Posts Tagged ‘usa’

How Canada tries to hide its racism by pointing a finger at the U.S…

June 28, 2020

The United States is more like a thick fog that we use to hide reality and create the fantasy that we are better: our racism is kinder, our inequality is milder, our problems aren’t as bad and therefore, life here is great.

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/06/26/opinion/how-canada-tries-hide-its-racism-pointing-finger-us

Canada succeeded on coronavirus where America failed. Why?

May 7, 2020

Canada beat the US on coronavirus because its political system works.

https://www.vox.com/2020/5/4/21242750/coronavirus-covid-19-united-states-canada-trump-trudeau

Canada’s good to go for 3M medical masks — until Trump changes his mind again..

April 8, 2020

Yesterday evening, 3M was widely reported to have issued a news release saying it would continue to export the U.S.-made medical face masks to Canada. The deal with the White House is said to hinge on a plan by 3M to import more than 166.5 million of the masks from a facility it owns in China.

“Canada looks to have secured a vital supply of face masks from the United States,” the National Post, champion of globalization, sighed with relief. Ford’s estimate of the original shipment size was adjusted to half a million.

https://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2020/04/canadas-good-go-3m-medical-masks-until-donald-trump-changes-his

US blocks millions of N95 face masks headed for Canada..

April 6, 2020

US officials have stopped nearly three million specialized masks from being exported to Canada’s most populous province, amid mounting fears that Ontario will run out of supplies for medical staff battling coronavirus by the end of the week.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/06/us-blocks-face-masks-canada-n95-protection-equipment

Trudeau threatens retaliation after Trump keeps shipment of masks intended for Canadian doctors..

April 4, 2020

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has warned Donald Trump that his decision to stop a US manufacturing company from sending respirators to Canada could prompt retaliatory measures.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/coronavirus-trump-trudeau-us-canada-face-masks-supplies-doctors-a9446841.html

Canadians’ opinion of the United States falls to another record low..

October 1, 2018

WASHINGTON—Canadians’ opinion of the United States fell this year to another record low, according to a major poll released Monday but conducted before the two countries reached a trade agreement on Sunday.

Just 39 per cent of Canadians polled in May and June had a favourable opinion of the U.S., Pew Research found in its annual survey of global opinion. Fifty-six per cent had an unfavourable opinion.

https://www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/10/01/canadians-opinion-of-the-united-states-falls-to-another-record-low.html

Independence Day is a moment for Canadians to recommit to being different from the U.S..

July 4, 2018

Today is the Fourth of July, Independence Day in the Great Republic immediately to our south.

Normally, as befits our national character, we Canadians celebrate this occasion with restrained fondness for our American cousins, coming as it does just three days after la fête du Canada.

On the 242nd observance of this occasion, however, owing to the unexpectedly fraught relationship of our neighbours with most of their neighbours and allies, including us, perhaps our feelings will not be expressed quite so warmly this year.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2018/07/independence-day-moment-canadians-recommit-being-different-us

Trump to Trudeau: Canada is undermining NATO…

June 26, 2018

In advance of the NATO summit in Brussels July 11-12, Donald Trump is calling on Canada to step up its military spending to $44 billion per year, or two per cent of Canadian GDP (which is $2.2 trillion). Currently Canada spends $25 billion, or 1.2 per cent of GDP, on the military.

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2018/06/trump-trudeau-canada-undermining-nato

Canadian Taxpayers Federation funded by right-wing U.S. based Atlas Network..

June 25, 2018

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, a self-described non-partisan tax watchdog and taxpayer advocacy group once headed by Alberta Opposition Leader Jason Kenney, has always been tight-lipped about the sources of its own funding.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/alberta-diary/2018/06/canadian-taxpayers-federation-funded-right-wing-us-based-atlas

Canada rallies behind US in its incendiary anti-Russia offensive

April 11, 2018

Just hours after unverified reports of a poison gas attack in Syria emerged Sunday, Canada’s Liberal government issued a statement provocatively blaming the Assad regime and its ally Russia for “war crimes.” Following hot on the heels of Ottawa’s expulsion of four Russian diplomats over the alleged poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal, and Ottawa’s claim that Russia has “interfered” in Canada’s “democracy,” the Trudeau government’s response makes clear that it is in the frontline of the US-led charge to war.

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/04/11/casy-a11.html