PHOTO: Sorry, no relevant photos tonight. Just this shot of a typical American public servant crossing the rotunda of the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe, deep in thought. She is doubtless wishing the United States had Canada’s system of health care. SANTA FE, N.M. The economy, Harper Fatigue Syndrome or however one should […]
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Remember when the Harper government™ created the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act (PSDPA), the supposed whistleblower protection law?
Of course, the Harper government™ is keen on whistleblowers and whistleblowing…
Allan Cutler, Sponsorship scandal
You know, when it is ^NOT Harper government™ activity and/or conduct being exposed…
Sylvie Therrien, Fraud quotas [Employment Insurance] Richard Colvin, Afghan detainees Edgar Schmidt, Conservative legislative agenda inadequately evaluating whether proposed bills violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
I’m sure the aforementioned of Harper government™ whistleblowers and whistleblowing have nothing to do with why the Conflict of Interest, Loyalty and Confidentiality (Read more…)
Why is the Globe and Mail, as of March 4, 2015, the first—and the only—Canadian news agency to implement SecureDrop?
One would think that more Canadian news agencies would have implemented the open-source software platform for secure communication between journalists and sources (whistleblowers)… i.e. CBC, Montréal Gazette, Toronto Star, Vancouver Observer, etc., etc., etc.
Reporting on Wednesday’s Ottawa shootings, CNN and other global media outlets resorted to needless sensationalism, propagandist fear-mongering and self-serving interpretations of terrorism.
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Here’s NDP leader Thomas Mulcair’s address to the nation following the fatal shootings at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday.
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The death of teenage Tina Fontaine has re-ignited calls for national public inquiry into the case of nearly 1,200 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada.
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Canadians don’t like what Stephen Harper is doing to Canada, have finally found chinks in his armour and are now “chipping away at the prime minister’s policies on everything from electoral reform to military procurement.”
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My parents immigrated here from Scotland in the mid 70′s. I have wondered what being born there instead would have been like. I imagine I would have enjoyed living closer to the distilleries of Speyside than I do, and will testify a kilt is only slightly behind sweatpants in terms of comfort. Scotch and skirts […]
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It’s election season for Calgary Co-op. For the month of February if you’re a member-owner of Calgary Co-op you can select three of their nine-member board. Most people don’t know they can help select representatives on that board. Out of some 440,000 members the Calgary Co-op cooperative only nets a little over or under 5,000 votes […]
Everyone likes to be liked and, boy, do our southern neighbours like us. A recent Pew Research Center survey reveals that of all the countries in the world, we are the Americans’ favourite. Eighty-one per cent have a favourable opinion of us.
Oddly, Americans are not so well disposed toward their other neighbour. Only 39 per cent have a favourable opinion of Mexico. Yet Americans visit Mexico
The BC Civil Liberties Association has filed a lawsuit against Canadian spy agency ASEC, claims its surveillance of Canadians is unconstitutional.
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With Parliament set to resume, coalition calls for effective legal measures to protect the privacy of every resident of Canada against government intrusion
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by: Obert Madondo
Statistics Canada reported last week that Employment Insurance (EI) recipients dropped by 2.1% in July to 503 900 after the Harper government toughened the rules earlier this year.
The federal NDP calls the drop a “new historic low”, accuses the Harper Conservatives of cutting EI to deny Canadians “help when they need it the most.”
This press release:
Radical and mean-spirited Conservative cuts to EI, alongside weak job creation numbers, are denying Canadians help when they need it most.
A new Statistics Canada report has revealed that fewer unemployed Canadians than ever before now qualify for (Read more…)
Poverty is making Canadians sick, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), “the national voice of Canadian physicians.”
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by: Canadian Women’s Foundation | Press Release:
National Omnibus reveals that Canadians still blame women for being sexually assaulted
TORONTO, July 9, 2013 – With summer in full swing, Canadians have packed away their sweaters and are enjoying drinks on the patio. However, according to a new survey* conducted by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, many Canadians believe that women need to be careful about what they wear and how much alcohol they consume – 19 per cent of the respondents believe that women may provoke or encourage sexual assault when they are drunk. Of these, nearly one-quarter (23 per cent) (Read more…)
by: Obert Madondo | @Obiemad:
Stephen Harper (Photo: Remy Steinegger)
An overwhelming majority of Canadians think it’s time to kick Stephen Harper out and elect a new government, according to a new CTV News Ipsos Reid poll.
70% us are fed up with Harper and the Conservatives’ dictatorship-style assault on our democratic institutions, values, science and the environment. We’re fed up with the Conservatives’ political malfeasance, epitomized by the Third World-style Senate expenses scandal. We want Harper out. We want a new regime in Ottawa.
Most importantly, we’ve resolutely decided that the Conservatives should not be re-elected in 2015.
But (Read more…)
. . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Poll: 70% of Canadians think it’s time kick Stephen Harper out
I am about a week late for this, I guess, but I’m not one to jump on bandwagons and talk about things because it’s the official week of talking about things, so…there you are. And really, it’s always a good time to talk about love. And it’s almost always a good time to talk about [...]
By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Scouts Canada says Canadians “could be kinder to one another”. Canada’s leading coed youth organization is challenging us to do a “simple act of kindness” to one another during Good Turn Week, April 13-21. And this press release: OTTAWA, April 8, 2013 – Canadians live up to their international [...]
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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: We’re invited to join the Hupacasath First Nation’s ongoing fight to delay the ratification of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) Via WeStandTogetherCanada on YouTube: To learn more about what the Hupacasath First Nation is doing to delay ratification of the China Canada Trade [...]
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I stand before you a son of Quebec. A grandson of British Columbia. And a servant of Canada. These Canadians you just met are a few of the thousands I’ve had the honour to meet, to talk with, and to learn from over the past 6 months. Their stories are remarkable. Remarkable, [...]
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New study confirms government misled public on Environmental Assessment ‘delays’ By: Sierra Club Canada | Press Release: OTTAWA – A study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences found environmental assessments triggered by the Fisheries Act prior to the 2012 omnibus bill were NOT taking too long to [...]
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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The Harper Conservatives’ 2013 federal budget is a ”missed opportunity for the economy and services”, says the Public Service Alliance of Canada. PSAC says austerity measures hurt Canadians, urges the government to reverse course. This press release: The union representing most federal government workers in Canada says that [...]
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