Canada

Indigenous Groups Win One, Lose One in the Canadian Supreme Court

July 28, 2017

The Supreme Court of Canada rendered two important decisions relating to indigenous rights and natural resource exploitation. TRNN hosts a discussion with former Clyde River Mayor Jerry Natanine and Eugene Kung, staff counsel at West Coast Environmental Law

Wines from Occupied Territories Labeled ‘Product of Israel’ Removed from Ontario Shelves

July 13, 2017

In an attempt to protect accurate consumer labeling information, the Ontario Liquor Control Board and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency ordered the products labeled ‘Product of Israel’ but produced in the Occupied Territories removed, says Dr. David Kattenburg

Canada’s Fossil Fuels Lobby Issues Dubious Data in a Bid for More Pipelines

June 24, 2017

Adam Scott of Oil Change International offers a critical analysis of new data from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Canadian First Nation Battles Pipeline Expansion

June 21, 2017

Charlene Aleck, spokesperson for the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation, discusses the indigenous group’s fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline and the struggle to protect its traditional way of life

In Canada, Indigenous Groups are Litigating – And Winning

June 17, 2017

Lawyer Eugene Kung of West Coast Environmental Law discusses the protection of indigenous rights under the Canadian constitution

Canada’s Increased Military Budget Will Fuel the US War Machine

June 13, 2017

Boosting Canada’s military spending is “a way of enhancing the American empire… done under the guise of lessening Canadian dependence on the U.S.,” says author and activist Yves Engler

Canada’s Political Landscape Undergoing Realignment?

May 31, 2017

Nora Loreto, author of “From Demonized to Organized,” talks about four important political shifts that took place in Canada in the past week and what this means for Canadian politics

Trudeau’s Carbon Reduction Plan Inadequate

May 22, 2017

Dimitri Lascaris, says Trudeau’s pricing schemes is defective and not even close to what is necessary to enforce reductions

Why are British Columbians Voting Liberal, Against Their Own Interest?

May 12, 2017

British Columbia is giving away lumber at .50 cents an acre and the Green Party holds the balance of power at a tipping point on energy policy says Michael Hudson

Just How Environmental Are Canada’s Environmental Policies?

April 29, 2017

Tzeporah Berman, the Executive Director of PowerUp Canada, explains that the Trudeau’s government’s environmental policies are an important improvement over the previous government, but it is far from enough

Does Canada Have a Foreign Policy Independent of the US?

April 7, 2017

Canada likes to portray its foreign policy as being independent and different from the US, but according to Yves Engler it actually almost always follows US lead

Will the NDP Adopt Pro-BDS Platform?

March 23, 2017

Journalist Nora Loreto discusses the ongoing leadership races in Canada’s Conservative and NDP parties

Breaking Campaign Promise, Trudeau Abandons Move to Democratize Electoral System

March 2, 2017

The Canadian Prime Minister has likely stopped pursuing implementation of a proportional system fo representation because his party – the Liberals – stand to lose the most with such a change, says Dimitri Lascaris

Survey Shows Support Growing For Palestinians Among Canadians

February 20, 2017

Survey Link: http://www.cjpme.org/survey

In the Trump Era, Is Canada’s Trade Relationship with the U.S. a Blessing or a Curse?

February 15, 2017

Following the first meeting between U.S. President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, Nora Loreto discusses the future of US-Canada relations.

Right-Wing Extremism and Canadian National Security Policy Both Embrace the Image of the ‘Muslim Threat’

February 7, 2017

Describing the Quebec mosque shooting as ‘senseless’ avoids the connection between extremist violence against Muslims and draconian national security policy, says Azeezah Kanji

Prime Minister Trudeau Prepares to Resurrect Keystone XL With Cabinet Shuffle

January 11, 2017

The move signals that the Trudeau government is unlikely to depart from the corporate-friendly trade policies of his predecessor, says Dimitri Lascaris

Canada’s New Climate Plan Inadequate For Meeting Commitments Under Paris Agreement

December 14, 2016

In response to Trudeau’s recent announcement, Greenpeace researcher Keith Stewart says Canada will have to decide whether it will go all-in on clean energy or continue to promote the growth of its oil and gas industries – because it can’t do both

Green Party of Canada Adopts Endorsement of Sanctions Against Israel

December 9, 2016

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