Vivelecanada Canada Newswatch
Some people criticize what they view as the government’s increasing interference in people’s lives. They say the government should get out of people’s way, and stop meddling in things that it doesn’t have business regulating. A few of these critics say that things were better in earlier eras, when the nanny state wasn’t trying to run every part of people’s lives.
What most people don’t realize is that we simply had a different kind of nanny state back then.
The Kinder Morgan Pipeline battle (B.C.) and the Canadian private corporation Tax Haven scandal show the Conservative government for what it really is.
Chris Hedges meets Anna Maria Tremonte and Colonial Canada is on full display.
Independent Norway has made oil wealth secure the lives of all Norwegians. Economic Colony Canada has given Canadian oil wealth to its foreign masters.
The gay rights movement has made tremendous advances in the last few decades. Whereas before gays could only express themselves secretly for fear of the consequences, gay rights are increasingly accepted in mainstream society, and discrimination against them is much less accepted. Gays are still threatened by violence, but while gay marriage was previously illegal, gays were condemned as going to hell, and people feared that gays wanted to “recruit” their children, most people don’t bat an eye at gay marriage now, the idea of gay “recruitment” is increasingly discredited and condemning gay people to hell is now opposed by many Canadians, as the Wildrose Alliance found out the hard way in the last provincial election.
In the second chapter, Citizen X discusses his opinions of Pierre Trudeau and his impact on Canada. On the one hand, he notes how much of a positive impact Trudeau had in reaffirming the geographic unity of Canada, building on something Citizen X described in Chapter One. He further ties this into Trudeau’s advocacy of bilingualism across Canada. Presuming that Canada’s geography belongs to us all, then the millions of Canadians whose mother tongue is French ought to be able to live their lives in French anywhere they choose.
The Mike Duffy case, the Bank of Canada case, and the Jessica Ernst case in Alberta all point to the failure of Canadian press and media and major political opposition parties. What does that mean for Canadian democracy?
The Mike Duffy Trial in Ottawa highlights two matters: the failure of Canada's conventional press and media - and the threatened position of Stephen Harper beneath the press and media fog.
Flagship example of a Canadian sell-out press and media may be glossy, up-market The Walrus Magazine - richly supported by the Canadian government ... and you know who else.
With the demise of Sun News Network last month, Ezra Levant announced that he planned to start a new online news network. The network is called “Rebel Media”, presumably to mark Levant and his colleagues as rebels against a presumably left-wing elite that makes up so much of the “Media Party” Levant talks about.