Since the Harper Conservatives have come to power one of the areas which have attracted much of their legislative attention is the Citizenship and Immigration file. In an interview, which has attracted almost no national media attention at time of writing, published in the conservative National Post on December 27, 2013 the Minister of Citizenship . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension | Articles: Closing door on Canadian citizenship
The results of the September 4 general election in Quebec produce mixed reactions among supporters of all the major parties.
The pro-sovereignty Parti Québécois becomes the government, and PQ leader Pauline Marois the first woman premier, but with only a minority of seats (54) in the 125-seat National Assembly and thus vulnerable to parliamentary defeat . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: Quebec’s election – an initial balance sheet
“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich and the poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.” – Anatole France
As this leadership race draws to a close, it is far too glib to claim that Canada’s New Democrats have, once again, failed or will fail . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: Defeat from the Jaws of Victory?
Many will remember the made-in-Alberta bumper sticker of the 1980s that told Canadians outside of Alberta that they could “freeze in the dark.” The message caught the mood of many Albertans enraged by the National Energy Program. In his role as premier, Ralph Klein rarely missed the opportunity to invoke memories of the NEP while . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: A Bigger Role for Alberta
Heading into the final weeks of the NDP leadership race, the candidates still have not debated the most important challenge facing society—the destructive force of modern-day capitalism.
How can a political party that calls itself “social democratic”, or even “progressive,” have a leadership campaign go on for several weeks without candidates—as far as I can . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: NDP leadership candidates ducking biggest issue of our time
The stepped-up authoritarian, anti-democratic manner Stephen Harper conducts himself since obtaining his Parliamentary majority nine months ago raises serious concerns about how far right he is planning to push the country in his effort to forever change the face of Canada.
Harper hates many things about Canada—most of all the moderate liberalism that a majority . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: Is Stephen Harper displaying fascist-like tendencies?
The issue of having the New Democratic Party form an alliance with other parties – if such a move would keep the Conservatives out of power in 2015 – is vitally important for Canadians who fear the possibility of another four years of disastrous cutting and slashing.
But some of the NDP candidates for the . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: NDPers dreamin’ of victory, ‘trash’ power sharing with Libs
By dramatically changing the health care funding formula, is Prime Minister Stephen Harper showing little concern for the future of the Maritime provinces?
The Health Accord “deal” that Harper practically threw in the face of the provinces and territories this week, not only cuts health funding for all the provinces starting in four years, . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: Harper’s health scheme will mean ‘Goin’ Down the Road’ for Maritimers
Journalists in the mainstream Canadian media are being intimidated from fully describing the soulless ideology practised by the Harper Conservative government — at least this has been my impression for some time now.
Wanting to find out what journalists are really writing about the Tories and neoliberalism, I spent some time this week searching . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: Dinner for two’ for first journalist who dares to explain Conservative ideology
It is November 1968, and a writer for Modern Mechanix peers 40 years into the future:
“People have more time for leisure activities in the year 2008. The average work day is about four hours…Homes are practically self-maintaining. Robots are available to do housework and other simple chores…You slide into your sleek, two-passenger air-cushion . . . → Read More: Canadian Dimension Feed: Should we ‘take down’ the banks or try to save the best of capitalism?