Scripturient: Collingwood Turns a Blind Eye to Hydro One Sale

It would seem that much of Ontario, and many of its stronger municipal councils, are voicing opposition to the province’s ill-advised plan to sell Hydro One to a private, for-profit group, and are writing to the premier to protest.* The popular sentiment is that selling an essential utility like hydro – that brings the province ...

The Canadian Progressive: CASWE and CASW joint statement supporting Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island

A Canadian Association of Social Work Education (CASWE) and Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) joint statement supporting the aspirations of Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island and their aspirations, currently being articulated by #IdleNoMore. by CASWE  and CASW, Jan. 31, 2013: As social work educators and practitioners the members of the Canadian Association of Social Work ...

The Scott Ross: Trudeau, Harper And Canadians Lack Substance

Critics claim Justin Trudeau has no substance when it comes to policy, they fail to realize that neither does Stephen Harper, nor any other leader or party; not to mention the fact that Canadians increasingly don’t care. This is not a defense of Justin Trudeau but an offence committed by Canadians. Politics has increasingly become ...

CuriosityCat: Low Growth & the Liberal Party of Canada: What should our economic policies be?

The future is not bright, and will get worse than most of us expect. A safe assumption for the next decade is that there will be limited economic growth. There is little that individual governments can do to reverse this. Specific problems awaiting us: Unemployment in Canada will be high compared to the past decade, ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: On Canada’s Independence Day, #DenounceHarper & #HappyCanadaDay

This is Canadian political dissent like never seen before. For two reasons. First and especially, the dissent is taking place on Canada’s Independence Day. Second, it’s directed against a prime minister supposedly elected with a majority just over a year ago, on May 2. Once again, Canadians are using the social media, especially Twitter, to ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Council of Canadians: Today We Celebrate Canada

Below is a brief message to Canadians and other progressives around the world from Canada’s biggest progressive citizen’s organization. Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians has members and chapters across Canada. It works “to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, energy security, public health care, and other issues ...

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: Canada’s Worst Government Body: Board of Internal Economy

The governing body of the House of Commons continues to fail Canadians on the important questions of transparency and oversight.  In his recent report, Michael Ferguson, the Auditor General of Canada, called for more transparency. But board  has “further limited public transparency over its secret meetings and decisions.” It meets in camera. Parliamentary code phrase for “secret”. The Board ...

The Scott Ross: The Liberal Post

The Liberal Party is like a newspaper, regardless of whether there is news or not, it has to keep coming out claiming something important has happened because if it doesn’t it will go under. Just like newspapers have to print every morning, regardless of whether there is any real news, political parties have to offer ...