Welcome to Canada 2016: Less a nation “strong and free” than a transnational oligarchy.
Though the infamous ‘Panama Papers’ are yet to wash up on Canadian shores, the message they bear is as apt in the True North as in any Banana Republic: Money trumps democracy, and notions of freedom and justice are illusions in the face of a Realpolitik predicated by what my first guest terms, a “full spectrum apparatus of domination and control.”
Mark Taliano is an Ontario-based writer, researcher, and activist who, in his retirement from instructing the youth of the nation, has turned his attention to the rest of us.
Mark’s essays appear at the American Herald Tribune, Global Research, and the Common Sense Canadian, among other places.
Mark Taliano in the first half.
And; time is running short for the public to weigh in on a xylene processing plant planned for the shores of the Salish Sea. April 15th is the deadline for those wanting to make their feelings on the Texas-based Tesoro Corporation’s scheme to site the massive petrochemical facility on Anacortes Island known.
Eric de Place is policy director, researcher, writer, and policy analyst for Sightline Institute, a Washington State-based independent, nonprofit think tank. Eric leads Sightline’s energy policy work, and is a leading expert on regional coal and oil export schemes.
Eric de Place and the Tesoro Corporation’s proposed horror next door in the second half.
And; Victoria Street Newz publisher emeritus and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft will join us at the bottom of the hour to bring us news of good things coming this week to our city’s streets, and beyond there too. But first, Mark Taliano and Canadian politicians: Controlled by the transnational oligarchy.