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daveberta.ca - Alberta Politics: Mulcair and Trudeau bring “Change” and “Real Change” to Edmonton this week

In a competition to own the “change” message, the NDP are holding a “Rally for Change in Edmonton” on Sept 10 and the Liberals are holding a “Rally for Real Change in Edmonton” on September 9. It is clear that both parties have identified varying degrees “change” as a common theme in this election campaign . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: Mulcair and Trudeau bring “Change” and “Real Change” to Edmonton this week

wRanter.com: Who will be the next big-name Jewish MP?

Last week, we examined four “Jewish” battleground ridings, including two – York Centre in Toronto and Mount Royal in Montreal – where, one way or another, a Jewish candidate is likely to win. This week, we look at Jews running for all four major parties across the country. Jews have served in the House of . . . → Read More: wRanter.com: Who will be the next big-name Jewish MP?

Scott's DiaTribes: Carolyn Bennett, Danielle Takacs & Liberal candidates visit Six Nations for tour, roundtable

Yesterday, Liberal MP and Aboriginal Affairs Critic Carolyn Bennett visited Brantford-Brant riding for the whole day to participate in discussions on Native Housing issues as well as to tour Six Nations and New Credit territory (though she’s been here so many times, Chief Ava Hill of Six Nations said Ms Bennett could have probably . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Carolyn Bennett, Danielle Takacs & Liberal candidates visit Six Nations for tour, roundtable

The Canadian Progressive: Parliament’s Sham Report on Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women Trashed

by: Obert Madondo

Many had hoped the Special Parliamentary Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women would move Canada closer to addressing the perennial issue of more than 600 missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

The committee’s final report, delivered in parliament last week, turned out to be another government-sponsored sham. Most shocking is the . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Parliament’s Sham Report on Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women Trashed

The Canadian Progressive: Parliament Must Investigate Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women: Grits

Liberal Opposition Day Motion compels Parliament to investigate missing and murdered Indigenous women By Liberal Party of Canada (Press Release)| Feb. 14, 2013: OTTAWA – Liberals will use a rare opportunity in the House of Commons to bring forward a motion calling on the House of Commons to investigate the crucial matter of missing and . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Parliament Must Investigate Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women: Grits

The Equivocator: The 2012 “You Go Girl!” Awards. Presented by: The Equivocator

Context: I don’t like to think of this blog as existing in a vacuum. You may not be aware of it but I am also an avid user of the twitter and the facebook (my twitter feed is there on the right side of my blog btw.) On twitter (you can follow me at @Uranowski) . . . → Read More: The Equivocator: The 2012 “You Go Girl!” Awards. Presented by: The Equivocator

Chris Tindal: New boundaries could turn a safe Liberal seat into one apiece for the NDP and Conservatives

Toronto Centre’s poll-by-poll results from the 41st General Election. The current riding leans right in the north, left in the south, and is surrounded by strong NDP ridings to the east and west.

The voters of Toronto Centre have always felt divided. The federal riding includes some of the richest (Rosedale, Yorkville ) . . . → Read More: Chris Tindal: New boundaries could turn a safe Liberal seat into one apiece for the NDP and Conservatives

Calgary Grit: 100 Years of Bad Photo Ops

As you have probably heard a hundred times over the past month, the Calgary Stampede turns 100 this year.

Calgary has changed a lot over this time. A seat at the 1912 rodeo cost 50 cents. Calgary’s population was 70,000. And, oh yeah, back then Alberta was a Liberal bastion, with the Grits holding . . . → Read More: Calgary Grit: 100 Years of Bad Photo Ops