Archive for March, 2019

Trudeau Arrogantly Thanks First Nations Protester For Their Money..

March 31, 2019

Canada and 70th Anniversary of NATO..

March 30, 2019

The first installment in this series discussed how NATO was set up partly to blunt the European Left. The other major factor driving the creation of NATO was a desire to bolster colonial authority and bring the world under a US geopolitical umbrella.

Jody Wilson-Raybould doth protest too much..

March 28, 2019

Do Wilson-Raybould’s recent words in the House match her deeds? What has been her track record as minister of justice? When, since 2015, has she demonstrated political principle and acted heroically on behalf of Indigenous peoples, marginalized groups, and less fortunate Canadians?

Did Wilson-Raybould voice her dissent on grounds of principle when the Liberal government refused to relinquish its $14-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, a country responsible for the starvation of countless Yemenite children?

Did she protest when her government spent “$110K in legal fees fighting a First Nations girl over [a] $6K dental procedure”?

Did she contest the government’s decision to take the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to Federal Court “over a ruling last month that linked the suicide deaths in a northern Ontario First Nation with Ottawa’s inaction on implementing total equity in health-care delivery for Indigenous children”?

Randy Hillier warns of a ‘culture of fear’ in Ford government..

March 26, 2019

Breaking his silence after being permanently ousted from the Progressive Conservative caucus, MPP Randy Hillier has warned of a “culture of fear and intimidation” in Premier Doug Ford’s government.

Hillier, who was suspended from caucus one day after a private meeting with Ford where he outlined some of his concerns, is now in talks with integrity commissioner J. David Wake about alleged “illegal and unregistered lobbying” of the Conservatives.

Why is Doug Ford so mean to children?

March 22, 2019

Why is Doug Ford such a meanie to children?

Almost as soon as he became premier, he and his backbench back-up clappers began bullying Ontario youth with cuts to programs, projects and policies aimed at giving them safe, secure, healthy and prosperous futures.

Sure, the affected kids are too young to vote. But what about their parents? They’re getting angry and getting organized. They’re showing up at rallies, town halls and protests. One Facebook group, Ontario Families for Public Education, which was formed in late January, has already surpassed 7,000 members.

Liberal budget leaves behind Indigenous women and children — again..

March 21, 2019

The exclusion of Indigenous women and girls as a priority in this federal budget is a glaring example of the ongoing racism and sexism that is so deeply embedded in Canada’s laws, policies, practices and institutions — the very same racism and sexism the Liberal government claims to be against.

Trudeau continues Canada’s war in Iraq with little critical media coverage..

March 20, 2019

There has been little mainstream media attention — or context — given to the Trudeau government’s announcement earlier this week that it would extend the deployment of Canadian troops in Iraq until March 2021.

A quick historical recap.

Brian Mulroney should leave politics to the ‘little girls’ of the world who can handle it..

March 18, 2019

A lot of things have changed in this country since Brian Mulroney was its Prime Minister from 1984 to 1993, namely that it’s no longer OK to call a female politician a “little girl”— unless of course she is a little girl…

Will Cuba be Canada’s Next Target After Venezuela?

March 18, 2019

While much is made of Ottawa’s seemingly cordial relations with Havana, the reality is more complicated than often presented, as I detail here. Most significantly, Canada has repeatedly aligned with US fear-mongering about the “Cuban menace” in the region.

Canada ever more deeply implicated in US-engineered coup attempt in Venezuela

March 17, 2019

As the political crisis in Venezuela deepens, the leading role that Canada and the Trudeau government are playing in the ongoing US-orchestrated coup becomes ever more evident. Like its US counterpart, Canadian imperialism covets Venezuela’s vast oil resources and is determined to prevent Russia, China, and other “strategic rivals” from expanding their influence in the Americas, even if this naked pursuit of predatory interests threatens to unleash a bloody conflagration.