Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – Wanda Wyporska writes that growing inequality is primarily the result of political choices: If it seems ridiculous that 1,000 people work harder or offer more value than 40 per cent of the population, that’s because it is. This level of inequality isn’t natural or desirable, it’s not about ...

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Len Webber: we’ll give you safe injection sites if you give us oil pipelines

In the midst of an opioid crisis that is reported to have claimed the lives of 343 Albertans in 2016, Calgary-Confederation Member of Parliament Len Webber told the House of Commons Health Committee last week that opposition to the potentially lifesaving facilities was comparable to opposition to oil pipelines. Here is what Webber said in response to Vancouver-Kingsway MP ...

The Canadian Progressive: TPP and CETA will likely raise pharmaceutical costs in Canada, government admits

A Trudeau government official recently admitted that TPP and CETA will likely raise pharmaceutical costs in Canada. According to the official, it’s “correct” to suggest that the two trade deals “will likely increase the costs of drugs in Canada and we just don’t know how much”. The post TPP and CETA will likely raise pharmaceutical ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Paul Krugman writes that the ultra-wealthy’s contempt for anybody short of their own class is becoming more and more explicit around the globe – even when it comes to basic rights like the ability to vote: It’s always good when leaders tell the truth, especially if that wasn’t ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian support for Palestine: Mothers and Families for Gaza occupy MP Don Davies’ office

On Tuesday, a group of twenty mothers and families occupied NDP MP Don Davies’ office in Vancouver in support of Palestine. The post Canadian support for Palestine: Mothers and Families for Gaza occupy MP Don Davies’ office appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: A great betrayal: Trudeau and the Liberals voted for Harper’s sell-out FIPA

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Justin Trudeau and the Liberals abandoned us during our greatest hour of need. And if there’s a greater act of betrayal, please let me know. On Monday, Trudeau and the Liberals voted with the Harper Conservatives to kill an NDP motion to stop the Canada-China Foreign Investment […] The post A great ...

The Canadian Progressive: New Democrats and Elizabeth May to vote against FIPA

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Later today the New Democrats and Green Party leader Elizabeth May will ask the Parliament of Canada to side with Canadians and vote to stop the Harper’s Canada-China  Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPA) from becoming law. They will vote on a motion tabled last week […] The post New Democrats ...