Pushed to the Left and Loving It: So Who’s the Dictator Now?

Recenty, former NDP MP, Bruce Hyer, has come out to the press about his former boss’s dictatorial style and problems he had with honesty; evident in the way that he is constantly contradicting himself. When asked during his interview with Peter Mansbridge about this, Mulcair only said that Hyer did not want to vote with ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: So Who’s the Dictator Now?

Recenty, former NDP MP, Bruce Hyer, has come out to the press about his former boss’s dictatorial style and problems he had with honesty; evident in the way that he is constantly contradicting himself. When asked during his interview with Peter Mansbridge about this, Mulcair only said that Hyer did not want to vote with ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: So Who’s the Dictator Now?

Recenty, former NDP MP, Bruce Hyer, has come out to the press about his former boss’s dictatorial style and problems he had with honesty; evident in the way that he is constantly contradicting himself. When asked during his interview with Peter Mansbridge about this, Mulcair only said that Hyer did not want to vote with ...

The Scott Ross: Russia & Quebec, Don’t Protest The Similarities

Vladimir Putin recently issued new fines for unsanctioned protests, $9,000 for protesters and $30,000 for protest organizers. Meanwhile a few months ago in Canada, Quebec Premier Jean Charest issued new fines for unsanctioned student protests, $5,000 for student protesters and $35,000 for student protest organizers. For anyone who thinks these two instances are similar they ...

Politics Canada: Northern Gateway pipeline gets the advanced green light

Natural Resources minister Joe Oliver announced the ‘streamlining’ of the federal environmental assessment process.  What was not mentioned in the press release or by the minister was that final approval can now be given by the federal cabinet i.e. Harper himself even if it the board deems a project too damaging to the environment to ...

Today’s Conservative: afraid of debate, emboldened by a docile media

For the 13th time in nine months, the Conservatives have stifled debate on an issue important to Canadians, especially those approaching old age. “Enthusiastic support”, indeed. When the public is shut out from discussion, of whose support is Van Loan speaking? Mr. Van Loan made the accusations of delay in spite of the fact that ...

World Headlines Review: Egypt and the Press: Stories and Stories

Coverage of the uprising in Egypt in its second week has become characterised by a number of types of reports, most of which paint colorful pictures, but do little to inform on the situation.  There are the political discussions as to the West’s reaction, and how the uprising will unbalance the Arab world and its ...

World Headlines Review: Egypt, Tunisia, Thailand… Top 10 destinations for Social Upheaval

A Tide of civil unrest has swept through at least 11 nations in just the past week.  Media focus has been on the successes of the “Jasmine Revolution” and developments in Egypt, which is populous, geopolitically significant, and in total upheaval; but nations far and wide are experiencing mass-protests and anti-government demonstrations.  Cairo, January 25 ...

World Headlines Review: Tunisia’s Deposed Ben Ali Family: Canadian Immigration’s political statement

Yesterday reports appeared in the Canadian press, TV and radio, about the arrival in Montreal of family members of the deposed Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife, Leila, nee Trabelsis.  The expatriate Tunisian community in Montreal had already been watching the situation closely as unidentified Tunisian officials had arrived there as ...

World Headlines Review: Revolution in Tunisia?

Zine el Abidine Ben Ali The President of Tunisia, Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, has been driven from office. Following up on a previous article here at World Headlines Review about civil unrest in Tunisia, demonstrations only intensified in the face of the lethal force applied by police and military in attempts to quell the ...