Global Mining and Tar Sands Oil Drive Canadian Foreign Policy

by: Obert Madondo  | Published Jan 28, 2013

In the era of dictatorial Prime Minister  Stephen Harper and his right-wing Conservatives, global mining and tar sands oil drive Canadian foreign policy.

Canadian author, activist and political commentator, Yves Engler, argues that Harper’s right wing foreign policy protects the interests of Big Oil and mining at home and abroad. He speaks with Paul Jay, The Real News Network‘s senior editor.



Obert Madondo is an Ottawa-based progressive blogger, and the founder and editor of The Canadian Progressive. Follow him on

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Obert Madondo is an Ottawa-based blogger, activist, photographer, digital rights enthusiast, former political aide, and former international development administrator. He's the founder and editor of these independent publications: The Canadian Progressive, a political blog dedicated to progressive Canadian journalism; The Zimbabwean Progressive, a political blog dedicated to producing fearless, progressive, adversarial, unapologetic, and activism-oriented Zimbabwean journalism; and Charity Files, a publication dedicated to journalism in the charitable public's interest. Follow Obert on Twitter: @Obiemad