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Maple-Flavoured Politics: It Begins With Words

After his March 9, 2015 speech in Toronto to the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Justin Trudeau took a lot of flack for his reference to the Komagata Maru, the St. Louis and “none is too many.” In the course of the 40-minute speech, he spoke expansively about the values of liberty and . . . → Read More: Maple-Flavoured Politics: It Begins With Words

The Canadian Progressive: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s Speech on Ottawa Shooting

Here’s the prepared text of Liberal leader Justin Trudeau’s address to the nation following the fatal shootings at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday.

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The Canadian Progressive: Ottawa Shooting: NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s Speech

Here’s NDP leader Thomas Mulcair’s address to the nation following the fatal shootings at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday.

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Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: My Rogers’ Cable TV Speech

Each candidate was given three minutes to speak for a spot on Rogers Cable TV recently. Here is what I said (in about two minutes): Municipal politics is really quite simple. It’s all about people. Caring about the people you live and work with. Caring if seniors can afford their taxes. Caring if the sidewalk . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: My Rogers’ Cable TV Speech

The Canadian Progressive: Stephen Harper’s 2014 United Nations General Assembly Address

On Thursday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time since Canada lost a UN Security Council bid in 2010.

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The Canadian Progressive: TRANSCRIPT: Justin Trudeau’s speech to the Liberal biennial convention

by: Obert Madondo

Speech by leader Justin Trudeau to the Liberal Party of Canada’s biennial convention convention, held in Montreal, Quebec, over the weekend:

My friends, my fellow Liberals; what a great Convention!

Thank you for your work. Thank you for your time. Thank you for your passion

I want to paint a picture for . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: TRANSCRIPT: Justin Trudeau’s speech to the Liberal biennial convention

The Canadian Progressive: Why Arab-Israeli politician protested Harper’s speech to the Knesset

by: Obert Madondo “When you are controlling, discriminating, confiscating, occupying lands from one side and putting them in the corner without any basic rights, you are by this way ruling and committing apartheid in the occupied Palestinian Territories.” The words of Arab-Israeli legislator Ahmad Tibi as he explained to the CBC why he stormed out . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Why Arab-Israeli politician protested Harper’s speech to the Knesset

Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Six Rules for Politicians Using Social Media

This is an updated version of the talk I presented at the the eighth annual Municipal Communication Conference in Toronto, November 2013.   I use social media regularly and frequently. As a politician, that makes me either very brave or very stupid. But I’ve been doing this for the last 30 years, long before I . . . → Read More: Scripturient: Blog & Commentary: Six Rules for Politicians Using Social Media

Dead Wild Roses: Empire of Illusion Speech by Chris Hedges

One hour of your time, one hour to appreciate an alternate point of view of how the world works.

 

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LeDaro: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s speech at the United Nations

Below is an excerpt. In his full speech he pointed out, among other issues, that war in Afghanistan and Iraq caused destruction and instability – not peace and stability. He stated that the turbulence in the Middle East will not help the world or ‘super- powers’. He also talked about the plight of the Palestinians . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s speech at the United Nations

The Canadian Progressive: Naomi Klein urges unions to join climate change fight

In a speech delivered at the founding convention of Canada’s new super-union, UNIFOR, award-winning journalist, best selling author and activist, Naomi Klein, urged unions to take action on climate change and stopping free trade.

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LeDaro: King Harper giving a speech

He gave this speech in Sault St Marie, Ontario. I believe it was given in 2009. He was scheming and dreaming how to get a majority government. Now that he has a majority, he is the King.

LeDaro: Stephen Harper: "I am not a crook"

Stephen Harper reassures his fellow Canadians that he is not a crook. 🙂 🙂

The Canadian Progressive: President Barack Obama’s speech on climate change

by: Obert Madondo

President Barack Obama (Photo: Pete Souza)

Here’s the full text of U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on climate change, delivered Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you, Georgetown! Thank you so much. Everybody, please be seated. And my first announcement today is . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: President Barack Obama’s speech on climate change

The Canadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau: New Liberal Leader’s Acceptance Speech

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Justin Trudeau was crowned leader of the Liberal Party of Canada with 80% of the vote over the weekend. Here’s the full text of his acceptance speech: Thank you, my friends, thank you Normally I’d start by thanking family and friends for putting up with my absences […]

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The Canadian Progressive: NDP Convention 2013: Federal Leader Thomas Mulcair’s Keynote Speech

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: Tex of NDP leader Thomas Mulcair‘s prepared speech, delivered to delegates to the New Democrats’ biennial policy convention in Montreal on Saturday. Thank you very much. Look at this crowd. What energy. Thousands of New Democrats from coast-to-coast-to-coast. From the Northwest Territories to Southern Ontario. From Victoria to . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: NDP Convention 2013: Federal Leader Thomas Mulcair’s Keynote Speech

Melissa Fong: Deafness, speech and the Performance of Gender

Deafness, speech and the Performance of Gender This weekend I had the privilege of participating in a conference on Disability and Ableism at Ryerson University. Let me just say first that it is an incredible feeling to be among people fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). To see them speak with gesture in silence can . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: Deafness, speech and the Performance of Gender

The Scott Ross: Canada’s Missing Founding Fathers

Children who have an absent father are more likely to have low self esteem, to abuse substances, exhibit anti-social behaviour, and engage in criminal activity. That is the personal impact of a missing father, but what of the political and social impact on our nation of the absence, even in discourse, of our Fathers of . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Canada’s Missing Founding Fathers

LeDaro: Stephen Harper Delivering a Speech

He is delivering the speech in front of his devoted fans 🙂

The Scott Ross: Rights And Religion Make Us All Fundamentalists

“How dare Islamic fundamentalists kill to protect their religion from such a small and meaningless movie. And though I oppose the hate-filled and misguided film, I would die fighting to protect the studio’s right to release it.” – The irony of fundamentalism.

The recent violence in the Middle East over the release of an . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Rights And Religion Make Us All Fundamentalists

The Scott Ross: Layton’s Last Words Were First Laurier’s

“Faith is better than doubt and love is better than hate.” – Sir Wilfrid Laurier, 1918 “Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear.” – Jack Layton, 2011

A year after Jack Layton’s untimely passing, the presence of the former NDP Leader is still felt across Canada, ironically however it is . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Layton’s Last Words Were First Laurier’s

LeDaro: Martin Singh: NDP Leadership Convention 2012

Martin Singh also gave a great speech. It is a very moving speech. Watch and enjoy.

I believe both Nathan Cullen and Martin Singh gave great speeches.

LeDaro: Nathan Cullen: NDP Leadership Race March 2012

I believe Nathan Cullen gave one of the best speeches at the NDP Leadership convention in Toronto. Watch and enjoy.

Thomas Mulcair and Peggy Nash stumbled a bit.Read more here.Despite the missteps my predictions is that Thomas Mulcair will win the leadership. . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Nathan Cullen: NDP Leadership Race March 2012