Yves Engler

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Oct 11, 2018
Canadian Forces light armoured vehicle on display. Photo: Mike Babcock/Flickr

Ottawa's mercenary world of pro-military lobbying

Yves Engler
In a system where money talks, militarists on Parliament Hill will always be among the loudest voices. To rise above their din, we need to figure out ways to amplify the Canadians who prefer peace.
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Oct 5, 2018
Streetcars lined up on Queens Quay in Toronto. Photo: Evan Goldenberg/Wikimedia Commons

Free public transit could challenge reliance on cars

Yves Engler
Free public transit could combat both economic inequality and climate disturbances. It could also be part of a serious challenge to private, car-centred transit and urban planning.
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Oct 1, 2018
Israel flag outside by the Western Wall, Old City of Jerusalem. Photo: Christyn/Flickr

What company is the NDP keeping in Israel?

Yves Engler
The NDP should withdraw from the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group to send a message that the State of Israel is currently on a path that is unacceptable to the NDP and its members.
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Aug 15, 2018

Trudeau's slavish support for Saudi monarchy

Yves Engler
The Trudeau government has largely maintained the Conservative government's pro-Saudi policies and support for Riyadh's belligerence in the region.
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Jul 30, 2018

Canadian Forces recruit Indigenous youth

Yves Engler
The military's immense resources and cultural clout enables it to attract Indigenous youth to become soldiers. But First Nations have more reason than most to be wary of the Canadian Forces.
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Jul 25, 2018
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Capitalism, where the taxpayers bail out the rich

Yves Engler
Despite abundant evidence that nothing approaching the fantasy of free market capitalism exists, the myth persists to legitimate the private appropriation of socially created wealth.

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