BigCityLib Strikes Back: Gruending On Mining

The CNCA [Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability]  brief also referred to a systematic pattern of Indigenous and human rights abuses that have accompanied increased Canadian mining activity. It cited a report presented to the IACHR Commission last year by the Working Group on Mining and Human Rights in Latin America. In ten of the 22 ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: What Happens When a Tyrant Holds the Purse Strings and a Harridan Carries the Purse

During the Haiti earthquake relief mission, columnist Carol Goar wrote of a disturbing practice by the Harper government, when it came to charitable organizations. We had already seen funding slashed to KAIROS, a Religious organization that advocated for the poor and disenfranchised, because they spoke out against Israeli aggression in Palestine. But they were not ...

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Shawn McCarthy discusses the Cons’ latest plan to sell Keystone XL to the U.S. – which involves hoping that the best-resourced government on the planet will be suckered into accepting a transparently false pretense that the Cons have the slightest interest in addressing climate change. And Harper cabinet ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Bev Oda’s Sweet Double Resignation

GOOD RIDDANCE! The minister responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has resigned from both Stephen Harper’s cabinet and her elected position as Conservative MP for the Ontario riding of Durham. The controversy-plagued Oda announced her resignation this morning without giving a clear explanation. No doubt, the resignation is a bitter pre-emptive strike against Harper’s ...

Progressive Proselytizing: Bev Oda’s luxurious, tax payer funded life

Bev Oda, the Minister of International Development, has done it again. In 2006 she was forced to return $2200 to taxpayers for a $5500 dollar limo bill. In 2008 she was accused of hiding a whopping $17,000 in limo expenses. Now she has had to return money to tax payers after she upgraded from a ...