Tommy Douglas

Harper Determined to Erase Pierre Trudeau From Public Consciousness

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: No doubt, Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are determined to create a Canadian nationalism that is both socially conservative and loyal to the monarchy. And to the British Empire. Their key strategy is to radically revise history and suppress certain moments that do not identify with past Conservative leaders. This penchant for naked revisionism has led to a molestation of the historic moment, on April 17, 1982, when Queen…

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Council of Canadians: Today We Celebrate Canada

Below is a brief message to Canadians and other progressives around the world from Canada’s biggest progressive citizen’s organization. Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians has members and chapters across Canada. It works “to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, energy security, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians. The Council does not accept money from corporations or governments,…

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#HarperHistory: Canadians Respond to Stephen Harper’s NDP ‘Hitler’ comment

In Parliament yesterday, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair asked PM Stephen Harper whether or nor Canadian special forces would stay in Afghanistan beyond the 2014 withdrawal deadline. Harper’s answer: “The leader of the NDP, in 1939, did not even want to support war against Hitler.” The trouble is: There was no NDP in 1939. There was, however, the NDP’s predecessor, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF). The leader in question is J.S. Woodsworth,…

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