Apr 112019
 
2019-04-10  Bank regulator's report on aggressive sales tactics weakened after government — and banks — reviewed drafts

Documents reveal ‘cosy’ relationship between the government, the banking industry and its watchdog Erica Johnson, Enza Uda · CBC News Public policy researcher Ken Rubin looks through drafts of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s report on bank sales practices, which he obtained using Access to Information. (Andrew Lee/CBC) Last year’s report from Canada’s banking […]

Mar 102019
 

RELATED TO:  2019-02-21  Venezuela: US/Canadian Attempted Coup Not About Democracy – Paul Jay (Pt1/2) (Real News Network) There’s all those revolutions – –  the Russian Revolution, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, Revolutions in China that we  know nothing about, the Cuban Revolution, Revolutions in 1848 all over Europe, the Haitian, the Iranian,  the Industrial […]

Feb 242019
 

https://therealnews.com/stories/venezuela-us-canadian-attempted-coup-not-about-democracy-paul-jay-pt1-2 Corporate media hides that the crisis in Venezuela is a class struggle, and whatever its faults, the Bolivarian revolution is a struggle for equality and democracy (Text is below.  But please go to the URL to view the video.  /Sandra) NOTE:  compliments of Wikipedia. The Bolivarian Revolution is named after Simón Bolívar, an early […]

Jan 172019
 
2019-01-16  Canadian military claimed a report didn't exist — even though it 'clearly' did, Ottawa Citizen

Details of the incident emerged shortly after a court heard about alleged attempts by officers to hide records needed by Vice Admiral Mark Norman Judge Advocate General Commodore Geneviève Bernatchez, who endorsed a recommendation by one of her staff to tell DND officials that the report didn’t exist, according to a briefing document.David Kawai/The Canadian […]

Jan 172019
 
2019-01-15  “Cash-for-access dinners have made a return to Ontario politics and it’s a bad sign for democracy. ... “At $1,250 per-plate to buy the ear of the premier, this is not a ‘government for the people.’ It’s a government for big banks, big developers, big nuclear, and big oil.”

“Cash-for-access dinners have made a return to Ontario politics and it’s a bad sign for democracy. Pay-to-play politics is good for those with deep pockets, but not good for the people,” said Schreiner. “At $1,250 per-plate to buy the ear of the premier, this is not a ‘government for the people.’ It’s a government for […]

Dec 192018
 

Return to INDEX A paste-together of information about a superb book.     RELATED:  I happened to read “The Haida Gwaii Lesson; A Strategic Playbook for Indigenous Sovereignty” (2017), by Mark Dowie.  It’s short, and very interesting.  Read about it at: 2004-11-18 Supreme Court of Canada decision, Haida Nation v. British Columbia, Terri-Lynn Williams, Haida […]

Dec 142018
 
2019-01     How a World Order Ends And What Comes in Its Wake,   Foreign Affairs Magazine,   January/February 2019 Issue

Comment    By Richard Haass A stable world order is a rare thing. When one does arise, it tends to come after a great convulsion that creates both the conditions and the desire for something new. It requires a stable distribution of power and broad acceptance of the rules that govern the conduct of international relations. […]

Nov 082018
 

There are good pictures but I don’t know how to copy them, and I don’t know where to find this on-line. Can’t give you a URL.  Maybe you have to be on Instagram? Hey Jammers! What does Design Anarchy mean to you? This past Monday, bright and early, Adbusters infiltrated the viscera of Vancouver’s prestigious […]

Nov 052018
 

(This was originally Item #2  in 2010-02-11   Manipulators without conscience. This is your food. Bayer’s GM rice. Triffid (U of S) GM flax.  Jane Jacobs on separation of commerce and governance.)   THE PROBLEMS WE GET INTO WHEN WE DO NOT HAVE A SEPARATION OF POWERS BETWEEN THE STATE AND COMMERCE: JANE JACOBS The GM […]