Canada Sees a ‘Watershed Moment’ in the Struggle for Indigenous Rights

Yesterday, for The Real News Network, I interviewed indigenous lawyer, scholar and activist Pam Palmater about the blockades happening around the country in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people.

Pam expressed the view that we are witnessing a “watershed moment” in the defence of indigenous rights because “Canadians are standing with us in droves.” Continue Reading ›

Canada is the “Wild West” of Securities Regulation

As I explained this week in a discussion with Vanmala Subramaniam of the Financial Post, former Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge once described Canada as the “Wild West” of securities regulation.

Canadian investors need better protection from regulators. They will not get it unless and until we shut the revolving door between the regulatory community and the financial industry:

SAIA York Delivers Submission To Former Supreme Court of Canada Judge

(The photograph above shows JDL thugs, one of whom is masked, at York University on November 20, 2019)

On November 20, 2019, and as I have previously discussed here, here and here, Students Against Israeli Apartheid at York University (SAIA York) held a demonstration at York’s main campus.

The purpose of the demonstration was to protest an event featuring former members of the Israeli military. Continue Reading ›