Commentary

Ontario seeking to upstage federal government on pensions as provincial election looms

Ontario Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne has taken another step towards her announced intent to upstage the federal government over the Canada Pension Plan. She announced on January 22 that former...

I'm sorry for my inappropriate tweet to MP Chrystia Freeland

Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland took the floor during question period yesterday to talk about an issue important to all of us - the economy.   A lot of voices rose to shut her down and I'...

Safety regulations not up to speed with massive escalation of resource extraction

The company seeking to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has had a massive explosion on its decades-old natural gas pipeline in southern Manitoba. The rupture of the TransCanada PipeLines (...

TPP agreement sacrifices environment for corporate interests: WikiLeaks

The leaked secret draft of the TPP´s (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Environment Chapter, published Wednesday by WikiLeaks, underscores how multinational corporate interests rule the negotiating process...

Oil-by-rail industry in North America begins 2014 with another spectacular crash

The oil-by-rail industry in North America is growing by leaps and bounds, with frightening consequences for public safety and for the planet's climate.

Harper's Arctic vision to claim North Pole, Santa Claus

He’s making a list, checking it twice and going to find out who’s naughty or nice.  Ask just about any Canadian child who is eagerly anticipating the holidays, wide eyed and sugar-high, and they...

Conrad Black and Hizzoner Rob Ford

Readers outside of Toronto are seriously deprived of late of a huge dose of comedic entertainment. It comes via Conrad Black, aka Baron Black of Crossharbour, and the fallout from his fawning...

A big week for fossil fuel politics in British Columbia

Solidarity Accord signed in Vancouver on Dec 5, image courtesy of Ben West of ForestEthics

The criminal case against Canada's climate negligence

Canada’s stance on climate change arguably constitutes gross moral negligence.

Rail realignment discussion in Surrey/White Rock poses question of which interests will be served

The city councils of Surrey and White Rock say they are keenly interested in a relocation inland of the railway line that runs along their ocean shorelines. That message was welcomed by most of the...