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Lost Years: A People's Struggle for Justice

Jan 25, 2012
3200 Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street
V5B 1H4 Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 51.6684" N, 123° 0' 11.1708" W
British Columbia CA
SFU presents an epic documentary mini-series touches on the largest exodus in humankind, covering over 150 years of history of the Chinese in Canada and abroad.
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Toronto Area Council: NDP Federal leadership debate

Jan 19, 2012
Bloor Collegiate Institute
1141 Bloor Street West
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 34.668" N, 79° 26' 11.7924" W
Ontario CA
The Toronto Area Council organizes a leadership debate with all eight leadership candidates about 'An Agenda for Canadian Cities'.
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Occupy Talks: Indigenous perspectives on the Occupy Movement

Jan 24, 2012
Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W
Ontario CA
Join prominent Indigenous speakers as they discuss and explore the dynamics of the Occupy movement and such questions as 'what does it mean to Occupy already occupied lands?'
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opposing Harper

I have read so many great articles on rabble and elsewhere on the fact that grass roots activisim is the only way Canadians are going to stop Harper from ruining our country and all the values that had been established before his election. My concern is how do we do this. I firmly believe that the only way to fight this massive problem is by involving as many Canadians as possible is opposing Harper. I also think that a great majority of Canadians do not understand the probable consequences of Harper's actions or the importance of their being involved in an active way. So how do we get this started? We have talked and talked and now must do something about it.

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The Senate

Harper has just appointed seven new senators, all with strong Conservative ties. He now has a firm majority in the Senate. By the time of the next election, given the forced retirement rate alone, the Conservatives will have an overwhelming majority in the Senate. There will of course be no New Democrats.

So how would an NDP government deal with the Senate? The Conservatives had no compunction in using the Senate to kill the climate change bill backed by the House of Commons in the last Parliament. I suspect that an NDP government can expect to have great difficulty getting its program through a Senate domonated by  hard right ideologues who will view any NDP government as illegitiate.

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Government Mismanages First Nations Money

The Harper government kick starts 2012 with another deplorable example of how they are not handling the horrid situation in Attawapiskat. Worse, if it can be, this government doesn't care about giving the impression they don't care.

Two audits reporting many problems with managing infrastructure money for first nations, funds mismanaged by the government, came under public scrutiny yesterday.

Finally.

Both completed last February. Both posted just after the holidays. A well-known tactic to slip out damaging documents attempting to avoid unwanted attention. A time when they might be least likely to cause a backlash.

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(Un)Lawful Access Legislation -- Ottawa forum

Feb 8, 2012 to Feb 9, 2012
Amphitheatre, St. Paul Univeristy
223 Main Street
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 28.3104" N, 75° 40' 36.732" W
Ontario CA
Join stopspying.ca for a forum against the federal government's impending Lawful Access legislation, which includes a book launch, viewing of (un)Lawful Access video and two panel discussions.
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Top Ten Conservative MP we need to defeat!

After reading this article on Kitchener Centre MP, it had me thinking about which Conservative MPs we need to ensure we defeat in the next election:

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/12/21/tory-mp-boldly-calls-for-abortion-debate-with-statement-that-avoids-using-the-word-abortion/?mid=55

Here are my top ten:

 

Harold Albrecht (Kitchener-Conestoga)

Rod Bruinooge (Winnipeg South)

Royal Galipeau (Ottawa-Orleans)

Gary Goodyear (Cambridge)

Roxanne James (Scarborough Centre)

Jason Kenney (Calgary Southeast)

James Lunney (Nanaimo-Alberni)

Brad Trost (Saskatoon-Humboldt)

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Romeo Saganash Town Hall in Winnipeg

Okay, maybe I use newspaper websites too much and don't read the print editions, but it seems like there's been ZERO coverage in Winnipeg's papers of Romeo Saganash's Dec. 16, 2011 Town Hall event in the Manitoba Museum Auditorium. Has anyone seen any coverage that I might be missing?

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Saying Hello

Hi all,  I just found this website today and think I might stick around and read up on some articles and discuss them.

My main interest is crime and especiallly Organized Crime and the things that contribute to it in Canada.

I am interested in addressing todays social and economic issues in a meaningful way.

That said I also like to joke around and use a bit of humour.  I often engage in sarcasm but will try to spare the other users here that until they at least get to know me.

 

R

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the 'Harper government' - what's in a name?

 

Canada is not led by the Government of Canada anymore. Old news to some; a shock for others.

The prime minister’s office issued, in early March, a communique to specific departments to use the ‘Harper government’ rather than the Government of Canada. The Toronto Star was among the first to make this public.

Canadians may not know or particularly care. But they should.

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Event

Mohamed Harkat solidarity rally

Dec 10, 2011
Human Rights Monument
Corner of Elgin and Lisgar
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 25' 9.0156" N, 75° 41' 29.6448" W
Ontario CA
Rally on international human rights day, also the 9th anniversary of Mohamed Harkat's arrest under a security certificate.

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