Tag: Trudeau

Trump & Trudeau: An Unlikely Fossil Fuel Alliance

On October 24th, 99 young people were arrested in Ottawa calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to reject the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline. Together, they gave the Canadian Prime Minister a ‘Climate 101 Crash Course’ which starts with the most basic lesson -- climate leaders don’t build pipelines. (Credit: Robert van Waarden | Survival Media)

Before Donald Trump ascended to his gilded chair in the oval office and attempted to remove all trace of opposition to himself or his opinions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website showed that 20,000 oil spills were reported to the United States Federal…

Canadian Complacency: Trudeau in the Trump Era

“We’re actually closer than friends. We’re more like siblings,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a state dinner in Washington with U.S. President Barack Obama last March. Brothers we may be, and yet our sibling nations seem to be rapidly drifting…

Bill C-14: The Assisted Dying Bill and the Death of the Liberal Honeymoon

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By now, most Canadian politicos will have heard of or seen the debate about the oh-so controversial Bill C-14 or the Assisted Dying Bill, the trigger of the media-dubbed “elbowgate” incident in which an NDP MP (Ruth Ellen Brosseau) was accidentally elbowed in the chest by…

Trudeau Promises a “Total Renewal” of Relationship with First Nations Peoples

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In September, I published an article looking at the abominable treatment of Canada’s Aboriginal community by its government, particularly addressing its indifference toward the missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. For decades there has been no national inquiry launched…

Should Canada welcome Syrian refugees? It’s complicated, but the answer is “Yes.”

Winter is here and they need a home. -By UK Department of International Development via Flickr

Technically no one is responsible for sympathy or generosity. Technically, no one is responsible for accepting Syrian refugees. Yet, a world that operates on technicality is sad and unimaginable; most people want to do more than average, feel more than…