Maple-glazed Trump? Doug Ford’s populism is Canadian-made

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.

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New NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh battles racism in Canadian politics with love

Jagmeet Singh, a martial artist, Sikh lawyer, and newly-elected leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP), uses love to challenge racism, Islamophobia and white supremacy in Canadian politics and society.

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Harper Conservatives and Big Oil turning Canada into a “petro-state”

by The Polaris Institute | December 4, 2012: A new report entitled “Big Oil’s Oily Grasp – The making of Canada as a Petro-State and how oil money is corrupting Canadian politics” released today by the Ottawa-based Polaris Institute found that six main oil industry players, including Enbridge and TransCanada, met with federal cabinet ministers 53 times between September 2011 and September 2012, the

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Occupy Ottawa to protest Crime Bill C-10 on Parliament Hill

Hundreds of activists are expected on Parliament Hill at noon on Tuesday, January 31, to protest the Harper Conservative government’s widely condemned omnibus crime Bill C-10. The protest is being organized by the Political Action Committee of the Occupy Ottawa movement. “Bill C-10 is titled The Safe Streets and Communities Act – which is quite an ironic name,” said Occupy Ottawa activist Andy

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Contemplating the future, Occupy Ottawa hints at political role

Occupy Ottawa activist, Andy Wilson, sees a future political role for the movement. During Occupy Ottawa’s November 28 General Assembly, Wilson proposed the creation of a Political Action Committee for the movement. During its December 3, General Assembly, Occupy Ottawa approved his proposal.

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