Citizen Action Monitor

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

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

Trudeau may charm fossil fuel fools in Texas, but informed critics back home are not so easily duped

The implicit wager the fossil fuels industry is making is that humanity is going to collectively commit suicide. No 1907 Posted by fw, March 10, 2017 Trudeau …. likes to convey … Continue reading

March 10, 2017

PM Trudeau says Saudi arms deal stands; Minister Dion tip-toes around human rights concerns with Saudi peer

Did lucrative deal mute stronger expressions of moral and ethical condemnation of Saudi HR abuses? No 1546 Posted by fw, December 19, 2015 ***** “Look, everyone of us knows from … Continue reading

December 19, 2015

Liberals’ pledge of “real change” is a fraud, masking a right-wing agenda

The Throne Speech was as revealing for its silences as for what it said No 1533 Posted by fw, December 7, 2015 “Friday’s Throne Speech was chock full of pronouncements … Continue reading

December 7, 2015

TPP prediction shocker by reporter Roger Jordan —

“There is little doubt that Trudeau will soon give Obama what he wants in regards to the TPP” No 1522 Posted by fw, November 21, 2015 “There is little doubt … Continue reading

November 21, 2015

Obama views Canada’s support for TPP as a done deal

Trudeau, however, maintained that a final decision will not be made ahead of planned parliamentary hearings. No 1521 Posted by fw, November 20, 2015 “U.S. President Barack Obama says he … Continue reading

November 20, 2015

Trudeau government likely to approve TPP, a deal even worse than expected, says Toronto Star columnist

“We shall see what Trudeau does. He has surprised before. But the odds are that this deal, however bad, is done.” No 1507 Posted by fw, November 11, 2015 “Until … Continue reading

November 11, 2015

Canada’s leading TPP watchdog demands “full public consultation”

US and Japan are already pressuring Trudeau to adopt TPP as soon as possible, claims Maude Barlow No 1503 Posted by fw, November 8, 2015 “Citing concerns about how the … Continue reading

November 8, 2015

“Real change promised by Trudeau and his Liberals will prove to be entirely superficial”

Liberals will implement the agenda of big business No 1500 Posted by fw, November 5, 2015 “The government inauguration and cabinet choices were carefully scripted to give the appearance of … Continue reading

November 5, 2015

Harper’s out. Trudeau’s in. So why aren’t Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis breathing more easily?

Trudeau appears to side with most Paris-bound leaders — saying yes to more renewables, but not saying “no” to new fossil fuel projects. No 1492 Posted by fw, October 27, … Continue reading

October 27, 2015

Real change, eh? Trudeau backtracks on pledge to withdraw Canada from bombing missions

JT dodges withdrawal question, noting merely that his government would act in a “responsible” manner. No 1490 Posted by fw, October 25, 2015 “Trudeau’s unwillingness to commit to a timeframe … Continue reading

October 25, 2015

My open letter to prime minister designate Justin Trudeau – Cancel Canada’s secretive arms deal with Saudi Arabia

End Canada’s morally blind allegiance with a state guilty of barbarous human rights violations and war crimes No 1489 Posted by fw, October 25, 2015 Here is a first draft … Continue reading

October 25, 2015

When it comes to the climate, Prime Minister elect Trudeau has failed to distinguish himself

“He won’t take the kind of bold action we need and hold campaign promises unless the climate movement forces him to,” says Cam Fenton, 350.org No 1484 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

October 20, 2015

“Trudeau and his Liberals will use their majority to enforce the dictates of the capitalist elite”

And the “Harper lite” NDP got what it deserved – an electoral debacle No 1483 Posted by fw, October 20, 2015 “Trudeau and his Liberals will use their majority to … Continue reading

October 20, 2015