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: NOT Offended By Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s “Accidental Racist” Lyrics

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Last week “Accidental Racist”, the new duet by country singer Brad Paisley and rapper LL Cool J made a lot of people uncomfortable. Angry even. It caused an online backlash. A pop music critic with the Toronto Star said: ‘Accidental Racist’ makes Brad Paisley and LL Cool […] The post NOT Offended ...

The Canadian Progressive: BC NDP candidate resigns over racist comments against First Nations

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Dayleen Van Ryswyk, the BC NDP candidate for Kelowna-Mission, has resigned after the racist comments she made online against Canada’s First Nations surfaced earlier today. She also denigrated French Canadians. Called them bigots. This sad episode will not slow down the New Democrats‘ march to a […] The post BC NDP ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: New York Times reconsidering the term ‘illegal immigrant’

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Last week, the Associated Press ditched the demeaning and exclusionary term “illegal immigrant”. Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in 2011, responded with: “It was inevitable. It was just a matter of time.” The New York Times called the […] The post New York ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Associated Press Ditches “Illegal Immigrant”. And A Lesson For Jason Kenney

Surely this progressive step by the AP should enlighten Canada’s mainstream media, the Canadian Border Services Agency and immigrant-bashing Conservative politicians such as Jason Kenney. It should make them “see” that recent non-European immigrants are as human as European immigrants and their immigrant ancestors? By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  The Associated […] The post Associated Press ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: FAA imposed no-fly zone over Exxon’s Pegasus tar sands oil spill site

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Monday imposed a no-fly zone over the site of the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline disaster in Mayflower, Arkansas. ExxonMobil’s Pegasus tar sands oil pipeline ruptured last Friday and spilled more than 318,000 litres of tar sands oil into a local neighborhood, drainage system and lake. […] The post FAA imposed ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Canadians Should Reject Elections Canada Robocalls Report

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Stiffer penalties for election fraud, more voter privacy and robust investigative powers are some of the recommendations Elections Canada made in its long-awaited report on the robocalls scandal, which rocked the May 2011 federal election. Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer, Marc Mayrand, presented the report to Parliament […] The post Canadians Should ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has a Serious Drinking Problem

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: That’s right, the Mayor of Toronto has a serious drinking problem. Actually, one that calls for rehab. The Toronto Star says Rob Ford’s drinking problem is so seriously that, since he was elected in 2010, his inner circle has repeatedly urged him enter rehab “over pattern of […] The post Toronto Mayor ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Two U.S. Senators Announce Support For Gay Marriage Via Facebook & Tumblr

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) announced her support through her Tumbr site and called the question of marriage quality “a great American debate” By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The fight for marriage equality in the U.S. and the world got a huge boost today when Democrat senators Claire McCaskill and Mark Warner […] The post Two U.S. ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Stephen Harper personally asked for the Chinese pandas, memo reveals

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The two giant Chinese pandas, Da Mao, a four-year-old male, and Er Shun, a five-year-old female, jetted into Toronto today to much fanfare. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was on hand to give them the VIP welcome. Did you know that the Conservatives were prepared to keep Canadians […] The post Stephen Harper ...

The Canadian Progressive: INSULT: Government agency rebrands Canada “Harper Canada”

Damn it, Janet! It’s not the Harper Government. It’s the Government of Canada. And so it shall forever remain. By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive You know the power of a dictator-style personalty cult is at work when a federal agency rebrands a country in the name of the great and Dear […] The post INSULT: Government ...

The Canadian Progressive: TransCanada Pipelines Whistleblower Receives National Award

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive A former TransCanada Corporation employee who blew the whistle on the rising pipeline incidents and rule-breaking by Big Oil has been chosen as the recipient of the 2013 Golden Whistle Blower Award. Evan Vokes, a former professional materials engineer at TransCanada Pipelines (TCPL), received the award in Ottawa on Monday. […] The post TransCanada Pipelines ...