Oct 292017
 

Data shows companies made much higher payments to developing countries in 2016 than to Canadian, provincial governments Canada taxes its oil and gas companies at a fraction of the rate they are taxed abroad, including by countries ranked among the world’s most corrupt, according to an analysis of public data by the Guardian. The low […]

Sep 182017
 

(Note:  links are good, even in they appear not to be.) B.C. Premier Horgan and the NDP government are planning to pass Ban Big Money legislation. From the beginning, this has truly been a grassroots movement. When we launched the Ban Big Money campaign, the media ignored us and politicians told us it couldn’t be […]

Sep 152017
 

Very good video and written documentation.   With thanks to Alexandra Morton; First Nations Chiefs, people; and thousands of supporters. Among other issues,  there is further excellent documentation of a Canadian phenomenon, the use of the RCMP to defend corporate interests AGAINST our laws. Corporate interests act with impunity.   The RCMP respond when the corporate interest […]

Aug 202017
 

With thanks to Cliff.  From The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/aug/18/neoliberalism-the-idea-that-changed-the-world?CMP=share_btn_twtheguardian.com Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world The word has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the logic of the market and strips away the things that make us human. By Stephen Metcalf Friday 18 […]

Aug 072017
 

(The links work;  I don’t know why the line is through them.) Please help stop more corporate takeover; Politicians who sell us out.  Add your name to the petition:  http://www.erinweir.com/save_sasktel_petition?utm_campaign=july2017media&utm_medium=email&utm_source=erinweir  Christy Clark lost her position as Premier of B.C., in large part due to her servicing of corporate interests, and the money flowing into the […]

Aug 022017
 

Background?    There is a very good German video that explains how “the monster payday” works.   Note the date: 2015-11-16 YouTube: German Public TV tells Europeans re ISDS (Investor State Dispute Settlements).   Canada? U.S.? What are we seeing? The recent report below related to Argentina is evidence of how widespread the problem is.   Canadians point out […]

Jul 292017
 
2017-07-28  How an Ontario mom fended off a $120K libel lawsuit over her Facebook posts,  CBC

http://www.cbc.ca/1.4175496 RELATED POSTINGS: 2016-07-29 ‘What law am I breaking?’ How a Facebook troll came undone 2015-09-30 Cyberbullying, an issue of free speech. Salman Rushdie, a guiding light.  2015-09-24 Urgent action needed to combat online (“cyber”) violence against women and girls, UN report Katie Mohammed has been awarded $7,500 in damages under Ontario’s anti-SLAPP laws. (Katie […]

Jul 182017
 
2005-07-18   NAFTA  "The sheer fact that Brian Mulroney went from being a Canadian prime minister to the most prominent director of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) should never be lost o­n the investigation. . . .

The Mulroney Government approved the sale of Ogilvie Mills, the last independent milling company in Canada to ADM after they passed NAFTA: “The sheer fact that Brian Mulroney went from being a Canadian prime minister to the most prominent director of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) should never be lost o­n the investigation. . . . […]