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The Canadian Progressive: Senate must fix Harper’s Orwellian Fair Elections Act: Petition

by: Obert Madondo | May 16, 2014

The Harper Conservatives used their majority in the House of Commons to bulldoze their dictatorship-style “Fair Elections Act” earlier this week. The bill is now back in the Conservative-dominated Senate where it’s certain to pass.

Canadians and their democracy-loving allies aren’t giving up the fight. Through an online . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Senate must fix Harper’s Orwellian Fair Elections Act: Petition

Politics, Re-Spun: We Failed Rwanda; Let’s Stand for the #Rohingya

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It’s been almost 20 years since the Rwandan genocide. We were too stupid, callous, or indifferent to stop it, and Senator Dallaire has more than a few words on the topic.

Granted, the WWW was just getting going in the early 1990s, so we didn’t have the kind of viral . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: We Failed Rwanda; Let’s Stand for the #Rohingya

Politics and its Discontents: More Harper Contempt for Transparency and Democracy

This story about Kevin Page’s relentless and noble ongoing attempts to extract information about the public service impact of government budget cuts from the secrecy-obsessed Harper regime appeared in today’s Star. Consequently, I couldn’t resist the impulse to send the story link to the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, the body that recently named . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: More Harper Contempt for Transparency and Democracy

Accidental Deliberations: A cooperative forecast

Nathan Cullen’s plan for a pre-election accord between the NDP, Libs and Greens is certainly receiving loads of attention. Leadnow and Avaaz are encouraging members to join the NDP to support it (raising for me the question of how a large number of instant NDP members would allocate their down-ballot support if Cullen drops off . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: A cooperative forecast