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The Canadian Progressive: Norwegian King Harald’s amazing speech in support of diversity, religious tolerance [VIDEO]

Last week, Norwegian King Harald V gave one of the most powerful speeches ever heard in support of racial diversity, refugees, religious tolerance and LGBT rights.

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PostArctica: Around Town on Saturday

Despite the constant rain, which I was actually enjoying very much after an intense heat wave, there were events all over the city and I caught a few. West Verdun, […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Around Town on Saturday

The Canadian Progressive: Trade Agreements Should Prioritize People, Not Corporations

David Korten argues that the current wave of opposition to profit-oriented trade agreements will force future deals to prioritize people, not transnational corporations. The post Trade Agreements Should Prioritize People, Not Corporations appeared firs… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Trade Agreements Should Prioritize People, Not Corporations

PostArctica: Fantastic Night In Verdun

Friday evening was a celebration of a wonderful project started over a year ago by the Comité d’action des citoyennes et citoyens de Verdun (CACV). The basic idea is to […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Fantastic Night In Verdun

The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Lewis blasts Justin Trudeau in keynote NDP Convention speech

Former Ontario NDP leader Stephen Lewis sharply criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on key Canadian policy issues during an electrifying address to the New Democrats’ 2016 convention in Edmonton. The post Stephen Lewis blasts Justin Trudeau in key… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Lewis blasts Justin Trudeau in keynote NDP Convention speech

PostArctica: Polar Bear Plunge in Verdun

Super cold weekend after what has so far been a very mild winter makes the participants of this year’s Polar Bear Plunge seem all the more insane, or, in some […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Polar Bear Plunge in Verdun

PostArctica: Light – Jam Report #11

At 5pm you can see it is still light out and that has always been a liberating experience for me, that first day of the 9-5 drudgery where you walk […] . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Light – Jam Report #11

The Canadian Progressive: Mary Chapman: Are Women People?

Influential feminist Alice Duer Miller’s question “Are Women People?” still rings true after 100 years, writes Mary Chapman, a professor of English at the University of British Columbia. The post Mary Chapman: Are Women People? appeared first on The… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Mary Chapman: Are Women People?

The Canadian Progressive: Brian Mulroney receives South Africa’s highest award

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney just received the Supreme Companion of Oliver Reginald Tambo, South Africa’s highest award to a foreign national. Other recipients of the honour include Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., former Brazilian President Luis… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Brian Mulroney receives South Africa’s highest award

The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau is “just not ready” to be Canada’s next prime minister: Poll

According to a new Forum Research poll, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is “just not ready” to replace Stephen Harper as Canada’s next prime minister.

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The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: A healthy environment nurtures healthy people

Acting on the understanding that we’re part of nature, and caring for the environment, makes people healthier and happier, argues world-renowned Canadian scientist, broadcaster, activist and author, David Suzuki.

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The Canadian Progressive: Jack Layton would be proud of Canadians’ growing hunger for change

Canadians’ ever-increasing hunger for changer from the dictatorial Stephen Harper regime would make the late NDP leader Jack Layton proud.

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PostArctica: Thursday Night Casseroles

Weather was better, nice group of people, and the hilarious comedian, Fred Dube!

Quebecers protesting austerity continues every Thursday night at 7.

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PostArctica: Je Suis Charlie

I had never heard of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo prior to the assault on it’s staff. From what I have come to understand it produces cartoons that normally would be considered quite offensive to anyone associated with whatever it is currently satirizing. That’s what satirists do, they mock people, places and institutions that . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Je Suis Charlie

PostArctica: Sidewalk Sale, August, 2014

Some images from the sidewalk sale in Verdun that took place from Thursday to Sunday last week.

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PostArctica: Street Dancing In Verdun

Every second Friday night on Wellington they are having these Latino dance parties on the street during the summer. Hope you can make it, I will be the big old hippie with the teeny camera. Hope to see you there!

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PostArctica: Hare Krishna

So the joke on the street last week was that if these folks are strolling around town then maybe Verdun really is becoming the “Next Plateau.” Always nice to think that someone, who isn’t selling something, may have a favorable opinion of your ‘hood. Still I recall in the mid 80′s when Saint Henri was . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Hare Krishna

PostArctica: Hare Krishna

So the joke on the street last week was that if these folks are strolling around town then maybe Verdun really is becoming the “Next Plateau.” Always nice to think that someone, who isn’t selling something, may have a favorable opinion of your ‘hood. Still I recall in the mid 80′s when Saint Henri was . . . → Read More: PostArctica: Hare Krishna

THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: National Aboriginal Day Celebrated in Canada

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people from all backgrounds gathered all over Canada to celebrate National Aboriginal Day, which honours First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples’ invaluable contributions to our history and culture.

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THE CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE: Maude Barlow: “A life of activism gives hope, energy and direction”

by: Maude Barlow | June 19, 2014

I received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from York University in Toronto this morning. Here are my speaking notes for the Convocation ceremony:

Chancellor Gregory Sorbara, President Mamdouh Shoukri, the Senate of York University, and all the graduation students,

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PostArctica: Sidewalk Sale

A few from over the weekend in Verdun.

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PostArctica: Sidewalk Sale

A few from over the weekend in Verdun.

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Things Are Good: Smart People Trust Others

Oxford University researchers have concluded that the more intelligent a person is the more likely they are to trust other people. This is assumed to be the case because smarter people have a better at determining what sort of people they want to be around and self-select to be around people who can indeed be . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Smart People Trust Others

Dead Wild Roses: How to Influence Teenagers and other People too.

Working in behavioural education means that much of this stuff is old hat for me, but sometimes isn’t as common knowledge as I think it is for others, so lets review some the tricksy-hobbit ways P-sychologists work their magic. We’ll pick up midway though the article:

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PostArctica: Bus Stops – Mild Day in January