No, Canada didn’t dodge the bullet, they were hit first

Quite often when we talk about right-wing populist parties we think of Europe – of Ukip, the French National Front, the Dutch Freedom Party, the Swedish Democrats, Golden Dawn, or Donald Trump in the United States. Yet arguably the most successful right-wing populist leader in the 21st century was in Canada: the former prime minister … More No, Canada didn’t dodge the bullet, they were hit first

How deep into Hell did Harper put Canada? Environment Canada officers failed to uphold the law, ignored infractions to keep in line with Ottawa’s (Harper’s? Encana’s?) “priorities”

[Image if Albertans could get a review of AER/Alberta Environment’s failures to uphold laws in the province, and a review of their fraudulent engagement to cover-up industry’s pollution and harms] The federal department that enforces Canada’s environmental laws is in such disarray that some officers say they have been ignoring infractions in order to keep … More How deep into Hell did Harper put Canada? Environment Canada officers failed to uphold the law, ignored infractions to keep in line with Ottawa’s (Harper’s? Encana’s?) “priorities”

The crisis in Canada’s oil patch demonstrates the right-wing populist’s lack of self-awareness and persecution complex

The drive-by smearing of Justin Trudeau — three months into his new government — is reaching comic proportions. iPolitics columnist Tasha Kheiriddin coined a clever phrase to describe Trudeau’s political style: the “Oprah-fication of Ottawa.” Witty. Still beats the ‘Stalinization’ of Canada under the previous government. (Remember 24/7 — that publicly-funded PMO ‘news’ services that … More The crisis in Canada’s oil patch demonstrates the right-wing populist’s lack of self-awareness and persecution complex

The rise — in Canada of all places — of right-wing nationalism

Dec 2, 2011 If someone had predicted a few years ago that Canada would fall into the embrace of right-wing nationalism, they would have been sent off to the nearest home for the mentally encumbered. A nationalism of the left, maybe. We had some of that, at least as conservatives saw it, in the Trudeau … More The rise — in Canada of all places — of right-wing nationalism