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Child poverty linked to discrimination and systemic inequality, study suggests PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 18 June 2018 16:23
 
 
By LAURIE MONSEBRAATENSocial Justice Reporter
 
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/06/18/child-poverty-linked-to-discrimination-and-systemic-inequality-study-suggests.html
 
 
 
Mon., June 18, 2018
Federal ridings with the most child and family poverty in Canada are also home to the highest proportions of Indigenous, visible minority, immigrant and single-parent families, according to a new study.
 
These ridings are also more likely to have high unemployment, low rates of labour force participation, more renters and people paying more than 30 per cent of their income on housing, says the report released Monday by Campaign 2000, a national coalition of more than 120 organizations dedicated to ending child poverty.
 
 
Jane Syvret plays with two of her three children in a park near their Toronto home. Syvret, 27, who is of Indigenous and Black heritage, says her family is the face of the Campaign 2000 report.
Jane Syvret plays with two of her three children in a park near their Toronto home. Syvret, 27, who is of Indigenous and Black heritage, says her family is the face of the Campaign 2000 report.  (RICK MADONIK / TORONTO STAR)
Jane Syvret plays with two of her three children in a park near their Toronto home. Syvret, 27, who is of Indigenous and Black heritage, says her family is the face of the Campaign 2000 report.
Jane Syvret plays with two of her three children in a park near their Toronto home. Syvret, 27, who is of Indigenous and Black heritage, says her family is the face of the Campaign 2000 report.  (RICK MADONIK / TORONTO STAR)
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Former Bank of Canada Head: Pipeline Protesters May Be Killed. So Be It. PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 15 June 2018 16:57
 
"North American governments have shown the 'fortitude' necessary to kill indigenous people often enough that this is no idle threat," warns Bill McKibben.
 
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/06/15/former-bank-canada-head-pipeline-protesters-may-be-killed-so-be-it
 
 
byAndrea Germanos, staff writer Common Dreams
 
 
 
 
Protesters at a rally in Vancouver to show opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline on September 9th, 2017. (Photo: William Chen/flickr/cc)
 
 
 
Protesters at a rally in Vancouver to show opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline on September 9th, 2017. (Photo: William Chen/flickr/cc)
 
As Canada's controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project faces ongoing opposition, the former governor of the Bank of Canada said that protesters may die but that the government should push the project through anyway.
 
Speaking at an event Wednesday, David Dodge said, "We're going to have some very unpleasant circumstances," the Edmonton Journal reported. "There are some people that are going to die in protesting construction of this pipeline. We have to understand that."
 
"Nevertheless, we have to be willing to enforce the law once it's there," Dodge said. "It's going to take some fortitude to stand up."
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The Trudeau, Inc. take-over of the expansion of Kinder Morgan would impact on climate change, jeopardize future conservation projects in the Salish Sea and the rights of future generations and the rights of indigenous peoples PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 01 June 2018 13:27

By Joan Russow

Global Compliance Research Project

By Joan Russow PhD

Global Compliance Research Project

 

  1. The Trudeau, Inc. expansion would contribute to the undermining of Canada’s commitment  to implement the SDGs and of its obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

 

In SDG13 on climate change, addressing climate change is described as urgent; climate change could also preclude the fulfillment of most of the SDGs 

 

In 1988, at the Changing Atmosphere Conference in Toronto, the participants including representatives from government, academia, NGO and industry expressed their concern about Climate Change in the Conference statement:

 

“Humanity is conducting an unintended, uncontrolled, globally pervasive experiment whose ultimate consequence could be second only to a global nuclear war. the Earth’s atmosphere is being changed at an unprecedented rate by pollutants resulting from human activities, inefficient and wasteful fossil fuel use ... These changes represent a major threat to international security and are already having harmful consequences over many parts of the globe.... it is imperative to act now.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 June 2018 08:39
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Who’s defending Canada’s national interest? PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 16:49

First Nations facing down a pipelineJustin Trudeau is bailing out a Texas oil billionaire. He should be bailing out Canada’s workers and the climate.

Last Saturday, Indigenous leaders stood arm-in-arm in front of the gates of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline worksite in Burnaby, British Columbia.
For weeks before, hundreds of non-native people – environmentalists, federal parliamentarians Elizabeth May and Kennedy Stewart, even an engineer formerly employed by the Texas oil corporation – had marched to the same place. In each case, police approached, read aloud their violation of a no-go zone, and arrested and shackled them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 April 2018 17:08
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What The National Interest? PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Dragonslayer   
Sunday, 15 April 2018 18:56

FYI -  From Wikipedia on the definition of National Interest.  It appears to be more of a political term than a legal one.  When Trudeau uses the term to justify a pipeline it may be useful to us to see what it means.

 

Quote from Wikipedia...

"As considerable disagreement exists in every country over what is or is not in "the national interest," the term is as often invoked to justify isolationist and pacifistic policies as to justify interventionist or warlike policies. It has been posited that the term is a euphemism used by powerful countries for geopolitical aims such as nonrenewable natural resources for energy independency, territorial expansionism and precious metals in smaller countries.[4] In that case, euphemism usage is necessary to stifle voices opposed to an interventionistic or warhawk foreign policy.[5]"

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 April 2018 19:10
 
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