Archive for May, 2019

These Canadian students are striking to demand action on climate change. Every single week..

May 31, 2019

What if you felt your future was literally going up in flames, but the politicians and business leaders in charge weren’t doing enough to fight it?

That’s the sentiment driving thousands of young people across Canada to rally outside government buildings and corporate centres every week to demand action on climate change, an issue they don’t have the option to ignore.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/05/31/fridaysforfuture-climate-change-strikes-take-place-across-canada-every-friday.html

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Doug Ford’s sinking numbers are weighing down the federal Conservatives..

May 31, 2019

Actually, given Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s fast sinking poll numbers, Ford Nation can’t even muster much of a blue wave. According to the Toronto Star, “the trend line is unbearably bleak for Ford,” with five public opinion surveys and internal party research reporting that the Progressive Conservative tide has turned.

Says Quito Maggi, president and CEO of Mainstreet Research, “We have never seen an incumbent premier reach these depths in popular opinion with barely a year into his mandate.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/05/doug-fords-sinking-numbers-are-weighing-down-federal-conservatives

Canada Supports Most Hardline, Anti-Democratic Elements of Venezuela’s Oppposition..

May 30, 2019

Not only has Canada financed and otherwise supported opposition parties in Venezuela, Ottawa has allied itself with some of its most anti-democratic, hardline elements. While the Liberal government has openly backed Voluntad Popular’s bid to seize power since January, Ottawa has supported the electorally marginal party for years.

Canada Supports Most Hardline, Anti-Democratic Elements of Venezuela’s Oppposition

U.S. threatens Iran, ignores world climate emergency: What does Canada do?

May 29, 2019

Newly elected, Justin Trudeau announced bravely that Canada was “back” on the world stage.

In fact, under the Liberals, Canada’s new foreign policy is the same as the old foreign policy.

To get along with the U.S., Canada goes along with the U.S.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/05/us-threatens-iran-ignores-world-climate-emergency-what-does-canada-do

Ford’s approval rating plummets according to new poll..

May 28, 2019

GTA: Land of Prosperity and Disparity..

May 28, 2019

A New Breed of White Nationalism..

May 28, 2019

People Opposing Doug Ford`s Stated Policies?

May 28, 2019

Canada’s Anti-Venezuela Policy: A Result of Material Interests and US Subordination..

May 27, 2019

In the Face of Right-Wing Strongmen and an Economy Rife With Insecurity, We Must Reject the Politics of Despair..

May 26, 2019

Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, delivered the following remarks Thursday at the Seventh Annual Tommy Douglas Institute at George Brown College in Toronto. Her keynote speech explores the interconnections between poverty and populism and its implications for the environment. 

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/05/26/face-right-wing-strongmen-and-economy-rife-insecurity-we-must-reject-politics?fbclid=IwAR10fTAgZuTVY9jP5e4xiM10l3CaPHkTi9hZSdSFmphYluqKSz5uq-VokUY