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Nov
26
B.C. Minister's Claim He Cannot Weigh In On Wet'suwet'en Arrests Doesn't Add Up, Critics Say

B.C. Minister's Claim He Cannot Weigh In On Wet'suwet'en Arrests Doesn't Add Up, Critics Say

“Freedom of the press is one of the four fundamental freedoms recognized by the Charter, and when it's intruded upon, the default position should be in support of the journalists, not in support of the police.”
Nov
25
Digging Deeper Into Why Wealthy Canadian Elites Supported Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany

Digging Deeper Into Why Wealthy Canadian Elites Supported Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany

In the latest episode of our Great Gilded North podcast series, we spoke to Mitchell Thompson, who recently dug into the history of the Canadian elites who supported fascist Italy and Nazi Germany.
Nov
24
Disability Advocates Raise Concerns About Omissions In Throne Speech

Disability Advocates Raise Concerns About Omissions In Throne Speech

Neil Belanger, chief executive officer of the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), had a question at the end of Tuesday’s Throne Speech: “Where’s the Canada Disability Benefit?”
Nov
24
The Imperialist Massacre Behind Some Of Canada’s Most Prestigious Academic Prizes

The Imperialist Massacre Behind Some Of Canada’s Most Prestigious Academic Prizes

Izaak Walton Killam, the richest man in Canada and namesake of prestigious scholarships, protected his business interests in El Salvador by helping facilitate one of the worst civilian massacres in this continent’s history.
Nov
23
Migrant Farm Workers Continue To Face Exploitation, Poor Conditions

Migrant Farm Workers Continue To Face Exploitation, Poor Conditions

A busy harvest season at a Quebec strawberry farm highlights the many injustices that migrant farm workers in Canada continue to face, CBC reported.
Nov
22
RCMP Arrest Land Defenders And Journalists Following Invasion Of Wet’suwet’en Territory

RCMP Arrest Land Defenders And Journalists Following Invasion Of Wet’suwet’en Territory

Following a paramilitary-style invasion of Wet’suwet’en territory last Thursday that saw the arrests of 15 land defenders, legal observers, reporters and Wet’suwet’en elders, the RCMP arrested journalists Amber Bracken and Michael Toledano on Friday.
Nov
19
Digging Deeper Into The Corporate Domination And Destruction Of Canadian Media

Digging Deeper Into The Corporate Domination And Destruction Of Canadian Media

In the first episode of The Maple’s Great Gilded North podcast series, we spoke to writer Sam Smart about her recent article titled 'A Guide To The Ruling Class’s Domination And Destruction Of Canadian Media.'
Nov
18
B.C. Flooding Crisis Highlights Stark Dangers Posed By Climate Emergency

B.C. Flooding Crisis Highlights Stark Dangers Posed By Climate Emergency

The catastrophic flooding crisis in British Columbia, which experts say has been worsened by the effects of the climate emergency, was the subject of news headlines around the world this week.
Nov
17
Canada’s Wealthy Elites Long Had A Soft Spot For Fascism

Canada’s Wealthy Elites Long Had A Soft Spot For Fascism

The myth of a nation united against fascism and Nazism is shattered by the fact that members of Canada’s ruling class applauded the regimes of Mussolini and Hitler.
Nov
17
Rich And Powerful Canadians Admired Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany

Rich And Powerful Canadians Admired Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany

Well into the late 1930s, a significant section of Canada’s elite admired fascism in Italy and even in Germany.
Nov
16
Toronto Food Banks Saw Record 47 Percent Increase In Visits During Pandemic, Report Finds

Toronto Food Banks Saw Record 47 Percent Increase In Visits During Pandemic, Report Finds

Between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, Toronto food banks saw 1.45 million visits, representing an unprecedented 47 per cent increase from the year before.
Nov
15
United Conservative Party Drops Education Document Praising Nazi Economic Policy Following Public Outcry

United Conservative Party Drops Education Document Praising Nazi Economic Policy Following Public Outcry

The publication suggested that educators should provide content that states Nazi policies 'substantially strengthened the country's economy.'
Nov
12
A Guide To The Ruling Class’s Domination And Destruction Of Canadian Media

A Guide To The Ruling Class’s Domination And Destruction Of Canadian Media

“News coverage and the opinion journalism of the largest newspapers in Canada has now been weaponized and monetized by the owners.”
Nov
10
Vancouver Anti-Tax Group Wants Business Owners To Get More Votes Than Ordinary Citizens

Vancouver Anti-Tax Group Wants Business Owners To Get More Votes Than Ordinary Citizens

A group calling itself the 'Business Tax Alliance' is working with a Texas law firm to campaign for the reinstatement of a law that allowed corporations to vote in municipal elections.
Nov
09
Erin O’Toole Admits Conservative MPs Are Creating ‘Confusion’ Around Vaccines

Erin O’Toole Admits Conservative MPs Are Creating ‘Confusion’ Around Vaccines

Last weekend, Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu made false claims about polio being more dangerous than COVID-19 during a CBC interview.