are everywhere.”

Report Card..

May 30, 2018


Almost half of Toronto tenants paying ‘unaffordable’ rent, study finds..

May 28, 2018

Almost half of Toronto tenants are paying too much in rent and are one health emergency or lost job away from losing their homes, in a city where rental rules favour profits over people, according to a new study.

In the final Ontario leaders’ debate, Wynne was dignified, Horwath feisty and Ford evasive..

May 28, 2018

The final Ontario leaders’ debate on Sunday evening, May 27, was maddening, at times, because Progressive Conservative (PC) leader Doug Ford kept making outrageous statements about the NDP. Aside from trying, not too effectively, to set the record straight by frequently interrupting, New Democratic leader Andrea Horwath did not entirely succeed in systematically demolishing Ford’s at times outlandish claims.

Andrea Horwarth’s Ontario NDP Platform

May 28, 2018

Canada, the Korean Dispute and Foreign Policy Mythology

May 26, 2018

Repeat after me: Canada is seldom a force for good in the world, Canada is seldom a force for good in the world.

Thomas Walkom’s “Canada should board Korean peace train” is yet another example of how the progressive end of the dominant media has been seduced by Canadian foreign policy mythology.

Anti-environmentalism will be front and centre in a Ford government in Ontario..

May 25, 2018

Worldwide, the populist right does not have a common ideology or program. It varies from country to country. Its tenets could include nationalism, hostility to immigrants and refugees, varying degrees of racism and Islamophobia, and mistrust of both educated, urban elites and of government.

Some of the attitudes on that list fit the Doug Ford Ontario Conservatives; some do not. There is, however, one key ideological tenet not on the list that unites most on the populist right, especially in North America: radical and fervent anti-environmentalism.

Ontario election campaign full of drama..

May 24, 2018

Why Doug Ford’s platform won’t actually save Ontarians money..

May 24, 2018

Doug Ford accused of selling ‘bogus’ party memberships..

May 24, 2018