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Andrés Fontecilla elected Québec Solidaire co-spokesperson

Community organiser in my neck of the woods, son of Chilean refugees, Andrés has been elected on a platform of more involvement in social struggles and a Québec for all.

The neighbourood scenes in the video are things I see every day: two community centres, the bicycle path, the people from all over where i live. I can hear and feel the creaks of those old wooden doors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjiGWBB8My8&feature=youtu.be

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Defend workers and EI

Apr 27, 2013
Edmundston , NB
Canada
47° 22' 8.4468" N, 68° 19' 36.0264" W
New Brunswick CA
The EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACTION COMMITTEE defending workers invites everyone to attend!
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Protest: Quebec Coalition Against Unemployment Insurance Reform

Apr 27, 2013
Montreal , QC
Canada
45° 30' 31.212" N, 73° 33' 14.3748" W
Quebec CA
La Coalition québécoise contre la réforme de l'assurance-emploi invite la population québécoise à démontrer massivement son rejet des politiques du gouvernement conservateur de Stephen Harper.
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Liberal Party of Canada

There's a general thread about the NDP, where people post their random thoughts about that party.  So, seems a good idea to have the same for the Liberal Party of Canada.

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Conservatives exploit Boston bombing to fast track 'anti-terror' legislation

CBC.ca reports:

...the Chamber will devote the day to discussing the aforementioned S-7, which would restore certain provisions related to investigative hearings, security certificates and other procedural issues, as well as make 'technical amendments' related to future parliamentary review of the law, which would allow for either the extension, or, alternately, sunsetting of those measures.

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No Place for Bullying in Canadian Politics

Over the last four months I have dedicated my time and energy to the Liberal Leadership campaign and Justin Trudeau.

This is interesting in that I grew up in a Conservative household but was raised to embrace my own political beliefs and interests.  About 20 years ago- in my late 20s I decided that these interests aligned with the Liberal party.

I have to say that the recent ads and attacks by the Conservative Party and Prime Minister Harper are deeply disturbing and something that as a Canadian I am ashamed of.  This is not the conservative party I knew and grew up with.  This truly is a dark moment for politics.

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Mohammad Mahjoub Speaks in Vancouver!

Apr 12, 2013
YWCA
733 Beatty Street
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 42.2688" N, 123° 6' 46.6524" W
British Columbia CA
For twelve long years, Mohammad Mahjoub, a torture survivor, has been detained without charge in Canada.
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NDP Socialist Caucus Presents Spring 2013 Edition of Turn Left/Virez a gauche

The NDP Socialist Caucus (SC) is proud to present the Spring 2013 edition of Turn Left/Virez a gauche, the official magazine of the SC, in preparation for the upcoming federal convention in Montreal.

It features articles by Sid Ryan, Dru Ola Jay, Yves Engler, Richard Fidler and SC activists.  Issues discussed include First Nations struggles, pipelines and the environment, fair trade, remembering Hugo Chavez, the "Quebec Question" and the NDP, a tribute to Peter Kormos, Canadian foreign policy, keeping socialism in the NDP, and much more.

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Harper is muzzling govt scientists. Can 'citizen science' save the day?

Canada's Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault will be heading up an investigation into six governmental agencies to determine whether the Harper government has been "muzzling" its scientists.

According to Democracy Watch (democracywatch.ca), "Canada’s federal Conservative government led by Prime Minister Harper has established new policies that hide government research and valuable information Canadians have paid for – policies that are the same as those George W. Bush put in place when he was U.S. President."

But there's hope!  

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NDP 2015 Candidates

I thought it would be a good idea for people to post their wishlists for NDP candidates in 2015. There are a number of ridings I'm sure the NDP could win with a strong candidate. 

I'll start the ball rolling: I think Nettie Wiebe should definitely run in one of the new Saskatoon urban ridings. I'd also like Lewis Cardinal to run again in Edmonton-Centre. 

Although he has said he has no interest in running for office, I think Kevin Page would be an amazing NDP candidate, I think he could definitely snag an extra seat for the NDP in Ottawa.

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Report Back from UN CSW 57th session

Apr 10, 2013
Friend's House
60 LOWTHER
TORONTOO , ON
Canada
43° 40' 13.1736" N, 79° 23' 54.636" W
Ontario CA
Join us for an exciting evening when many of the VOW delegates who attended the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will update us.
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Justice for Mahjoub: 12 Year Tour

Apr 11, 2013 to Apr 12, 2013
Telus Centre, Room 134, University of Alberta North Campus
Canada
CA
For twelve long years, Mohammad Mahjoub, a torture survivor, has been detained without charge in Canada.
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Bring Your Boomers: All Candidates Election Forum

Apr 3, 2013
The Rio Theatre
1660 East Broadway
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 43.902" N, 123° 4' 13.4688" W
British Columbia CA
Come learn about what BC's provincial political candidates have to say about the challenge of climate change in BC
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TAKE BACK PARLIAMENT: IS PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION THE WAY?

Apr 4, 2013 to Apr 5, 2013
Ballroom, The 519 Community Centre
519 Church Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 59.094" N, 79° 22' 52.0536" W
Ontario CA
The town hall, presentations and discussion, will focus on how to make electoral reform happen, and also be a forum for those concerned about the fate of Canadian Democracy.

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