Canada

08/09/19
Author: 
Derrick O'Keefe

Media should be paying attention to the wealth tax and the Green New Deal, both of which have majority public support.

orget the horse race. The fixation on party poll numbers produces only an echo chamber of false certainties and leads to media coverage that tends to disproportionately cover the perceived front runners. This is harmful to the kind of informed discussion and debate required to revitalize Canadian democracy.

07/09/19
Author: 
Briony Penn
Westbridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby

[I keep asking politicians, when I'm in the same inside or outside space with them, "If the Trans Mountain Expansion is so amazingly good for us, why do you have to lie about it? About Asian markets, about price-per-barrel, about number of jobs, about tax revenues?" - Gene McGuckin]

Sept 6, 2019

06/09/19
Author: 
Juliet O'Neill
Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May speaks to reporters on Parliament Hill on May 10, 2019. Photo by Kamara Morozuk

What else does the federal Green party stand for along with its call to put Canada on a “war footing” against climate change?

The Greens have been propelled into prominence because of the potential of their signature issue to be a prime ballot-box question in the Oct. 21 federal election.

What else they stand for is less conspicuous. Their place on the political spectrum is obscured by their slogan: “Not Left. Not Right. Forward Together.”

06/09/19
Author: 
PRESSE CANADIENNE

"We are kindly suggesting to our candidates that if they are uncomfortable talking about it or don't really have an opinion to say: 'I really don't want to comment on that question.' "

 August 23, 2019

The Green Party of Canada is asking its candidates to use caution when commenting on Quebec’s Bill 21, which bans the wearing of religious symbols by certain employees in the provincial public sector.

Category: 
05/09/19
Author: 
Geoff Dembick
‘The Liberals effectively act as a kind of shock absorber of discontent and anger towards the elite,’ says Martin Lukacs, a journalist and author of the new book, The Trudeau Formula. Photo by EJ Hersom, Creative Commons license CC BY 2.0.

Martin Lukacs’ book ‘The Trudeau Formula’ finds the Liberals talk a good game, but don’t deliver.

04 Sep 2019

Talk a good game about transforming society on behalf of the 99 per cent, while secretly assuring the one per cent that they have nothing to worry about.

05/09/19
Author: 
Aaron Saad

If, as the maxim goes, “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing,” we ought to ask just why it is that good people so often do nothing.

05/09/19
Author: 
Stephanie Wood
Chief Lee Spahan of Coldwater Indian Band celebrating on Aug. 30, 2018, when the Supreme Court overturned the Liberals' first TMX approval. Photo by Michael Ruffolo

September 4th 2019

Chief Lee Spahan from Coldwater Indian Band was happy to hear the news: the Federal Court of Appeal will hear his nation’s legal challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

But he said there is still “a long road ahead.”

26/08/19
Author: 
Michael Harris 
13 Aug 2019
 
In Nova Scotia, water protectors have fiercely opposed a gas company’s plans for a decade, helped by a celebrity supporter.
 
Michael Harris, a Tyee contributing editor, is a highly awarded journalist and documentary maker. Author of Party of One, the bestselling exposé of the Harper government, his investigations have sparked four commissions of inquiry.
 
23/08/19
Author: 
Geoffrey Morgan
Construction is to restart imminently in multiple communities along the pipeline route and the project will deliver 590,000 barrels of oil per day by mid-2022.Candace Elliott/Reuters
[The federal government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project from Kinder Morgan in 2018, yet Ian Anderson continues to serve as Trans Mountain president and CEO and speak for the company. 
 
What is the function of the federal government in all this? Is it restricted to being the bearer of financial risk?]
 
August 21, 2019

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