Mar 20
Photo: jasonwoodhead23/flickr
Budget 2019 seems to say it guarantees payments to retirees even after bankrupt companies wind up their pension plans. Sounds too good to be true -- and it likely is!
Mar 20
Image: Peace Brigades International
Isidro Baldenegro Lóperz, Juan Ontiveros Ramos, and Julián Carrillo Martínes died defending their ancestral territories from extractavist industries.
Mar 19
What happened at Christchurch -- mass murder produced as the logical result of a long-running political epoch defined by the dehumanization and demonization of Muslims -- happens every day.
Mar 18
Image: Flickr/PresidenciaRD
The tragic mosque attack in Christchurch, New Zealand should serve as a kick in the pants for the Trudeau government to take action to combat Islamophobia in Canada.
Mar 14
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In Canada from Inuvik to St. John's, in cities and towns in every province, students are striking on March 15 for the global student strike for the climate.
Mar 13
Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May at Edmonton's The King's University on Friday, March 8, 2019 (Photo: David J. Climenhaga).
The leader of the Green Party of Canada says she would have summoned up the memory of Peter Lougheed, Alberta's first Conservative dynasty, but not the way the province's first NDP premier has.
Mar 12
Photo: Justin Trudeau/Facebook
Despite his campaign promises, Justin Trudeau has been unable to abandon centralized power. His chosen style of governance is through emphasizing public relations, which is wearing thin.
Mar 8
Photo: Jody Wilson-Raybould/Facebook
In recent weeks we have seen a confrontation between two visions of politics: one coming from a small male elite and another slowly emerging from centuries of patriarchy and colonialism.
Mar 7
Photo: Justin Trudeau/Facebook
The prime minister finally addressed the SNC-Lavalin affair in detail today and and came close to openly admitting that moving Wilson-Raybould out of the justice ministry might have been a mistake.
Mar 6
Photo: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh's victory in the Burnaby South byelection last week followed an increasingly familiar pattern in electoral politics.
Mar 5
Prime Minister Trudeau takes questions at a town hall in Milton, Ontario. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Without evidence of wrongdoing for personal benefit by the prime minister, it is hard to see why Opposition Leader Andrew Scheer would expect Justin Trudeau to resign.
Mar 1
SNC Lavalin Headquarters in Montreal. Photo: Jeangagnon/Wikimedia Commons
SNC-Lavalin had every reason to expect a rescue from a political party whose election campaigns it had so generously funded, and with whom it had developed such a long and cozy relationship.
Feb 28
 Prime Minister Trudeau speaks with media in the Foyer of the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
The Trudeau government betrayed its promise of openness in SNC-Lavalin affair. Conservatives were worse when in power, but are profiting. What about the NDP?
Feb 27
Still from video by Red Power Media/Facebook
Indigenous land defenders and anti-fascist activists came together in a solidarity action that challenged the alt-right and the violence of the fossil fuel economy.
Feb 26
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Photo: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook
The NDP did better than expected on February 25 in both Burnaby South and Outremont. Andrew Scheer will now be having nightmares about Maxime Bernier.
Feb 25
Youth activists in Ottawa. Image: PowerShift Canada/Facebook
The idea of a Green New Deal is championed by grassroots movements on both sides of the Canada/U.S. border. Much of the policy framework has already been outlined. All we need is political will.
Feb 22
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits CFB Esquimalt. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
While the SNC-Lavalin scandal has made headlines, there's another corporate scandal that makes the financial figures in that case seem like pocket change. But no major political party will touch it.
Feb 21
Image: Volunteer in Campus/community radio station CKMS in Waterloo, 2003. Photo: Victoria Fenner
A conversation with NCRA executive director Barry Rooke about the potential impact of a new funding formula in Ontario being proposed by the Ford government.
Feb 20
Photo: Rachel Docherty/Flickr
Corporate barbarism has intensified on a colossal scale, to the point of endangering the very sustainability of human life on the planet. The scourges of poverty and inequality run even more rampant.
Feb 19
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Justin Trudeau promised to reverse the trend, starting in his father's time, of centralizing power in the Prime Minister's Office. It does not look like he has lived up to that pledge.
Feb 19
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes a statement in the House of Commons January 2017. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Demoting the justice minister turns out to have created a political storm that Gerald Butts -- given that he must have been in on the decision -- has attempted to quell with his resignation.
Feb 18
Photo: Julia Sanchez pour Outremont/Facebook
Recently passed deferred prosecution legislation might not apply to SNC-Lavalin, but the NDP's Julia Sanchez suggests how jobs and expertise could still be protected.
Feb 15
Image: PowerShift/Facebook
Several hundred youth from across the country are gathering to scale up the youth movement around climate change ahead of the federal election. On their agenda? Indigenous rights and a Green New Deal.
Feb 15
On Valentine's Day -- with snow in forecast -- the Downtown Eastside community comes together to honour and grieve the lives of women, missing and taken too soon, and recommit to justice.
Feb 13
2017 First Nations Leaders’ Gathering. Photo: Province of British Columbia/Flickr
Liberals say the former justice minister should have complained or quit months ago. The House justice committee met in an emergency sitting to discuss the Wilson-Raybould affair.
Feb 13
Saskatchewan legislature building. Photo: Eric Brochu/Flickr
Saskatchewan is taking the federal government to court over its mandatory climate change program. The National Farmers Union is among those intervening in the court case this week.
Feb 11
Image: OHIP for All/Facebook
On February 12, people in 15 cities across the country plan demonstrations to demand health care be made accessible to everyone living in Canada, regardless of immigration status.
Feb 8
Chrystia Freeland/David Climenhaga photo
It's just a matter of supply and demand. A big increase in supply, conveniently located for inexpensive ocean transfer, will depress the price fetched by Alberta oil.
Feb 7
Photo: Paul Dewar/Flickr
The longtime Ottawa area MP died Wednesday of brain cancer. His career on Parliament Hill was marked by his passion for human rights.
Feb 6
Image: Russ Allison Roar/Flickr
While parts of North America are experiencing record cold, places like Australia are seeing record-breaking heat. Globally, the past four years have been the hottest on record.

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