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The Canadian Progressive: Ditch the expensive and risky F-35 fighter jet, Mr. Harper

A new study accuses the Harper govern of mismanaging Canada’s defence procurement, recommends ditching planned purchase of expensive F-35 fighters jets.

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The Canadian Progressive: Broken Covenant: Blistering report on 9 years of Harper agenda

New eye-opening report by the chairperson of the Council of Canadians chronicles Harper’s 1984-style assault on Canada’s democratic institutions and values.

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The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s inhumane mandatory minimums don’t reduce crime: rights group

A new report by the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association says Harper’ mandatory minimum sentencing policies are failing to reduce crime while imposing staggering personal, social and financial costs on Canadians.

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The Canadian Progressive: Half of Canada’s wounded soldiers not being compensated

A report just released by Canada’s Veterans ombudsman Guy Parent reveals that half of Canada’s wounded soldiers are not receiving the benefits the government of Canada is obliged to pay them.

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The Canadian Progressive: New report chronicles regulatory failures behind Lac-Mégantic

New report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives details eight key ways in which regulatory failure contributed to the Lac-Mégantic disaster.

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The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s overcrowded jails full of legally innocent people: Report

A new study from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association says Canada’s provincial and territorial jails are holding thousands of legally innocent people.

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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Temporary agency workers struggling with low pay and economic insecurity: CCPA report

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives examined the rise of temporary agency work in British Columbia, proposes reforms to better protect workers.

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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Report: World’s Oceans on Brink of Collapse

The world’s oceans face irreparable damage from climate change and overfishing, with a five-year window for intervention, says environmental group Global Oceans Commission.

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The Canadian Progressive: F-35 Fighter Jet Too Dangerous For Canadian Air Force, Says Report

by: Obert Madondo | June 9, 2014

A new report released Monday is urging the Harper Government to shelve its plans to purchase F-35 fighter jets to replace Canada’s aging CF-18 fleet.

The report, entitled “One Dead Pilot: Single-Engine F-35s a Bad Choice,” was released by the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: F-35 Fighter Jet Too Dangerous For Canadian Air Force, Says Report

The Canadian Progressive: SHAME: Harper Government Whitewashed Colombian Human Rights Abuses

by: Obert Madondo | May 20, 2014

To quote Amnesty International Canada’s Alex Neve: Canadian mining companies lead the mining world; but none aspire to lead the world in mining-related human rights abuses.

That’s serious human rights abuses committed by Canadian mining companies particularly in the developing world.

The Harper government had both the opportunity . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: SHAME: Harper Government Whitewashed Colombian Human Rights Abuses

The Canadian Progressive: UN special rapporteur calls for inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada

A long-awaited United Nations report has confirmed that there is a crisis in Canada when it comes to how the Canadian government treats aboriginal peoples.

by: Obert Madondo | May 13, 2014

A new United Nations special rapporteur’s report on the situation of indigenous peoples in Canada is calling for a national inquiry into missing . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: UN special rapporteur calls for inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada

The Canadian Progressive: Parliament’s Sham Report on Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women Trashed

by: Obert Madondo

Many had hoped the Special Parliamentary Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women would move Canada closer to addressing the perennial issue of more than 600 missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

The committee’s final report, delivered in parliament last week, turned out to be another government-sponsored sham. Most shocking is the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Parliament’s Sham Report on Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women Trashed

The Canadian Progressive: Alberta Tar Sands Boom Poses Economic Risks to Canada: Report

A new report by the Pembina Institute and Équiterre warns that the rapid pace of Alberta tar sands development poses economic risks to Canada, other provinces.

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The Canadian Progressive: Dents, Sags, Structural Flaws Plague Keystone XL: Report

A new report by Public Citizen says the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is riddled with structural flaws that could spark dangerous leaks and spills.

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The Canadian Progressive: Poverty the biggest barrier to good health for Canadians: Report

Poverty is making Canadians sick, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), “the national voice of Canadian physicians.”

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The Canadian Progressive: In Canada, doctors cashing in despite cash-strapped health care system: Report

A new report by the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy says today’s Canadian physician earns nearly four-and-half-times more than the average Canadian, even as the price of health care continues to rise.

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The Canadian Progressive: Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Raises American Gas Prices: Report

If built, TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline would force Americans to pay as much as 40 cents more per gallon for gasoline in some parts of the country, according to a new report by the nonprofit Consumer Watchdog.

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The Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives failing BC’s First Nations children: PBO report

Reported by: Obert Madondo | Twitter: @Obiemad:

First Nations demand a better deal from the Canadian Government during a massive December 2012 protest on Parliament Hill. (Photo: Obert Madondo)

A report released by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) on Thursday says the Harper Conservatives are failing BC’s First Nation children and on-reserve schools.

The . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Harper Conservatives failing BC’s First Nations children: PBO report

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian children are born pre-polluted with toxic chemicals: Report

by: Environmental Defence | Press Release:

TORONTO, June 26, 2013 – A new report with first of its kind data which demonstrates Canadian children are born pre-polluted was released today.

The new report Pre-Polluted: A Report on Toxic Substances in the Umbilical Cord Blood of Canadian Newborns found that Canadian babies are being . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian children are born pre-polluted with toxic chemicals: Report

The Canadian Progressive: 200,000 Canadians Experience Homelessness Each Year, Says New Report

By: York University | Press Release:

TORONTO, June 19, 2013 – The Canadian Homelessness Research Network (Homeless Hub) and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness released the first extensive Canadian report card on homelessness called State of Homelessness in Canada: 2013 today in Toronto.

Highlights of the report include:

200,000 different Canadians experience homelessness each . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: 200,000 Canadians Experience Homelessness Each Year, Says New Report

The Canadian Progressive: Half of First Nations children in Canada live in poverty, study finds

By: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives | Press Release:

OTTAWA – Indigenous children in Canada are over two and a half times more likely to live in poverty than non-Indigenous children, according to a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and Save the Children Canada.

The study disaggregates child poverty . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Half of First Nations children in Canada live in poverty, study finds

The Canadian Progressive: International report condemns Harper government’s attacks on workers, trade unions

By: Obert Madondo Twitter: @Obiemad

A new report by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) condemns the Harper Conservatives for repeated violations of union and worker rights.

The annual report, titled Countries at Risk: 2013 Report on Violations of Trade Union Rights, was released in Geneva earlier this week. It suggests that labour conditions have . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: International report condemns Harper government’s attacks on workers, trade unions

The Canadian Progressive: Money Doesn’t Buy Top Performance in Provincial Health Systems

A new study by the Conference Board of Canada ranked Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia highest among Canadian provinces for their performance in delivering health care services. P.E.I. and Newfoundland and Labrador were ranked lowest.

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The Canadian Progressive: Robocalls: Elections Canada on “Preventing Deceptive Communications”

Elections Canada’s “Preventing Deceptive Communications with Electors” report, a response to the robocalls election fraud of 2011, recommends legislation that provides basic privacy protections to voters while stopping political parties from engaging in deceptive communications.

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The Canadian Progressive: World increasingly dangerous for refugees and migrants, says Amnesty International

Global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants, Amnesty International said today as it launched its annual assessment of the world’s human rights.

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