The Canadian Progressive: The inconvenient truth about foreign aid

Like political campaign contributions, today’s self-interested foreign aid often supports badly-designed development projects, imposes foreign investor-friendly policies on recipient countries, facilitates access to intended beneficiaries’ resources, helps aid-giving countries to look good on the world stage, all the while making unquestioning taxpayers in aid giving countries feel good about their supposed generosity. The post The ...

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Corporate influence inflames political cynicism

Even though elected politicians, especially those who end up holding cabinet positions, often prioritize corporate interests over those of their electors, David Suzuki still encourages us to overcome political cynicism and participate in the democratic process. The post David Suzuki: Corporate influence inflames political cynicism appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Left Over: Dunce Cap Blowout for Emperor Steve…

Capping oil well blowouts within 24 hours too expensive, says Ottawa Shell Canada Ltd. given up to 21 days to contain subsea blowouts The Canadian Press Posted: Aug 06, 2015 11:23 AM AT Last Updated: Aug 06, 2015 11:23 AM AT This headline  all by itself should make any Canadian shudder, but if that isn’t ...