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Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.07.2015 | Politics

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Trudeau Won Because the Youth Want Old Canada Back

Stephen Marche | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
Stephen Marche

TORONTO -- Voters woke up on Tuesday morning to find that the most powerful people in their government were all under 45. The boomers no longer control Canada. That fact is a transformation to the underlying structure of Canadian political life. And youth wanted the old Canada back, it turns out. Trudeau's election revealed that the traditional Canadian values -- multiculturalism and socialism -- are just too strongly embedded in the national consciousness to be seriously budged.

Justin Trudeau Supports Keystone XL, But Climate Activists Aren't Worried

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

Environmental activists are sounding optimistic that Canada's new prime minister-designate will usher in a new era of climate policy an...

'Green News Report' - October 20, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration shuts down Arctic oil drilling; Accountability ma...

Pulling Back The Pickets: Full Fossil Retreat Or Strategic Withdrawal?

Carl Pope | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Climate science has a different calendar -- fossils must essentially be gone by 2050. That extra 50 years is, to coal and oil, worth fighting for -- and natural gas is oil's alternative of choice. Their secret weapon? Ever lower prices.

U.S. Elections Should Be More Canadian

Scott Blakeman | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

Our election process would benefit by adopting this Canadian approach to politics. We should drastically shorten the campaign period, which now begins almost three years before the election. This year's Canadian election was the longest in history. 78 days.

Canadians Hope Strategic Voting Helps Prevent Another Stephen Harper Victory

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

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John Oliver Breaks Canadian Law To Blast Canada's Prime Minister

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.19.2015 | Comedy

On Sunday's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver took a break from the everyday craziness of the U.S. to address some of the slightly chillier e...

Liberals Win Canadian Election, Ousting Harper, According To Projections

Reuters | Braden Goyette | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

MONTREAL/CALGARY, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Canada's Liberal leader Justin Trudeau rode a late campaign surge to a stunning election victory on Mon...

Three Parties, Three Bets in the Upcoming Federal Election

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Whatever the outcome on October 19th, the coming election will bring about a conclusion to an exhausting but exciting political thriller while, at the same time, putting an end to three long months of non-governance in this unique democracy.

Niqab or Red Herring?

Lynda Freeman | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics
Lynda Freeman

All my life I have been happy and proud to be a Canadian. The Canada of my generation has been liberal in its policies and with peaceful purpose for i...

What the Leaders Need to Understand About Canada's Shifting Economy

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

As Canadians are becoming all too aware, the spectre of a recession, no matter the definition, looms large during an election campaign.

Adding The Word "Modefolkers" To Political Vocabulary

Liaquat Ali Khan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Liaquat Ali Khan

For some time, I've been thinking of coining the word modefolkers for inclusion into political vocabulary. Modefolker is a compound word that joins two existing words, mode and folk. The transitive verb is modefolk and the noun is modefolker. As explained below, modefolker means a person who belligerently defends the mainstream values of a culture or community.

Now Is the Time for Blame: Alan Kurdi and the Myth of a 'Generous' Canada

Omer Aziz | Posted 09.08.2015 | World
Omer Aziz

The sobering truth of the matter is that Canada's refugee policy is not generous at all, neither compared to other countries today, nor compared to that most famous refugee destination historically, the Canada of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

Two Reasons Americans Should Care About Canada's Election Debate

The Huffington Post | Yujia Pan | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics

The United States wasn't the only country that hosted a major televised debate Thursday night between candidates vying to serve as the next head of g...

#SignsYoureRightWing Proves Conservatives Love Tax Cuts, Not Jokes

Tommy Campbell | Posted 08.06.2015 | Comedy
Tommy Campbell

Many say the right wing has an inferior sense of humor, and I guess it's only logical that the political right are not up for a laugh. After all, their politicians are the first to slash arts from the budget.

Why Canada's Election Is Actually Interesting This Time

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's b...

Canada Launches Its Election Campaign, Sets October Vote

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.02.2015 | World

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper triggered an election campaign Sunday and set the vote for Oct. 19, when Harper and his C...

Are We in an Anti-scientific Revolution? Listen In and Find Out

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 06.05.2015 | Science
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Are we living through an anti-scientific revolution? A new CBC radio documentary explores that question in depth, and you can listen in on Sirius XM ...

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Canada Just Confronted Its 'Cultural Genocide' Of Native People. Why Can't The U.S. Do the Same? | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics

My grandmother still recalls the day when the Indian agent came to the Canim Lake Indian Reserve in British Columbia, Canada, to round up the children...

G7: Coffee with Angela Merkel

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz, Founder CAFÉ FOR CHANGE, asks: Madam Chancellor, how many cents of every cup of coffee you will serve at the G7 summit will help eradicate poverty in coffee growing regions?

Environmental Disasters Are About Responsible Governance

Reut Amit | Posted 06.23.2015 | Green
Reut Amit

Good governance means embracing an environmental review process that includes the people and governments who are most affected by proposed projects, rather than one that robs stakeholders of their voices.

Canadian Women Ridicule PM For Anti-Niqab Comments

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.11.2015 | World

A tidal wave of social media ridicule engulfed Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper after saying the niqab, a face-covering veil worn by some Muslim...

Beyond Keystone

Carl Pope | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Carl Pope

Alberta tar sands oil and North Dakota light shale oil flows into the same markets, have access to the same refineries, and rely on the same pipelines and railroads to get them to the same customers. So it was never terribly plausible that Keystone would be good for the U.S. -- it was designed to make Canadian oil more competitive in global markets.

Stephen Harper's Petro-State Is Built on Tar Sands

Washington Spectator | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Washington Spectator

Over 90 percent of Canada's oil reserves are bitumen, the costly production of which nets only 4 percent to Canada's GDP. But oil represents 40 percent of the country's exports. So the urgency to develop and export the tar-sands oil has become a national priority.