Posts Tagged ‘Trudeau’

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

‘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.

 

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

Trudeau’s broken promise on electoral reform may cost him the next election

February 10, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have already burned the bridges he built, both to the left and to the right, that won him a majority government in 2015.

http://rabble.ca/multimedia/2017/02/trudeaus-broken-promise-on-electoral-reform-may-cost-him-next-election

Justin Trudeau promised changes to draconian Bill C-51. We’re still waiting

January 19, 2017

Bill C-51 was opposed by the Green Party, the Bloc Québecois and the NDP, which mounted a filibuster in Parliament. The Liberals under Justin Trudeau chose to support the legislation. But in the 2015 federal election, they promised to repeal the bill’s “problematic elements” and introduce new legislation that would strengthen parliament’s oversight.

Fifteen months after the election, Bill C-51 remains in place, and one assumes that spy and law enforcement agencies are making use of their enhanced powers.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/dennis-gruending/2017/01/justin-trudeau-promised-changes-to-draconian-bill-c-51-were-

Prime Minister Trudeau Prepares to Resurrect Keystone XL With Cabinet Shuffle

January 19, 2017

Jane Fonda Calls Out “Pretty Faced Neoliberal” Trudeau

January 17, 2017

Growing list of Liberal hypocrisies risks ushering in right-wing populism to Canada

January 8, 2017

With their recent actions, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government risk creating the conditions for right-wing populism to flourish in Canada.

The trend is becoming clear in the West: if the choice is between out of touch, elitist, neoliberal corporatists, or right-wing populists, the right-wing populists have a good shot.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/views-expressed/2017/01/growing-list-liberal-hypocrisies-risks-ushering-right-wing-po

Justin Trudeau may be the last neoliberal standing

January 8, 2017

So it’s unsurprising that Justin Trudeau is looking a lot like the last neoliberal standing, albeit with his own quirks, like not being a deficit hysteric. Like the Clintons and Blair, he exudes empathy for the excluded — while clinging fiercely to (free) trade deals. I think you can see him trying to resolve the same dilemmas on which Hillary Clinton recently shipwrecked.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2017/01/justin-trudeau-may-be-last-neoliberal-standing