The Canadian Progressive: The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has a new website

by: Obert Madondo | @Obiemad: The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, arguably Canada’s leading  progressive voice on public policy issues, has a new website. What’s new? This note from the communications team at CCPA: Aside from a spiffy new look, we hope you’ll find the site easier to navigate, and more fully integrated with our blogs and social media ...

The Canadian Progressive: Poll: 70% of Canadians think it’s time kick Stephen Harper out

by: Obert Madondo | @Obiemad: Stephen Harper (Photo: Remy Steinegger) An overwhelming majority of Canadians think it’s time to kick Stephen Harper out and elect a new government, according to a new CTV News Ipsos Reid poll. 70% us are fed up with Harper and the Conservatives’ dictatorship-style assault on our democratic institutions, values, science and the environment. We’re ...

The Canadian Progressive: A new bilingual national association for co-operatives across Canada

by: Canadian Co-operative Association | Press Release: Delegates to CCA’s Annual Meeting vote in favour of creating a new national organization representing co-ops, credit unions and mutuals. (Photo: Co-operative News) EDMONTON, June 29, 2013 – Delegates from Canada’s two national co-operative associations have voted strongly in favour of creating a single bilingual organization to represent co-ops, credit unions ...

The Canadian Progressive: Sovereignty Summer: Idle No More Launches New Website

by: Obert Madondo | @Obiemad: Idle No More protest on Parliament Hill, Ottawa. Dec 2012 (Photo: Obert Madondo) The Idle No More movement just launched a new, activism-oriented, social media-friendly website! The launch coincides with the beginning of Sovereignty Summer (#SovSummer), an education and action-based campaign focused on Indigenous Rights and in defense of Mother Earth. This press ...

The Canadian Progressive: Multi-Racial Cheerios Commercial Provokes Barrage of Racist Comments

This multi-racial Cheerios commercial has provoked a barrage of racist comments on YouTube, Reddit, Facebook and other social media. Some of the bigots said the commercial was so “disgusting” it made them “want to vomit”, made “references to Nazis, ‘troglodytes’ and ‘racial genocide’.” The post Multi-Racial Cheerios Commercial Provokes Barrage of Racist Comments appeared first ...

The Canadian Progressive: #PMHarperMustResign: A Twitter storm demanding Harper’s resignation is proposed

Via: KW Protests Greetings, concerned Canadians and global opponents to the Harper Government. We know how ridiculous and scandalous this excuse for a Government of Canada is. The most recent events concerning the Senate have only exacerbated the frustration and anger of average people everywhere. Enough of trumpeting openness and transparency while doing the exact ...

The Canadian Progressive: Prominent Canadians want Victoria Day renamed to honour Aboriginals

From Victoria Day to ‘Victoria and First People’s Day’. How does that sound? Prolific author Margaret Atwood, Green Party leader Elizabeth May, actor Gordon Pinsent  and other prominent Canadians are demanding that “Victoria Day” be renamed “Victoria and First Peoples Day”.  To honour Aboriginal peoples’ contributions to  Canada. The group, which also includes politicians, is supporting ...

The Canadian Progressive: Dr. James Hansen: Keystone XL, tar sands expansion “can be stopped”

By: Dr. James Hansen Today (May 9, 2013) 36 Norwegian organizations sent an open letter to Prime Minister Stoltenberg expressing opposition to development of Canadian tar sands by Statoil (the Norwegian state is majority shareholder of Statoil). Signatories include not only environmental organizations, but a broad public spectrum, including, appropriately, many youth organizations. It is encouraging that Norwegian ...

The Canadian Progressive: Aaron Swartz’s Last Gift: Site Launches Whistleblower Safe House

In era of “most aggressive government assaults on press freedom,” new open source dropbox provides “secure route” for leaks By: Lauren McCauley | Published by Common Dreams on May 17, 2013 One month before his January 11th suicide, web pioneer and creative commons architect Aaron Swartz completed one last project—an “opensource drop box for leaked documents along the ...

The Canadian Progressive: FREE CBC from Harper Conservatives political interference

By: Friends of Canadian Broadcasting | Press Release: OTTAWA, May 8, 2013 – No public broadcaster in any free and democratic country anywhere in the world faces political interference with its editorial independence as proposed for the CBC in Bill C-60. A down payment of more than 120,000 signatures on petitions […] The post FREE CBC ...

The Canadian Progressive: NDP demands action on missing $3.1 billion in anti-terrorism funding

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Last week, the Auditor General reported that the Harper Conservatives can’t account for $3.1 billion of the $12.9 billion allocated to the Public Security and Anti-Terrorism Initiative [PSAT] for the period 2001 to 2010. The New Democrats are demanding action and accountability. Via a motion that was scheduled for […] The post NDP demands ...

The Canadian Progressive: UN must challenge Canada’s complicity in mining’s human rights abuses

Canada is due for review at the UN human rights council – abuses by its mining companies must not be overlooked By: Meera Karunananthan | The Guardian (UK), Published on Wed Apr 24, 2013: Canada is scheduled for its universal periodic review (UPR) at the UN human rights council on 26 April. The UPR is […] The post UN must ...

The Canadian Progressive: Immigrants: 70,000 People Tell The New York Times To Drop The I-Word [VIDEO]

  We recommend:New York Times reconsidering the term ‘illegal immigrant’Associated Press Ditches “Illegal Immigrant”. And A Lesson For Jason KenneyFukushima’s victims show why Harper must update nuclear liability lawCanada, immigration raids and deportations are not entertainment!Jason Kenney: Thank Me For Cutting Refugee Health Benefits The post Immigrants: 70,000 People Tell The New York Times To ...

The Canadian Progressive: Over 70 Community Groups Demand Cancellation of “Border Security” Reality TV Show

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Over 70 community groups have signed a letter demanding the immediate cancellation of anti-immigrant reality TV show, Border Security. The letter is addressed to Public Safety Minister Vic… The post Over 70 Community Groups Demand Cancellation of “Border Security” Reality TV Show appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: EPA Trashes State Department’s Positive Evaluation Of Keystone XL

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  The powerful U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seems to be taking its mandate seriously. At least as far as the State Department’s recent evaluation of TransCanada’s… The post EPA Trashes State Department’s Positive Evaluation Of Keystone XL appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Boston Terror: Facebook Post Ponders Lethal Drone Strike On Watertown

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  An American woman has created a viral monster! On Saturday, San Francisco-based Micah Daigle created a Facebook post commenting on the recent Boston Marathon bombing. She imagine an alternative narrative during the hunt for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A drone strike! That’s how we hunt and kill terrorists in […] The post Boston Terror: ...

The Canadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau to defend muzzled Conservative backbenchers?

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Apparently, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s forthcoming Liberal Opposition Day motion seeks to defend Conservatives MPs who are being muzzled by Stephen Harper. At least that’s how most of the media has interpreted the motion, to be debated and voted in the House of Commons Monday. “Justin Trudeau riding […] The post Justin Trudeau ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives Delay Robocalls Justice… Again!

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  The Harper Conservatives will not be introducing the comprehensive “election reform act” they promised Canadians, after all. The bill was due to be tabled in Parliament on Thursday. Apparently, the Conservatives have discovered a “last minute” issue with their own piece of legislation. An issue so […] The post Harper Conservatives ...

The Canadian Progressive: In BC, Dix and NDP will ban union and corporate donations if elected

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: A big announcement from the Adrian Dix and the BC New Democrats today. If elected, an NDP government will institute several measures to reduce the corroding influence of big money on our democracy. First of such progressive measures will be a ban on union and corporate donations. […] The post In BC, ...

The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Federation of Labour Demands Inquiry Into Temporary Foreign Worker Program

List of ‘accelerated’ TFW approvals reveals widespread abuse of program By: Alberta Federation of Labour | Press Release: EDMONTON, April 9, 2013 – A list of fast-tracked temporary foreign worker applications shows that scandals at Royal Bank and HD Mining are just the tip of the iceberg. The document, obtained by the Alberta […] The post Alberta Federation ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario: Student group launches campus toolkit to fight sexual violence

“Colleges and universities must take a holistic approach to address violence against women” By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The Ontario chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students today launched a toolkit that will help Canadian and organization to address sexual violence at the province’s colleges and universities. The toolkit, a collection of best […] The post Canadian Federation ...

The Canadian Progressive: New Progressive US Coalition Launches Keystone XL ‘All Risk, No Reward’ TV Ad

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  A new national coalition against TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline launched in the U.S. on Monday with a cutting-edge TV ad. The All Risk, No Reward Coalition seeks to debunk Big Oil’s propaganda about jobs and related benefits. The coalition argues that “the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is all risk, […] The post New Progressive ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Queerly Political: Activism, Feminism, Marxism and Queer Politics

View on YouTube website How can we build a united movement that respects difference and autonomy, and also advances common struggles against oppression and exploitation? What are the linkages, and tensions, between feminism and queer politics? And how can we understand women’s liberation in the context of other movements against oppression? […] The post Queerly Political: ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: In Canada, a ‘Proud to Protect Refugees’ campaign is launched on Refugee Rights Day

By: Canadian Council for Refugees | Press Release: Today the Canadian Council for Refugees and other organizations announced the launch of a campaign designed to transform the conversation about refugees in Canada. Under the banner ‘Proud to Protect Refugees’, 4 April (Refugee Rights Day) will see the launch of new efforts to […] The post In Canada, ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Maude Barlow’s bold new vision to protect the Great Lakes

With Great Lakes at record low levels, Council of Canadians national chairperson Maude Barlow intensifies call for bold new vision to protect them By:  Council of Canadians | Press Release: Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and chair of Food and Water Watch’s board, is embarking on an seven-city […] The post Maude Barlow’s ...