Canadian Environment Minister Says Indigenous Peoples Will be Duly Consulted on Pipelines
Clayton Thomas-Muller says it's important to delineate between what the federal government of Canada interprets as meaningful consultation, and what the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples demand

  January 29, 2016

Sammy Yatim's Death Not About One "Rogue Cop"
An 11-member jury in Toronto declared constable James Forcillo guilty of attempted murder, acquitting him of an actual murder charge and angering city residents

  January 27, 2016

Canadian Student Shot by Israeli Sniper in the West Bank
The Trudeau government remains silent on the case of a Canadian Government-Funded PhD Student who was shot by Israeli sniper in the West Bank without legal recourse against her attacker - TRNN speaks with Rehab Nazzal and her legal council, Dimitri Lascaris

  January 17, 2016

Trudeau Pledge Tracker: Ignoring Executions and Proceeding with Saudi Arms Deal
Dimitri Lascaris says Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion met with Adel Al Jubeir, Saudi Arabia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, and considered him an important ally days before the executions were carried out

  January 7, 2016

Challenges Ahead for the Legalization of Marijuana in Canada
Donald MacPherson, Executive Director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, says there's a long road to travel, but it can be done

  January 8, 2016

The Blind Spots in Alberta's Climate Change Plan
Cameron Fenton of says Alberta's government will fail to keep fossil fuels in the ground despite its new policies supported both by Big Oil and environmental groups

  November 27, 2015

Canadian PM Trudeau Halts Bombings in Syria, But Is It a Real Shift in Policy?
York University's Sabah Alnasseri says although Justin Trudeau is keeping his campaign promise, more Canadian ground troops are headed to Iraq

  November 20, 2015

Will Trudeau's Pipeline Policy Change After Keystone?
As protestors staged sit-ins at Canada's Prime Minister's residence, Keystone XL Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network's Dallas Goldtooth and environmental activist Dimitri Lascaris discuss the grassroots strategies needed to keep the pressure on politicians

  November 9, 2015

Trudeau Pledge Tracker: Cabinet is Fifty Percent Women
Dimitri Lascaris and Nora Loretto say new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered on his pledge to appoint 50% women to his cabinet, but appointed a political conservative as his Minister of Finance

  November 4, 2015

Trudeau Pledge Tracker: Reinstating 40 Million in Science Funding and Appointing a Chief of Science
Alana Westwood of Evidence for Democracy says it will take years to recover data gaps for evidence-based decision making due to Harper's cancellation of long form census data collection

  October 21, 2015

Majority Liberal Win Met with Mixed Reaction from Canadian Progressives
Most of the Canadian left hoped for a minority government, but with a majority, activists fear that Trudeau will only be a small improvement over Harper. With Joanne St. Lewis of University of Ottawa Law, Leena Minifie, editor Ricochet Media and Andrea Harden-Donahu of The Council of Canadians

  October 20, 2015

Harper Defeated, the Next Fight Begins
Jeremie Bedard-Wien of Ricochet, Kelly Dowdell of Leadnow, Sandy Hudson of Black Lives Matter, discuss the progressive movements and the lack of faith in the Trudeau led Liberals

  October 20, 2015

Rejecting Hard Right, Canadians Dump Harper
As Harper resigns as leader of the Conservative Party, how should progressive Canadians respond to the neo-liberal Liberal majority government? With Leo Panitch, Dimitri Lascaris and Nora Loreto and Paul Jay

  October 20, 2015

A Quick Word on TPP and Canada Before Monday's Elections
Unifor economist Jordan Brennan told the Real News how the TPP is part of an old trend in opening up Canada's markets

  October 19, 2015

Canadian Elections: How Strategic is Strategic Voting?
Jamie Biggar of and David Bush of debate whether such a strategy is useful or effective

  October 18, 2015

Canadian Elections: Laboring the Vote
Angella MacEwen of the Canadian Labour Congress and David Bush of discuss several Harper measures that has played a decisive roll in their desire to defeat the conservatives at the ballot box on Monday

  October 17, 2015

Taking the Pulse on Canadian Health Before the Vote on Monday
Natalie Mehra, Executive Director of the Ontario Health Coalition, and Linda Silas, President of the Canadians Federation of Nurses Unions, say the Harper cuts to health care lead to one of the most expensive drug plans in the developed world

  October 17, 2015

Will Islamophobia and Racism Influence Canadian Election?
Harsha Walia of No One is Illegal says the effects of "war on terror" and racism against refugees and immigrants and fear mongering has been decisive in previous elections

  October 15, 2015

Canadian Elections: Green Party Says It Would Challenge Costly Military Contracts
Dimitri Lascaris, Green Party Candidate for London-West, Ontario, says the Green Party wants to shift the role of the Canadian military to UN peacekeeping, poverty alleviation efforts, and disaster relief

  October 14, 2015

Canadian Elections: Harper Challenged on Job Creation
Jordan Brennan of Unifor says Harper's dismal record over the last 10 years leaves no reason to think that employment will improve during another term

  October 15, 2015

Opposition Party Leaders Avoid Canada's Role in Global Arms Trade and Wars
Richard Sanders and Justin Podur say Canada's leading role in the global arms trade and its participation in war coalitions are in contradiction with the prevailing myth of the nation as a peacemaker

  October 11, 2015

Should Canadians Vote Strategically to Defeat Harper?
Amara Possian of Leadnow and Dimitri Lascaris of the Green Party, London-West, debate the consequences of strategic voting in the Canadian October 19th federal elections

  October 8, 2015

No Dissension on Oil Exploration in the Leaders Debate in Canada
Writer Nora Loreto and Green Party member Dimitri Lascaris argue all leading parties overemphasize the link of jobs and oil expansion while organized labor takes them at their word.

  September 19, 2015

Decades of Declining Refugee Protection in Canada Under Harper
Harsha Walia of No One Is Illegal and Gloria Nafziger of Amnesty International discuss the election rhetoric around refugees and how Canada could dramatically improve its resettlement programs

  September 17, 2015

"The Chemicals Are Within Us": Toxic Tour with Aamjiwnaang First Nation
TRNN's Shaghayegh Tajvidi travelled to Aamjiwnaang First Nation on Sept. 5th to capture the largest tour ever of the industrial zone that engulfs the community

  September 14, 2015

Are Canadians Losing Faith in Harper's Economic Policies?
Nora Loreto, the author of From Demonized to Organized: Building the New Union Movement, and Dru Oja Jay of Unite Against Austerity Campaign discuss how an anti-austerity platform could make a difference in the upcoming Canadian elections

  September 8, 2015

First Canadian Officer Convicted for Mass Arrests at 2010 G-20 Toronto Summit
Canadian Civil Liberties Association's Laura Berger and TRNN's former video journalist Jesse Freeston discuss the police's motivations behind mass arrests and the legacy of the G-20 in current policing practices

  August 27, 2015

Decades of Relentless Austerity in Canada Could Defeat the Conservatives
Nora Loreto, the author of From Demonized to Organized: Building the New Union Movement, and Dru Oja Jay of Unite Against Austerity Campaign discuss how an anti-austerity platform could make a difference in the upcoming Canadian elections

  August 23, 2015

The National Security Kafkaland of Harper's C-51
Micheal Vonn, Policy Director at the BC Civil Liberties Association, says there is nothing salvageable in the bill to protect the civil liberties of Canadian citizens.

  August 17, 2015

Harper Dishonest in Debate
Harper's economic record challenged by the debate opponents and TRNN panel with Jordon Brennan, Nora Loreto and Jason Sykes

  August 9, 2015

UN Reports Blasts Canada's Human Rights Record on Violence Against Indigenous Women
Aboriginal Legal Service of Toronto's Christa Big Canoe explains why government policies are leaving indigenous women four times more likely to be murdered than non-indigenous women - and what can be done about it

  July 26, 2015

Big Games, Bigger Scandals! A Look at Toronto's Pan-Am Games
Award-winning journalist Nick Fillmore discusses his latest reporting into the "gross public over-spending" associated with the Pan-Am games.

  July 22, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown Demands Canadian PM Harper Reexamine His Climate Policy
Tings Chak and Merran Smith examine the Economic and Climate Summit proposals being discussed inside and outside the Summit

  July 10, 2015

Toronto Protest Unites Environmental, Labor, and Indigenous Movements
Sanjay Talreja reports on the July 5th March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate in Toronto, Canada

  July 8, 2015

Bill C-51 Passed in Canada, but Repeal Plans Are Already in the Works
David Christopher, communications manager of OpenMedia, says this legislation is one of the most extreme pieces of legislation approved by Canadian lawmakers

  June 12, 2015

Canada's 'Draconian' Anti-Terror Bill May Face Final Vote This Week
Canadian Legal Scholar Craig Forcese breaks down the provisions in the C-51 bill that will likely face court challenges after its expected passage later this week.

  June 1, 2015

New Democratic Party Ends 43 Year Conservative Domination in Alberta
The victory of the new Premier-elect of Alberta Rachel Notley and the loss of the bastion province of the conservative Harper government is analyzed by Notley's former professor Gordon Laxer of the University of Alberta

  May 6, 2015

The Fragmentation of Canadian Climate Policies
Keith Stewart of Greenpeace on Canada's carbon tax, cap and trade, and the premiers climate conference in Quebec City

  April 16, 2015

Will Canadian Provinces Block Pipeline Expansion?
Keith Stewart of Greenpeace Canada and Carol Linnitt of DeSmog Canada discuss the upcoming premiers meeting on energy

  April 12, 2015

Resistance Mounts to Stephen Harper's Secret Police Bill
Public support plummeting for Bill C-51 after National Day of Action and widespread criticism by public figures in Canada

  March 26, 2015

Teaching Assistants Reject University of Toronto Offer
Margaret Atwood, Stephen Lewis, and Naomi Klein among those who tweeted, supported, or refused to cross the picket lines of striking contract staff at U of T, says Omar Sirri, PhD student

  March 24, 2015

Is Canada's "Patriot Act" a Political Ploy?
Leo Panitch and Dimitri Lascaris discuss Canada's Bill C-51 and other issues facing Canadians as elections loom on the horizon

  March 14, 2015

Striking TA's and Part-time Staff Frozen Out of a Living Wage at University of Toronto
PhD student Omar Sirri says 65% of the teaching is being done by TA's and part-time contract staff, but they represent only 3.5% of the university budget

  March 6, 2015

Nader: Canadian Anti-Terrorism Bill Follows America's Lead
Political activist Ralph Nader discusses his open letter to Canadian PM Stephen Harper in which he criticizes Harper's fear mongering ahead of Canadian elections

  February 28, 2015

Leaked RCMP Report Targets Activists as a Threat to National Security
Greenpeace Canada's Keith Stewart explains why the proposed anti-terror legislation threatens civil liberties

  February 25, 2015

Will Canada's 'Anti-Prostitution' Ban Protect Sex Workers?
Sex Work Activist Naomi Sayers says the Harper government's legislation forces sex workers underground into unsafe working conditions

  January 12, 2015

Fracking Opponents Celebrate Key Victories in New Brunswick, Quebec and New York
Emma Lui of the Council of Canadians talks about the decisions against fracking in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec, while Eric Weltman of Food & Water Watch talks about New York becoming the second US state to ban fracking

  December 18, 2014

Is This What Voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility Looks Like?
Dimitri Lascaris on the case against Nevsun Resources, a Canadian mining company whose appalling labour record in Eritrea was brought to court by a consortium of Canadian Law firms

  December 2, 2014

Study Finds Racial Profiling Persists in Toronto Despite Ban
Despite efforts to curtail racial profiling, a new study has shown it persists in Toronto's most marginalized communities, says Sabrina 'Butterfly' GoPaul of the group Jane Finch Action Against Poverty

  November 21, 2014

Despite Senate Vote on Keystone XL, Tar Sands Oil Will Still Reach the Gulf
Obama has quietly approved the Alberta Clipper, a cross-border pipeline between the U.S and Canada that will connect with the southern half of the Keystone XL pipeline, say journalists Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog and Cherri Foytlin of

  November 18, 2014

What's Behind the Defeat of the Left in Toronto?
Professor Leo Panitch discusses the appeal of Toronto's conservative mayor-elect and the failure of the left to galvanize the working class

  October 27, 2014

Canadian MPs Vote to Expand Support to Fight IS
Prime Minister Harper is an honorary conservative American, says Ariel Salzmann, associate professor at Queen's University

  October 8, 2014

Canada's Largest Union Protests Pension Cuts
Former CUPE senior research officer Kevin Skerrett and political economist Michel Lizee explain the proposed reform bill to pensions and how it will result in the transfer of risk from employers to employees

  August 21, 2014

On the Misrepresentations of Gaza in Canadian News Coverage
Middle East Professor Ariel Salzmann and activist Azeezah Kanji cite specific examples of how Canadian media has misrepresented the ongoing assault and how the Harper government aims to fuel this conflict to ensure high prices for Tar Sands oil

  August 6, 2014

One Year after Historic Oil Train Disaster, Risks Abound
Journalist Steve Horn and Greenpeace Canada's Keith Stewart discuss how the transportation of crude oil via rail has only increased despite alarming safety concerns and environmental risks

  July 14, 2014

Ontario Election: By Targeting Liberals, Will NDP Help Elect Right-Wing Conservatives?
Greg Albo and Leo Panitch discuss the role of the NDP in the June 12 election that might elect a 'tea party'-like Conservative government

  June 9, 2014

Group Petitions For Divestment From Fossil Fuels By University of Toronto
Dimitri Lascaris discusses whether divestment or engagement is the better strategy for effecting meaningful change in the relationship between higher education and the fossil fuels industry

  May 22, 2014

Canadian Securities Regulators Moving Ahead with US-Style No-Contest Settlements
Dimitri Lascaris: Canadian regulators are planning to implement no-contest practices that US judges are criticizing

  May 22, 2014

Canadians Protest Against Pipelines, Climate Change Policy
Journalist Jenny Uechi and First Nations Activist Amanda Lickers discuss the May 10 day of action

  May 9, 2014

Koch Brothers Are The Largest Foreign Lease Holder of Canadian Oil Sands
Funding think tanks, the Kochs are poised to influence debate on oil policy and shift the social fabric of Canada.

  May 2, 2014

Harper Government Brands Charity Aiding Palestinian Orphans A 'Terrorist Organization'
Yves Engler: Canadian government attacking aid groups aiding needy Palestinians while giving tax-exempt status to organizations bankrolling Israeli settlement expansion, considered illegal under international law

  May 2, 2014

Canada Shifts to Right Under Harper, Mimicking the United States
Canada Panel with Leo Panitch and Yves Engler

  April 18, 2014

Quebecers Reject PQ and Elect a Liberal Government Representing Big Business
Leo Panitch: "PQ fronting Pierre Peladeau as a their star candidate blew up in their faces"

  April 11, 2014

Elections, Pipelines, and Protests - The Canada Panel
Yves Engler explains why 50,000 Quebec students voted for a one-day strike & Jenny Uechi discusses the Vancouver Observer expose on Premier Christy Clark's hidden ties to the Northern Gateway Pipeline

  April 2, 2014

BC Pipeline Fight and Quebec Elections - The Canada Panel
Linda Solomon Wood and Yves Engler also report on the residential schools case and the Fair Election Act

  March 26, 2014

From Pipelines to Peladeau - Canadian Report
Yves Engler and Linda Solomon Wood discuss native resistance to tar sands pipeline and media mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau running as candidate for the Parti Quebecois

  March 20, 2014

Hundreds of Keystone XL Protestors Arrested, Look to Influence Obama's Final Decision on Pipeline
Hundreds of students demand President Obama reject the Keystone XL pipeline deal, but Obama has already fast tracked the southern half of the pipeline which is currently delivering Canadian tar sands to Texas refineries

  March 3, 2014

Indigenous Group Fighting Tar Sands Gets Boost From Neil Young
First Nations Chief Allan Adam discusses the Tar Sands awareness tour with Canadian musician Neil Young and the health issues that communities face

  January 28, 2014

Harper Pledges $66 Million to Palestinian Authority, But Does it Aid Palestinians?
Yves Engler: Canadian government funds go to policing Palestinians and supporting the corrupt Palestinian Authority

  January 26, 2014

Canadian Government Bent On Expanding Weapon Sales Globally
Yves Engler: The Harper administration is propping up its domestic arms industry without regard to the consequences of weapons sales to countries like Colombia and Saudi Arabia

  January 14, 2014

Canada's Top Spy Watchdog Lobbied For Pipeline Construction
Engler: Canada's head of intelligence oversight board lobbied for pipeline construction as its internal spy agency spied on pipeline competitors

  January 7, 2014

NAFTA Strengthened Canada's Corporate Class
Engler: Free trade deal bolstered neoliberal capitalism in Canada and opened it up to further resource extraction

  January 7, 2014

Canada's Lubicon Lake Nation Continue Anti-fracking Campaign, Appeal Court Injunction
Members of Lubicon Lake Nation fight pro-fracking injunction granted in favor of Penn West Petroleum

  January 6, 2014

Hunger-striking Immigrant Detainees Held in Canada for Years Without Trial
Supporters rally in snowstorm outside maximum security prison to show solidarity for prisoners being held without charges or release date

  December 16, 2013

Climate Change Clears The Way For The Extraction of Arctic Resources
Canada and Russia are investing in military infrastructure in order to protect economic interests in Arctic energy resources

  December 11, 2013

Snowden Reveals Extent of Canada's Spying on Behalf of NSA
Yves Engler: Ed Snowden latest leaks confirms widespread NSA spying by Canadian government, including of countries inaccessible to the US

  December 11, 2013

Preliminary Deal Reached for New Major Tar Sands Pipeline in Western Canada
Yves Engler: Opposition likely to grow against a new tar sands pipeline between British Columbia and Alberta

  December 9, 2013

Ontario Activists Protest Tar Sands Pipeline By Locking Themselves to Machinery
Protests escalate against Enbridge Line 9 pipeline as government of Ontario refuses to conduct environmental assessment

  December 4, 2013

Canada Stands Firm Against Iran Nuke Deal, Cozies Up to Israel & Saudi Arabia
Canada defies international consensus on Iran as PM Harper seeks to increase weapons sales to Saudi Arabia

  December 3, 2013

Toronto Public Housing Residents Bring Demands Straight to Feds
Historic rally joins tenants and city officials in demand for repairs funding

  November 23, 2013

City Council Strips Mayor of Key Powers, Protesters Rally to "Save Toronto"
Rob Ford becomes a mayor "in name only" as latest wave of allegations bring an admission of drunk driving and use of sexually explicit language

  November 17, 2013

TRNN REPLAY: Toronto Mayor's Scandal Shifts Focus From Poverty, Racialized Communities
Publication of new video shows mayor intoxicated and behaving erratically; video triggers more sensationalism from press

  November 9, 2013

Toronto police confirm existence of crack cocaine video; mayor dismisses calls for his resignation
Police investigation finds video consistent with existing media reports and leads to extortion charge of mayor's friend and driver, Sandro Lisi

  November 2, 2013

Scandal Hits Canada's Senate, Adding to Harper Government's List of Corruption
Yves Engler: Three of Canada's unelected Senators filed ineligible expense claims and have been told to repay $277,000 in wrongfully claimed expenses

  October 31, 2013

Canadian Company's Plan to Use Cyanide to Mine Romania's Gold Put On Hold After Mass Protests
Thousands of Romanians protest the environmental and cultural impact of mining Europe's largest gold mine

  October 31, 2013

Canada and EU to Ink Largest Trade Agreement since NAFTA
CETA prioritizes investor and intellectual property rights above environmental and consumer regulations.

  October 28, 2013

Tar Sands Protesters Commandeer Public Meeting, Energy Officials Run for the Door
First Nations and environmental activists interrupt Enbridge's pipeline plans.

  October 21, 2013

Canadian Police Use Military Tactics to Disperse Indigenous Anti-Fracking Blockade
New Brunswick Mounted Police deploy rubber bullets and tear gas, arrest 40 protesters for blockading highway.

  October 18, 2013

Enbridge Line 9 Hearings Met With Resistance in Montreal, As Pipeline Plan Provokes Wider Concern
Sarah Harmer and prominent musicians sing against Enbridge Line 9 reversal project; Quebec and Ontario residents mobilize to challenge oil and gas conglomerate

  October 14, 2013

Idle No More Protestors Take to the Streets in Global Day of Action
Idle No More protestors assert treaty rights and nationhood as part of International Day of Action

  October 8, 2013

Canadians Imprisoned in Egypt Indefinitely After Filming Military Brutality
Upon their arrest, Tarek Loubani and John Greyson reported being beaten and abused, while the military says they could face murder charges

  October 1, 2013

Outrage Over Province's Proposal to Arm Toronto Cops With Tasers
Toronto residents cite long running concerns of police brutality among the Toronto police force and the health risks of tasers use, in opposing wider deployment of the weapon

  September 28, 2013

Canada's Government Silences Scientists, Sides With Corporate Interests
Climate scientists were muzzled from speaking to the press, causing an 80 percent decrease in the coverage of environmental stories

  September 24, 2013

With Keystone XL Delayed, Trans-Canada Sets Eyes on "Energy East"
Yves Engler: Environmental and indigenous rights groups rightfully concerned about Trans-Canada's proposed "Energy East" pipeline

  August 12, 2013

TRNN REPLAY: Alberta Regulator Approves Tar Sands Expansion Despite "Irreversible" Eco Impact
Indigenous activists and supporters embark on 4th annual Healing Walk, raise awareness on tar sands effects

  July 26, 2013

Week of Enbridge Tar Sands Actions Launch Idle No More's Sovereignty Summer
Protesters across Canada engaged in civil disobedience in solidarity with Swamp Line 9 activists in Hamilton, Ontario; Toronto activists target Ontario courthouse

  July 1, 2013

Growing Concern Cuts to Toronto Youth Programs Will Bring "Summer of War"
Community leaders fear rise in gun violence will result from cuts to summer youth programs in Toronto's poor and under-serviced neighborhoods

  June 21, 2013

Scandal and Corruption in Canada's Right Wing Governments
Leo Panitch: Toronto's right populist Mayor is accused of crack use and PM Harper accused of covering up corruption in the Senate - their more serious crimes are attacks on workers rights and on public services

  May 28, 2013

No Doomsday but Ontario Takes Out the Knives
Jim Stanford: Ontario slashes with austerity regime even though predicted massive deficit has not developed

  March 26, 2013

Canadian Budget "Austerity on Autopilot"
Jim Stanford: In spite of data showing the Canadian economy is slowing down, the new Federal Budget pushes cuts and a balanced budget which will make recession worse - true under-utilization of labor is 12 percent

  March 26, 2013

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