The federal government is engaged in five major “free trade agreements” that threaten the degree of control Canadians have over their land, resources, freedom and future
When Ottawa sells out the fishery to score international political points, it raises questions about our current – and future – relationships
Political interference in scientific research must not be tolerated.
Researchers warn of the growing impact of political intervention on scientific research in Canada
There is much reason to be cynical of our political class, and the systems meant to check and balance them.
With the “Fair Elections Act” the federal Conservatives may have the trump, but they’re not playing with a full deck
As the number of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada continues to rise at an alarming rate, people, human rights groups and politicians strengthen the call for a national public inquiry
With its back to the wall, will Canada’s public broadcaster stand up to a government that is tightening its grip on the network’s freedom? Or should ‘friends’ intervene?
Turkey isn’t the only country plagued by a deficit of democracy. Canada’s federal Conservatives don’t have much more ethical credibility than Turkey’s embattled regime.
Unresolved concerns over Peter Penashue’s 2011 campaign financing may undermine the integrity of the federal democratic process in Labrador as voters go to the polls.
May 11 is World Fair Trade Day, a time to talk about trade injustice and Canada’s waning control over its own sovereignty.
A critical analysis of the Harper government’s behavioural patterns reveals two possibilities: it’s either an enormous coincidence or the Conservative Party of Canada is staging its own production of 1984.
By endorsing the exploitation of immigrants as entertainment, federal Conservatives toy with a politics of fear and hate
How Canadian mining companies are profiting from environmental and human rights abuses in water-poor countries, and with the help of the Canadian government.
Co-founder and lead singer Greg Keelor talks about the band’s early years, the Idle No More movement and his support for native rights. They play St. John’s on Saturday.
A tragic irony at Christmas time…
This year’s War of 1812 commemorations may amount to nationalist pseudo-history, but don’t laugh too hard. They are part of a more serious campaign: Stephen Harper’s war on knowledge.
As the federal and provincial governments steamroll ahead with plans to dam the Lower Grand River (known as Mistashipu to many locals), individuals and aboriginal groups in Labrador are raising their voices in opposition to what many see as an appropriation of their land without fair compensation.
With the Government of Canada offering a loan guarantee for the hydro-electric development on the Lower Grand River, the Muskrat Falls controversy is heating up and provoking backlash from angry Labradorians.
The Sept. 15 nation-wide protests were held 48 hours before Parliament resumed. It is expected the Harper administration will push through further cuts to social services and public sector jobs in another omnibus budget bill.