Engler, Yves

2020 Nov 20 - 11:10pm
Foreign influence in Canada is bad if it comes from China, but not even worth mentioning if it comes from Israel. That seems to be the position of the Globe and Mail. Canada’s ‘paper of record’ is so gripped with … Continue reading →
Tags: Asia, Campbell Clark, Gary Mason, Foodbendors, TanenbaumCHAT
2020 Nov 13 - 7:47pm
Like a cereal company marketing sugar-covered GMO cornflakes as a “healthy breakfast”, Justin Trudeau’s government spouts progressive buzzwords that mask elitist, pro-corporate policies. As part of their self-declared “feminist foreign policy” the Liberals established a Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), … Continue reading →
Tags: Justin Trudeau, Feminist International Assistance Policy, Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
2020 Nov 11 - 6:00pm
As we approach the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month our political, media and military elites are once again blanketing the public sphere with martial patriotism. NDP MP Don Davies got the ball rolling with some … Continue reading →
Tags: Military, Mackay Taggart, Royal Canadian Legion
2020 Nov 11 - 12:28am
US President Donald Trump’s climate criminality has been shocking. His administration’s contribution to worsening this existential threat to humanity will be remembered as his most damaging policy. Largely in response to the president’s ‘spew more fossil fuels’ outlook Noam Chomsky described … Continue reading →
Tags: climate, Justin Trudeau, François-Philippe Champagne, Keystone XL, Noam Chomsky
2020 Nov 7 - 1:26am
“Why hasn’t Canada signed the UN Nuclear Ban Treaty?” is the title of an upcoming webinar featuring Liberal MP Hedy Fry, Green Party MP Elizabeth May, NDP deputy foreign affairs critic Heather McPherson, Bloc Québécois MP Alexis Brunelle-Duceppe, as well … Continue reading →
Tags: Left Right, Military
2020 Nov 6 - 6:23am
  Why is the Canadian Labour Congress lobbying for a wealthy capitalist and former Liberal cabinet minister to head an international organization of rich countries? The CLC recently released a joint statement with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce endorsing Bill … Continue reading →
Tags: Left Right, Bill Morneau, Hassan Yussuf
2020 Oct 29 - 7:42am
There’s a Canadian law that makes it illegal to recruit soldiers for a foreign state, but you’d never know it the way Israel and its supporters operate in this country. The Foreign Enlistment Act states: “Any person who, within Canada, … Continue reading →
Tags: Canada and Israel, israel, Foreign Enlistment Act, Justice Minister David Lametti, Noam Chomsky, roger waters
2020 Oct 27 - 5:07am
With Chileans voting overwhelming to rewrite the country’s Pinochet era constitution it’s a good moment to reflect on Ottawa’s support for his coup against Salvador Allende. It’s also worth looking at Canadian companies’ opposition to the popular uprising that lead … Continue reading →
Tags: Justin Trudeau, Latin America, Conrad Black, Peter Munk
2020 Oct 22 - 2:25am
Massive support for Bolivia’s Movimiento al Socialismo at the polls is a rejection of last year’s Canadian-backed coup against Evo Morales. The vote was also a blow to Trudeau’s policy of seeking to overthrow left-wing governments in the region. On … Continue reading →
Tags: Justin Trudeau, Latin America
2020 Oct 19 - 6:36pm
Canadian law makes it illegal to recruit soldiers for a foreign state. But, the line between enticing impressionable young people to oppress Palestinians and formal recruitment is unclear. Today an open letter signed by Noam Chomsky, Roger Waters, filmmaker Ken … Continue reading →
Tags: Canada and Israel, Israel lobby, Bialik Hebrew Day School, Bnei Akiva school, Leo Baeck School, Netivot HaTorah
2020 Oct 18 - 12:52am
Should antiwar forces challenge power or praise government officials in the hopes of getting some crumbs for their pet issue? Douglas Roche’s recent Hill Times column suggests the latter. In an article extolling Canada’s new ambassador to the UN Roche … Continue reading →
Tags: Justin Trudeau, Military, Bob Rae, Douglas Roche
2020 Oct 14 - 10:14pm
Which is more believable as motivation to send soldiers to other countries, altruism or self-interest? Canadian forces don’t train their African counterparts out of a commitment to professionalism or democracy but to extend this country’s influence. Recently the Ottawa Citizen … Continue reading →
Tags: Canada in Africa, Military, Exercise Flintlock, Kwame Nkrumah, Military Training Assistance Program