Citizen Action Monitor

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

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

“People are being left behind big time,” says BC low-earner Laura Cairns

Are the super-rich of the world to blame for Laura being left behind? No 1463 Posted by fw, September 29, 2015 “At 56, Laura Cairns knows what it’s like to … Continue reading

September 29, 2015

“Most of us don’t seem to like politics very much,” concludes CBC National News feature story

Is politics in Canada broken? No 1452 Posted by fw, September 18, 2015 “We’re frequently disappointed with our politicians, but some of that might be our fault. In 2011, just 61 … Continue reading

September 18, 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

Stephen Harper: Is he Canada’s worst prime minister ever?

Eleven respected Canadians give the PM two thumbs way down on the fundamentals of governing No 1343 Posted by fw, May 20, 2015 “Given his longevity in power, and in … Continue reading

May 20, 2015

Will young voters show up at the ballot box in October to help unseat Harper?

Problem is many Millennials, like UBC student Julie Van de Valk, are not inspired by any party or leader No 1302 Posted by fw, April 6, 2015 Van de Valk … Continue reading

April 6, 2015

Harper Watch dishes out more bad news for PM’s Cons – That’s the good news

The bad news is latest public opinion polls find Harper Cons party and leader in front No 1301 Posted by fw, April 5, 2015 This post has two sections – … Continue reading

April 5, 2015

The sorry state of Canada’s democracy

History could judge the Harper era as an experiment in revealing how vulnerable democracies are to political sociopaths No 1289 Posted by fw, March 24, 2015 “It’s not just the … Continue reading

March 24, 2015

Devastating new book should just about destroy Stephen Harper, says blogger, Montreal Simon

The book is Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover, the author, Michael Harris, investigative journalist No 1170 Posted by fw, October 23, 2014 “For it needs to … Continue reading

October 23, 2014

Fear of Zionist reaction cripples Parliament condemnation of Israel

Political expediency trumps opposition politicians’ moral fibre No 1107 Posted by fw, July 24, 2014 “Unfortunately, there is no alternate viewpoint to Baird’s among Canada’s political leaders…. The sad truth … Continue reading

July 24, 2014

New book portrays sorry state of Canadian democracy

“The tragedy of the Commons is that public good is sacrificed on the altar of short-term political gain,” says former MP Dr. Keith Martin No 1054 Posted by fw, May … Continue reading

May 15, 2014

Behind Justin Trudeau’s projected image resides “a man with tired old ideas”, says Will Dubitsky

Rabble.ca deridingly refers to Trudeau as “Harper with a smile” No 997 Posted by fw, March 4, 2014 “Justin Trudeau wants to project a young, fresh face, representing all the … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Canada’s fossil fools in industry and governments take a wrecking ball to the environment

Each day brings news of the latest ecocidal outrage being committed against Earth and its inhabitants No 993 Posted by fw, March 1, 2014 “The anti-environment offensive by Canada’s fossil … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

“Until we can raise the consciousness of the people, we are lost” –Prof Henry Giroux, McMaster Univ

Watch video excerpts of Giroux’s fiery keynote address to Ontario Common Front Assembly No 856 Posted by fw, September 21, 2013 “We live at a time when – there is … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The corruption of Canadian democracy by an Americanized Stephen Harper

“Unlike any prime minister in our history — Liberal or Conservative — Mr. Harper reflects a political culture foreign to Canada.” No 772 Posted by fw, June 9, 2013 “Westminster … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pundit Allan Gregg’s “scary assessment of the Harper Government”

Instead of reason, Harper Tories encourage “prejudice, fear and wishful thinking” No 733 Posted by fw, May 01, 2013 “Alas… it seems as though our government’s use of evidence and … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Has the NDP sold its socialist soul for a shot at power in the 2015 election?

Former NDP election organizer, Michael Laxer, believes it has No 684 Posted by fw, February 25, 2013 “But Resolutionary Socialism has been dealt an even greater blow in that, as … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Activists in the social movements have few expectations that the NDP will advance their causes, says Richard Fidler

Fidler’s article raises serious doubts about the NDP’s commitment to social and economic justice issues No 681 Posted by fw, February 19, 2013 “As for activists in the social movements, … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment