Current Scandals

Trudeau doesn’t know what “normal” is - Loonie Politics

  Apparently we’re manufacturing a scandal here with Trudeau’s posh doughnuts.  At least so says a National Post colleague.  But putting aside that we journalists would never hyperventilate salaciously over trivia, it seems to me it’s the PM who manufactured the scandal. When I first saw ...

Show trials in Washington and Guantanamo Bay repress justice

US Politics All eyes are on the U.S. Senate this week for the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump, only the third presidential impeachment trial in U.S. history. But another important trial is happening at the same time, far from the eyes of the public, at the U.S. naval base at Guanta ...

The Global 100 difference

For many years, there was a consensus, among investors and the businesses they bought shares in, that companies should focus on maximizing shareholder returns above all else. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues were irrelevant to financial performance, it was agreed, and if you did co ...

Progress Alberta fights Jason Kenney's 'unconstitutional' witch hunt

David J. Climenhaga Well, one thing's already clear, there's no way the mighty Kenney government will shut down its so-called inquiry into "anti-Alberta energy campaigns" on the say so of Progress Alberta, a small Edmonton-based research and activist organization. That said, the day may come when ...

America’s Concentrated Solar Power Companies Have All but Disappeared

There are fears for one of America’s last two remaining concentrated solar power developers as the embattled sector attempts to pivot to a new business model abroad. SolarReserve, which developed the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Nevada, is thought to have ...

Ideology isn't finished yet, but is the end in sight?

World One form of collateral damage — to use an odious term — from the recent Mideast assassination and shootdown, is that they undermined a series of popular protests occurring in Iraq and Iran. Iran alone saw protests against corruption and repression that spread far beyond Tehran, the ca ...

Quebec court to hear arguments to end trial of former deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau

QUEBEC — Quebec Court Judge André Perreault agreed Monday to hear arguments that could end the trial of former Quebec deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau and five co-defendants before it starts. The six face charges of fraud, abuse of trust and corruption, with the prosecution linking illegal dona ...

The struggle to vote in the U.S.

US Politics One hundred years ago, women won the right to vote in the United States. The women's suffrage movement took decades of organizing to achieve success, from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, to mass civil disobedience and protest leading up to the adoption and ratification of the 19t ...

Was the public interest and Canada’s legal and moral obligation served in SNC-Lavalin conviction?

Has the public interest and Canada’s legal and moral obligation to combat corruption by Canadian companies internationally been served better by the single fraud conviction of a construction subsidiary of SNC Lavalin than if the holding company itself had been given a deferred prosecution agreemen ...

The problem with political neophytes - Loonie Politics

  As part of his exit interview with the CBC as he resigns as Leader of the Government in the Senate, Senator Peter Harder said that the prime minister should consider appointing more people with parliamentary or legislative experience to the Senate, given that the bulk of the appointments to ...