Well the 25,000th Syrian refugee has arrived in Canada. I couldn't be happier or prouder.And I thought John McCallum was right to say that despite some delays in getting them all here, and problems finding them permanent housing, it is something … . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Syrian Refugees and the Miserable Michelle Rempel
As we well know after enduring almost 10 years of darkness, sometimes the loudest and ugliest voices are the ones that command the most attention, thereby skewering our perceptions of reality. If the Harper government had been the true voice of Canada,… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The True Voice Of Canada
That is the title of a very interesting piece by Michael Valpy in today’s Star that is well-worth reading. His thesis offers something of a challenge to a post I put up the other day talking about the fact that our core values as Canadians managed to s… . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Tale Of Two Canadas
David Suzuki counts universal health care, clean energy, climate change, racial diversity and tolerance among the Canadian values and key issues worth considering before casting your vote on October 19.
The post David Suzuki: Let’s vote for the values that make Canada great appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
Prime Minister Harper, the “old stock” Canadian, recently made the odd remark, “I will never tell my young daughter that a woman should cover her face because she is a woman. That’s not our Canada.” Why such a notion should ever present itself to Mr. Harper is a mystery, but the part that caught my eye was, “That’s not our Canada.”
“Our” Canada? Stephen Harper’s Canada is not my Canada. Can a
PHOTOS: The Senate of Canada, also known as “the Red Chamber,” possibly for its adoption of tactics for dealing with religion reminiscent of two large communist countries. Actual Canadian Senators may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Andrew P.W. Bennett, Canada’s first “Ambassador for Religious Freedom” and a cantor at the St. John the Baptist […]
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A new poll by EKOS shows that new Canadians are deserting Stephen Harper and the Conservatives “despite aggressive wooing” by Jason Kenney in the last three years.
The post New Canadians Abandoning Stephen Harper, Conservatives appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.
I was originally going to take the day off from blogging, but then, after reading the editorial in today’s Star along with some letters reflecting what people would wish for Canada, I decided to briefly add my own thoughts.
Certainly, there are a number of challenges we face both as a country and as a society; traditional values of inclusiveness, consultation, negotiation, and compromise have all suffered badly under the Harper regime. But perhaps the gravest consequence of that cabal’s rule is our aspirations as a nation; once grand in scope and vision (think, for example, of the nation-building involved (Read more…)
I was going to write a long blog post on this but since so much has been written about it I think this captures the spirit and intent of the proposal succinctly.
The bottom line on Quebec’s proposed values charter is that you can visit a hospital named after a saint with a crucifix in the lobby and be guaranteed not to be treated by a Muslim doctor in a hijab because they want to remove
By Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care:
With the federal government announcing that it will be revealing its Designated Countries of Origin list to inform its handling of refugees on December 15th, Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care is warning provincial governments, medical professionals and health institutions to brace for more chaos and cases of individuals not being eligible for care.
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I feel as though I’ve been wrenched from the light of the world and exiled to the heart of darkness. My friends, I just want to let you all know that we’ll not be able to stay as connected as … Continue reading →
At 12:01am on Wednesday, March 14, I started an indefinite hunger strike to demand that the Parliament of Canada immediately repeal the new Safe Streets and Communities Act (formerly omnibus crime Bill C-10). The Act …Read More
It’s Day 2 of my indefinite hunger strike to demand the repeal of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I started the peaceful protest at 12:01am …Read More
Starting at 12:01am today, I embarked on an indefinite hunger strike to demand that Canada’s new Safe Streets and Communities Act (omnibus crime Bill C-10) be immediately repealed. Earlier, I had appealed to the Governor …Read More