Michal Rozworski: Budgeting for the oil bust in Saskatchewan and Alberta

The resource price bust is already a few years old but it’s still hitting parts of Canada hard. Two guests talk about the impact of the downturn on fiscal policy in the Canadian prairies and what this augers for the bigger question of a transformation of the economy away from fossil fuels. First I speak with ...

The Canadian Progressive: Naomi Klein urges unions to join climate change fight

In a speech delivered at the founding convention of Canada’s new super-union, UNIFOR, award-winning journalist, best selling author and activist, Naomi Klein, urged unions to take action on climate change and stopping free trade. The post Naomi Klein urges unions to join climate change fight appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Federal Budget 2013 fails Canadians, says Council of Canadians

By:  Council of Canadians | Press Release:  In response to the federal budget, representatives of the Council of Canadians made the following comments: “This budget fails Canadians. It continues a privatization agenda for water, a trade agenda that doesn’t equate to job growth, a health care agenda that will cut billions […] The post Federal Budget ...

Politics and its Discontents: Another Unpleasant Fact of Omnibus Bill C-38 Revealed

Given that it is a government with a well-known contempt for openness and democracy, the Harper regime rarely shocks me anymore. Its vilification campaigns of those with opposing views, its use of government power to muzzle the voice of science, its almost demonic obsession with resource extraction at any cost has left me pretty much ...

Nobody Sings it Like The Raging Grannies

Check out this video posted back in January of the Raging Grannies, doing what they do best; singing for social and environmental justice. With the release of the Conservative Government’s 2012 Budget today we now know where the environment stands.  It doesn’t. Regulations will be further cut in the name of expedient resource extraction. So ...