The recent resignations from the Trudeau cabinet by Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott confirm the limits of Canadian liberalism, as did suffragist Mary Ellen Smith’s 1921 resignation from the British Columbia cabinet.
Treasury Board President Jane Philpott today resigned from cabinet over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s questionable handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair.
While the Canadian media rushed to blame the Québec City mosque massacre on rising anti-Muslim hatred in the U.S. and elsewhere, studies on white nationalism, hate crimes, and racism show that Islamophobic policies and sentiments are alive and well in Canada.
“Let’s embrace the vision of Algonquin elder William Commanda for an authentic and organic future, rooted in the wisdom of the Indigenous people upon whose land we reside,” said former NDP MP Paul Dewar, who died of cancer on Wednesday, in his final message to Canadians and humanity.
Ontario PC leader Doug Ford’s brand of populism has nothing to do with the populism Donald Trump used to win the U.S. presidency. It’s an extension of the populism practiced by Canadian right-wing politicians such as former prime minister Stephen Harper in the most recent past.
A new bitcoin mining operation in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, is raising numerous concerns, including whether the Hydro-Québec grid can sustain its high energy demands, and the operation’s ecological and cultural impact.
David Suzuki argues for civilized and fact-based public discourse on contradictory claims such as the Kinder Morgan’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline is in Canada’s national interest, and that it’s essential to confronting climate change.
The Toronto van attack, which left 10 people dead, “is likely to bring on a variety of feelings among those affected — people who witnessed the event, the first responders who provided care for victims and even those of us who simply saw news coverage of the horrible incident,” writes Dr. Margaret McKinnon, the Homewood Chair in Mental Health and Trauma at McMaster University.