The Canadian Progressive: Did Stephen Harper Just Celebrate Venezuelan Prez Hugo Chavez’s Death?

“Now, the death of Hugo Chavez offers the promise of domestic oil market changes that could roil the energy world and place substantial opportunities at the feet of Canadian oil companies whose expertise in heavy crude is directly applicable to Venezuela’s Orinoco oil fields.” – Globe and Mail By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | March 5, 2013: ...

The Canadian Progressive: 5 things you need to know about the State Department’s Keystone XL environmental impact assessment

By: Hannah McKinnon | Published by Environmental Defence on March 2, 2013: When the State Department in the U.S. released a draft environmental impact assessment of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline on Friday, reaction across the continent was fast and furious. Here are a few key things that you need to know about this report. 1. The missing climate ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Senate Expenses Scandal: Harper Must Back Off And Let Justice Prevail

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Feb. 27, 2013: Has Prime Minister Stephen Harper finally awakened to the reality that Canada’s appointed Senate is indeed a scandal-ridden ”useless, expensive, undemocratic appendage of government”? That a majority of democracy-loving Canadians don’t really find the unfolding Senatorial soap opera engulfing mostly his appointees that funny? Is he finally admitting the truth: he’s the world’s worst talent scout? Earlier this months ...

The Canadian Progressive: Adbusters: Why Harper Gets Away With It

In Canada, the environment dies while the press stands by. By Dugan Nichols |  Adbusters | Feb. 20, 2013: Thanks to a hyperactive press, the energy baron agenda continues unabated. It’s a dangerous endgame indeed. You’ve heard the buzzwords involved – Enbridge, tar sands, Keystone XL – but maybe only as a jumble, a sick constellation ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Environmental Activists “Threat To National Security”: Harper Government

RCMP and CSIS treat peaceful protest actions and questioning the Harper Government as ‘forms of attack’, label activists involved “national security threats”, documents reveal. By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 22, 2013: The Harper Government is intensifying its attacks on environmental and other activist movements in Canada, according to documents released under freedom of information laws, the Guardian ...

The Canadian Progressive: Chief Theresa Spence’s Heroism Already Eclipses Nelson Mandela’s

by Obert Madondo | Huffington Post Blog: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/obert-madondo/chief-theresa-spences-her_b_2408049.html Hunger-striking Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence is the reincarnation of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. She is becoming the greatest moral and political leader of our time. In fact, Chief Theresa Spence’s courage and sacrifice already eclipses that of South Africa’s globally-celebrated anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela. ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Harper v. Canada: Understanding Stephen Harper’s War Against Canada

Welcome to Harper v. Canada, a new column that digs deep to understand Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s current war against our democratic institutions, freedoms and dissent. The column uses two approaches to unravel Harper’s phony commitment to making Canada “the best country in the world: a) exhaustive excavation of Harper’s controversial past to reveal teachable ...