The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Environmentalists expect a renewed relationship with Trudeau government

Persecuted during Harper’s divisive politics, Canada’s environmentalists look forward to a renewed relationship with the Justin Trudeau federal government, says David Suzuki. The post David Suzuki: Environmentalists expect a renewed relationship with Trudeau government appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Common Sense Canadian: Harper’s gone…Now what? 10 Trudeau promises Canadians need kept

Stephen Harper (CP) exits the ring after a crushing defeat at the hands of Justin Trudeau (Matt Usherwood) Even a few days ago, who woulda thunk it? Justin Trudeau and his red tide sweep the nation to a majority government, washing Steven Harper out to sea. For many progressive voters, it was too decisive – if only ...

The Common Sense Canadian: Rafe: Let’s hope this “change” election leads to real change

Photo: Justin Trudeau/Facebook It was an election by younger people if the faces on TV are any indication. Mind you, at my age, almost everyone looks young! It was also an election of change which inevitably means that “strategic voting” took the place of selecting the person that voters think will do the best job. ...

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: Jack Layton: “Don’t let them tell you it can’t be done”

With opinion polls and the corporate media already declaring Justin Trudeau the winner of the 2015 federal election, the late Jack Layton would tell Thomas Mulcair and the New Democrats: “Don’t let them tell you it can’t be done.” The post Jack Layton: “Don’t let them tell you it can’t be done” appeared first on The ...

The Common Sense Canadian: Site C not needed until at least 2029, BC Hydro’s own numbers show

Early Site C construction in the Peace River, despite Hydro’s own numbers showing the project is unnecessary (Donald Hoffmann) BC likely won’t need the power generated by Site C Dam until at least 2029, according to recent projections from BC Hydro’s Rate Design proposal, submitted to the BC Utilities Commission. Graph from BC Hydro’s Rate ...

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 Common Sense Canadian: Rafe: Be wary of Postmedia editorials endorsing Harper

Headline from Vancouver Sun’s recent endorsement of the Conservative Party (Postmedia) Rafe Mair here – may I have your attention for a moment? When you’re advised how to vote, common sense tells you to ask whether or not this is advice comes from a bias based upon strong personal financial commitments. The Vancouver Sun and ...

The Common Sense Canadian: Democratic reform is the real change that must come from Canadian election

The Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in Ottawa (Jamie McCaffrey/Flickr CC licence) If Canadians don’t see a commitment for major change from Monday’s winner, the nastiest and most divisive election in our history, by far, will be for naught. Change is never easy and the results are never perfect. What one looks for is improvement ...

The Canadian Progressive: Lobbying scandal: Trudeau’s disgraced ex-campaign co-chair was paid by TransCanada

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s disgraced former national campaign co-chair, Dan Gagnier, was paid by TransCanada Corp, the company behind the controversial Energy East tar sands pipeline. The post Lobbying scandal: Trudeau’s disgraced ex-campaign co-chair was paid by TransCanada appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Common Sense Canadian: While one First Nation sues to stop LNG, another embraces it

Hereditary chiefs of the Luutkudziiwus House of the Gitxsan Nation at their Madii Lii Camp While the country speeds toward a high-stakes federal election, things are heating up on the provincial front with the LNG file in BC. As Premier Clark hosts a third international LNG conference in Vancouver, sticking to her “optimistic” outlook despite a cooling ...

The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau’s campaign co-chair invited TransCanada to lobby post-Harper government on Energy East

On Monday, Justin Trudeau’s national campaign co-chair Daniel Gagnier invited TransCanada, the company behind the proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline, to lobby the post-Harper government on Canada’s national energy strategy. The post Trudeau’s campaign co-chair invited TransCanada to lobby post-Harper government on Energy East appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Michael Geist: How the TPP Puts Canadian Privacy at Risk

Internet law expert Michael Geist explains how the Trans Pacific Partnership deal’s “several anti-privacy measures” would restrict the government’s ability to safeguards Canadian’s privacy rights, and sensitive personal information such as financial and health data. The post Michael Geist: How the TPP Puts Canadian Privacy at Risk appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: 8 Ridings Where Voters Can Defeat Harper by Strategically Voting NDP

A Vancouver-based data scientist recently identified 8 riding where voters can move a step closer to defeating Stephen Harper – and installing Thomas Mulcair as Canada’s next prime minister – by strategically voting NDP on Oct. 19. The post 8 Ridings Where Voters Can Defeat Harper by Strategically Voting NDP appeared first on The Canadian ...

The Common Sense Canadian: Rafe Mair on Bill C-24 and finding out you’re a second-class citizen

After a lifetime of speaking his mind in politics and media, these very acts could now get Rafe Mair – and a whole lot of other, suddenly “second-class” Canadians thrown out of their country (photo: Youtube/CMHABC) What a way to come to the end of a long life! Thanks to Bill C-24, a breathtaking piece of legislation that ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper to blame for Elections Canada’s awful voter registration mess

Elections Canada has made an awful mess of voter registration for the 2015 federal election. It’s a mess that recalls bad memories of the 2011 robocall scandal. Stephen Harper is partly to blame. The post Harper to blame for Elections Canada’s awful voter registration mess appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: The ecological and economic costs of food waste

This Thanksgiving season, David Suzuki wants us to remember this fact: ” In Canada, food waste cost estimates increased from $27 billion to $31 billion between 2010 and 2014.” The post David Suzuki: The ecological and economic costs of food waste 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 Common Sense Canadian: Rafe: LNG shill, Province blogger practices shabby journalism

Screen capture of Regulator Watch video, in which host Brent Stafford (left) attacks Dr. Eoin Finn (right) I am pleased to see that Brent Stafford, shill for the Postmedia Group and Resource Works and their unqualified support for Woodfibre LNG, has chosen to respond in the social media to articles of mine written in this ...

The Canadian Progressive: Lauren Bialystok: Empty Schools Campaign denies children essential education

Opponents of Ontario’s sex education curriculum are broadcasting misrepresentations and bigotry “under the guise of parental rights”, argues Lauren Bialystok, an Assistant Professor of Ethics and Education at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. The post Lauren Bialystok: Empty Schools Campaign denies children essential education appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau’s Endorsement of Harper’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Insulting

Justin Trudeau blindly endorses the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, and then attacks Stephen Harper for failing to be transparent “especially in regards to what Canada is conceding”. The post Trudeau’s Endorsement of Harper’s Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Insulting appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Common Sense Canadian: Canada Election 2015: Where do the parties stand on climate change?

With only a couple of weeks left in the Canadian federal election, voters are starting to ask fundamental questions about where the major parties stand on important issues like climate change. Canadians already rank climate and environment as a top issue both during and between election cycles. But with both the federal election on the ...

The Common Sense Canadian: Petronas likely to put BC LNG project on hold, says Malaysian business paper

BC Premier Christy Clark touring Petronas’ operations in Malaysia (BC Govt / Flickr CC licence) Business publication The Malaysian Reserve is predicting that that country’s oil and gas giant Petronas will likely put its planned LNG project for Lelu Island, near Prince Rupert, on hold – citing the very weakening economic factors that we at The Common ...

The Common Sense Canadian: Anti-Harper vote settling on Trudeau? Polls show seismic shift

Photo: Canada 2020/Flickr CC licence Many a pundit has pointed out that the worst thing that could happen for Stephen Harper in the homestretch of the federal election campaign is for either of his opponents’ support to collapse, consolidating progressive votes around a single challenger. Well, if recent polls are any indication, that’s precisely what ...

The Canadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau to give Canada’s NSA more powers to spy on Canadians

Justin Trudeau promises to give the Communications Security Establishment, Canada’s most secretive spy agency, more powers to spy on Canadians if the Liberals form the next government after the 2015 federal election. The post Justin Trudeau to give Canada’s NSA more powers to spy on Canadians appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.