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.
Fir the sake of the environment, indigenous rights, and the future, renowned environmentalist David Suzuki urges us to push back against Texas-based Kinder Morgan’s obsolete Trans Mountain pipeline project and all fossil fuel expansions in Canada and beyond.
Feminist foreign policies of countries such as Canada and Sweden are hypocritical when you consider the fact that these countries sell arms worth billions of dollars to regimes such as Saudi Arabia, which oppresses women.
Instead of dehumanizing people who engage in extremism inspired by hate and white supremacy, we should try to understand their humanity, and the experiences, pain and vulnerability fueling their inclination to violence.
With its eye on the crucial June election, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government has created a deficit-funded election budget proposing social policy expansions, investments, and progressive expenditures on key issues such as child care, health care, and pharmacare.