The Canadian Progressive: Montreal’s first female mayor represents new chapter in city’s rich history

Valérie Plante, recently elected the first woman mayor of Montreal, represents a fairly radical but highly creative force in Quebec politics, argues Harold R. Chorney, a Professor of Political Economy at Concordia University. The post Montreal’s first female mayor represents new chapter in city’s rich history appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: Signs of change are sweeping the nation

The NDP’s historic triumph in Alberta shows that ordinary people can overcome corporate power and effect democratic change, argues environmentalist David Suzuki. The post David Suzuki: Signs of change are sweeping the nation appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Prospect of NDP government in Alberta terrifies Harper Conservatives

The prospect of a Rachel Notley-led New Democrat government in Alberta terrifies Premier Jim Prentice, the Harper Conservatives and their Big Oil backers. The post Prospect of NDP government in Alberta terrifies Harper Conservatives appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: First Nation group and allies resist re-opening of Mount Polley mine

Secwepemc Woman’s Warrior Society leads a strong movement against the re-opening of Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mines following catastrophic 2014 spill. The post First Nation group and allies resist re-opening of Mount Polley mine appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Shit Harper Did gives Conservatives taste of toxic debris from Vancouver oil spill [VIDEO]

Shit Harper Did warriors ambushed Industry Minister James Moore’s little party and rebuked the Conservatives’ “pathetic response” to the recent Vancouver oil spill. The post Shit Harper Did gives Conservatives taste of toxic debris from Vancouver oil spill [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: What the Vancouver transit plebiscite means for millennials

The Vancouver transit plebiscite offers the opportunity to build the ideal city for millennials, argues freelance writer and photographer, Rhi Myfanwy Kirkland. The post What the Vancouver transit plebiscite means for millennials appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Quebec’s Second Largest Union To Campaign Against Harper During 2015 Federal Election

The Confederation of National Trade Unions, Quebec’s second-largest labour federation, will campaign against the Harper during the 2015 federal election. The post Quebec’s Second Largest Union To Campaign Against Harper During 2015 Federal Election appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Energy East pipeline: Maude Barlow raises alarm in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

Beginning April 11, communities along TransCanada’s proposed Energy East route in Manitoba and Saskatchewan will hear why the pipeline is all risk and little reward for them. The post Energy East pipeline: Maude Barlow raises alarm in Saskatchewan and Manitoba appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: British Colombia: Illiterate “cutthroat psychopaths” in the Harper PMO

Embarrassing typos as the illiterate “cutthroat psychopaths” in the Stephen Harper PMO change British Columbia to “British Colombia”. The post British Colombia: Illiterate “cutthroat psychopaths” in the Harper PMO appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Quebec police unleash violence on anti-austerity protesters [VIDEO]

Protesters hit the streets to protest the Quebec provincial government’s austerity policies. The police unleashed tear gas, sound bombs and rubber bullets, hitting some of the protesters in the face. The post Quebec police unleash violence on anti-austerity protesters [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: International Women’s Day 2015: Ontario’s bold anti-sexual violence plan

This powerful anti-sexual violence ad, released just in time for the 2015 International Woman’s Day, is part of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s ambitious $41-million plan to combat sexual violence. The post International Women’s Day 2015: Ontario’s bold anti-sexual violence plan appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian workers have a constitutional right to strike: Supreme Court

In a recent 5-2 ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada declared that Canadian workers have a constitutional right to engage in strike action. The post Canadian workers have a constitutional right to strike: Supreme Court appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Anonymous Targets Montreal Police For Attacking The Homeless

Online hacktivist collective Anonymous has declared war on the Montreal Police after the force bulldozed a homeless shelter in Viger Square. The post Anonymous Targets Montreal Police For Attacking The Homeless appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Groups call on BC and Science World to end LNG promotion

Advocacy groups and concerned citizens have signed an open letter demanding that the British Columbia government and Science World cancel their province-wide community seminars promoting the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. The post Groups call on BC and Science World to end LNG promotion appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: NDP MP Glenn Thibeault defects to Ontario Liberals, “proud” of it

Sudbury NDP MP Glenn Thibeault has defected from the federal party to run for Kathleen Wynne’s Ontario Liberals in a upcoming byelection in Sudbury. The post NDP MP Glenn Thibeault defects to Ontario Liberals, “proud” of it appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne Blasts Harper New Anti-prostitution Law

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says Harper’s new anti-prostitution law, Bill C-36, will protect neither exploited sex workers nor communities. The post Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne Blasts Harper New Anti-prostitution Law appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: New student coalition vows to block tar sands pipelines at Quebec border

A new student coalition promises to block Transcanada’s Energy East and Enbridge’s line 9B tar sands pipeline projects “at Quebec border.” The post New student coalition vows to block tar sands pipelines at Quebec border appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Big Oil Madness: Gastem’s $1.5 million lawsuit against tiny Quebec village of Ristigouche

Gastem, a Quebec oil and gas exploration company is suing the tiny Quebec village of Ristigouche-Sud-Est to the tune of $1.5-million. The post Big Oil Madness: Gastem’s $1.5 million lawsuit against tiny Quebec village of Ristigouche appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Ontario promises to cut child poverty by 25 per cent

The Ontario government’s new five year poverty reduction strategy promises to cut child poverty by 25 per cent, end homelessness. The post Ontario promises to cut child poverty by 25 per cent appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Nova Scotia is not ready for fracking

An independent panel commissioned by the government of Nova Scotia to examine the impact of hydraulic fracturing has concluded that Nova Scotia is not read for fracking. The post Nova Scotia is not ready for fracking appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s overcrowded jails full of legally innocent people: Report

A new study from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association says Canada’s provincial and territorial jails are holding thousands of legally innocent people. The post Canada’s overcrowded jails full of legally innocent people: Report appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Government teaching new Canadians to hate Louis Riel

The government is rewriting Canadian history by poisoning the minds of new Canadians with an egregious misrepresentation of Louis Riel, the nineteenth-century leader of the Métis people and the founder of Manitoba province. The post Government teaching new Canadians to hate Louis Riel appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Supreme Court’s Grassy Narrows Verdict Dismays First Nations

In a 7-0 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Ontario had the right to issue industrial loggers permits to operate on the Grassy Narrows First Nation’s traditional lands. The post Supreme Court’s Grassy Narrows Verdict Dismays First Nations appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Vancouver officially declared city built on First Nations’ ‘unceded land’

The Vancouver City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to acknowledge that the city sits on “unceded land” traditionally belonging to the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. The post Vancouver officially declared city built on First Nations’ ‘unceded land’ appeared first on THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE.

The Canadian Progressive: Poll: Albertans clearly support stronger rules for industrial greenhouse gas emissions

by: Pembina Institute | Press Release | May 23, 2014 EDMONTON — New poll results show that 76 per cent of Albertans support the Government of Alberta requiring stronger greenhouse gas performance regulations for industrial facilities. Federal and provincial greenhouse gas regulations for the oil and gas sector have long been in the works, and Alberta’s existing emissions ...