Canadian civil society organizations, activists, political parties and First Nations react with dismay to the news that Prime Minister Stephen Harper had quietly ratified the sellout Canada-China FIPA trade deal.
The NDP has tabled a motion in the House of Commons that would limit Stephen Harper’s use of Challenger jests to Canadian government business only.
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Perhaps the biggest take-home thing from the New Democrats’ biennial policy convention in Montreal was the adoption of a new preamble to the party’s constitution. With a vote of 960 to 188, delegates approved the preamble, described by leader Thomas Mulcair, as “the way
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Tex of NDP leader Thomas Mulcair‘s prepared speech, delivered to delegates to the New Democrats’ biennial policy convention in Montreal on Saturday. Thank you very much. Look at this crowd. What energy. Thousands of New Democrats from coast-to-coast-to-coast. From the Northwest Territories to
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Oh, crap! The looming NDP-Liberal battle to replace Stephen Harper and the Conservatives in 2015 is only a family feud. Soon-to-be Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair, the leader of the New Democrats, are distant cousins, according to Ancestry.ca. Their connection
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Official Opposition has unequivocally condemned the ongoing genocidal violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Burma. A systematic campaign of violence facilitated by and at times involving state security forces and government officials since June 2012 has displaced more than 125,000 Rohingya
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Last week, Liberal leadership hopeful and Member of Parliament for Vancouver MP, Joyce Murray, called for opposition electoral cooperation in the Labrador by-election. To void splitting the vote. To ensure a “progressive win and Harper fail“. The Greens immediately heeded the call
Budget 2013: Official Opposition NDP urges PM Stephen Harper and the Conservatives to change course, put Canadians first and “start building a fairer, greener, more prosperous Canada.”
By New Democrats (Press Release) | Feb. 14, 2013: The NDP is standing with aboriginal leaders, civil society, and Human Rights Watch to demand a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. “A national, open inquiry is the only way to get justice
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Over the past three years, Conservative minister Jason Kenney’s Department of Citizenship and Immigration blew almost $750,000 in Canadian taxpayers money “monitoring ethnic media”, according to The Canadian Press. The political daily media monitoring madness assessed ethnic minorities “perceptions” of Kenney and