Highlights/politics

The LINK Online, May 17, 18, 19, 2019

Your hosts: Levon, Lynn, Marie-Claude (at the river’s edge) and Marc (video of show at bottom) Climate change and the kelp forests of the Arctic It seems that climate change is having an effect under the Arctic seas. Kelp has» 

Politics

Politicians warned against arousing populism

Populism and discontent with politics is not growing in Canada, according to a survey by the Samara Centre for Democracy. But the non-profit organization warns that some politicians are using populist rhetoric and there is a danger they will fuel» 

Politics, Society

Explosive event in Canadian politics

The political scandal rocking the ruling Liberal party and occupying news for some 54 days resulted in another shock wave last night. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expelled two prominent women from the caucus to prevent what he called “civil war”» 

Environment

U.S., Russia thwarting black carbon reduction in Arctic, says Finland

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North Black carbon pollution remains a pressing concern in the Arctic, but the U.S. and Russia are thwarting regional co-operation efforts to combat the problem, says Finland’s Ministry of» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

Is democracy in trouble? New book looks at solutions

Have we now become “too dumb for democracy”.  Well, not really in that sense The subtitles are fairly self-explanatory about what’s in the new book, “Why we make bad political decisions, and how we can make better ones” The book» 

International, Politics, Society

SNC Lavalin scandal: Another faux-pas for the Liberal government?

The scandal that is rocking the Liberal government of Justin Trudeau has grown yet again. The government also seems to be continuing on a rocky path and strategy. An emergency meeting of the Justice Committee investigating the situation was shut» 

Politics

As provincial budget approaches, Quebec Bar sounds alarm on dire state of Nunavik justice system

With the Quebec provincial budget scheduled for later this month, the Quebec Bar Association is demanding immediate, short-term investments to address justice system shortfalls in Nunavik, the Inuit region of Arctic Quebec. “The justice needs in the North are urgent,» 

The LINK Online, Mar. 8-9-10, 2019

Your hosts Lynn, Terry, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) Canada’s Prime Minister insists “no inappropriate pressure” in SNC Lavalin case The SNC Lavalin scandal as it’s being called continues to dog the Liberal government of Prime Minister» 

Politics

Political scandal Canada: dual office of Justice Minister and Attorney-General, a concern?

Alleged interference in a criminal case by the highest level of the Liberal government has been Canada. The scandal centres on Jody Wilson-Raybould who holds the partisan position of Justice Minister in the Liberal cabinet, and the non-partisan position of» 

Indigenous

U.N. Year of Indigenous Languages: Spotlight Nunavut

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North The United Nations has designated 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages. The goal is to to make people more aware of the languages and their role in»