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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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The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Welcome to an extreme, warming world

Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki explains why extreme weather is being experienced more frequently around the world now than in the past.

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The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau’s defence of the Liberals’ support for Bill C-51 Falls flat, Michael Geist says

U of Ottawa professor and Internet law expert, Michael Geist, explains why the Justin Trudeau Liberals “made the wrong choice” by supporting Bill C-51

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The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s effort to criminalize legitimate Canadian criticism of Israel is diabolical

Canadians have a moral obligation to revolt against Stephen Harper’s efforts to criminalize both legitimate criticism of Israel and support for Palestinians.

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The Canadian Progressive: Digging science: Citizens amplify knowledge about the natural world

David Suzuki on how affordable technologies are facilitating the growth of citizen science, environmental activism and “meaningful scientific pursuits”.

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The Canadian Progressive: What the Vancouver transit plebiscite means for millennials

The Vancouver transit plebiscite offers the opportunity to build the ideal city for millennials, argues freelance writer and photographer, Rhi Myfanwy Kirkland.

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Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Conrad Black: Off the Rails

I generally read Conrad Black‘s columns for their entertainment value, but I also read them for the language. Black is the best tosser of pithy epithets since Spiro Agnew*. And like the former US VP, he’s a pompous git who puffs up his intellectual feathers like a pigeon in heat – that puffery of sound […]

The Canadian Progressive: Bill C-51: 8 things activists and dissenters in Canada need to know

After thoroughly studying Harper’s draconian anti-terror Bill C-51, lawyers at the BC Civil Liberties Association suggest the 8 things activists and dissenters in Canada need to know.

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The Canadian Progressive: Harper government’s anti-terror laws target anti-pipeline foes

The Harper government Bill C-51 and other recently-passed anti-terror laws are designed to target and silence anti-pipeline foes, protect Big Oil interests.

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The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Let’s not sacrifice freedom out of fear

Harper government can’t silence activists by labeling them “extremists”, creating police-state legislation such as Bill C-51, argues renowned scientist David Suzuki.

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The Canadian Progressive: Open letter to RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson on climate change and national security

In this open letter to RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson, Ben West challenges the RCMP’s labeling of environmentalists as a threat to Canada’s national security.

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