Citizen Action Monitor

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

Mulcair ready to ‘assist’ Trudeau in becoming Canada’s next prime minister

NDP’s election platform pledges to work “with other federalist parties through informal or appropriate stable arrangements to end…Harper’s lost decade.” No 1479 Posted by fw, October 14, 2015 “Canada’s social … Continue reading

October 14, 2015

TPP free trade deal is really a stealth neoliberal assault on low-earners designed to protect investor rights

By favouring TPP, are Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau selling out Canadian workers to maximize corporate profits? No 1465 Posted by fw, October 1, 2015 “So we can’t say a lot … Continue reading

October 1, 2015

Mulcair “forceful”, Trudeau “too wobbly”, Harper “appalling”, strategic voting “silly and pointless”

Best strategy to minimize Harper’s re-election chances in October would be to work on increasing voter turnout No 1345 Posted by fw, May 22, 2015 Karl Nerenberg, a respected journalist with … Continue reading

May 22, 2015

Trudeau Libs stiff Canadians with “Yes” C-51 vote – Advocacy group promises payback come October election

OpenMedia.ca urges Canadians to “keep up the fight against C-51 until we win” No 1327 Posted by fw, May 7, 2015 Following their unforgivable betrayal of a couple of hundred … Continue reading

May 7, 2015

Trudeau-Harper coalition outcome in 2015 election? Bad news for Leadnow’s “Vote Together” strategy?

Why would any progressive vote for a Liberal who is not committed to rejecting Harper? No 1315 Posted by fw, April 21, 2015 “[W]hen he closes the door to a … Continue reading

April 21, 2015

Harper Cons cloak predatory aims of US/Canadian imperialism, cynically claiming to be coming to rescue of innocents

Duplicitous NDP and Liberals oppose motion but signal support for military operations in the Middle East No 1297 Posted by fw, April 1, 2015 “The reality is that the expansion … Continue reading

April 1, 2015