We can no longer be outraged that the budget will hit the poor the hardest, while ignoring the fact that the majority of the poor are women.
The federal government’s recent leniency with wealthy corporate interests hints at a disturbing trend in the way government does business.
A recent vote in Parliament to condemn support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel reveals Canada’s new Liberal government is fundamentally aligned with Stephen Harper and the Tories on Israel and Palestine, say critics.
See which articles and topics Independent readers cast an eye over most in 2015.
The white poppy symbolizes grief for all victims of war, civilian as well as military, regardless of nationality. It also represents opposition to war and determination to work against the causes of war. Today it is relevant as ever in a Canada newly committed to humanitarianism and peacekeeping.
During the federal election campaign the Liberals were patient and stayed out of the gutter, and delivered a positive message — which is what Canadians wanted.
Now that we’ve had some time to relish in Harper’s defeat, let’s look at some of Justin Trudeau’s promises so that we can hold the Liberal Party to account as they implement their “Real Change”.
The next chapter of our story begins with the coordinated and well-executed effort to replace Stephen Harper with Justin Trudeau. But if we want to shape the narrative, we can’t let go of the pen.
What could a major new trade deal and the way the Harper Conservatives have chosen to handle the refugee crisis possibly have in common?
As politicians bid for votes in the last few days of a seemingly endless election campaign, it deserves to be asked: Is winning the best measure of leadership?
Ed Finn, Newfoundland’s first NDP leader, sat down with The Independent to discuss the biggest challenge facing Canada today — the one nobody’s talking about in the lead-up to the federal election.
While people are literally dying for democracy here in the Middle East, it disheartens me to see so many back home in Newfoundland and Canada taking their freedoms for granted.
Opposites attract, except when you’re Conservative leaders speaking out on the role of public servants in politics.
With election campaigns officially and unofficially in full swing, voters are bearing witness to a multitude of promises from politicians. We’re also seeing a rising number of disingenuous statements, some bordering on the laughable.
“Canada can move toward a ‘brave new world’ in the 21st century with the election of an NDP Government, one that I believe will be more caring, that will look after the vulnerable in our society and protect Canada’s stature internationally.”
Partisans criticising Linda McQuaig’s remarks are either ignorant or lying.
With an election this fall, 2015 is a big year for Canadian politics and democracy. But how much can really change, even if we do manage to vote Harper out of office?
The end of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission marks no conclusion, but calls all Canadians to accept the challenge of confronting cultural difference and relearning their histories.
In claiming it is educating the public and reporting the “good news” provincial media are not, the Davis Government is looking mighty Harperesque in promoting its budget with public tax dollars in the lead-up to a provincial election.
Against nationwide opposition, the Conservative Government’s impending “anti-terror” legislation passed its third reading in Parliament last week with the support of most Newfoundland and Labrador MPs.