Posts Tagged ‘canada’

Extreme right-wing narratives gain momentum in federal election, despite parties struggling in polls..

October 13, 2019

Viewers of Monday night’s leaders’ debate caught a glimpse of an ugly trend emerging in Canadian politics.

In the first round of questions, CTV’s Lisa Laflamme read out some of the most divisive tweets authored by People’s Party Leader Maxime Bernier:

“You called diversity in Canada a cult and extreme multiculturalism. You’ve used the words ghetto and tribes to describe newcomers whom you say bring distrust and potential violence. On Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate change activist, you called her, quote, clearly mentally unstable. Are these the words of someone with the character and integrity to lead all Canadians and represent us on the world stage?”

http://rabble.ca/news/2019/10/extreme-right-wing-narratives-gain-momentum-federal-election-despite-parties-struggling

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In French debate, Trudeau wins; Singh holds his own; Scheer loses..

October 13, 2019

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau came into his own in the French language debate on Thursday evening. He defended his record, citing such tangible accomplishments as the significant reduction in child poverty, while laying out at least a few strong reasons for voters to re-elect him.

Even on one of the most dubious parts of his time as prime minister, the SNC-Lavalin affair, Trudeau gamely defended himself.

http://rabble.ca/news/2019/10/french-debate-trudeau-wins-singh-holds-his-own-scheer-loses

NDP..

October 12, 2019

Jagmeet Singh
@theJagmeetSingh
Actually, it’s working people in this country that generate wealth. But Liberal & Conservative governments give all the breaks to the ultra-rich, leaving less for everyone else. We’re going to ensure those at the very top pay their fair share – and we’re not afraid to say it…

Canada: why Doug Ford is kryptonite for Conservatives’ election hopes..

October 10, 2019

Earlier this year, the Conservatives held a 10-point lead over the Liberals in Ontario – but that has now become a 10-point deficit, driven largely by Ford’s unpopularity, said Frank Graves, head of polling firm Ekos Research. “That’s an enormous transfer of seats from one side of the ledger to the other,” he said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/10/canada-election-doug-ford-ontario-premier-kryptonite-conservatives

Andrew Scheer Was Asked To Name One Policy That Shows He Supports Women’s Rights. He Couldn’t Name Any…

October 10, 2019

After claiming he had hit a “home run” following this week’s French leaders’ debate, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer swung and missed when a reporter tossed a softball question his way.

Scheer, who was repeatedly grilled over his positions on abortion during the French debate, spent most of the day Thursday fielding questions from reporters about his positions on abortion.

One generous reporter decided to cut Scheer some slack and ask an easy question:  “Can you point to a single policy in your platform that you believe shows that you do support women’s rights?”

Andrew Scheer Was Asked To Name One Policy That Shows He Supports Women’s Rights. He Couldn’t Name Any.

Canada’s Greens see an opening..

October 9, 2019

While Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may be seen as plenty green by the United States’ standards, his endorsement of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion from oil-friendly Alberta to the British Columbia coast has left many allies disappointed, providing an opening for his opponents on his environmental left.

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/07/canada-green-party-may-elections-037981

Why Trudeau’s political survival hinges on Quebec..

October 8, 2019

Justin Trudeau’s perilous path to reelection this fall runs through Canada’s version of a swing state on steroids: Quebec. And with just two weeks left to go before Canadians head to the polls, the province is living up to its reputation for wild, unpredictable races.

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/07/canada-justin-trudeau-political-survival-quebec-028907

The Andrew Scheer factor in election 2019..

October 8, 2019

In the first weeks of the 2019 election, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer received an unexpected gift: images, then a video, showing a younger Justin Trudeau wearing blackface makeup, which as Trudeau explained on the Radio-Canada Sunday night talk show Tout le monde en parlecaused grief and sorrow among supporters he spoke to — leading to apologies that could not erase the hurt and disappointment the Trudeau actions had caused.

With Prime Minister Trudeau personally weakened in visible minority communities where his party has historically dominated, the election campaign had turned into an opportunity for other political leaders.

Fortunately for the Liberals, the Conservative Party had given them an unexpected gift as well — a big one: Andrew Scheer as leader.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/10/andrew-scheer-factor-election-2019

Oil and gas lobby’s wish list would increase Canadian greenhouse gas emissions by 116 million tonnes, according to study..

October 8, 2019

Research published this morning by Environmental Defence Canada concludes that adoption of the powerful Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers lobby group’s election wish list would increase Canadian greenhouse gas emissions by 116 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030.

“In that scenario, Canada’s oil and gas sector would be emitting 311 million tonnes, making emissions from that one industry representing one-fourteenth of the Canadian economy greater than the emissions of 170 countries in the world,” the report stated.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2019/10/oil-and-gas-lobbys-wish-list-would-increase-canadian-greenhouse

Most Canadian voters think Big Tech is making society worse: poll..

October 6, 2019

Is Big Tech making society worse?

According to an exclusive poll by Forum Research for the Toronto Star, the tech-lash is real.

More than half of Canadian voters think Big Technology, represented by companies such as Facebook and Google, is making society worse, not better.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/10/06/most-canadian-voters-think-big-tech-is-making-society-worse-toronto-star-poll.html