Vivelecanada Canada Newswatch
Jessica Ernst is fighting against Encana Corporation and the Alberta (energy) Regulator for huge alleged violations of law and duty. Andrew Nikiforuk catches the mood - and details - of the contest as well as the impaired state of justice in Canada. Read his new book: Slick Water.
The move from 'Progressive Conservatism' in Canada to 'Far Right Reaction' threatens democracy as Canadians know and live it. The support by much of Canada's major media for the Far Right is a disturbing factor.
Pipelines are a major political issue in Canada. Getting oil to market is seen as critical to Alberta’s economy. They are a high priority for Stephen Harper’s government, so why has there been so little progress on pipelines?
Stephen Harper's forces have been routed by a majority Liberal win. But ...watch Stephen Harper. Expect him to use every tactic (legitimate and illegitimate) to return to power.
The story of Canadian democracy throwing off a move to Despotism is as reassuring as it is puzzling....
Opposition Parties are talking about many things in the present Canadian election. But not about "sheer corruption". Henry Mintzberg (McGill University) introduced the phrase...only to run away from it.
In my last coumn I wrongly reported Green Party attention to the bad (FIPA) economic treaty with China. Here I apologize for that error, and I underscore the major (actively avoided) issue in this national election.
The key issue in Canada is Stephen Harper's on-going attack on law, ethics, justice, human rights, and democracy. Why do the Opposition Parties ignore that key issue?
Many factors point to a "Cooked-Up" trial, a massive, fake show. Is it so ...? And, if so, WHY?
In commentaries about politics, the idea of the “mushy middle” is often used as an insult. It’s depicted as a weakness, as the person who straddles it is unable to decide on a firm set of beliefs, or who tries to please everyone instead of taking a strong stand. Similarly, compromise is seen as a sign of weakness, and an inability to defeat the enemy. People who stick with their ideologies and their principles are seen as strong leaders, compared to the weak and indecisive compromisers.