Canadian Dimension: Canada vs. Venezuela: Have the Koch Brothers Captured Canada’s Left?

Illustration by DonkeyHotey With a U.S.-backed military coup or invasion in Venezuela looking ever more likely, Canada’s progressive leftists are pushing for the federal New Democratic Party (NDP) to abandon its “reactionary” foreign policy position on that country. As well, at the annual NDP convention (February 15 – 18), the NDP Socialist Caucus will present ...

Canadian Dimension: Has it become NDP policy to support US-backed coups in Latin America?

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Hélène Laverdière The Canadian social democratic party’s foreign critic Hélène Laverdière has certainly remained silent regarding US leaders musing about a military coup or invasion of Venezuela and has openly supported asphyxiating the left-wing government through other means. At the start of the month US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called ...

Canadian Dimension: Canada and the pirates of the Caribbean

1830 watercolour from Barbados Perhaps a new rule is in order: Everyone must take a history lesson before seeking some fun in the sun. Recently, NDP Member of Parliament Erin Weir asked if Canada should try to expand into the former British slave colonies. “The slush we’re getting in Regina is no fun. Right about ...