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The Canadian Progressive: The Ugly Canadian: Harper Policy in Latin America (VIDEO)

Under Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives, Ottawa has been openly hostile to Venezuela and leftward swing in Latin America – except in Cuba where Canada has large commercial interests. So argues Canadian author, activist and commentator, Yves Engler. RELATED: Photo Tells Us Why Canada Severed Diplomatic Ties With Iran Canada’s Unenviable Royal Race READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Norway’s experience with Big Oil offers lessons for Idle No More

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Jan 21, 2013: Norway’s experience with Big Oil offers lessons for Idle No More and other progressive movements determined to stop Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives from turning Canada into a petro-state. Earlier, I blogged about a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, which compares the Canada and Alberta READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Adbusters’ project to “take down Harper”: #SwaggerNoMore

by Adbusters | Jan 17, 2013 “The time has come for all of us to get involved.” He ditched the Kyoto Protocol, voted against Palestine, violated human rights, passed unconstitutional laws, changed the Indian Act illegally, passed several sneaky and sinister omnibus bills . . . he continues to destroy everything in the way of READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Of Toronto G20 protests and “abuse orchestrated by fascist states”

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Jan 15, 2013: Ontario Superior Court Justice Harriet Sachs says police behaviour during the Toronto G20 protests had “the eerie overtones of the worst sort of abuse orchestrated by fascist states.” She passed the harsh verdict while ruling on the case of Eva Marie Botten, an activist whose Charter READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Welcome to #Ottawapiskat, the “Settler Nations” reserve and Canada’s capital

You’ll get a kick out of this post. I guarantee it! Recently exposed: Gross mismanagement of funds and lewd sense of entitlement by #Ottawapiskat Chief Harper. #idlenomore twitter.com/shootsleft/sta… — Joanne DiNova (@shootsleft) January 14, 2013 Last week, right-wing character assassins in the corporate and social media universes mounted an unprecedented attack on hunger-striking Chief Theresa READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Six ways Stephen Harper is killing Canadian democracy

Published on Monday January 7, 2013 by UFCW Canada Political Action Blog For many Canadians, the phrase “Canada: The True North Strong and Free” means that we are free to live in a democratic society where we have the right to freedom of expression and association, but under Government Boss Stephen Harper, many citizens are READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Labour Congress supports Idle No More and Chief Spence

by Canadian Labour Congress: The Canadian Labour Congress supports Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario, who is on a hunger strike in Ottawa. She is determined not to eat until granted an audience with the Prime Minister to discuss conditions on her reserve and government actions that compromise First Nations READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Harper saddened by NHL lockout, NOT by Chief Spence’s hunger strike

Once again, proof that Canada’s biggest shame is its Conservative Prime Minister. Stephen Harper is saddened by the ongoing NHL lockout, according to the Metro News Ottawa. And, apparently, NOT by Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s ongoing hunger strike right here in Ottawa. As Spence’s gallant protest enters Day 9., Harper has steadfastly refused to meet READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Council of Canadians celebrates first victories of the Robocalls case

by Council of Canadians: After a six-day federal court hearing, eight electors in six ridings have made a strong case that there was widespread voter suppression in the 2011 federal election that benefited Conservative Party candidates. They have asked the federal court judge to annul the results in the six ridings. “The fact that the READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: The Ugly Canadian in the Canada-Israel relationship (VIDEO)

Canadian writer and commentator Yves Engler discusses the Harper Conservative government’s pro-Israel policy with The Real News. Yves’ new book, The Ugly Canadian, Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy, “sets out to provide “a small spark in lighting a fire of interest in Canadian foreign policy.” This video is available on YouTube RELATED: “Israel is demolishing hope” READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Canadians Take Robocalls to Court – Day 1

by Maude Barlow | Council of Canadians: Under the sheen of freezing rain that blanketed the Supreme Court of Canada, the historic legal cases of eight Canadians against voter suppression and fraud in the 2011 federal election finally got underway. Day one of what is expected to be a full week of legal proceedings focused READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s CNOOC/Nexen deal pushes Canada closer to becoming a China-dominated petro-state

Thanks to our petro-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives, Canada is on the verge of becoming a China-dominated petro-state. The Chinese government now owns a large chunk of Canada and the lucrative Alberta tar sands after the Harper Government approved Friday the $15.1 billion takeover of Nexen Inc., a Calgary-based and Canadian energy company, by the READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Forest Ethics: Canada’s Tar Sands 71% Foreign-owned

by Forest Ethics: An in-depth review of shareholder information from Bloomberg shows that 71 per cent of all tar sands production is owned by non-Canadian shareholders. Supposedly Canadian companies (with Canadian headquarters and accounting practices who trade on our stock exchanges) are largely owned by foreign interests, including Suncor (56.8%), Canadian Oil Sands (56.8%), Nexen READ MORE

The Canadian Progressive: Enbridge cross-examination focuses on campaigning, lobbying; ignores evidence

by Forest Ethics | Tuesday Nov 27, 2012: Given the opportunity to shed light on its proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline project at the NEB’s Joint Review Panel (JRP) hearings currently taking place in Prince George, Enbridge lawyer Laura Estep chose instead to focus on ForestEthics Advocacy’s use of the media, campaigning and previous questions directed READ MORE

Canadian Progressive: Conservative Senator Mike Duffy’s $33,000 allowance is daylight robbery

Senator Mike Duffy has reportedly claimed more than $33,000 in “living allowances intended to defray senators’ costs of maintaining a second home in the National Capital Region”. The trouble is: the Conservative senator and Harper appointee has been an Ottawa resident since the 1970s. He has a home in Kanata, a part of the amalgamated city [...]

Canadian Progressive: Canada’s First Nations leaders confront Harper Gvt on Parliament Hill

Once again, the dictatorship-style tactics of the Harper Conservatives were on display on Parliament Hill yesterday as the government refused to listen to the leaders of Canada’s First Nations. Then, as you can see from the photo, security personnel physically barred the leaders from entering the floor of the House of Commons, where they’d hoped to [...]

Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives “Designated Countries of Origin” list equals more serious health risks for refugees

By Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care:

With the federal government announcing that it will be revealing its Designated Countries of Origin list to inform its handling of refugees on December 15th, Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care is warning provincial governments, medical professionals and health institutions to brace for more chaos and cases of individuals not being eligible for care.

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Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives and Big Oil turning Canada into a “petro-state”

by The Polaris Institute | December 4, 2012:

A new report entitled “Big Oil’s Oily Grasp – The making of Canada as a Petro-State and how oil money is corrupting Canadian politics” released today by the Ottawa-based Polaris Institute found that six main oil industry players, including Enbridge and TransCanada, met with federal cabinet ministers 53 times between September 2011 and September 2012, the period when the business-friendly Bill C-38 – which guts environmental legislation – was being designed.

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Canadian Progressive: Jewish human rights group condemns Harper government’s UN vote on Palestine

by Independent Jewish Voices | December 3, 2012 A Canadian Jewish human rights group is condemning the Harper government’s opposition to giving Palestine non-member observer state status at the United Nations. In a vote taken this week by the General Assembly, 138 countries voted to grant Palestine this status. “Once again the Harper government has embarrassed [...] . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Jewish human rights group condemns Harper government’s UN vote on Palestine

Canadian Progressive: Elections Canada evidence confirms widespread voter suppression campaign

by Council of Canadians | November 29, 2012: Evidence filed in the Federal Court today includes detailed accounts from voters targeted by fraudulent or harassing calls intended to discourage them from voting in 56 ridings across Ontario, BC, Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec (the ridings are listed below), likely in violation of the Canada Elections Act. The [...] . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Elections Canada evidence confirms widespread voter suppression campaign

Canadian Progressive: Shit Stephen Harper said about government accountability in 2006 (VIDEO)

By now you’re probably aware that Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer, Kevin Page is suing Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s Conservative government in the Federal Court. The issues: accountability and transparency. To be specific, th… . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Shit Stephen Harper said about government accountability in 2006 (VIDEO)

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada’s PBO Kevin Page Takes Harper Conservative Government To Court

Canada’s Parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page has had enough of the Harper government’s lack of accountability and transparency, highlighted by it’s refusal to comply with his repeated requests for information on the $5.2 billion in fiscal… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada’s PBO Kevin Page Takes Harper Conservative Government To Court

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Stop PM Harper’s FIPA Sell Out Of Canadian Democracy: PETITION

Canada’s petro-Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, is about to sell the soul of Canadian democracy to the Chinese. His Conservative majority government is about to sign the so-called Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPA) with China…. . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Stop PM Harper’s FIPA Sell Out Of Canadian Democracy: PETITION

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Jason Kenney spent $750,000 spying on Canada’s ethnic minorities

Over the past three years, Conservative minister Jason Kenney’s Department of Citizenship and Immigration blew almost $750,000 in Canadian taxpayers money “monitoring ethnic media”, according to The Canadian Press. The political daily media moni… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Jason Kenney spent $750,000 spying on Canada’s ethnic minorities

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Don’t be fooled by the spin on the Canada-China FIPA treaty

by Gus Van Harten| Troy Media There is a lot of spin about the Canada-China investment treaty (or FIPA). Canadians should not be fooled into the deal. They should insist on an independent review of the government’s claims, before the treaty is … . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Don’t be fooled by the spin on the Canada-China FIPA treaty