Citizen Action Monitor

Trudeau gov. boasts of $65M Yemen aid, but is silent about $240M arms for countries bombing Yemen

“It’s a bit like helping pay for somebody’s crutches after you’ve helped break their legs,” says research org. No 2211 Posted by fw, April 30, 2018 “When Global Affairs Canada … Continue reading

April 30, 2018

Trudeau ducks questions about his awareness of rigged review of Trans Mountain project

Duplicitous PM dodges the questions by blaming New Dems and Cons for something totally beside the point. No 2210 Posted by fw, April 29, 2018 “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sidestepped … Continue reading

April 29, 2018

Leadnow’s plan to defeat Doug Ford in June 7, 2018 Ontario election

Leadnow Canada is “Going After Ford”. Take the pledge to help defeat him. No 2209 Posted by fw, April 29, 2018 “The electoral math tells us we can have impact … Continue reading

April 29, 2018

Will First Nation’s court action force Ottawa to release pipeline decision-rigging secrets?

Ottawa’s response ignores rigging allegations, echoes KM’s “too late” reply, and argues First Nation is just fishing for “supplemental evidence.” No 2208 Posted by fw, April 28, 2018 “A lawyer … Continue reading

April 28, 2018

Don’t give anti-pipeline org. tax dollars to hire students, says CBC News

CBC article mentioned by Dogwood org. as part of “hate mail piling up” in response to its stop KM campaign. No 2207 Posted by fw, April 27, 2018 “The hate … Continue reading

April 27, 2018

Economist Kate Raworth would say that Trudeau and his advisers are stuck in last century’s economics

The idea of economics should not start with economic growth, but with human wellbeing, declares Raworth. No 2206 Posted by fw, April 25, 2018 “I studied economics at university 25 … Continue reading

April 25, 2018

Suzuki calls on Canadians to oppose Kinder Morgan pipeline and all fossil fuel expansion

Trudeau government is trading short-term economic interests for long-term wellbeing of all life on planet Earth. No 2205 Posted by fw, April 24, 2018 “… we have Canadian provincial and … Continue reading

April 24, 2018

Excellent summary highlights Kinder Morgan pipeline news over 48-hours, ending April 19, 2018

20 highlights capture clash between opposing sides, with anti-pipeline viewpoint clearly supported. No 2204 Posted by fw, April 24, 2018 Here’s are my 20 subheadings added to my reformatted repost … Continue reading

April 24, 2018

Internal gov. documents reveal Ottawa rushed pipeline decision after call from Kinder Morgan executive

Email shows bureaucrats emphasized industry concerns, opting not to consult directly with First Nations. No 2203 Posted by fw, April 23, 2018 “High-ranking public servants in the federal government discussed … Continue reading

April 23, 2018

Selfish motives drive Canada’s political and business elites to press for pipeline action

Powerful capitalist elites want profits, political leaders want to retain capitalists’ support by growing the economy. No 2202 Posted by fw, April 20, 2018 “From Canada’s corporate media, oil industry, … Continue reading

April 20, 2018

New poll results imply majority of Canadians misinformed about dire consequences of climate change

What other inference can one draw when majority of BC residents, as well as Canadians, support Kinder Morgan pipeline project? No 2201 Posted by fw, April 19, 2018 “A new … Continue reading

April 19, 2018

Canada’s constitution is on BC’s side of Kinder Morgan pipeline dispute, says legal expert

Horgan is right to be “calm and patient”; Trudeau “seems ignorant of reality”; Notley’s “completely wrong”. No 2200 Posted by fw, April 15, 2018 “ ‘[Rachel Notley’s] completely wrong about … Continue reading

April 15, 2018

Trump’s attack on Syria prompts “Fuck the USA” reaction from Canadian educator/columnist

Attack built on lies — Jim Miles blasts Trump, Bolton, Mattis; Canadian sycophants singling out Russophobic Chrystia Freedland; and “suck-ups to empire, Britain/France.” No 2199 Posted by fw, April 14, … Continue reading

April 14, 2018

Trudeau/Notley/Kinder Morgan case against BC fraudulent, argues Rabble’s Linda McQuaig

McQuaig picks apart the “chorus of rage” from business and political ranks over B.C.’s refusal to fall into line. No 2198 Posted by fw, April 13, 2018 “Then, of course, … Continue reading

April 13, 2018

Kinder Morgan suspends pipeline work, gives governments until May 31 to resolve differences

Under attack from BC and Alberta, Trudeau blames his predecessor, Stephen Harper No 2197 Posted by fw, April 9, 2018 “In Calgary Sunday afternoon, Kinder announced it was suspending ‘all non-essential activities … Continue reading

April 9, 2018

Despite mounting rebuttal evidence, PM Trudeau repeats misguided “environment and economy” pitch  

In a decade or two, will he be Canada’s most reviled PM for ignoring dire climate-related health, economic and environmental risks? No 2196 Posted by fw, April 8, 2018 First, … Continue reading

April 8, 2018

“We’re going to see this economic system spinning out of control and destroying itself” Richard Wolff

We’re besieged with economic and political theatre, anything to distract us from confronting an economic system that doesn’t work for the majority. No 2195 Posted by fw, April 3, 2018 … Continue reading

April 3, 2018