Current Scandals

Election 2019: Stumping toward victory - Loonie Politics

    Stump speeches are dull stuff.  A series of passages loosely strung together with the common thread being theres are all message lines that need to be hit to make sure months of focus group research doesn’t go to waste. Dull as they are, at the start of an election, they’re instructive f ...

Michigan PURPA Settlement Set to More Than Triple State’s Solar Capacity

Regulators in Michigan approved a settlement Wednesday compelling utility Consumers Energy to buy power from 584 megawatts of solar interconnected by September 1, 2023, multiplying by many times the 153 megawatts currently standing in the state. The settlement ends a long disagreement about proj ...

Is Volkswagen’s stock charging up or still sputtering toxic fumes?

It’s been ten years since Volkswagen won the won Green Car of the Year award at the LA Auto Show. The Volkswagen Jetta TDI and the Audi A3 TDI won because of their innovative clean diesel engines. Then a massive scandal revealed that the clean diesel engines weren’t actually that clean: Volkswa ...

Trudeau kept some important promises but broke many big ones

Karl Nerenberg On October 20, 2015, the morning after the last federal election, rabble.ca published a list of 16 of newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's many promises.  Now that we're in a new election campaign, it might be instructive to look back and see how many of those promises Tr ...

Climate Town Hall Exposes Key Differences Among Democratic Front-Runners

A marathon town hall centered on the climate crisis helped to paint in starker terms the major ideological differences dividing the Democratic Party on the issue. It also included wonkier questions such as how candidates would respond to rollbacks on lightbulb efficiency requirements. Dropping be ...

iPolitics AM: Trudeau rallies Brampton-area Liberals as Singh holds “Ask Jagmeet Anything!” town hall in Montreal

Amid the ongoing swirl of controversy over now former Montreal-area Liberal candidate Hassan Guillet — who was abruptly pulled from the party lineup last week based on past social media posts that Jewish advocacy group B’Nai Brith described as “anti-Israel and anti-Semitic,” but which ...

NDP can successfully fight back after New Brunswick defections

Karl Nerenberg It's not a good day for a political party when 14 former candidates in one province bolt the party to support another. That's what happened to the New Democrats the day after Labour Day. There was a coordinated, public exodus, en masse, of former provincial candidates in New Brunsw ...

We Need To Talk About Mr. Dressup’s White Supremacy Problem - Loonie Politics

  As the foremost civilization on Earth, the envy of the world and the crossroads between America, Europe, Russia, and China, Canada naturally bears a responsibility for all that is both good and bad under heaven. Humanity relies on us to educate them about multiculturalism, assymetrical fe ...

Peter Kent teams up with GTA Tory hopefuls to call out “Antisemitic comments by Justin Trudeau’s star candidate”

The  Liberals may have moved swiftly to remove Montreal-area hopeful Hassan Guillet from their 2019 candidate roster following allegations that he had made anti-Semitic comments in the past, but their Conservative adversaries aren’t ready to close the case on the controversy just yet. According ...

Five Canadian pot stocks to buy for triple-digit returns in 2020

Canadian pot stocks. Dead money? The clouds have moved in over the Canadian cannabis space. Lackluster results from presumptive leader Canopy Growth Corp and a full-blown scandal via CannTrust Holdings have combined with a hundred smaller cuts to sink the returns for hot money investors used to wha ...