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The Canadian Progressive: Brigette DePape, young activists to Storm the Dorm at university campuses to boost youth voter turnout

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.

The post Brigette DePape, young activists to Storm the Dorm at university campuses to boost youth voter turnout appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

somecanuckchick dot com: Behold the 4 stages of a successful voter suppression plan!

Elections Canada cites 4 stages of a successful voter suppression plan:

— Identify non-supporters;

— Gather information on them;

— Prevent them from going to the polls through scare tactics, misinformation or systematic challenging of registrations;

— If electors get to the polls, prevent them from voting by contesting eligibility or identification, and through intimidation.

. . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Behold the 4 stages of a successful voter suppression plan!

Boreal Citizen: Occupy the MP Party / A Harper Year in Review

Parliament is winding down, and it’s getting close to Christmas…do you know where your politicians are? Most likely they’re boarding a plane and heading back home to sip egg nog with their constituents. Which has me thinking, why should Conservative MPs enjoy such a festive holiday when we citizens are still reeling from another year . . . → Read More: Boreal Citizen: Occupy the MP Party / A Harper Year in Review

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Power Shift 2012 Conference Begins With Powerful Presentations

Electric young keynote activist speakers and live performances before 1000 attendees kicked off the Power Shift 2012 conference last night at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. MCs Brigette DePape and Clayton Thomas-Mueller of set the tone for the rest of the night – and the 4-day conference – when they invited the participants . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Power Shift 2012 Conference Begins With Powerful Presentations

somecanuckchick dot com: Don’t worry about what the Harper government is ^not spending…

Tony Clement, the President of Treasury Board, would like Canadians to believe that Kevin Page, the Parliamentary Budget Officer, is operating outside his mandate when he requests details on how $5.2B will be cut from the Harper government’s operating budget over the next 3 years.

According to the Member of Parliament from Parry Sound—Muskoka, it . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Don’t worry about what the Harper government is ^not spending…

Paul S. Graham: My Stop Harper Video Collection

There is no shortage of Stop Harper videos on YouTube. A recent YouTube search yielded 3,740 hits, and I’m sure one could find more with a more refined search. Ever since Brigette DePape interrupted the Speech from the Throne with her iconic stop sign, activists have been inspired to amplify the message in on placards, . . . → Read More: Paul S. Graham: My Stop Harper Video Collection

CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: In Quebec City, A Protester Confronts Stephen Harper

The CBC News reports that a lone protester interrupted a speech by Prime Minister Stephen Harper as he addressed an international conference on the French language in Quebec City today. The protester “began shouting and approaching the stage” before he was “grabbed by two security guards and hustled out of the room through a side . . . → Read More: CANADIAN PROGRESSIVE WORLD: In Quebec City, A Protester Confronts Stephen Harper

somecanuckchick dot com: Fixed Election Date #FAIL

WTF does not even begin to convey my complete and utter shock and disgust…

Today, in the House of Commons, during Question Period, the interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada asked the Prime Minister about Canada’s fixed election date (known as #elxn42 to the #cdnpoli Twitterati), the legislation that created it, whether or . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Fixed Election Date #FAIL

somecanuckchick dot com: Stop Bill C-30

Did you know that aside from its short title, the words «children» and «predators» do not appear anywhere in Bill C-30?

Once again, the Harper government’s PR machine is revving up to defend another idiotic piece of proposed legislation — and when I say idiotic, I mean pathologically idiotic!

There is absolutely nothing lawful . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Stop Bill C-30

somecanuckchick dot com: Canada, we have a problem!

Canada, we have a problem!

We have a problem and its name is the Conservative Party of Canada.

Sovereignty not the boogeyman it once was. Really, it’s not. If you think it is, then you don’t understand what happened during the last election and why Québec voted the way it did.

You want to know . . . → Read More: somecanuckchick dot com: Canada, we have a problem!