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Doug Ford’s War on Ontario’s Poor

Doug Ford’s War on Ontario’s Poor

November 30, 2018

John Clarke / Socialist Project. Ontario’s recently elected Tory government, headed by right wing populist, Doug Ford, did not wait very long to incorporate into its reactionary agenda, an attack on the province’s social assistance system and those living in poverty. Though their election platform had been astoundingly sparse when it came to details and…

Authoritarian Fordism in Ontario trumps the far right elsewhere

September 18, 2018

By Leo Panitch / The Star. On the day the Ford government’s ham-fisted attempt to alter the balance of political forces in Toronto came to a head in open confrontation with the judiciary, the international media’s attention was focused on a far right political party winning third place in the Swedish election with 17 per…

Defiant Trump Ignites Trade War with Canada and G-7 Allies

June 12, 2018

Citing national security issues to get around WTO rules, Trump ordered tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum imports from Canada and EU countries.  William Black and Gerald Epstein discusses the implications of these tariffs on the different economies

Canada Update: Doug Ford Becomes Ontario Premier in Waiting, Trudeau ‘Heads for the Hills’ for the G-7 Summit

June 8, 2018

TRNN Correspondent Dimitri Lascaris analyses the Ontario election results and the G-7 Summit taking place in Quebec, Canada

City Council Strips Mayor of Key Powers, Protesters Rally to “Save Toronto”

November 17, 2013

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

Toronto police confirm existence of crack cocaine video; mayor dismisses calls for his resignation

November 2, 2013

Police investigation finds video consistent with existing media reports and leads to extortion charge of mayor’s friend and driver, Sandro Lisi

Scandal and Corruption in Canada’s Right Wing Governments

May 28, 2013

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