Posts Tagged ‘canada’

Canadian Logging Giant Attempts to Silence Critics Using Anti-Mafia Law

May 30, 2017

Canada’s opinion of US reaches record 35-year low after election of Donald Trump

May 8, 2017

Canadians’ view on the US have changed for the worse since the election of Donald Trump, according to a new survey.

Fewer than half of those surveyed have a “favourable view” of the US, the lowest in the 35 years the survey has been asking the question about the US-Canada relationship.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/canada-us-trump-favourability-popularity-poll-record-low-a7724676.html

Why Trump is starting a trade war with Canada

April 27, 2017

The president can look tough on tariffs against a country that has little room to retaliate.

http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/04/25/canada-becomes-a-prime-target-in-trumps-trade-offense-000427

Stop swooning over Justin Trudeau. The man is a disaster for the planet

April 17, 2017

Donald Trump is so spectacularly horrible that it’s hard to look away (especially now that he’s discovered bombs). But precisely because everyone’s staring gape-mouthed in his direction, other world leaders are able to get away with almost anything. Don’t believe me? Look one nation north, at Justin Trudeau.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/apr/17/stop-swooning-justin-trudeau-man-disaster-planet

Justin Trudeau versus Stephen Harper: What’s the difference?

April 1, 2017

By 2015, for most Canadians, the Harper government had run out its time. Voters decided to replace it with the Trudeau Liberals. How is that working out?

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2017-03-28t000000/justin-trudeau-versus-stephen-harper-whats-difference

Why is the Trudeau Government Escalating its Belligerence Towards Russia?

March 12, 2017

Yesterday it was confirmed that 200 Canadian troops would remain in the Ukraine for at least two more years. This “training” mission in the Ukraine is on top of two hundred troops in Poland, a naval frigate in the Mediterranean and Black Sea and a half dozen CF-18 fighter jets on their way to locations near Russia’s border. Alongside Britain, Germany and the US, Canada will soon lead a NATO battle group supposed to defend Eastern Europe from Moscow. About 450 Canadian troops are headed to Latvia while the three other NATO countries lead missions in Poland, Lithuania and Estonia.

From the Russian point of view it must certainly look like NATO is massing troops at its border.

http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/03/why-is-the-trudeau-government-escalating-its-belligerence-towards-russia/

‘No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and just leave them’: Trudeau

March 10, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau received an unusually warm reception of his keynote address at an energy industry conference in Texas on Thursday evening.

“No country would find 173 billion barrels of oil in the ground and just leave them there,” Trudeau said in his address to oil and gas industry executives at Houston’s CERAWeek conference, discussing Alberta’s vast oil sands reserves.

 

Ceta trade deal between EU and Canada will cost 300,000 jobs and cause greater inequality, study says

March 7, 2017

‘Under current austerity conditions, high unemployment and low growth, improving competitiveness by lowering labour cost can only harm the economy,’ researchers say

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ceta-trade-deal-eu-canada-report-job-losses-inequality-a7615891.html

Liberals tack right, jettison progressive policy

February 22, 2017

When the Canada-Europe trade deal known as CETA came up for vote in the European parliament February 15, the Progressive Alliance Group opposed it: 254 members of the European parliament voted no; 33 abstained; and 408 voted yes.

While in Europe championing CETA, a deal fostered by Stephen Harper, Trudeau lined up with the conservative Christian Democrats — not the Democrats, or Socialists, or Green Party members. On key issues such as Indigenous rights, climate change, and protection of the marine environment from fuel spills, Justin Trudeau has his party moving right, taking positions defended by the Conservatives. Why is he putting his progressive image at risk?

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2017-02-21t000000/liberals-tack-right-jettison-progressive-policy

Why Justin Trudeau Won’t Criticize Trump

February 15, 2017

As his honeymoon ends, the Canadian prime minister is in a tough place when it comes to confronting its southern neighbor.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2017/02/why_canadian_prime_minister_justin_trudeau_won_t_criticize_donald_trump.html