Canadian Politics

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Alex in Wonderland
Macdonald, Alex
Book
1993
Author Donald Gutstein reveals extent of Stephen Harper revolution in new book Harperism
Smith, Charlie
Article
2014
In Harperism: How Stephen Har­per and His Think Tank Colleagues Have Transformed Canada (James Lorimer & Company Ltd.), Gutstein makes the case that neoliberalism is far more sinister than simply havi...
Back-Talk from the "Old Stock"
Keefer, Michael
Article
2015
Stephen Harper has been talking recently about "old stock" Canadians -- and at the same time stirring up fear and loathing against more recent arrivals in this country, notably those of Muslim faith, ...
Beware of Basic Income
Rozworski, Michael
Article
2016
Wouldn't it be great to get a cheque every month just for being you? This is the sweet, fuzzy vision the Ontario and federal Liberals are counting on to sell their latest idea, a basic income. Just th...
Can the Egyptians Come to Canada to Liberate Us?
Kunin, Jason
Article
2011
As I sat glued to Al Jazeera for two weeks watching the Egyptian revolution unfold from my home in Toronto, I must confess to having experienced feelings of jealousy. How nice it must be, I thought, t...
Canada Since 1960: A People's History: A Left Perspective on 50 Years of Politics, Economics and Culture
Gonick, By (ed.)
Book
2016
An account of the most important developments in Canadian history from the 1960s to today, seen through the eyes of Canadian Dimension magazine.
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
2008
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
Canada's Distorted Electoral System
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2000
Canada's electoral system is undemocratic
Canada's prime minister wants to make it harder for people to vote against him
Konrad, Caroline
Article
2015
Stephen Harper, who won by an uncomfortably small margin in the last election, has passed laws designed to keep voters who oppose him from the polls.
The Canadian Elections: Cover-Up and Steal (Again)
McMurtry, John
Article
2015
The opposition parties in Canada's 2015 federal election are sticking to a careful PR-driven script, refusing to even mention the fact that Stephen Harper's Conservatives broke the law and committed f...
Catastrophe: The NDP lost because it deserved to
Laxer, Michael
Article
2015
It is, ultimately, astounding how facile and false political narratives come back to haunt those who insist on their veracity.
Connexions Annual Resource and Reading List
Article
1989
A short and selective list of resources on issues addressed in the Connexions Annual, such as environment, education, peace, interntional development, women's issues, urban issues, housing, human rig...
Connexions Library: Canada Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Canada.
Debating Canada's Future: Views from the Left
Rosenblum, Simon; Findlay, Peter
Book
Elijah: No Ordinary Hero
Comeau, Pauline
Book
1994
Comeau describes Harper as a reluctant hero moving from band chief to the Manitoba Legislature, to the House of Commons.
The Fight for Canada: Four Centuries of Resistance to American Expansionism
Orchard, David
Book
1993
In an effort to realize their grand dream of one nation from Panama to the Arctic, Americans have attempted to conquer Canada using war, trade sanctions, and political interventions of all kinds. "Tha...
Heaps, Abraham Albert: Connexipedia Article
Article
Canadian politician and labour leader. (1885-1954).
Introduction to the Red Menace
Article
1976
An introduction to, and the mission statement of, the libertarian socialist publication, The Red Menace.
Just winning next election not enough for Liberals or NDP
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2013
if there is a new government, it will come to power with the extreme right wing more entrenched than ever before.... Aggressive organizations are determined to maintain policies that tend to reward th...
Let's Stop Kidding Ourselves About the NDP
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1989
Canadian socialists are terribly reluctant to give up their illusions about the NDP.
Macphail, Agnes: Connexipedia Article
Article
Canadian political and activist. (1890-1954).
Matthew Coon Come Speech, September 19, 1994: Speaking Notes for Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come Centre for Strategic and Iinternational Studies
Article
1994
The status and rights of the James Bay Crees in the context of Quebec secession from Canada.
Mel Hurtig's new book designed to oust prime minister Stephen Harper
Pratt, Sheila
Article
2015
Article on author Mel Hurtig and his new book criticizing Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper and his government.
The Need for a New Socialist Movement
Panitch, Leo
Article
1984
It has fallen to socialists in the last decades of this century to undertake the daunting task of establishing new socialist directions just as our forerunners had to do in the first decades of this c...
A New and Better Canada: Principles and Policies of a New Canadian Political Party
Hurtig, Mel
Book
1992
Hurtig calls for a new political party committed to sweeping political reform and plans to put Canadians back to work.
New group urges progressives to build 'One Big Campaign' to take on Harper: Sources News Release
Article
2012
A campaign urging Canadian social activist groups to work together under one massive umbrella to take on the Harper regime and his right-wing supporters was officially launched today.
Our Canada: The Story of the New Democratic Party Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Heaps, Leo
Book
1991
A rosy view of Canada's New Democratic Party.
Parcel of Rogues
Dobson, Ross
Article
A review of the book 'Parcel of Rogues.'
The Partition Principle: Remapping Quebec after Separation
McAlpine, Trevor
Book
Considers the question: if Canada is divisible, then why not Quebec? McAlpine argues that Quebec cannot separate from Canada and expect to retain its present borders. He maps out the specifics of how ...
A Political Statement of the Libertarian Socialist Collective
Libertarian Socialist Collective
Article
1979
The socialist perspective, as we see it, implies a total critique of human society as it is presently constituted. Socialism means a total transformation of life and social institutions - a project of...
The Politics of Urban Liberation
Schecter, Stephen
Book
1978
A broad-ranging study which covers the political economy of the urban question and the importance of the city in the history of social revolution. Schechter's evaluation of libertarian insurgency high...
Power To Us All: Constitution or Social Contract?
Woodcock, George
Book
1992
Woodcock calls for a true participatory democracy.
Preston Manning and the Reform Party
Dobbin, Murray
Book
1992
A profile of Preston Manning and his right-wing agenda.
The Privatization Putsch
Hardin, Herschel
Book
1989
According to Hardin, privatization is the expression of the ideology of a right wing, corporate agenda: business wants to gets its hands on public funds and politicians are more than willing to hand o...
Radical Digressions 2
Diemer, Ulli
Website
1981
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
Shooting the Hippo: Death by Deficit and Other Canadian Myths
McQuaig, Linda
Book
1995
An examination of how economic policies systematically favour the interests of the rich while pretending to be for the common good.
Sign Crimes/Road Kill: From Mediascape to Landscape
Nelson, Joyce
Book
1992
A collection of thirty short essays by Joyce Nelson, a writer specializing in the politics of the mass media.
Sources.com: Portal for Journalists and Writers - The directory for reporters, writers, editors and researchers
Website
1977
Sources is an information portal for journalists, freelance writers, news editors, authors, researchers and journalism students -- and a resource for organizations, institutions, businesses, and ind...
Storming Babylon: Preston Manning and The Rise of the Reform Party
Sharpe, Sydney, Braid, Don
Book
1992
A portrait of Preson Manning and right-wing Canada's Reform Party.
Strong voter registration campaign could mean the end for Harper
Fillmore Nick
Article
2015
The primary objective of Stephen Harper's absurdly-named Fair Elections Act is to prevent hundreds-of-thousands of Canadians from voting for the NDP, Liberals, Greens, etc. But efforts to help people...
The Swastika and the Maple Leaf: Fascist Movements in Canada in the Thirities
Betcherman, Lita Rose
Book
1975
Betcherman deals with Adrien Arcand and other leading Canadian fascists of the 1930s, as well as Swastika Clubs, and fascist movements in the west.
Thinking About Self-Determination
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1994
Does that familiar canon of the left, 'the right to self-determination', actually mean anything, or is it an empty slogan whose main utility is that it relieves us of the trouble of thinking criticall...
The Unmaking of Canada: The Hidden Theme in Canadian History since 1945
Chodos, Robert, Murphy, Rae, Hamovitch, Eric
Book
1991
This book searches for the roots of the many-sided crisis faced by Canada in the 1990s, and finds them in the post-war history of the country. In the authors' view, the hidden theme in Canadian histor...
What progressive groups must do to defeat, or stymie, the Harper regime
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2012
Canada’s progressive community needs to make some significant changes if it hopes to slow down the assault being carried out on the country by Stephen Harper’s Conservatives and their right-wing allie...
Whoa Canada
Film/Video
2015
Yours in the Struggle: Reminiscences of Tim Buck
Buck, Tim; edited by Beeching, William; Clarke, Phyllis
Book
1997
Tim Buck's reminiscences, taken from a series of interviews taped by John (Mac) Reynolds for the CBC.

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Canadian Dimension
Canadian Dimension is published by, for and about activists in the struggle for a better world, covering women's issues, aboriginal issues, the environment, labour, etc. in ways not found in the mains...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Rabble.ca
An online, progressive news site. In addition to original news stories, in-depth features, provocative interviews, commentaries and more, rabble publishes columns from some of the few progressive voic...
Sources
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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History
Hallowell, Gerald (ed.)
2004
Here are the basic details of the main events, institutions, places, and people in Canada's past. The topics appear to be politics, economy, education, religion, law, medicine, science, transportation...
Sympathy for Stephen Harper: Imagine that everyone you trusted had lied to you
Coyne, Andrew
2015
You will be familiar with the picture we have created of him: suspicious, paranoid, controlling, a leader who trusts no one, leaves nothing to others, insists on taking a hand in even the smallest mat...

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Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.