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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 4, 14

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, 14

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 bridgethegulfproject.org

  November 19, 14

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 29, 14

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, 14

China-Canada Investment Agreement Locks Canada into Legally Binding Terms
Hupacasath First Nation Legal Challenge argues that the deal was unconstitutional but the judge failed to consider the impact on the whole Nation, ruling in favor of the government

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

Why Canada Continues to Back Israel Despite Gaza Assault
Prof. Reg Whitaker examines why Harper administration continues to support Israel in the face of growing international condemnation

  July 27, 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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  January 19, 15

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.

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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"

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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 3, 14

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 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

First-Ever Case of Canadian Mining Company Going To Trial In Canada For Alleged Abuses Abroad
The trial of HudBay Minerals marks a first-time legal precedent of a Canadian company being held to account in Canadian courts for alleged shootings and gang rapes in Guatemala

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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 3, 14

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 3, 14

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 3, 14

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 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

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

  October 3, 14

Are Toronto Homeless Shelters Overcrowded?
City maintains there are enough beds but activists and shelter operators say they are running at over capacity

  March 18, 2013

Harper's Venezuela Insult Shows Right Ideology Trumping Canadian Interest
Yves Engler: Harper's "condolence" message on death of Hugo Chavez shows Harper has pushed Canadian policy so far right it even jeopardizes business interest in Latin America

  October 3, 14

Canadian Government Fights US Opposition to Tar Sands Pipeline
Yves Engler: Unprecedented aggressive lobbying campaign by Canada to push Obama to say yes to XL pipeline

  October 3, 14

Canada Suspends Aid to Haiti, UN, US, Canada Spend Money on "Security" as Cholera Persists
Mark Weisbrot: Canada demands more effective Haitian government but most aid went to NGO's; failure of government a result of American and Canadian backed coup

  October 3, 14

Idle No More: Indigenous Peoples in Canada Actions in Support of Chief's Hunger Strike
Hunger strike by Chief Theresa Spence against new government legislation and long term denial of indigenous rights sparks nation wide movement

  January 4, 2013

Global Mining and Tar Sands Oil Drive Canadian Foreign Policy
Yves Engler: Harper's right wing foreign policy protects interests of big oil and mining

  October 3, 14

Canadian Aid to Haiti Tied to Mining Interests
Yves Engler: Strategic objectives of Canadian aid are to strengthen a pro-elite police and advance Canadian commercial interests

  January 13, 2013

Canada Wages a "Low Level War" Against Iran
Yves Engler: Harper government at forefront of supporting "killer sanctions" against Iran amidst deepening ties with Israel

  January 7, 2013

Canada and Israel - The Ugly Canadian
Yves Engler: PM Harper has moved Canada to become the closest ally of the Israeli hard right

  October 3, 14

Canadian Armed Forces an Adjunct to US - The Ugly Canadian
Yves Engler: The Canadian government played a major role in the bombing of Libya. It was a Canadian general that oversaw the whole NATO mission and approved the bombing targets.

  November 19, 2012

The Ugly Canadian
Yves Engler: Prime Minister Harper's government actively campaigns against international treaties and legislation around the world that aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions

  November 14, 2012

Global Mining and The Ugly Canadian
Yves Engler: The Canadian Harper government actively interferes in the affairs of other countries on behalf of mining companies registered in Canada

  November 15, 2012

New Quebec Government Cancels Tuition Hike
Richard Fidler: CLASSE student organization sets its sights on free university tuition

  September 24, 2012

Quebec Election Gives Students a Victory on Tuition Hikes, Fight for Free Education Continues
Jérémie Bédard-Wien: Quebec student activists work to create a global movement for the right to a free education

  October 3, 14

Quebec Students Continue Resistance
Report on the Quebec student movement's July mass protest and future plans

  October 3, 14

The Death of Evidence in Canada
Diane Orihel: Canadian scientists protest against Harper government's attack on environmental science

  July 23, 2012

Could Police Repression at Toronto G-20 Happen Again?
Lawyers Paul Copeland and Howard Morton discuss the major review of police actions during the Toronto G-20 and if there has been accountability

  June 29, 2012

Quebec Student Strike Gathers Wide Support
Worldwide marches held in solidarity with striking Quebec students

  October 3, 14

Quebec Students Resist State Repression
Paul Jay talks to Jérémie Bédard-Wien, Student Organizer, CLASSE

  October 3, 14

Protests Against Brutal Repression and Draconian Law in Quebec
Lawyers join students in protest against Quebec Bill 78

  October 3, 14

Quebec Student Movement Grows with Popular Support
People from Montreal's communities bang pots and pans to show support as students broaden demands

  October 3, 14

250,000+ Defy Anti-Protest Law in Quebec
Jeremie Bedard: Students will insist on their rights to education and their right to protest

  October 3, 14

Quebec's Maple Spring
May 1st in Montreal was a display of how the student strike is part of Quebec's larger struggle against neo-liberalism

  October 3, 14

Over 165,000 Students On Strike in Quebec Over Planned Tuition Hikes
Students lead tens of thousands in protests against tuition hikes and neoliberal reforms of Quebec government

  October 3, 14

Denying Civil Rights is a Crime
TRNN Replay: Paul Jay on austerity, mass protests and mass arrests

  April 6, 2012

Is Canada's Gold Corp. Good for Guatemala? Pt2
Lyuba Zarsky: Environmental and health effects are a violation of human rights

  November 21, 2011

Is Canada's Gold Corp. Good for Guatemala?
Lyuba Zarsky: 85% of gold revenues leave the country, where majority live in poverty

  November 14, 2011



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