PHOTOS: Mel Hurtig with his Canadian Encyclopedia, without which, once upon a time, no respectable Canadian home was considered complete. I am grateful to Mr. Hurtig for one thing not mentioned in the short commentary below, and that is my accidental i… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Mel Hurtig, a great Canadian – and, full of beans, as we used to say
Brigette DePape was right when she vowed that “despite the Harper government making it harder for us to vote, young people are going to be the game-changers nobody saw coming” during the 2015 federal election. Elections Canada’s 2015 National Youth… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Canadian Youth Overcame Harper’s Fair Elections Act, Owned 2015 Federal Election
A new video from the Council of Canadians seeks to start an enlightened public conversation on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA. The post New Council of Canadians video seeks to spark public debate on CETA [... . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: New Council of Canadians video seeks to spark public debate on CETA [VIDEO]
This and that for your weekend reading.- Sarah Anderson, Marc Bayard, John Cavanagh, Chuck Collins, Josh Hoxie and Sam Pizzigati offer an outline as to how to fight back against growing inequality:§ We need to see inequality as a deep systemic… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links
This and that for your Tuesday reading.- Matthew Yglesias writes that The Big Short and other stories focused on the financial aspects of the 2008 economic meltdown miss by far the most important part of the picture in the real economic destruction wro… . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links
The Council of Canadians calls for the re-opening of the investigation into the election fraud of 2011 in the wake of Mike Duffy’s recent testimony. The former Conservative senator testified under oath that a “black ops group at Conservative headqua… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Duffy testimony should spark new investigation into 2011 election fraud
Maude Barlow urges urgent action against the imminent global water crisis, which will hit the poor in developing country mega cities the hardest. According to the world’s leading water campaigner: “Dramatic action is needed to deal with the twin ecolo… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Maude Barlow: “The planet is running out of clean water”
On October 5, Brigette DePape and other young activists will “Storm the Dorm” at university campuses to boost youth voter turnout during the 2015 federal election.
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Maude Barlow, the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians wants Stephen Harper to answer whether the just-announced “firesale of CBC buildings is part of getting the Trans-Pacific Partnership signed before October 19 to boost his chances of re-election.”
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A new poll commissioned by the Council of Canadians reveals that progressive voters favour an independent assessment Harper’s controversial Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
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From the very start, the main issue in the federal election race has been as obvious as the beard on Tom Mulcair’s face, but it’s been largely ignored by mainstream media.
The big time journalists are rushing from the leaders’ pre-planned news conferences day after day, but the majority of voters have said in opinion polls that by far the biggest issue for them is to have either the NDP or Liberals emerge as the party that can soundly defeat Stephen Harper and the Conservatives.
During the fourth week of the campaign, it looked like the NDP might be the chosen party. They were at 33.9 per cent in the polls. The Conservatives were at 28.4 per cent, and the Liberals 27.9.
It looked like the NDP might jump to, say, 36 or 38 per cent in the polls and become the party to stop Harper. But it didn’t happen. . . . → Read More: A Different Point of View….: Can Mulcair work a miracle and gain unlikely victory?
Bridget DePape and youth activists begin cross-country “Storm the Dorm” university campus campaign aimed at boosting youth voter turnout during the October 19 election.
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The primary objective of Stephen Harper’s new absurdly-named Fair Elections Act is to prevent hundreds-of-thousands of Canadians from voting for the NDP, Liberals, Greens, etc.
The Conservatives are, in effect, “cheating” the electoral process again, just as blatantly as in the past. They know that a large number of people – students, marginalized people and First Nations – will have a hard time voting because of the changes. It’s also likely they would not vote Conservative.
If this latest unprincipled scheme works, it could be a major factor in allowing the Conservatives to sneak in the back door with a minority victory. It’s possible that, come election day, the opinion polls could show both the NDP and Liberals ahead of Harper but Harper winning the election.
Volunteer for LeadNow.ca – one of dozens of NGOs working to defeat the Conservatives.
The Council of Canadians contends that some 770,000 people may . . . → Read More: A Different Point of View….: National voter support campaign could mean the end for Harper
TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline carries more risks, such as oil spills, than rewards, for Ontario and First Nations, says the Ontario Energy Board in a new report.
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Canadians’ legal challenge to the Harper government’s “anti-democratic” Fair Elections Act won’t be heard until after the 2015 federal elections. Voter justice denied.
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The Council of Canadians and partners to appeal a recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruling that favoured the Fair Elections Act’s restrictions on democratic participation.
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The recent failure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations spoils Harper’s agenda promoting the corporate takeover of the Canadian public good, says the Council of Canadians.
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They have a HEAVE STEVE banner and are planning to meet under the City of Duncan sign just south of Duncan at 5 pm on Thursday, July 2nd. Everyone is invited.
If you could
New eye-opening report by the chairperson of the Council of Canadians chronicles Harper’s 1984-style assault on Canada’s democratic institutions and values.
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The Council of Canadians and Canadian Federation of Students have filed a Charter Challenge to Harper’s Fair Elections Act in the Ontario Superior Court.
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The chairperson of the Council of Canadians has asked the new Syriza government in Greece to reject the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
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Environmental Defence’s “Great Canadian Migrations” satirical video says grave risks posed by TransCanada’s proposed Energy East tar sands pipeline include climate change and oil spills
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Advocacy groups and concerned citizens have signed an open letter demanding that the British Columbia government and Science World cancel their province-wide community seminars promoting the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.
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Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki won’t be intimidated by TransCanada’s dirty war against climate justice activists and Energy East pipeline opponents.
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