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The Canadian Progressive: The Ugly Canadian: Three Male Anti-Women’s Rights Harper Conservative MPs

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 1, 2013: WHO? My picks for The Ugly Canadian(s) today are these three male, middle-aged, white, anti-women’s rights Harper Conservative MPs: Maurice Vellacott (Saskatoon-Wanuskwein); Wladyslaw Lizon (Mississauga East-Cooksville); and Leon Benoit (Vegreville-Wainwright). WHY? Earlier this week, it was revealed that the three had initiated another effort to . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: The Ugly Canadian: Three Male Anti-Women’s Rights Harper Conservative MPs

The Canadian Progressive: Abortion rights group launches website to celebrate historic 1988 Supreme Court “Morgentaler Decision”

by Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada | Jan 15, 2013 In honour of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic 1988 decision to overturn the nation’s criminal abortion law, the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada is delighted to dedicate a new website to the anniversary: www.morgentaler25years.ca The day of the court decision – . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Abortion rights group launches website to celebrate historic 1988 Supreme Court “Morgentaler Decision”

Left Over: Rona, are You Paying Attention?

Democracy 101..When a person of either gender is elected to office, and then appointed to a Ministry, (s)he is obligated to vote based, not on personal belief, but on the verifiable will of the people…further, as a Federal Minister, that person should take into consideration the will of the majority of Canadians..who recently were polled . . . → Read More: Left Over: Rona, are You Paying Attention?

Canadian Progressive: Canada Politics News Roundup For Sunday, September 17, 2012

Here’s a selection of our key news headlines on the eve of the Canadian Parliament’s return for the fall session. It’s going to be another acrimonious session. But the real bad news is that a new Harris-Decima poll gives Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives a 7-point lead over Thomas Mulcair’s New Democrats. But there’s also . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive: Canada Politics News Roundup For Sunday, September 17, 2012

Politics, Re-Spun: A Handmaid’s Tale: Intended as Fiction, Not a Guidebook

I have become very weary of being perpetually assaulted, all day long, and being utterly helpless to defend myself from the onslaught. If it isn’t advertisers shoving things I don’t want down my throat, it’s the bank ramming their hands in my pockets. The media fills my eyes and ears with sights and sounds that . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: A Handmaid’s Tale: Intended as Fiction, Not a Guidebook

Canadian Progressive World: Conservative MP seeks to open emotive abortion debate

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has made it clear his government will not reopen the abortion debate. But Stephen Woodworth, the Conservative MP for Kitchener Centre wants to reverse course. And force Parliament to enact a …Read More

Birth Pangs: Abortion: There’s Nothing to Debate

reposting this in it’s entirety as really there is nothing more to say.

http://www.arcc-cdac.ca/press/ARCC-CDAC-release-nov3-11-english.pdf

For immediate release November 3, 2011

Abortion: There’s Nothing to Debate. Except how to eliminate remaining barriers to abortion care

NATIONAL – Despite repeated calls by Canada’s anti-abortion movement to “reopen the abortion debate,” a national pro-choice group says that’s not . . . → Read More: Birth Pangs: Abortion: There’s Nothing to Debate