(June 17, 2021) In October 2020, 47-year-old Toronto lawyer, Annamie Paul, became the leader of the Green Party, the first Black party leader in the history of Canada. She is also Jewish. Paul beat seven leadership challengers, with her closest rival being Dimitri Lascaris who took 42.2% of the vote to Paul’s 50.6% on the 8th ballot. Paul’s path was never going to be easy. … [Read more...] about Is the Green Party of Canada racist?
(May 21, 2021) Many Canadians were pulled from the brink of poverty when the federal government instituted the Canada Emergency Response Benefit, which provided a form of basic income. It was inconceivable until it happened. Yet, political thinkers for the four centuries have advocate that wealth should be for society, not individuals. In their new book, The Case … [Read more...] about Episode 3: Interview with Jamie Swift and Elaine Power
(May 19, 2021) Progressive grassroots, community-based online fundraising is much more diverse and varied then some mainstream charity fundraisers might think. In November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surprised mainstream news outlets by raising over $200,000 for a variety of causes by playing the popular video game Among Us in partnership with … [Read more...] about YouTube and Twitch: Diverse faces at the online fundraising frontier
(May 14, 2021) Amazon, the world’s largest online marketplace uses algorithms as part of its sales strategy, artificial intelligence that might give the consumer tips on another good book about gardening, but also advances dangerous misinformation for profit. The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, which studies extremism and polarization, just released a … [Read more...] about Amazon and role of algorithms in propelling conspiracy theories
(May 6, 2021) Imagine Canada responded to calls for increasing the disbursement quota (DQ) in a quiet statement issued on March 16 that almost went without notice. “Our current position on this file is that there is a lack of sufficient evidence to inform a particular legislative adjustment to the disbursement quota,” the statement noted. “Some advocates of a targeted … [Read more...] about Imagine Canada’s opposition to raising disbursement quota casts doubt on its representation of the sector