Vive Le Canada
Mel Hurtig. 1932-2016
The passing of Mel Hurtig will remind Canadians that his courageous work is still unfinished, and he needs powerful successors. Plenty To Criticize-Plenty To Celebrate
Yesterday, we celebrated Canada Day. For most people, Canada Day is a day to take pride in, to celebrate who we are as a country.
However, more recently there have been harsh criticisms levied against past figures in Canadian history, particularly prime ministers like John A. Macdonald and Wilfrid Laurier. Critics have pointed out the way past historians often ignored or downplayed the negative aspects of their legacies, such as the head tax on Chinese immigrants, the discrimination against indigenous peoples, or the racist immigration hierarchy that favoured people from Western and Northern Europe over people from other parts of Europe or the world. Plenty To Criticize-Plenty To Celebrate
Every year in July, we celebrate Canada Day. For most people, Canada Day is a day to take pride in, to celebrate who we are as a country.
However, more recently there have been harsh criticisms levied against past figures in Canadian history, particularly Prime Ministers like John A. Macdonald and Wilfrid Laurier. Critics have pointed out the way past historians often ignored or downplayed the negative aspects of their legacies, such as the head tax on Chinese immigrants, the discrimination against Indigenous peoples, or the racist immigration hierarchy that favoured people from Western and Northern Europe over people from other parts of Europe or the world. EU. Fascism and Imperial Globalization. Part Five
The Great Divide in Europe is between democratic community and the designs of international capital to erase genuine community and erect a Gigantic Market in which the working people of Europe will toil as semi-slaves. BREXIT is a warning blast. Reflections On Canada Day: A Tale Of Two Constitutions
I'm writing this on the morning of Canada Day 2016, thinking about all the fascinating things I've read and the people I've met. One thing I've come across is the different ways in which the Canadian and American Constitutions have evolved, and the deep, fundamental differences they suggest between our two countries. British Columbia and Imperial Globalization. Part Four
The story of the sell-out of BC's Infrastructure Network reveals the corruption of imperial globalizers and the extent of 'Imperial Globalization. Seeing Canada's Direction? Imperial Globalization. Part Three
In the midst of the COMER case to return Infrastructure financing power to The Bank of Canada, the Justin Trudeau Liberals are working to create a new Canadian Infrastructure Bank. What is going on? Non-Native Actions Have An Impact, Too
Indigenous issues have been all over the news, from the Attawapiskat crisis to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Theres also the familiar calls for Indigenous people to just get over it, abandon their reserves and move to the cities.
This is just the latest example of a trend that repeats itself in Canadian history, of Indigenous Canadians expected to be the only ones to take any responsibility for change, and accept all the responsibility for the problems that have come up. Apparently, its never the fault of the government or non-Native Canadians. Oligarchs. U.S. And Russia. Imperial Globalization. Part Two
The story of U.S. and Russian Oligarchs is not the same. The difference has shaped a threatening future ... for Canada and the world. What Is The Right Amount Of Tax?
Its tax time again in Canada, which makes it a good time to think about politicians comments on taxes. Many politicians, especially conservative ones, have talked about tax relief, offering all kinds of tax cuts and rebates for everything from fitness to childrens art programs. Oftentimes, they also guarantee that these tax cuts can be paid for without reducing frontline services or major programs. If anything, they also talk about other kinds of spending, whether taking the fight to ISIS in the Middle East, getting tougher on crime, and upgrading the militarys equipment.