Canada

Rae on Ignatieff

April 17, 2009
Bob Rae on Michael Ignatieff In a wide-ranging, three-part interview with The Real News Network Senior Editor Paul Jay, (www.therealnews.com), Bob Rae, Liberal Foreign Affairs Critic and former Premier of Ontario, discusses the Liberal Party leadership crisis in the waning days of 2008 and his views about his new leader, Michael Ignatieff. In the first…

Columbus Day: Indigenous People of the Americas

December 17, 2008
The indigenous Algonquin community of Barriere Lake has been fighting with the provincial government of Quebec and the federal government of Canada for nearly twenty years over their land. Blockades they have set up in the late 1980s stopped illegal logging on their land and led them to sign a Trilateral Agreement with the two…

Canadian Parliament shut as PM clings to power

December 5, 2008

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper won a temporary suspension of Parliament until January 26, delaying a vote which had been set to topple his Conservative minority government. Canada’s opposition parties, the Liberals and the New Democrats signed a coalition agreement on Monday, backed by Canada’s separatist party the Bloc Quebecois, to form an alternative government…

Bailouts and stimulus are not enough

December 4, 2008
Leo Panitch: Conservative’s ‘anti-tax obsession’ is similar to policy that made the ’30s worse

Canada: Liberals NDP Bloc sign deal to oust Tories

December 2, 2008

The Liberals and the New Democrats have a deal to form a coaliton government and push the Stephen Harper Conservatives out of office. The agreement was also signed by the Bloc Quebecois although they will not be part of the coalition. Liberal leader Stepahne Dion and the NDP’s Jack Layton signed the accord which would…

Israel, Palestine and the media

November 16, 2008
Mordecai Briemberg on battle over satire, media concentration and coverage of Israel Pt.2/2

Canada reelects Stephen Harper

October 16, 2008

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper was reelected this week, as his Conservative Party won its second minority government. Harper called an early election last month after accusing the Canadian Parliament of being dysfunctional. Observers called it a calculated political move, meant to take advantage of his lead in the polls, with the aim, to secure…

Climate Change

October 13, 2008
As Canadians get ready to go the polls on October 14, more than 230 academic economists have signed an open letter to the leaders of the federal political parties, urging them to acknowledge that putting a price on carbon is "the best approach" to combatting climate change.