Posts Tagged ‘canada’

Where’s the urgency in the NDP’s politics?

July 15, 2019

How do you know it’s effectively over for a political institution like the NDP, despite lingering vital signs? The critical point is the emergence of a plausible replacement, in this case the Greens under Elizabeth May. They’re a presence in Ottawa and now rival the NDP in polls.


Justin Trudeau Strengthens Canada’s Ties with the Repressive United Arab Emirates..

July 10, 2019

Given his personal history perhaps it is no surprise that Justin Trudeau is fond of monarchies.

The United Arab Emirates is a repressive monarchy that pursues violent, anti-democratic, policies in its region. Despite this — or maybe because of it —Trudeau’s Liberal government has strengthened ties to the federation of seven Emirates. And unlike Canada’s claims to be promoting democracy in Venezuela or the Ukraine, there has been little mention of this in the media or scrutiny in Parliament.

Justin Trudeau Strengthens Canada’s Ties with the Repressive United Arab Emirates

‘Protest Papers’ reveal extent Canadian democracy is ‘captured’ by foreign oil companies, says former Alberta MLA..

July 9, 2019

VANCOUVER—An 8,000-page pile of documents released by the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association on Monday showed how Canada’s public institutions have been eroded by foreign-owned oil companies, says the author of a book on the industry’s influence in government.

Almost half of Status First Nations children live in poverty, study finds..

July 9, 2019

An astounding 47 per cent of Status First Nations children in Canada live in poverty, two-and-a-half times above the national average, says a new study on child poverty.

Environment is emerging as a top concern ahead of the federal election, a new poll says..

July 7, 2019

OTTAWA—The environment has surged into a top-ranking concern for Canadian voters ahead of the federal election this fall, according to a new national poll.

Canada’s Justin Trudeau’s Anti-Palestinism..

July 6, 2019

Is Justin Trudeau a racist? He and his government certainly accept and promote anti-Palestinianism. Two recent moves reaffirm his government’s pattern of blaming Palestinians for their dispossession and subjugation.

Canada’s Justin Trudeau’s Anti-Palestinism

‘Canada Adopts America First Foreign Policy,’ US State Dept boasted in 2017, with appointment of FM Chrystia Freeland..

July 5, 2019

The US State Department boasted in a declassified memo in March 2017 that Canada had adopted an “America first” foreign policy.

The cable was authored just weeks after the centrist government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed its  Chrystia Freeland as foreign minister. The former editor-at-large of Reuters, Freeland has since pushed for aggressive policies against states targeted by Washington for regime change, including Venezuela, Russia, Nicaragua, Syria, and Iran.


The State Department added that Trudeau had promoted Freeland “in large part because of her strong U.S. contacts,” and that her “number one priority” was working closely with Washington.

‘Canada Adopts America First Foreign Policy,’ US State Dept boasted in 2017, with appointment of FM Chrystia Freeland

Trudeau’s climate plan is a dangerous fraud..

July 4, 2019

It’s possible that the world’s top climate scientists are lying.

If so, we can relax and feel confident that Justin Trudeau has dealt with the climate crisis in the appropriate way.

We can resolve the climate crisis..

July 4, 2019

If we understand the problem and its urgency — and mountains of scientific evidence amassed from around the world over decades confirms we do — and we have solutions, why are we so slow to act?

Challenging Canadian colonialism means challenging Canadian capitalism..

July 1, 2019

The 19th Century saw the clearing of the Canadian portion of the Great Plains of its Indigenous population. They were forced onto reserves and starvation and illness was used to drive down the population and break the capacity to resist.