Current Scandals

Leadership vacuum

CEOs of large and small companies alike are increasingly being let go as a result of workplace indiscretions, including sexual impropriety, insider trading, bloated resumes and fraud. A recent study from PwC on CEO success found that forced turnovers of chief executives due to ethical lapses rose b ...

Wynne and Brown play a dumb game of chicken - Loonie Politics

  Well, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario Leader Patrick Brown has suddenly found the courage to take a stand against Premier Kathleen Wynne and show where he differs from the record-setting unpopular leader.  No, it’s not in finally presenting real alternatives to Wynne’s terrible po ...

Manitoba New Democrats choose new leader today

WINNIPEG — Manitoba New Democrats are choosing a new leader today that party members hope will lead them back to power. Wab Kinew — a rookie politician, Indigenous activist and author — is widely considered the front-runner but has run into controversy over recently revealed domestic violence ...

How Bombardier gets governments to do its lobbying

For months now, the bad news for Bombardier Inc. has been piling up. The Montreal-based company appears hopelessly mired in a never-ending string of scandals, public demonstations of incompetence and attacks from rivals: A corruption trial in Sweden has uncovered a rat’s nest in Bombardier’s su ...

Talking to Americans: The health-care debacle

Karl Nerenberg Karl Nerenberg is your reporter on the Hill. Please consider supporting his work with a monthly donation. Support Karl on Patreon today for as little as $1 per month! Americans might not worry much about their deeply flawed election system. Americans and their media do, however, ...

Trump continues long U.S. legacy of bullying Latin America

Gerald Caplan "The Donald" can't buy a break. The U.S. President has been criticized for undermining all the established conventions of the presidency, but that's not how it looks to me. In fact, he's honouring several of the central themes of American history. What else is anti-Mexican racism bu ...

Graphic History Collective re-imagines parts of Canada's history

Arts & Culture Labour Political Action I went to Sir John A. MacDonald Junior High in Calgary and grew up at a time when Canadian history was taught from a certain point of view: he is the founding father of the country, he united Upper and Lower Canada, and the nation was forged. And now, the ...

Volkswagen & Mercedes Hasten Electric Car Activity — Tesla Wins Again

Mercedes and Volkswagen have again announced hastened electric vehicle plans. This article is certainly about these companies and their plans — which we're very excited to report on today — but it would be a crime to not briefly highlight how they relate to Tesla, and why they are a "win" for T ...

Electric Cars Up 137% In Germany, Approaching 2% Market Share

All signs point to a changing of the winds in Germany with regards to plug-in vehicles. Emissions scandal after emissions scandal have raked the confidence of the public in the German auto industry and many have started to take action. Sales number from August show that nearly 2% (1.88% to be exact ...

Why Amazon Should Consider Locating its new Headquarters in Canada

Amazon.com is inviting proposals for a second North American headquarters from states, provinces and metro areas. The presumption by many (example here) is that this means a U.S. location. But Amazon should consider a Canadian location. Here’s why: • Amazon wants size. The Request for Proposals ...