Jagmeet Singh Calls For Investigation Into Israel As Trudeau And Scheer Silent

May 15, 2018


CBC, CP and Toronto Star give oxygen to Ford campaign..

May 15, 2018

During the 2016 U.S. election campaign, American newspapers and television networks found Donald Trump so ghoulishly fascinating they devoted many hours and many pages of coverage to him.

Reporters, hosts, editors and producers for news organizations such as CNN may have believed their obsessive and never-ending coverage of Trump served the purpose of exposing a lying charlatan and bully for what he is. The news organizations’ management had a less enlightened motive. They knew the Trump story would help boost ratings and readership. As it turns out, all that media attention did not serve to expose and thus fatally wound Trump. Quite the contrary, it provided oxygen to his campaign.

Up to this point, we have been seeing a repeat of that same syndrome in coverage of the Ontario campaign. A large number of Ontario election news stories focus primarily on the antics of Doug Ford, the Progressive Conservative (PC) leader.  The other leaders do get covered, but, all too often, only in so far as they react to Ford.


NORAD at 60: Way Past Time for Canada to Exit this Alliance

May 14, 2018

This weekend the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) celebrates its 60th anniversary. On May 12, 1958, Canada and the US officially signed their most significant bilateral military accord.

The Cold War agreement was supposed to defend the two countries from an invasion by Soviet bombers coming from the north. But, the Berlin Wall fell three decades ago and NORAD continues. In fact, the agreement was renewed indefinitely in 2006.


On Israel, Trudeau is Harper’s pupil

May 11, 2018

For all the talk about Mr. Trudeau wanting to re-establish Canada’s multilateralist and honest-broker bona fides, the evidence suggests he is our most unequivocally pro-Israel prime minister since, well, Stephen Harper. To be sure, Mr. Trudeau would never have added his name to the letter his Conservative predecessor signed this week declaring Mr. Trump “right about Iran.”But his policies on Israel closely track Mr. Harper’s, though without the snarky rhetoric attached.


Doug Ford knows better than to identify the victims of his spending cuts

May 10, 2018

Doug Ford learned a key lesson observing the crushing electoral defeat of his predecessor: never reveal where the bodies are to be buried.

Former Conservative leader Tim Hudak went into the last Ontario election humming the familiar right-wing refrain about government waste and inefficiency. But he made things specific: he said he’d eliminate 100,000 public sector jobs, thereby cutting government spending by $2 billion, allowing him to lower corporate taxes.


Three Percenters are Canada’s ‘most dangerous’ extremist group, say some experts..

May 10, 2018

Far-right group says it welcomes everyone, but some who’ve studied it say it’s an anti-Muslim militia..


Betraying the grassroots is one of Canada’s favourite political pastimes..

May 10, 2018

Conservatives Jason Kenney in Alberta and Doug Ford in Ontario are bossing their parties..


Canada’s silence on Israel’s crimes isn’t surprising

May 8, 2018

Canada has always been silent when Israel decides to kill as many Palestinians as it wants to, for any reason.


Doug Ford looking into why actors were hired as PC supporters at Ontario leaders’ debate

May 8, 2018

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford told reporters he’s looking into why actors were paid $75 to be part of the crowd at the Ontario leaders’ debate Monday night.


Canada’s Justin Trudeau Promotes “Anglosphere” Spying..

May 8, 2018

While the media has been full of news about information-gathering by Facebook and other Internet giants, other secretive organizations that are a major threat to our personal privacy and public security are seldom mentioned. And when they are, it has most often been because politicians are praising them and offering up more money for them to spy.