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A great betrayal: Trudeau and the Liberals voted for Harper’s sell-out FIPA

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Justin Trudeau and the Liberals abandoned us during our greatest hour of need. And if there’s a greater act of betrayal, please let me know. On Monday, Trudeau and the Liberals voted with the Harper Conservatives to kill an NDP motion to stop the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPA) from… Read More

New Democrats and Elizabeth May to vote against FIPA

Harper-China-FIPA

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Later today the New Democrats and Green Party leader Elizabeth May will ask the Parliament of Canada to side with Canadians and vote to stop the Harper’s Canada-China  Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPA) from becoming law. They will vote on a motion tabled last week by Don Davies, the NDP’s MP… Read More

Sitsabaiesan, NDP MPs urge Conservatives to take principled stance on Sri Lanka

By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive In Parliament earlier this week, New Democrat MP for Scarborough-Rouge River Rathika Sitsabaiesan and fellow NDP MPs urged the Harper government to take a principled stance on Sri Lanka. They called on the Conservatives to support international calls for an independent investigation into allegations of war crimes committed at the end of… Read More

NDP: Abolish the “unelected and unaccountable Senate of Canada”

Canadian Senate. Photo: Vlad Litvinov/Flickr

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Mar 4, 2013: Before becoming prime minister, Stephen Harper, said: “I will not name appointed people to the Senate.” Since coming to power in 2006, he’s appointed a staggering 58 senators. The New Democrats today repeated their call for the abolition of Canada’s scandal-ridden “useless, expensive, undemocratic appendage of government”, the Senate. The Official Opposition’s MP for Toronto-Danforth,… Read More

VICTORY: Canadians Killed Harper’s Internet Surveillance Bill C-30

Anonymous Activists in LA. Photo credit: Wikipedia

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 12, 2013: Prime Minister Stephen Harper‘s Internet surveillance Bill C-30 is dead. The demise of the deceptively christened Protecting Children From Internet Predators Act is a victory for the Internet. For Canadian democracy. For Canadians. Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson confirmed it yesterday when he announced that the Conservatives won’t be pursuing the… Read More