Archive for August, 2019

Denounced in media, taxing the super-rich turns out to be popular with Canadians..

August 29, 2019

The Onion magazine once sardonically described the gap between rich and poor as the Eighth Wonder of the World — “a tremendous, millennia-old expanse that fills us with both wonder and humility… the most colossal and enduring of mankind’s creations.”

Another aspect of the rich-poor gap that fills me with wonder is the way the rich manage to keep it off the political agenda, although that may be changing.

Majority of Canadians have a positive view of socialism, poll says..

August 27, 2019

A majority of Canadians hold a positive view of socialism, according to a new Forum Research poll — in stark comparison to the United States, where most Americans have a negative opinion on the ideology.


Anti-immigration billboards promoting Bernier’s party will be taken down, advertising company says..

August 25, 2019

Controversial billboard advertisements promoting the People’s Party of Canada and its anti-immigration policies will be removed following “overwhelming” criticism, says the ad company that owns the billboards.

Canadian health care will be front and centre in both Canadian and U.S. elections..

August 14, 2019

This year, the Canadian health-care system will be a contentious issue in both the Canadian and U.S. election campaigns.

Andrew Scheer asked about Doug Ford’s performance as Ontario premier..

August 10, 2019

Trudeau and Scheer are neck-and-neck for best prime minister, poll says..

August 9, 2019

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer are neck-and-neck on the question of who Canadians think would make the best prime minister, new data from Forum Research suggests.

When asked who would make the best prime minister after this October’s federal election, Scheer and Trudeau are tied at 28 per cent of respondents, followed by Elizabeth May (14 per cent) and Jagmeet Singh (7 per cent).

Stephen Harper’s still in the game — and looking to score..

August 9, 2019

Since he quit Parliament, Harper has spoken at an event at U.S. President Donald Trump’s Florida resort Mar-a-Lago, visited the White House, showed up at an Israeli college’s $1,000-a-plate fundraiser, participated in the 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s political retreat in Utah and guested on the right-wing Fox News.

The pro-choice movement will defeat any threats to abortion rights..

August 8, 2019

Canada’s pro-choice movement is in good fighting form, and stronger than ever. That’s the undeniable conclusion after living through ongoing anti-choice activity over the last three months..

The (small) Green Machine: How the Green party election campaign is gearing up for its biggest chance yet..

August 7, 2019

In the wake of these successes, and with a series of polls suggesting more and more Canadians are willing to vote Green, the coming campaign may well present an opportunity unlike anything the party has seen. In trying to seize it, the Greens face an array of challenges, from their history of defeat to the limited finances and ground operations of a smaller party that didn’t spend a single dime on local campaigns in more than a quarter of all ridings in 2015.

Canadians split on impact of Trudeau government since 2015: Forum poll..

August 7, 2019

Canadians are split on whether the country is doing “better or worse” since the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau came into power, according to a Forum Research poll.