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 and Jason Rockwell. With resolutions advocating positions and principles perhaps a little too mindful of the Alberta NDP ...

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 ...

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… The post NDP resolutions on “Building a clean and sustainable Canada” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

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 ...

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 of $1, 054 per month for a single person, which is below the poverty line by almost $7,000 per year; Whereas ODSP reduces ...

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 implementing a guaranteed annual income of no less than $18,849, with annual adjustments for inflation, for each ...

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 therefore resolved that a Socialist government shall:Fight global warming through massive public investment in the research, development and implementation of publicly owned ...

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 instead on the direct approach, explaining the philosophy and benefits of socialism via pamphlets, Internet, door-to-door, and any other available means ...

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 Centre has shown that “women living in the areas with the highest levels of [traffic-generated] air pollution were almost twice ...

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 statements many of which found their way into the Ginger Platform. They were a ...

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 society and political parties have to date been unable to provide a means or mechanism to resolve the gross inequality ...

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 the two years of the Ginger Project that can be found in the ...

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 considered equal and;Whereas we are committed to living in a society where there are no barriers to full participation ...

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, only to discover too late that the sweet-nothings that were being whispered between democracy and ...

New Resolution: A Resolution Regarding Internet Democracy

Proposed by D. O’ConnorDate: 29/04/11 Whereas 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 simpler. Whereas representative democracy in any form lends itself to corruption and debate over personalities rather then ...

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 Elections Canada on Monday morning, I thought it was important to state my involvement with ...

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. During the 2008 election, I blogged many times per day in the rather naive hope ...