A prime minister like Stephen Harper, who pretends to hold a mandate from the people when his party received less than 40 per cent of the vote, diminishes 'majority rule', a basic democratic concept.
The prime minister is mimicking -- through tax incentives -- Britain's Conservative Party, which is promoting the privatization of social services through increased private giving.
Philanthropy literally means love of man, or humanity. You don't sense much of that in the New version, though there's lots of self-praise, and a sense of power through the ability to micromanage.
A critique of comparisons between Slutwalk and the Occupy movement.
The conservative Saskatchewan Party is almost certain to win next month's provincial election. The NDP can hardly hope to fight back with its current approach.
The masses are finally stirring -- finding their feet and voices. Re-establishing health care, education and a working government system is essential.
Perhaps it's true that Canadians are slow to anger or pay attention to their own interests. But slow doesn't mean never -- a long period of Canadian drift into disinterested cynicism may be ending.
Agitprop resistance provoked by anger against the 'Nightmayor' of Toronto, Rob Ford, is flourishing, not least because of the severity of his attacks and the ridiculousness of his paranoid reactions.
Neoliberalism cannot speak to questions of redistribution, arguably the essence of political ethics and social justice. Courage in policy-making evokes the responsibility to unsettle this imbalance.
Sep 18, 2011 to Sep 23, 2011
University of Toronto Toronto , ON
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Join the Ontario Public Interest Research Group and the University of Toronto Students' Union for a week of events that will help us reveal the most accurate version of history.