Imagine a Canadian MP travelled to Moscow and posted a parable by Vladimir Putin on kindness. What might the media reaction be? Turns out a Liberal MP did the equivalent in Africa and has so far escaped any criticism. During a trip in which she met Rwanda’s foreign minister and innovation minister London West MP Arielle Kayabaga posted... Continue Reading →
Trudeau’s foreign policy feminist-washes corporate Canada
The Liberals’ “progressive” foreign policy claims are essentially all lies. A recent Globe and Mail investigation confirms the toothless nature of Justin Trudeau’s promised corporate ombudsperson. According to Hollow Core, the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE) has yet to complete a single investigation of a company accused of abuses abroad. This despite the Globe... Continue Reading →
What about Indigenous kids in Palestine, Prof. Blackstock?
Cindy Blackstock has done great work on behalf of Indigenous children. But her recent call for “a lot more” academics “willing to get into trouble” rings hollow considering her role at McGill and anti-Palestinian associations. Blackstock has done as much as anyone to highlight and redress discrimination against indigenous children. She’s helped secure healthcare rights... Continue Reading →
Bad when Russia bombs its neighbours, but okay for Israel?
Canada claims to be a supporter of rules-based international order, but its record of supporting Israel in breaking these rules is long and spans the entire existence of that state. While the innumerable ways Canada’s supports Israel’s violence and displacement of Palestinians receives the bulk of critical attention, Ottawa has also enabled the Jewish supremacist... Continue Reading →
Canadian ambassador okays terrorist bombing of blogger
What do you call it when a Canadian ambassador justifies the placing of a bomb in a café to kill a prominent member of the media and which injures dozens of others? Diplomacy? Earlier this week Canada’s ambassador to the UN excused blowing up a Russian cafe to kill a pro-war commentator. Bob Rae’s statement... Continue Reading →
Canadian ‘allies’ in Iran regime change hardly beacons of democracy
Canadian officials want to overthrow the Iranian government and are supporting reactionary forces to do so. Those supporting this effort should consider Canada’s role in Libya. Last weekend Conservative party leader Pierre Poilievre and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Rob Oliphant spoke at an event with the “Crown Prince of Iran” Pahlavi Reza. Poilievre told the crowd "the... Continue Reading →
NHL’s ‘war crimes problem’ has deep historical roots
“The National Hockey League has a war crimes problem”, blared a headline in Friday’s Globe and Mail. Agreed. But it goes beyond Alex Ovechkin promoting Vladimir Putin. The greatest goal scorer in hockey history shouldn’t have the Russian president’s photo on his Instagram account. Russia’s war in Ukraine is illegal and brutal (even if NATO... Continue Reading →
Canadian left sinks to a new low during Biden visit
What a state we’re in! The lowest point of the left since the 1950s. The Joe Biden visit proves it. Elizabeth May gave the US president chocolate. Jagmeet Singh and Charlie Angus labeled him a working-class hero. Unifor President Lana Payne wrote that “Pro-equality” POTUS deserved a “Standing O” while the National Chief of the... Continue Reading →
Why does NDP support US neocons’ position on China?
Does the NDP want war with China? Party officials would deny it, but they are promoting measures that increase the likelihood of an apocalyptic conflict. In recent weeks the NDP has jumped on the ‘China interference’ bandwagon. In dozens of statements Jagmeet Singh, Heather McPherson, Peter Julian, Alexandre Boulerice and other party officials have hyped... Continue Reading →
Canada orders double standard on military-academic ties
Recently the federal government restricted academics from collaborating with Chinese counterparts who have ties to their country’s military. Yet Canadian universities advertise US military grants. At the end of January the Globe and Mail published two front page stories about Canadian academics collaborating with scientists that have ties to China’s National University of Defence Technology... Continue Reading →
Canadian government prioritizes war over climate crisis
Their recent record proves Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are warmongers who care little about genuine security. As the climate crisis spirals further out of control, they are ramping up militarism. On Monday the United Nations released “Climate Change 2023: Synthesis Report”. It details how humanity is busting past any chance of limiting global temperature increases to... Continue Reading →
Sports minister embarrasses herself and servile Canadian media
It’s not for lack of public curiosity that the media avoids certain questions. The reaction to my questioning Canada’s sports minister about which countries’ athletes should be barred from sports competitions highlights the significant interest in critical geopolitical questions. Last Monday I questioned Pascale St-Onge about her push to bar Russian and Belarusian athletes from... Continue Reading →
Pro-Israel and Ukraine groups use identity politics to attack free speech
Questioning Canada’s contribution to NATO’s proxy war is “hate” that must be shut down according to some Ukrainian groups mimicking Zionist organizations by promoting an identity politics laced cancel culture. A Ukrainian student group sought to cancel my talk at Kings College in London, Ontario, on Thursday. In “Western Ukrainian Students’ Association Statement on The... Continue Reading →
Where are voices for peace in Parliament?
Canada is calling for “regime change” in Russia in a new escalation of the NATO proxy war. During a press conference on Friday foreign affairs minister Mélanie Joly said, “we’re able to see how much we’re isolating the Russian regime right now — because we need to do so economically, politically and diplomatically — and... Continue Reading →
Let’s compare China’s ‘agents’ in Canada to Israel’s
What would happen if the media and intelligence agencies applied the same standard used regarding China to the Israel lobby? In the Globe and Mail Andrew Coyne has written two columns in recent days arguing that the discussion over Chinese interference should focus on “domestic accomplices”. “What we need a public inquiry to look into... Continue Reading →
Time to challenge Canadian schools’ anti-Palestinian racism
While Jewish settlers launch pogroms and Israeli ministers call to “wipe out” Palestinian towns, Canadian schools supress Palestinian symbols and celebrate colonial violence. Last week Park West School in Halifax forced a half dozen Palestinian-Canadian students to remove Kufiyahs they were wearing during a cross-cultural day. In a flagrant display of anti-Palestinian racism, the principal... Continue Reading →
Curious case of ‘Mandela’s lawyer’ illustrates media bias
The story is not about Irwin Cotler lying. It’s about the media embracing a biographical detail because they support the US empire and Zionism. Seven years ago, the South African ambassador to Venezuela Pandit Thaninga Shope-Linney stated plainly that “Irwin Cotler was not Nelson Mandela’s lawyer.” Three years later Max Blumenthal pointed out that “in... Continue Reading →
Globe and Mail ignores Canada’s backing of right-wing coups
Even when it covers right-wing, US-backed coups in Latin America Canada’s paper of record omits Ottawa’s role. From Chile in 1973 to Peru today, the Globe and Mail erases Canada’s role in undermining democracy. “Chilean poet Pablo Neruda died with toxic bacteria in his body, say forensic scientists,” read the front page of a recent... Continue Reading →
To see real foreign influence, check out Canada’s military
If you believe the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and Conservatives, the Chinese own a backbench Liberal MP, which has been front page news recently. But no one mentions Washington’s possession of our military. According to a leak reportedly from CSIS, the Chinese consulate in Toronto assisted Han Dong win the Liberal party nomination for... Continue Reading →
Globe’s go-to-guy on China interference an expert in election rigging
The Globe and Mail’s hypocrisy on election interference is impressive. To press Trudeau on China, Canada’s ‘paper of record’ turned to an individual involved in rigging a Haitian election who then led a US-based election interference organization. “Former chief electoral officer calls for independent inquiry into Chinese interference in Canadian elections,” blared the front of... Continue Reading →
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