The death of teenage Tina Fontaine has re-ignited calls for national public inquiry into the case of nearly 1,200 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada.
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The Harper Conservatives may already have convinced themselves that Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau lacks “the judgement to lead” to lead Canada.
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The Alberta Federation of Labour says the Harper government gave companies the green light to underpay thousands of temporary foreign workers under the TFW program.
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Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs accuses Sun News Media carrying a decidedly “pro-Conservative anti-First Nations” bias.
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by: Obert Madondo Follow @Obiemad | Published Wed, Aug 13, 2014
The finer details of the controversial and highly secretive Canada-EU trade deal, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), is now available to the Canadian and global publics for much-needed scrutiny.
Germany television show Tagesschau leaked the full text of the deal earlier today.
The full text is available at: http://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/ceta-dokument-101.pdf
The Council of Canadians is one the leading critics of the CETA deal here in Canada. In a statement posted on the organization’s website earlier, the Council welcome the leak.
“Throughout the process, (Read more…)
by: Obert Madondo Follow @Obiemad | Published Wed, Aug 13, 2014
2012 PowerShift protest in Ottawa. (Photo: OBERT MADONDO/The Canadian Progressive)
In 2012, I complained that Prime Minister Stephen Harper was turning Canada into a fully-fledged petro-state whose vast tar sands operations were owned by energy companies controlled by foreign governments. That was after the Conservatives approved the $15.1 billion takeover of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. by CNOOC, a company owned by the Chinese government.
Now imagine the same foreign-owned energy behemoth receiving billions of Canadian taxpayers’ cash in the form of federal tax relief. That’s about to be (Read more…)
by: Obert Madondo Follow @Obiemad | Published Mon, Aug 11, 2014
Keystone Pipeline Handout
A new study strongly suggests that U.S. State Department grossly underestimated the negative environmental impact of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
In its Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Assessment earlier this year, the State Department concluded that the pipeline wouldn’t be a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, estimating the carbon impact would be 27 million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually. The new study estimates that Keystone would produce four times that amount: 110 million tonnes.
The research was conducted at the Stockholm Environment (Read more…)
. . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Keystone XL greenhouse gas emissions higher than estimates: Study
by: Obert Madondo Follow @Obiemad | Published Sun. Aug 10, 2014
Protesters occupying Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline construction site in Ontario on Aug 4, 2014. (Photo: Dam Line 9/Tumblr)
Five of the peaceful Dam Line 9 Blockade activists who had been occupying an Enbridge Line 9 pipeline construction site in southwestern Ontario for almost a week were arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police earlier today.
The activists had occupied the site since Monday last week, arguing that the construction posed “a danger to people, animals, land, and water.”
In an earlier press release, the activists said, “the (Read more…)
by: Obert Madondo Follow @Obiemad | Published Sat. Aug 9, 2014
“Die-In” protest in front of NDP Leader Tom Mulcair’s office in Montreal, held on Aug 5, 2014. (Photo: Darren Ell/FACEBOOK)
Gaza, Palestine and you, freedom lovers everywhere, you’ve educated me.
Now I know why they didn’t support indigenous Zimbabweans’ justified armed struggle against British colonial rule. Why I spend the first precious 8 years of my life in Rhodesia. In the midst of a vicious war, fear, uncertainty and fragility.
You have reminded me why they took their time to condemn apartheid South Africa. Why far too (Read more…)
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki has informed the International Criminal Court that there was “clear evidence” of war crimes committed by Israel during the Gaza conflict.
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Stephen Harper is Israel’s most unequivocal cheerleader. And yet, he doesn’t follow Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Twitter.
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A new study from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association says Canada’s provincial and territorial jails are holding thousands of legally innocent people.
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In open letter, 690 academics, community leaders decry the “callous devaluation of Palestinian life” by the Canadian government and federal party leaders, urge condemnation of the continuing violation of international law in Gaza.
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A victory for Canadian democracy as Germany rejects the Harper Conservatives’ reviled multi-billion dollar Canada-EU free trade deal.
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Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists condemns Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his recent dictatorship-style attack on Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin.
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A Newfoundland man says PM Harper and Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird should be charged under Canada’s Criminal Code for inciting “genocide” in Gaza.
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Over 200 legal experts from across Canada recently wrote to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to protest Bill C-36, the Conservatives new prostitution law.
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In Ottawa on Tuesday, July 22, hundreds of pro-Palestine protesters denounced Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s uncompromising support of Israel and its ongoing war crimes in Gaza.
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In official statement that reiterates the Liberal Party’ of Canada’s position on the Middle East, leader Justin Trudeau lauds Israel’s “commitment to peace.”
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The Council of Canadians this week told TransCanada to “cease and desist” from the deplorable practice of purchasing the silence of Canadian towns likely to be affected by the Energy East tar sands pipeline.
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The 31 charges the RCMP laid against suspended Sen. Mike Duffy, who was appointed to the Senate by Harper in 2008, include fraud and breach of trust.
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The government is rewriting Canadian history by poisoning the minds of new Canadians with an egregious misrepresentation of Louis Riel, the nineteenth-century leader of the Métis people and the founder of Manitoba province.
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In a 7-0 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Ontario had the right to issue industrial loggers permits to operate on the Grassy Narrows First Nation’s traditional lands.
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