Tag: Trudeau

Genetic Discrimination and Liberal Backbenchers’ Opposition

Last Wednesday, the House of Commons passed Liberal MP Rob Oliphant’s Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, also known as Bill S-201, thereby outlawing the practise of genetic discrimination in Canada. In other words, individuals may not be discriminated against due to genetic…

Trump & Trudeau: An Unlikely Fossil Fuel Alliance

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

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

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.”

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…