Canadian Politics

Trudeau Approves Kinder Morgan Pipeline Amidst Increasing Climate Threats
December 2, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris says the worsening prospect of climate change negates any potential economic benefits from tar sands development

BDS Town Hall with the Former Green Party of Canada Justice Critic
September 27, 2016
A panel discussion on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement with Dimitri Lascaris, Constantine Kritsonis and Lia Tarachansky

Trudeau’s Liberals Adopt Harper Government’s Carbon Targets
September 21, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris says the transfer of Canadian taxpayer money to oil companies in the face of climate emergency casts doubt on the ability of the Liberal government to produce an adequate carbon pricing plan

The Crisis of the Left in Canada
August 31, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris explains that there is a vacuum on the Canadian left, and the first political party to fill it stands to make substantial gains with Canada’s electorate

Green Party of Canada Leader Reaffirms Leadership Following Row Over BDS
August 23, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris explains that a strong stand for Palestinian rights includes making Israel pay appropriate economic and political penalties for its clear breaches of international law

Green Party of Canada Challenges Israeli Apartheid
August 10, 2016
Green Party shadow cabinet member Dimitri Lascaris says the Green Party’s passage of the resolution in support BDS could embolden other Canadian parties to take on the occupation

Is Canada’s 6 Month Old Liberal Government Delivering ‘Real Change?’
May 12, 2016
Nora Loreto and Dimitri Lascaris tell The Real News that on climate, foreign affairs, and trade policies, Trudeau has opted for continuity over change

“Mr. Trudeau Goes to Washington”
March 9, 2016
Rick Salutin and Dimitri Lascaris examine what happens when political celebrities tackle climate change

Canadian Student Shot by Israeli Sniper in the West Bank
January 17, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris explains that the Trudeau government remains silent on the case of a Canadian Government-Funded PhD Student, Rehab Nazzal, who was shot by Israeli sniper in the West Bank without legal recourse against her attacker

Trudeau Pledge Tracker: Ignoring Executions and Proceeding with Saudi Arms Deal
January 2, 2016
Dimitri Lascaris says Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Stephane Dion met with Adel Al Jubeir, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and treated him as an important ally days before the Saudis carried out a raft of executions

Will Trudeau’s Pipeline Policy Change After Keystone?
November 9, 2015
As protestors staged sit-ins at Canada’s Prime Minister’s residence, Keystone XL Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network’s Dallas Goldtooth and environmental activist Dimitri Lascaris discuss the grassroots strategies needed to keep the pressure on politicians

Trudeau Pledge Tracker: Cabinet is Fifty Percent Women
November 4, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris and Nora Loretto say new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered on his pledge to appoint 50% women to his cabinet, but appointed a political conservative as his Minister of Finance

Rejecting Hard Right, Canadians Dump Harper
October 20, 2015
As Harper resigns as leader of the Conservative Party, how should progressive Canadians respond to the neo-liberal Liberal majority government? With Leo Panitch, Dimitri Lascaris, Nora Loreto and Paul Jay

Canadian Elections: Green Party Says It Would Challenge Costly Military Contracts
October 14, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris, Green Party Candidate for London-West, Ontario, says the Green Party wants to shift the role of the Canadian military to UN peacekeeping, poverty alleviation efforts, and disaster relief

Should Canadians Vote Strategically to Defeat Harper?
October 8, 2015
Amara Possian of Leadnow and Dimitri Lascaris of the Green Party, London-West, debate the consequences of strategic voting in the Canadian October 19th federal elections

No Dissension on Oil Exploration in the Leaders Debate in Canada
September 19, 2015
Writer Nora Loreto and Green Party candidate Dimitri Lascaris argue all leading parties overemphasize the link of jobs and oil expansion while organized labor takes them at their word

Is Canada’s “Patriot Act” a Political Ploy?
March 14, 2015
Dimitri Lascaris and Professor Leo Panitch discuss Canada’s Bill C-51 and other issues facing Canadians as elections loom

Is This What Voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility Looks Like?
December 2, 2014
Dimitri Lascaris on the case against Nevsun Resources, a Canadian mining company whose appalling labour record in Eritrea was brought to court by a consortium of Canadian Law firms

Canadian Securities Regulators Moving Ahead with US-Style No-Contest Settlements
May 22, 2014
Dimitri Lascaris: Canadian regulators are planning to implement no-contest practices that US judges are criticizing

Group Petitions For Divestment From Fossil Fuels By University of Toronto
May 22, 2014
Dimitri Lascaris discusses whether divestment or engagement is the better strategy for effecting meaningful change in the relationship between higher education and the fossil fuels industry

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