Canada Communism

The Wrong Lesson We Learned From The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada Business
Daniel Tencer

What worries me most in all this is the growing sense that the public, and the politicians who represent the public, have ever less capability to do anything about it. Between the influence of big money over politics and the desire to remain economically competitive with countries that provide few social services, there is little room to bring balance back to our extreme economy.

Welcome Back to the 19th Century

Mark Milke | Posted 08.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

The 21st century resembles the 19th century -- not in the size of government but in the obvious tussles between special interests and the general interest.

Harper Goes On Epic Communism Rant

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper launched into a full-throated attack on the evils of communism at a fundraiser on Friday for a monument to its...

Finally, Canada Confronts Communism's Ugly History

Martin Krossel | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada
Martin Krossel

Recently, the CBC Radio program Ideas ran a full hour interview with Washington Post columnist and author Anne Applebaum. Her new book, Iron Curtain, ...

How the Looming Apocalypse Has Taught Us to Prepare

Natalia Yanchak | Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada Living
Natalia Yanchak

Two words: Apocalypse Preparedness. It's on the minds of the citizens of the Western World and is stimulating this Leftist-Libertarianism. Simply put, when the world goes to shit and it's every person for themselves, those with a cold-storage full of preserves and an equipped workshop that can repair radios and shotguns will be more likely to survive.

City Style Snapshot: Prague, Czech Republic

Ramp1885.com | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

What's going on with Prague fashion? Half the year hidden away in winter coats, the other half enduring jeers from their western neighbors for pairing sandals with socks. Now, however, the Czech Republic boasts one of the biggest-booming economies of the post-Communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, consumerism is on the up-and-up (and up), and Prague shopping centres crop up like mushrooms after a rain.

Canada: Our Home and Communist Land

J.J. McCullough | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpgAs we may recall, a couple days ago good ol' Ezra Levant was having quite a snit over the fact that outgoing Globe and Mail web editor Stephen Wicary was emigrating to Cuba, in theory because that's where his wife works, but probably because he's a goddamn commie.

The Conservatives' Love Affair With Communists

Gerry Nicholls | Posted 09.13.2012 | Canada Politics
Gerry Nicholls

Canada's intellectual and political elite have a dilemma: how do they deal with Dr. Norman Bethune's legacy? On the one hand they desperately want to praise Bethune for his so-called "humanitarian" and innovative efforts as a surgeon, but on the other hand there's that nasty little historical fact concerning the good doctor's sordid political beliefs, i.e. he had a crush on Joseph Stalin.

For Canadians, the Korean War was an Adventure

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.26.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

This week, sixty-two years ago, was the start of the Korean War. It was a chance for Canadians who were too young for World War II to experience what others had endured in wartime; it was an adventure. The mixture of veterans and rookies proved to be a more effective force than many expected, and Canadians who were there now recognize how worthwhile their contribution was.

Let's Hammer It Into their Sick(le) Heads: Soviet Imagery Isn't Cool

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 08.08.2012 | Canada
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

I saw two young men wearing red t-shirts with the letters "CCCP" emblazoned in yellow across their chests. They thought it was cool. The scope of the Soviet regime's atrocities should be widely known among both young and old. The fact that it is not widely known is a sad indictment of our educational systems.

Communist Cuba's Collapse (Really, Are You Surprised?)

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 06.12.2012 | Canada
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Canadians love going to Cuba for vacation. Sadly, few of those tourists ever leave their vacation compounds. If they did, they would see a massive transformation taking place in this island nation, which many once hailed as a budding socialist paradise.

Let Them Eat Borscht

Peter Worthington | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The Soviet Union once sought to intimidate, undermine, influence, subvert, exploit, deceive, penetrate, and dominate every country it had dealings with -- friendly or otherwise. It was paranoid and paralyzed by its dependence on the secret police. But today, the best course of action with Russia is to leave the damn country alone.

Harper Government Softens Tone On Cuba

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Conservative minister for Latin America is softening some of the Harper government's previous tough talk on Cuba.This week, Diane Abloncz...

Why Would David Suzuki Wish for a Society Without Corporations?

Martin Krossel | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada Business
Martin Krossel

Has David Suzuki ever bothered to talk to anyone who lived in a country that abandoned capitalism? Has he ever heard the story of a refugee from the Soviet Union? There are plenty of them around in Canada. But Suzuki, like most Canadian writers and broadcasters, just aren't interested in their stories.

Canada's Massive Spy File On Politican Tommy Douglas

CP | John Ward, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

OTTAWA - Newly declassified records show the RCMP began spying on pioneering politician Tommy Douglas as early as 1936 — three years sooner than pre...

The New Russia Is Much Like the Old Russia

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

To those familiar with "Soviet" Russia, it's startling to see the billboards advertising Western cars, Samsung electronics, Subway fast food, Italian clothes, Paris fashions. Quite a change from the Moscow I remember where billboards advertised "Glory to Soviet cement."

Europe Rejects Trademark Bid For Soviet Hammer And Sickle

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada Business

BRUSSELS - Two decades after the fall of Communism, the hammer and sickle is still off limits to capitalist ownership.An European Union high court Tue...

Russia's Economy of Corruption

Peter Worthington | Posted 11.10.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Now that it no longer aspires to take over the world -- or at least subvert Western countries -- Russia is not the threat to peace that it once was. Even when I lived in Moscow, true communism was never really practiced. Most Muscovites had clandestine deals going on, where they could manipulate or cheat the system.