Melville Henry Watkins (May 15, 1932 — April 2, 2020) was a Canadian political economist and activist and professor emeritus of economics and political science at the University of Toronto.He was a Read more…Continue reading
Photo: Environmentalist, scientist, author, and broadcaster David Suzuki (credit: David Climenhaga) The decision by the University of Alberta Senate to present an honorary degree to high profile environmentalist, scientist, author, broadcaster and Order of Canada recipient Dr. David Suzuki has aroused much controversy from conservative partisans, Postmedia columnists, U of AContinue reading
Thank goodness for technology! Yesterday I was able to chat from my front porch in Cat Island, Bahamas, with a new friend who lives in rural Wales. Francesca Cassini is the founder of the Silver Tent, ‘An Online Community for Wise, Wild Women Over 50’. We talked about what weContinue reading
UN peacekeepers were directly responsible for the 2010 cholera outbreak in in Haiti. Last week Sec-General Ban Ki-moon finally admitted “moral” responsibility, but offered only a “half apology” to Haitians. The post UN offers Haitians “half apology” for peacekeepers’ role in cholera outbreak appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.Continue reading
Stephen Lewis is still one of the top orators in the political arena decades after he left electoral politics. Take a few minutes to listen to some straight talk about the issues following Read more…Continue reading
Supporters of the Leap Manifesto rejoice! According to a new poll from EKOS Research, your beautiful, bold, controversial, forward-looking document is supported by 40 per cent of Canadians.
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PHOTOS: Rachel Notley pushes back against the Leap Manifesto Monday in this screen grab from a CBC broadcast. Below: Outgoing federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, Vancouver environmentalist Tzeporah Berman, ProgressAlberta.ca blog author Duncan Kinney, a…Continue reading
PHOTOS: NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair accepts his defeat at his party’s national convention in Edmonton yesterday. Below: Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman, Alberta Federation of Labour President Gil McGowan, former Ontario NDP leader Stephen Lewis and Albert…Continue reading
Former Ontario NDP leader Stephen Lewis sharply criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on key Canadian policy issues during an electrifying address to the New Democrats’ 2016 convention in Edmonton.
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Stephen Lewis and five other prominent Canadians recently called on the Commissioner of Competition to investigate climate change denier groups.
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Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.- Robert Reich suggests that government should respond to corporations who engage in anti-social activity such as moving their earnings offshore by making sure they can’t simultaneously take advantage of…Continue reading
This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Daniel Tencer reports on a couple of important recent warnings that Canada is in danger of following the U.S. down the path of extreme corporatism and inequality: Speaking at a fundraiser for the left-leaning Broadbent Institute, Reich said Canada is facing theContinue reading
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The outrageous assault on Canada, on what used to be Canadian values, of our decency as a once respected nation, on our very democracy fuelled a fiery address from an old socialist warrior Stephen Lewis. (see post above) At 77 he still has fire in his belly andContinue reading
Somewhere in his grim bunker, or his dank closet, Stephen Harper must be celebrating madly.I'm sure he can't quite believe his good fortune. Or the way the bony hand of fate has saved him from almost certain defeat.But war has been good for Great Leader, and after trailing Justin TrudeauContinue reading
This and that for your Sunday reading. – Lynn Stuart Parramore writes about our increasingly traumatic social and political culture, along with the response which can help to overcome it: A 2012 study of hospital patients in Atlanta’s inner-city communities showed that rates of post-traumatic stress are now on par with thoseContinue reading
Well as you know, I wasn't exactly impressed by Joe Oliver's totally political fiscal update, and by the way he is recklessly blowing the surplus.To try to buy votes and leave no money in the cupboard, so the opposition can't make their own spending promises.While also leaving no money for a rainyContinue reading
Assorted content to end your week. – Jonas Fossli Gherso discusses the unfortunate (and unnecessary) acceptance of burgeoning inequality even by the people who suffer most from its presence. And Ryan Meili interviews Gabor Mate about the ill health effects of an economic system designed to keep people under stress:Continue reading
I realize it’s been many months since I have blogged. (You’re more likely to find me on Facebook or Twitter.) As my HIV has to compete with everything else that ails me, and those activities which bring me relaxed pleasure, it takes a special occasion to spring me into actionContinue reading
Richard Hughes-Political Blogger If there would have been a reason to attend, even as an observer, it would have been to hear Stephen Lewis, a distinguished political veteran of the left. Fortunately You Tube makes it possible to see and listen to him in the comfort of your home orContinue reading
…whose members include Stephen Lewis, Michele Landsberg and Bernie Farber, and whose mandate includes more than just Israel 24/7 (includes, for example,Hungarian, Slovak and Czech nationals of Roma heritage). Good luck to them. Hope to hear lots from them in the future.Continue reading