Archive for November, 2019

Western Canada’s right-wing ‘Wexit’..

November 28, 2019

As fascist and mainstream right-wing forces in Western Canada coalesce, Trudeau’s flashy brand of Neoliberalism will be powerless against the rise of violent reactionary forces..

‘The remembrance poppy is becoming a weapon against immigrants to Canada. We need to remember everyone’s contribution to the war’..

November 28, 2019

How come the institutional memory fails the right wing so badly in modern politics? Did all these soldiers, women as well as men, die for Canada and its allies so that people like Don Cherry and his chums should force their descendants to wear poppies?

Bullets for Bolivia..

November 28, 2019

Trudeau drives a stake through the heart of any hope for electoral reform..

November 26, 2019

In one of his less-noticed cabinet changes, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has abolished the job of minister for democratic reform. He replaced what had been a key role in the Liberals’ first government with a new position bearing the Gilbert-and-Sullivan-ish title of minister of middle-class prosperity.

That change tells us a lot.

Jason Kenney should not be allowed to dictate federal agenda..

November 21, 2019

The most noisy and insistent political voice since the election has been that of Jason Kenney, Alberta premier and former senior minister in Stephen Harper’s Conservative government.

Kenney does not care that the Trudeau government is so staunchly pro-pipeline that it bought one. Kenney doesn’t show appreciation when Liberals talk about balancing the economy and the environment.

Instead, the Alberta premier portrays the centrist, pro-big-business federal Liberals as a hostile force, dedicated to destroying Alberta’s main industry. And he threatens a series of incoherent and mostly meaningless retaliatory measures if the rest of Canada does not change its tune on climate change and fossil fuels.

Ford’s destructive cuts will have sweeping effects on health care..

November 21, 2019

It warms the soul to recall the day last June when Doug Ford was heartily booed by the enormous crowd in Nathan Phillips Square celebrating the Raptors — a crowd so big that it even dwarfed the one at Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Humiliated by this stunning rebuke, the premier retreated from some of his more unpopular cutbacks.

But it would be a mistake to assume that Ford’s destructive austerity agenda has been derailed. On the contrary, it moves forward like a freight train, coming at us slowly but relentlessly, much of it under cover of darkness.

Canada launches major class-action lawsuit against Monsanto’s Roundup & owner Bayer.

November 21, 2019
A Canadian law firm has filed a $500 million class-action lawsuit against Monsanto and its owner Bayer. It says they’ve been acting with reckless disregard for the safety of Canadians by selling weed killer Roundup.

According to the firm Diamond & Diamond, there are currently more than 60 individuals named as plaintiffs, but it says that thousands may have been affected.

‘Quebec and Alberta need counselling’ | 22 Minutes..

November 21, 2019

Texting and driving? Not any more | 22 Minutes..

November 15, 2019

Justin Trudeau to meet opposition leaders amid signs he plans to govern from the centre right..

November 9, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced plans to meet opposition party leaders one-on-one on the week of November 11, amid signs he will continue governing from the centre-right after campaigning on the centre-left…