Canada

Bipartisan NAFTA 2.0 Is Still Fatally Flawed

January 20, 2020

Congress passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) almost unanimously. It contains improvements over the original NAFTA, but still puts corporate interests over those of ordinary citizens, says Jacobin’s Nicole Aschoff.

Canada’s Cops Were Ready to Shoot Indigenous Anti-Pipeline Activists

January 10, 2020

RCMP officers were instructed to use as much violence as they wanted at the blockade of the Coastal Gaslink Pipeline. Kanahus Manuel, an indigenous activist in British Columbia, said it’s part of Canada’s long colonial legacy.

Year in Climate Crisis: Fossil Fuels Expansion, Scary Science and Global Activism

December 26, 2019

The Real News Network’s Steve Horn and Dimitri Lascaris talk about the 2019’s biggest climate stories.

As Resistance Halts Pipelines, LNG and Tar Sands Move via Rail

December 3, 2019

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to move fracked gas by rail at the behest of a company owned by Milwaukee Bucks billionaire owner Wes Edens, a major donor to the DNC. As tar sands pipelines are halted, more carbon-intensive crude moves along the tracks.

Audits of Alberta Energy Regulator Expose a Broken Agency

October 31, 2019

Regan Boychuk of Reclaim Alberta says the AER routinely ignores the law.

Canada’s Social Movements Face Challenge with Trudeau’s New Government

October 28, 2019

Even though Justin Trudeau and his Liberal party had presented themselves as progressives, activists say they have betrayed promises. Activists will thus have to redouble their efforts for social change in Canada

Trudeau’s Liberal Government Needs to Form Coalition to Remain in Power

October 23, 2019

Nora Loreto and Yves Engler say that the outcome of Canada’s election should move Justin Trudeau’s government in a progressive direction.

Will the Next Trudeau Government Keep Its Promises to Indigenous Peoples?

October 23, 2019

Indigenous lawyer Pam Palmater explains that the first Trudeau government broke virtually all of its promises to indigenous peoples.

Race Plays a Central Role in Canada’s General Election

October 21, 2019

Race and racism weren’t supposed to be major issues in this year’s election. The parties had to deal with them anyway.

Toronto Food Couriers Are Unionizing to Battle Gig Economy Conditions

October 4, 2019

Foodora couriers in Toronto are facing the same unstable, irregular conditions as other gig economy workers. They’re organizing a union to fight back.