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The Canadian Progressive: Brexit vote fundamentally undermines Britain and the EU

By voting for Brexit, the UK has “opted for a form of ritual suicide, but one which will destroy others in its wake, fundamentally undermining the EU, the most progressive political project in history.” The post Brexit vote fundamentally undermines Bri… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Brexit vote fundamentally undermines Britain and the EU

The Canadian Progressive: Trade Agreements Should Prioritize People, Not Corporations

David Korten argues that the current wave of opposition to profit-oriented trade agreements will force future deals to prioritize people, not transnational corporations. The post Trade Agreements Should Prioritize People, Not Corporations appeared firs… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Trade Agreements Should Prioritize People, Not Corporations

The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper paid $4,000 by Donald Trump-supporting Republican Jewish Coalition

According to the Federal Ethics Commissioner, Stephen Harper was recently paid almost $4,000 by the Donald Trump-loving Republican Jewish Coalition for advising US Republicans. The post Stephen Harper paid $4,000 by Donald Trump-supporting Republican J… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper paid $4,000 by Donald Trump-supporting Republican Jewish Coalition

The Canadian Progressive: Tina Sikka: We need to address the gender biases in the physician assisted dying debate

Unintentional gender and racial biases play a significant role in the ongoing debate on physician assisted dying in Canada, argues Simon Fraser University lecturer Dr. Tina Sikka. The post Tina Sikka: We need to address the gender biases in the physic… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Tina Sikka: We need to address the gender biases in the physician assisted dying debate

The Canadian Progressive: Canadians: It’s time to either reform or abolish the Senate, already!

According to a new post-Duffy trial poll, thirty-nine per cent of Canadians say the Senate should be abolished. Many more say the unelected Red Chamber remains “too damaged to ever earn their goodwill”. The post Canadians: It’s time to either ref… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadians: It’s time to either reform or abolish the Senate, already!

The Canadian Progressive: Leap Manifesto Supported By 40 Per Cent Of Canadians: Poll

Supporters of the Leap Manifesto rejoice! According to a new poll from EKOS Research, your beautiful, bold, controversial, forward-looking document is supported by 40 per cent of Canadians. The post Leap Manifesto Supported By 40 Per Cent Of Canadians:… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Leap Manifesto Supported By 40 Per Cent Of Canadians: Poll

The Canadian Progressive: Budget 2016: Is It The End of a Canadian Digital Strategy?

Internet law expert Michael Geist explains how “Canada’s long road toward a national digital strategy may have come to an end with Budget 2016.” The post Budget 2016: Is It The End of a Canadian Digital Strategy? appeared first on The Canadian Progre… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Budget 2016: Is It The End of a Canadian Digital Strategy?

The Canadian Progressive: Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak

Human rights activist and author Craig Murray wonders why, for the western corporate media, the Panama leak is all about Russian president Vladimir Putin. “Do not expect a genuine expose of western capitalism,” he says. The post Corporate Media Gateke… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak

The Canadian Progressive: US Election 2016: Sanders and Trump “clearly owe a debt” to Occupy and the Tea Party, respectively

Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump “clearly owe a debt to the US’s two biggest protest movements of recent years,” Occupy and the Tea Party, respectively, argues Alfred Cardone, a PhD candidate at the Institute of North American … . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: US Election 2016: Sanders and Trump “clearly owe a debt” to Occupy and the Tea Party, respectively

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: It’s time to protect the Great Bear Rainforest’s grizzlies

Environmentalist David Suzuki argues that the recent agreement between government, industry, First Nations and environmental groups to protect the Great Bear Rainforest should have included efforts to end the “barbaric” and “disgusting” grizzly bear tr… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: It’s time to protect the Great Bear Rainforest’s grizzlies

The Canadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau demolishes Stephen Harper in new poll

Justin Trudeau thoroughly trounces his predecessor Stephen Harper in new poll on the popularity of Canada’s seven most recent prime ministers. Trudeau is the most popular of all 7. Harper is the least popular of all seven. The post Justin Trudeau demol… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau demolishes Stephen Harper in new poll

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Our voices and actions bring hope for the year ahead

Our responses to the tragedies of 2015, which include the Syrian refugee crisis, racism, ignorance and the ongoing climate catastrophe, offer hope, says environmentalist David Suzuki. The post David Suzuki: Our voices and actions bring hope for the ye… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Our voices and actions bring hope for the year ahead

The Canadian Progressive: Alberta more progressive than you think, survey finds

A new survey of Albertans’ political attitudes on current policy areas found that more Albertans self-identify as progressive than conservative. A majority of them (51%) believe that the province has gone progressive in the past year alone. The post A… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Alberta more progressive than you think, survey finds

The Canadian Progressive: Michael Geist: The Trouble with the TPP’s Copyright Term Extension

The TPP’s copyright term extension discourages creativity, restricts access, and imposes enormous costs on Canadian consumers and educational institutions, argues Internet law expert, Michael Geist. Meanwhile, the term extension is “a major windfall fo… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Michael Geist: The Trouble with the TPP’s Copyright Term Extension

The Canadian Progressive: Michael Geist: TPP Text Confirms Massive Loss to Canadian Public Domain

The just released Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) text confirms the “extension of the term of copyright to life of the author plus an additional 70 years.” For Internet law expert Prof Michael Geist, that’s a massive, costly “blow to access to Canadian heritage.”

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The Canadian Progressive: Michael Geist: Real Change on Digital Policy May Take Time Under New Liberal Government

Law professor and copyright expert Michael Geist suggests that the new Liberal government may wait until 2017 before implementing significant change to Canada’s telecom, broadcast, copyright, and privacy policies.

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The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Environmentalists expect a renewed relationship with Trudeau government

Persecuted during Harper’s divisive politics, Canada’s environmentalists look forward to a renewed relationship with the Justin Trudeau federal government, says David Suzuki.

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Stuart Mackinnon's BetterParks for Vancouver: Greens practise a different kind of politics

October 17, 2015. 12:59 am • The Province: Section: Opinion 

 Vancouver Park Board Commissioner Stuart Mackinnon says Green party politicians like him will vote the same on values issues but are not whipped to vote a certain way by party leaders like with other parties. (Jenelle Schneider/PNG FILES)  There has been a lot of chatter in social media of late about “whipping” and “whipped votes.” A vote that is whipped is one where the elected members are told how to vote by their party. They don’t have the opportunity to vote their conscience or to vote how their (Read more…) . . . → Read More: Stuart Mackinnon’s BetterParks for Vancouver: Greens practise a different kind of politics

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: The ecological and economic costs of food waste

This Thanksgiving season, David Suzuki wants us to remember this fact: ” In Canada, food waste cost estimates increased from $27 billion to $31 billion between 2010 and 2014.”

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The Canadian Progressive: 587 Canadian academics condemn Harper’s racist election propaganda

587 Canadian academics sign joint letter condemning the Harper Conservatives’ racially-divisive tactics and racist propaganda in the ongoing 2015 federal election campaign. “We hope that Canadians will join us in repudiating the politics of hate.”

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The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau’s Endorsement of Harper’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Insulting

Justin Trudeau blindly endorses the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, and then attacks Stephen Harper for failing to be transparent “especially in regards to what Canada is conceding”.

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The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau is “just not ready” to be Canada’s next prime minister: Poll

According to a new Forum Research poll, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is “just not ready” to replace Stephen Harper as Canada’s next prime minister.

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The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Cecil the lion’s killing shines spotlight on barbaric trophy hunting

The killing of famous Zimbabwe lion Cecil highlights an ongoing and worldwide practice that also takes place in Canada, says environmentalist David Suzuki.

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The Canadian Progressive: Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?

If Canada caves on copyright term extension in the TPP, the country will be condemned to “20 years of no new works entering the public domain”. University of Ottawa professor and Internet law expert, Michael Geist, explains.

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The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Is the climate crisis creating a global consciousness shift?

Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki urges us to resist the “fossil fuel industry’s massive PR machine”, enlighten climate deniers, and continue to defend the climate.

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