Citizen Action Monitor

FINALLY! Truckers to face “state of emergency” response, declares Ontario Premier Ford

Severe fines up to $100,000, jail time, and possible loss of driver licences for non-compliance. — No 2816 by fw, February 11, 2022 — “Ontario is declaring a state of emergency … Continue reading

February 11, 2022

Canada’s Charter Rights reveal truckers’ misinformed allegations are “deeply lacking in merit”

Despite truckers’ rallying “Fuck Trudeau” cry, he has little jurisdiction over their demands, and has become a symptom of irrational extremism. — No 2815 by fw, February 11, 2022 — “Prior … Continue reading

February 11, 2022

Government and corporate elites get away with “reckless homicide” – They’re “Above the Law”

Ralph Nader cites evidence of escape from criminal prosecution by the likes of Trump, George W. Bush, Florida Governor DeSantis, Texas Governor Abbot, Purdue Pharma and Sackler Family, and Boeing. … Continue reading

August 14, 2021

The real Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a more complex figure than the “national saint” now being idolized

So let us not get swept away by a ritualized, propagandized spectacle of American political life. —– No 2662 Posted by fw, September 21, 2020 — “The death of Supreme … Continue reading

September 22, 2020

Nader builds strong case for Trump’s impeachment for his “abuse of the public trust” and more

If the Republican-controlled Senate fails to convict Trump in their Kangaroo court, the voters should vote him out in November.” No 2570 Posted by fw, January 10, 2020 “As the … Continue reading

January 10, 2020

Ralph Nader calls for Trump’s impeachment over his reckless disregard for a worsening climate crisis

Instead of protecting his citizens, Trump is actively aiding and abetting corporate polluters causing climate chaos. No 2551 Posted by fw, November 28, 2019 — “It is time to take … Continue reading

November 28, 2019

15 Canadian kids seek court protection from a government perceived to be contributing to climate crisis

Government mistakenly believes it can develop fossil fuel resources and concurrently cut emissions. No 2538 Posted by fw, October 30, 2019 “Fifteen children and teenagers from across Canada sued their … Continue reading

October 30, 2019

Why is Canada so politically paralyzed over the need to take decisive action on climate change?

Law Prof. Chris Tollefson analyzes Canada’s Petro paralysis in his reviews of three recent books. No 2424 Posted by fw, January 28, 2019 “This entire hot mess [Petro paralysis] is … Continue reading

January 28, 2019

Little-known activist law firm demands oil and gas industry accountability for contribution to climate change

Surprisingly, pro-oil-industry National Post delivers fair report of campaign by activist environmental law firm. No 2407 Posted by fw, January 2, 2019 “When news broke this month that Vancouver city … Continue reading

January 2, 2019

Trudeau government faces massive Quebec class action lawsuit over climate change inaction

The lawsuit begins: “What is the purpose of a government if not to protect the lives and safety of its citizens?” No 2399 Posted by fw, November 30, 2018 “In … Continue reading

November 30, 2018

Can the push to recognize the rights of nature counter unprecedented environmental destruction?

The question is – Will recognizing the rights of nature come to mean much in the implementation? No 2355 Posted by fw, August 18, 2018 “The pace and scale of … Continue reading

August 18, 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

Dozens defy court injunction, stage protest at Kinder Morgan construction zone – RCMP make arrests  

 PM Trudeau underestimated strong opposition to the project, claims Cree Nation member Clayton Thomas-Müller. No 2183 Posted by fw, March 18, 2018 “Burnaby RCMP started arrests after dozens of people … Continue reading

March 18, 2018

David and Goliath story – Small Quebec village wins legal battle over oil and gas company  

Town faced million-dollar lawsuit over new bylaw passed to protect its water from nearby drilling. No 2173 Posted by fw, March 3, 2018 “A small Quebec town that was facing … Continue reading

March 3, 2018

Big oil given 70 years to clean up tar sands waste, despite soaring cancer rates in First Nation communities

Will taxpayers be left to pick up the tab if oil companies declare bankruptcy? – Supreme Court to hear case related to that question. No 2155 Posted by fw, January … Continue reading

January 31, 2018

ICC’s decision to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan is “completely political”

The ICC has become a white man’s “Western, racist, imperial tool” targeting Africa, says Francis Boyle, international law prof. No 2096 Posted by fw, November 10, 2017 “The ICC prosecutor’s … Continue reading

November 10, 2017

US federal court dismisses Canadian forest company’s SLAPP lawsuit against two environmental NGOs

Victory delivered a “knockout punch” to Resolute Forest Products’ attempt to intimidate Greenpeace and STAND.earth No 2079 Posted by fw, October 19, 2017 “Months ago, Montreal-based Resolute Forest Products, Canada’s … Continue reading

October 19, 2017

Did citizen’s social media action fend off Enbridge’s attempt to silence anti-pipeline activist group?

STAND.earth’s office was raided in attempt to collect on $14,000 in court costs awarded to Enbridge in 2014 legal battle. No 2078 Posted by fw, October 19, 2017 “Two sheriffs … Continue reading

October 19, 2017

Growing opposition to Trump from US judiciary, legislature, media, and from overseas

But what will matter most is populist intervention from the extraordinary citizens of the US. No 1986 Posted by fw, June 18, 2017 “In this moment, populist intervention is everything, not … Continue reading

June 18, 2017