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We know from recent polling that Canadians still have little knowledge of the TPP, with only 41% of Canadians supporting the agreement, compared with 38% opposed.
Fraser Institute advises Liberal Finance Minister to pretend inequality does not exist
So people should be able to use a service like AirBnB or Uber. But they should also own them cooperatively.…
he polling swings of the last six months have clearly shown that Canadian voters want more than two choices, if they can vote for what they want. This leaves a vast number of voters, frustrated at having to vote against something on October 19, saying “never again — next time I want to vote for my first choice.”
he Canadian Right-Wing Party is busy rebranding itself — showing Canadians the ‘softer side’ of the conservative party, hoping all will be forgiven and forgotten by 2019. It just might work, but I doubt I’ll be forgetting the wholesale human rights retraction actions Ambrose and her party supported and implemented in the name of Stephen Harper
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It was Stephen Harper destiny — by pushing too hard, too far, too dismissively, and too dishonourably — to become the catalyst for a fundamental shift in an entire people’s approach to their role as Canadians.
The challenge that may frame the second generation of Trudeaumania historical footnote: Will Justin Trudeau’s dream of ‘sunny ways, my friends, sunny ways’ be sabotaged in utero by faux trade pacts like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement?
new Liberal government had endorsed TPP in principle but vowed to renegotiate parts of it before signing it, which they’ll never be able to do. The negotiations are concluded, the text is finalised, and the other 11 countries in TPP will not re-open the negotiations at the whim of Justin Trudeau.
TPP favours corporate interests who simply see pharmaceuticals as another way for money to make money
In Canada, change can happen fast when a government has a strong mandate — hear majority government. After 78 days…
What would the 42nd Parliament look like if Canadians already had a Proportional Representation system?
A graphic representation of ideology can sometimes strike a responsive chord in many of us. In our 21st Century, political rhetoric infused with misleading metaphor rich manipulation is ubiquitous in both political speeches and traditional media discourse — media dominated a handful of obscenely wealthy power brokers.
Despite a full eleven weeks of campaigning, Canadians were offered few solutions to the mess created over the course of the past decade, and little reason to expect substantive policy changes from the 42nd parliament. As of October 20, 2015 Canadians are still lost, and the nation’s leaders are attempting to navigate a course for our national health and wellbeing with a GPS that remains an uncalibrated dysfunctional tool.
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Quite apart from the influx of imported foods to be expected from the newly signed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, Harper, in his efforts to announce a tidy surplus in the midst of the 2015 election cut our food inspection resources and staff to the bone.
Thoughts on Canada’s decade of regression.
The Industrial Revolution took the economies of the world from agricultural based economies, to manufacture driven economies. In so doing created hardship and inequality for all but the wealthiest. Labour movements were born, and after many decades of unrest — blood, sweat, and tears — laws were changed to protect workers. Today, we are in the midst of a globalized technological revolution, and we have begun the cycle of disruption and unrest anew.
If you think about it seriously, becoming a ‘less certain’ ally for our American neighbours isn’t such a bad thing. We are big in land mass, and rich in raw resources, but in terms of population and wealth, our neighbours south of the 49th parallel wield far more power than Canada can ever hope to enjoy.
Sovereignty on labor, immigration and the environment are at high risk thanks to all nations signing the TPP. Human Rights, Digital Security, Intellectual Property, Public Healthcare and more, will all be at the mercy of corporate needs and wants.
Just days before the election, Tech Entrepreneur pledges $1M to continue that battle against the misnamed ‘Anti-Terror Bill’ — C-51
In a soft-dollar, weak fossil fuel market economy, it is hard to embrace this pact as ‘good for trade’. Given the now 99% gap between the globe’s richest and poorest citizens, it is terrifying to accept that national sovereignty fueled by citizens and democracies are being supplanted to feed wealth for wealth’s sake alone.
So far, the Harper government has missed out on the buildup to Paris, skipping July’s Climate Summit Of The Americas…