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EROSION OF THE PUBLIC TRUST THROUGH FUNDAMENTALISM, CORPORATISM, AND MILITARISM PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 08 October 2018 10:58
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EROSION OF THE PUBLIC TRUST THROUGH FUNDAMENTALISM, CORPORATISM, AND MILITARISM
 
By Joan Russow
August  2000
 
To the editor  of the Globe and Mail
 
 
Stockwell Day and the Canadian Alliance through their policies imbued with fundamentalism, corporatism and militarism will undermine the international public trust at a time when it is essential for Canada to play a leadership role in the international community.
 
 
In 1995, I wrote a book called the Charter of Obligations which compiled international obligations, commitments and expectations related to promoting the "Public Trust". This book was a content analysis of statements from the following documents: (i) international obligations incurred through the UN Charter, conventions, treaties and covenants; (ii) international commitments made through UN conference action plans, and (iii) expectations created through General Assembly resolutions. Out of this work, emerged the notion of the "Politics of Public Trust".
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2000 august Corporate Denations: Okanagan By-Election issues; Reform/Canadian Alliance and their Grassroots Corporate Donations PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 07 October 2018 08:22
 
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2000  august  Corporate Denations: Okanagan By-Election issues; Reform/Canadian Alliance and their Grassroots Corporate Donations
 
To the editor of the Globe and Mail
 
In Merritt, B.C. during the All-Candidate debate for the by-election in Okanagan-Coquihalla, Stockwell Day was challenged about the Canadian Alliance $25,000 a table fund-raising dinner. With his poster-boy innocence he responded that he had no idea where the Canadian Alliance funding comes from. I assisted him by informing him about the categories of funders that had contributed to the Reform Party during the 1997 election.
 
After doing a content analysis of the 1997 donations declared by the Reform party {as of yet no change in the donation screen appears to be forthcoming from the Canadian Alliance} The Reform/Canadian Alliance (R/CA) claims that they are a grassroots party. I documented some of their reported "grassroots" sources of funding.
 
During the last Federal election, the Reform party received donations from the following institutions and corporations: banks and financial institutions, tobacco, coal, oil, gas, automobile, forest, chemical, mining, nuclear, arms producers, agribusiness, pharmaceutical, and of course the gun lobby. In parliament, the R/CA pointed out the correlation between donations to the Liberals and grants and contributions given to corporations through the Human Resources Department. The R/CA has, however, failed to acknowledge the correlation between funding of political parties and the formulating of the policy of political parties.
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Union calls for Canada to buy back Canadian Wheat Board from Saudis over spat PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 12:03

The union says Saudi Arabia's decision to stop buying Canadian wheat and barley shows it won't put the interests of grain farmers first

OTTAWA — A union representing transportation workers in Churchill, Man., is calling on Ottawa to buy back the Canadian Wheat Board from a Saudi consortium in light of the diplomatic spat between the two countries.

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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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