Dec 022019
 

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney’s speech given at the Conference on Inclusive Capitalism, London on Tuesday 27 May 2014.   (Carney – Canadian, went to Wall Street, then Governor of Bank of Canada, then Governor of Bank of England,  and December 2019 to UN Special Envoy on Climate Change and finance.)   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1ZFZGWNw7U Full […]

Sep 072019
 
2019-09-04  Bayer’s Roundup Woes Deepen as Germany Bans Key Chemical,  Wall Street Journal

Preface to the article,  MY EXCITEMENT: From: Sandra Finley Sent: September 7 To: Ruth.Bender  (The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) journalist who wrote the article below) Subject: RE: Bayer’s Roundup Woes Deepen as Germany Bans Key Chemical Enormous thanks to you, Ruth, and to the WSJ for publishing this article. I am from the farmlands of […]

Sep 062019
 

(I dunno – – Is this a “Public-Private-Partnership“?   The Government hands the thing over to a Consortium of Transnational Corporations;  tax-payers just provide the money.  We become the bankers.  Does that automatically make us partners? ) Background to the Ottawa Citizen article below,  by Gordon Edwards: Covered for the first time in Canada’s national […]

Aug 282019
 
2019-08-06   The Liberal Government Says It is Looking to Privatize Municipal Water Systems Across Canada,  PressProgress

NOTE:  The CIB (Canada Infrastructure Bank) in contrast to the Bank of Canada (BofC), see Banksters: Index.   News Canada’s biggest public sector union calls the public-private scheme risky and expensive August 6, 2019 The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is looking to pressure cash-strapped municipalities into using Public-Private Partnerships to refurbish or replace water and […]

Jun 142019
 
2019-06-12  Canada's top military general needs to resign.  Bruce Moncur, rabble.ca

I support the call for the resignation of General Jonathan Vance.  Bad enough what is outlined in the article below. What concerns me more is the intentional use of propaganda: I was skeptical about the “largest PR machine” from the “Further Reading” at bottom, but it checks out  – –  The Canadian Forces boast largest […]

Jun 142019
 
2015-09-21  Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jon Vance and the “weaponization of public affairs”. Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen

Defence Minister Jason Kenney, right, shares a laugh with Admiral William Gortney, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, middle, and Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command Lieutenant-General Jonathan Vance, left, during the Conference of Defence Associations Institute conference on security and defence at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Sean Kilpatrick / THE […]

Jun 082019
 
2019-01  1919 A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike  By Graphic History Collective and David Lester

NOTE:   There is a good interview of David Lester and another member of the Collective,  CBC Radio  (https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-43-north-by-northwest) (June 8th).   (wait for it to be posted.)   BOOK LAUNCH  for “1919”, part of the celebrations, Miners Memorial Weekend Cumberland B.C. Museum & Archives Sunday, June 23,  11:00 AM https://www.facebook.com/events/405553010273333/ = = = = = =  […]

May 312019
 
2019-05-30  Tax Fairness Weekly

Canadians for Tax Fairness does important work.   As you’ll see in this weekly report, the problem of tax fairness is international.   People from around the world are working shoulder-to-shoulder – – we shall overcome. I shake my head when I see progress in other countries;  Canada is lagging.  BUT!  forward the Tax Fairness Weekly […]

May 162019
 
2018-12-05  Bonus pools at Canadian banks climb 6.5% in a ‘polarizing’ year, Bloomberg

By Doug AlexanderBloomberg   Canada’s six biggest banks set aside $15.2 billion for bonuses in a “polarizing” year likely to bring joy to investment bankers and a little less cheer for traders and analysts. The companies lifted variable-compensation pools by 6.5 per cent from last year, down from the jump of almost 11 per cent […]

May 062019
 

I put myself into a sleepless nite with the following.   High levels of corruption do not bode well for Canadians. Your fault,  sending the Mt Polley, B.C. reminder my way! I had not known that Murray Edwards, principal of CNRL (Canadian Natural Resources Ltd (tarsands)  is also the principal shareholder of Imperial Metals,  owner of […]