The Canadian Progressive: Montreal’s first female mayor represents new chapter in city’s rich history

Valérie Plante, recently elected the first woman mayor of Montreal, represents a fairly radical but highly creative force in Quebec politics, argues Harold R. Chorney, a Professor of Political Economy at Concordia University. The post Montreal’s first female mayor represents new chapter in city’s rich history appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Can emissions shrink while the Canadian economy grows?

David Suzuki asks: Is the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change framework correct in assuming Canada can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while growing its economy? The post Can emissions shrink while the Canadian economy grows? appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Conservatives still support the TPP, which died after Trump’s withdrawal

The Conservative Party of Canada maintains its support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, which is now doomed following the United States’s withdrawal earlier this year. The post Canadian Conservatives still support the TPP, which died after Trump’s withdrawal appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: CRA seeks Canadians’ feedback on its controversial auditing of charities’ political activities

The Canada Revenue Agency wants to hear from Canadians regarding its controversial auditing of charities’ political activities. The public’s feedback will lead to “the development of new guidance or educational resources for charities on the rules governing political activities.” The post CRA seeks Canadians’ feedback on its controversial auditing of charities’ political activities appeared first ...

The Canadian Progressive: Montreal police spying on journalist Patrick Lagacé condemned by Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders is appalled by recent revelations that Montreal police secretly monitored the mobile phone of La Presse columist Patrick Lagacé. A coalition of Canadian rights groups links the Lagacé case to Canadian police and security services’ growing hunger for new powers and investigative capabilities. The post Montreal police spying on journalist Patrick Lagacé ...

The Canadian Progressive: Proverbial Royal Cold Shoulder: Justin Trudeau Snubbed By Prince George

Prince George snubbed Justin Trudeau after the Canadian prime minister tried to high five him upon the three-year-old future king’s arrival in Canada in the company of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Charlotte. The post Proverbial Royal Cold Shoulder: Justin Trudeau Snubbed By Prince George appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper paid $4,000 by Donald Trump-supporting Republican Jewish Coalition

According to the Federal Ethics Commissioner, Stephen Harper was recently paid almost $4,000 by the Donald Trump-loving Republican Jewish Coalition for advising US Republicans. The post Stephen Harper paid $4,000 by Donald Trump-supporting Republican Jewish Coalition appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Michael Geist: The Case Against Canada Ratifying The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

This week, Internet and e-commerce law expert, Michael Geist, concluded his illuminating 50-day series on the “trouble with the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)” by presenting a compelling case against Canada ratifying the trade agreement. The post Michael Geist: The Case Against Canada Ratifying The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Supreme Court of Canada Joins Twitter

The Supreme Court of Canada announced the launch of its new English and French Twitter accounts on Monday. According to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin: “Communicating on Twitter forms part of the Court’s commitment to open and accessible justice.” The post Supreme Court of Canada Joins Twitter appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Brian Mulroney receives South Africa’s highest award

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney just received the Supreme Companion of Oliver Reginald Tambo, South Africa’s highest award to a foreign national. Other recipients of the honour include Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., former Brazilian President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva and former Cuban president Fidel Castro. The post Brian Mulroney receives South Africa’s highest ...

The Canadian Progressive: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Diverse 31-Member Cabinet

Justin Trudeau unveiled his diverse 31-member cabinet as he was sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister at Rideau Hall, the Ottawa official residence of the Governor General, Queen Elizabeth’s representative in Canada, on Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015. The post Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Diverse 31-Member Cabinet appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper’s weird “thank you” letter to same public servants he terrorized

Stephen Harper has penned an I’m-a-nice-guy letter to the same federal public servants he terrorized, dictatorship-style, during his nine years in power. The post Stephen Harper’s weird “thank you” letter to same public servants he terrorized appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Michael Geist: Real Change on Digital Policy May Take Time Under New Liberal Government

Law professor and copyright expert Michael Geist suggests that the new Liberal government may wait until 2017 before implementing significant change to Canada’s telecom, broadcast, copyright, and privacy policies. The post Michael Geist: Real Change on Digital Policy May Take Time Under New Liberal Government appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: A Canadian Progressive’s Case Against Justin Trudeau Becoming Canada’s Next Prime Minister

Here are The Canadian Progressive’s ten arguments against Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau replacing Stephen Harper as Canada’s next prime minister: The post A Canadian Progressive’s Case Against Justin Trudeau Becoming Canada’s Next Prime Minister appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau voted YES to Harper’s “Zero Tolerance for #BarbaricCulturalPractices Act”

Justin Trudeau and 29 other Liberals voted YES to Stephen Harper’s Bill S-7, the “Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act”, a law that appeals to white supremacism and proposes “zero tolerance” for the Other’s “barbarism”. The post Justin Trudeau voted YES to Harper’s “Zero Tolerance for #BarbaricCulturalPractices Act” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Alan Austin: How badly has Canada’s economy deteriorated since the last election?

With a few days to go before the Oct. 19 federal election, Australian freelance journalist Alan Austin debunks Stephen Harper’s claim that Canada’s economy is “the envy of the entire world”. The post Alan Austin: How badly has Canada’s economy deteriorated since the last election? appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Canada gave U.S. Republicans $8 million to strengthen democracy… in Ukraine

While implementing draconian cuts to essential social services through the 2014 federal budget, the Harper government contributed $8 million to the Republican Party-linked International Republican Institute to fund projects in Ukraine. The post Canada gave U.S. Republicans $8 million to strengthen democracy… in Ukraine appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Michael Geist: Why Universal, Affordable Internet Access Should be 2015 Election Campaign Issue

Internet expert and Uof Ottawa prof Michael Geist discusses the “most fundamental digital issue” missing from the 2015 federal election conversation – “universal, affordable broadband Internet access.” The post Michael Geist: Why Universal, Affordable Internet Access Should be 2015 Election Campaign Issue appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Underage girls, booze and other reasons to dump Conservative MP Rick Dykstra

Struggling to figure out why you should dump Conservative MP Rick Dykstra? He reportedly bought booze for underage girls at the Mansion House nightclub in St. Catharines, where he is seeking re-election during the Oct. 19 federal election. The post Underage girls, booze and other reasons to dump Conservative MP Rick Dykstra appeared first on ...

The Canadian Progressive: Exposed: 356 Conservative donors rewarded with high profile appointments under Harper

The digital consumer watchdog SumOfUs has released a list of over 350 individuals who purchased their high profile public appointments by making substantial donations to the Conservative Party of Canada. The post Exposed: 356 Conservative donors rewarded with high profile appointments under Harper appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Harper scolded by Conservatives over grotesque anti-communism memorial in Ottawa

Even ardent Conservative Party supporters are unhappy about the design, location and cost of the planned $5,5 million Memorial to the Victims of Communism memorial in Ottawa. The post Harper scolded by Conservatives over grotesque anti-communism memorial in Ottawa appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Margaret Atwood leads artists’ rebellion against Harper’s Bill C-51

Celebrated author Margaret Atwood is leading a group of 200 notable Canadian writers and artists demanding an immediate repeal of Bill C-51, Stephen Harper’s “secret police” legislation. C­51, the artists argue, “directly attacks the creative arts and free expression in this country.” The post Margaret Atwood leads artists’ rebellion against Harper’s Bill C-51 appeared first ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper election strategist Lynton Crosby linked to global tax havens

Lynton Crosby, the Australian political strategist Stephen Harper recently picked to reboot the Conservatives’ 2015 federal campaign, is linked to tax havens in Malta. Meanwhile, in 2014, Corporate Canada had a record $199 billion stashed in the world’s top 10 tax havens. The post Harper election strategist Lynton Crosby linked to global tax havens appeared ...

The Canadian Progressive: CBC plan to sell off buildings part of Harper’s diabolical privatization agenda

The CBC’s just-revealed plan to sell buildings, including major production facilities in Toronto and Montreal, is part of Stephen Harper’s diabolical privatization agenda. It’s the culmination of his personal, ideology-driven crusade against the public broadcaster. The post CBC plan to sell off buildings part of Harper’s diabolical privatization agenda appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Pentagon Official Shoots Down Stephen Harper’s Baseless F-35 Fighter Jet Warning

A top Pentagon official has shot down Stephen Harper’s baseless warning that the country’s aerospace sector lose billions if Canada ditches its planned multibillion dollar F-35 fighter jet purchase. The post Pentagon Official Shoots Down Stephen Harper’s Baseless F-35 Fighter Jet Warning appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.