Category Archives: Government

Government subsidizing food processors to buy PPE for workers raises questions over Canada’s COVID-19 support for billionaire tax avoiders

The Government of Canada’s decision to provide $77.5 million funding for food processors to buy personal protective equipment(PPE) for their workers is raising questions about the propriety of subsidizing billionaire tax avoiders. “Genuinely puzzled,” former Toronto Mayor David Miller tweeted[1]https://twitter.com/iamdavidmiller/status/1257692706907869186.

Petition calling for Derek Sloan to resign gathers momentum

An online petition calling for the resignation of the embattled federal Tory MP Derek Sloan has collected nearly 14,000 signatures as of Monday. The petition accuses the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington of “dangerous dog-whistling” fanning the

Canada donated masks to China. Chinese mask makers now price-gouging Canada.

In early February, Canada donated 16 tonnes of personal protective equipment, such as clothing, face shields, masks, goggles and gloves to China to help the Chinese doctors and nurses battling the original Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan. But now as Canada

Majority in Alberta think Notley would be doing a better job handling COVID-19 pandemic than Kenney

A majority of Albertans believe that former Premier Rachel Notley would be doing a better job handling the COVID-19 pandemic than current Premier Jason Kenney, a new poll has found. More than half of Alberta residents (54%) would prefer to

Canada failing to fight tax cheats, watchdog warns

Canadians have seen few signs that the federal government is meaningfully cracking down on international tax avoidance and evasion, a tax fairness watchdog warned on the fourth anniversary of the Panama Papers leak. “Other countries have taken tax evaders to

Voters receiving robocalls sending them to wrong voting locations

By ThinkPol Staff Voters in a Quebec riding are complaining about receiving robocalls instructing them to go to the wrong voting place yesterday on the eve of Canada’s federal election. These latest robocalls are raising fears of a repeat of

Robocalls, ethics violations and other Scheer Scandals

By Rohana Rezel Andrew Scheer wants Canadians to believe that he’s squeaky clean and has spent the entire campaign painting his opponents as corrupt, untrustworthy, and unethical. What Andrew Scheer wants Canadians to forget is that his own closet is

Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives lied to Canadians at least dozen times during the campaign

By Rohana Rezel Andrew Scheer wants voters to believe he’s Mr. Clean. But the man who wants to be the next Prime Minister of Canada and his Conservative Party have lied to Canadians at least a dozen 14 15 times during the

Over a dozen new mayors elected across British Columbia in municipal elections

By Staff Writer Metro Vancouver Saturday evening’s municipal election was nail-bitingly close with former Burnaby NDP MP Kennedy Stewart just taking the lead to become Vancouver’s next mayor. Vancouver’s current mayor of ten years, Gregor Robertson, announced early on that

BC firefighters warn against floating lanterns amid wildfire season

By Marina Wang British Columbian firefighters have taken to social media to warn against releasing floating lanterns amid the coast’s desiccating drought. Floating lanterns are made of a paper shell with an open flame in the center. The hot air