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Alberta Politics: A Tale of Two Parties: NDP stages slick post-victory convention while Wildrose Opposition tears itself to pieces

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley addresses the provincial NDP Convention in Calgary yesterday. (Photo from Ms. Notley’s Facebook page.) Below: Wildrose Leader Brian Jean, his supporter, MLA Pat Stier, and NDP party first VP candidates Ann Wilson… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: A Tale of Two Parties: NDP stages slick post-victory convention while Wildrose Opposition tears itself to pieces

Trashy's World: 2014 is the Chinese year of the horse. Does this mean I should blow a bundle at the track?

I don’t often “recycle” posts. Yes, I am lazy, but what’s the point of a blog if you just re-post old stuff? But I thought that I’d dig up last years “Resolutions” post to see how I made out and to add any new stuff. Turns out it was a bit (OK, a lot) of . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: 2014 is the Chinese year of the horse. Does this mean I should blow a bundle at the track?

The Canadian Progressive: NDP resolutions on “Building a clean and sustainable Canada”

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Canada’s Official Opposition, the New Democrats, passed all of the following resolutions during the second day of the party’s recent biennial Convention in Montreal: 2-01-13 Resolution…

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One Woman. One Blog.: Tonight in Peterborough: Chocolate, Cheese, and Activism

Via OPIRG Peterborough and others

Friday, July 22 · 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Sadleir House751 George St. N.Peterborough

The goal of Chocolate, Cheese & Activism is to bring those interested in social justice activism together to explore issues and practices, and following from Part 2 of the series, identify ways to connect, mobilize, and network individuals . . . → Read More: One Woman. One Blog.: Tonight in Peterborough: Chocolate, Cheese, and Activism

New Resolution: A Resolution Regarding Disability Benefits

A Resolution Regarding Disability BenefitsProposed by: Jan Maxwell, TorontoDate: 25/05/11Whereas people with disabilities are 11 times more likely to be unemployed than other Ontarians;Whereas the Ontario Disability Support Program provides a maximum o… . . . → Read More: New Resolution: A Resolution Regarding Disability Benefits

New Proposed Amendments to Resolutions

A Series of Proposed AmendmentsProposed by: Andy Lehrer, TorontoDate: 25/05/11A Proposed Amendment to A Resolution on the Creation of a Minimum Living Wage:Be it further resolved that a Socialist government will work to start to end poverty by implemen… . . . → Read More: New Proposed Amendments to Resolutions

New Resolutions: A Series of Resolutions on the Environment, the Party, Housing & Reproductive Rights

Proposed by Andy Lehrer, TorontoDate: 25/05/11A Resolution Regarding the EnvironmentWhereas climate change is a growing threat to survival on the planet.Whereas capitalism provides no viable or sustainable solutions to the environmental crisis;Be it th… . . . → Read More: New Resolutions: A Series of Resolutions on the Environment, the Party, Housing & Reproductive Rights

New Resolution: A Resolution Regarding a Socialist Media and Outreach Strategy

New Resolution: A Resolution Regarding a Socialist Media and Outreach StrategyProposed by Ken Ranney, PeterboroughDate 25/05/11Be it resolved that, the {Socialist Party of Ontario}, ignore the capitalist media as much as possible and concentrate instea… . . . → Read More: New Resolution: A Resolution Regarding a Socialist Media and Outreach Strategy

New Resolution: A Resolution Regarding the Prevention of Cancer

A Resolution Regarding the Prevention of CancerProposed by Ken Ranney, Peterborough, OntarioDate: 24/05/11Whereas we are currently facing an epidemic of cancer and other diseases whose cause is unknown; andWhereas a study by McGill University Health Ce… . . . → Read More: New Resolution: A Resolution Regarding the Prevention of Cancer

The Ginger Platform Existing Proposals Broken Down into Resolutions

After its formation in late 2008 the Ginger Project held a series of public meetings with the intent of creating a Democratic Socialist electoral agenda for the province of Ontario.Out of these meetings flowed a whole series of ideas and policy stateme… . . . → Read More: The Ginger Platform Existing Proposals Broken Down into Resolutions

New Resolution: A Resolution Concerning Equal Political Representation for Women and Men in the Legislature

A Resolution Concerning Equal Political Representation for Women and Men in the Legislature Proposed by: Ken Ranney, Peterborough, OntarioDate: 16/05/11Whereas the small proportion of women in the Ontario Legislature reflects the inequality of women in… . . . → Read More: New Resolution: A Resolution Concerning Equal Political Representation for Women and Men in the Legislature

All Resolutions Proposed to Date

With one week to go until the Founding/Organizing Convention we are reposting all of the resolutions that have been received to date. These resolutions would be in addition to the policy planks already adopted, (but which will be voted on again) over t… . . . → Read More: All Resolutions Proposed to Date

New Resolution: A Resolution Regarding Poverty and Social Exclusion

A Resolution Regarding Poverty and Social ExclusionProposed by: Carol-Anne Hudson, HamiltonDate: 09/05/11Whereas we are committed to living in an Ontario without poverty and; Whereas we are committed to living in a society where all citizens are consid… . . . → Read More: New Resolution: A Resolution Regarding Poverty and Social Exclusion

One Woman. One Blog.: Did Democracy Just Break Your Heart?

If democracy just broke your heart, this post is for you. Sometimes democracy can do that to a person. And when it happens, it feels like you’ve just been betrayed by a lover. You trusted democracy to safeguard something sacred,… . . . → Read More: One Woman. One Blog.: Did Democracy Just Break Your Heart?

New Resolution: A Resolution Regarding Internet Democracy

Proposed by D. O’ConnorDate: 29/04/11Whereas the Internet allows a much greater degree of participatory democracy then was possible before, because everyone can equally and easily contribute to the debate and it makes the logistics of voting much simpl… . . . → Read More: New Resolution: A Resolution Regarding Internet Democracy

One Woman. One Blog.: You Were Asking? About Volunteer Work and Citizen Smear Campaigns

I’ve never had so many people express so much interest in my volunteer work as they have in recent days — and I’ve been an active and committed volunteer for many years. In the letter of complaint I filed with… . . . → Read More: One Woman. One Blog.: You Were Asking? About Volunteer Work and Citizen Smear Campaigns

One Woman. One Blog.: How Stephen Harper Changed My Life — And How Ursula Franklin Spoke to My Heart

I never intended to become politically active. But after Stephen Harper was elected in 2006, Canada didn’t feel like Canada anymore and I felt compelled to start taking action. For a long time, I blogged here on a regular basis…. . . . → Read More: One Woman. One Blog.: How Stephen Harper Changed My Life — And How Ursula Franklin Spoke to My Heart