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Ready, aim, Cold Fire: John Boyko, tackles shocking political intrigue with JFK, Dief and Pearson

Roderick Benns recently interviewed acclaimed Canadian history author, John Boyko, about his new book, Cold Fire: Kennedy’s Northern Front. The movie and television rights have already been optioned for the book, coming out in February, 2016. Benns: Give us a hint about two or three things you write about in Cold Fire that may surprise Canadians and Americans alike. Boyko: ... Read More »

Town of Pelham joins basic income movement, endorses Kingston motion

In the town where Canada’s largest sugar maple tree grows, the local town council hopes the growth of a movement will benefit its own people along the way, too. The Town of Pelham, Ontario, is a rural-urban mix of communities in the heart of the Niagara Region. Council passed a motion this week endorsing a Kingston resolution calling for the ... Read More »

City of Belleville joins Kingston, Cornwall, in municipal push for basic income

Calling it “good social policy,” Councillor Garnet Thompson has recently sparked the City of Belleville to endorse a basic income guarantee proposal. Less than a month ago, the City of Kingston became the first municipality in Canada to call for the development of a basic income guarantee for all Canadians. Its council unanimously passed a motion calling for a national ... Read More »

Cornwall City Council endorses basic income proposal

Often called the poorest city in Ontario, the City of Cornwall in eastern Ontario has passed a motion endorsing basic income guarantee policy. Less than a month ago, the City of Kingston became the first municipality in Canada to call for the development of a basic income guarantee for all Canadians. Its council unanimously passed a motion calling for a ... Read More »

One of Canada’s top educators says it’s time to support basic income

One of Canada’s foremost educators and an international leader in the field of education, Dr. Avis Glaze, says it’s time Canada adopted a basic income guarantee policy. Glaze — Ontario’s first Chief Student Achievement Officer and founding CEO of the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat – says Canada must address the issue of poverty by addressing the challenge at its source ... Read More »

Kingston the first Canadian municipality to call for basic income guarantee

The City of Kingston has become the first municipality in Canada to call for the development of a basic income guarantee for all Canadians. Council recently and unanimously passed a motion calling for a national discussion on the issue, hoping this will lead the provinces and federal government to work together to “consider, investigate, and develop a Basic Income Guarantee ... Read More »

Seeking Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper once joked that even his friends don’t like him. Despite his having been prime minister for nearly a decade, Mr. Harper left the public stage as much an enigma as when he first strode upon and then commanded it. With his legacy now being written, perhaps the best way to seek an understanding of a man who was ... Read More »

A basic income guarantee should be considered a human right, advocates say

On International Human Rights Day, a Perth, Ontario man says he believes a basic income guarantee for all should be one of those human rights. Rob Rainer, a well-known basic income advocate, says he believes that basic income is a means “to help ensure that such internationally recognized social and economic rights as the right to food, housing and a ... Read More »

Human Rights Day: Indigenous women face two layers of discrimination

December 10 is International Human Rights Day.  It’s also the last of the United Nation’s 16 days to end violence against women and girls. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to end gendered violence or ensure gender equality – yet. But, hope looms on the horizon. The Liberal government announced this week that the inquiry into Canada’s murdered and missing Indigenous women and ... Read More »

Trudeau gives nod to Mulroney’s leadership on apartheid as elder Tory accepts highest honour

As former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney accepts South Africa’s highest honour, current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is acknowledging Mulroney’s leadership on apartheid. Mulroney was awarded the Supreme Companion of O.R. Tambo award by the Government of South Africa, the highest possible award given to an outsider. “On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I would like to congratulate Mr. Brian ... Read More »