Politics in Canada

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Federal By-elections - Fall '13/Spring '14?

I've just read that former NHL enforcer (and one-time Montreal Canadien) Georges Laraque is about to announce that he will be the Green Party candidate in the up-coming Bourassa by-election.

Does anyone else have news about other candidates?

 

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The Innocent Behind Bars: A Day in the Life of a Remand Prisoner

Jul 18, 2013
Canadian Civil Liberties Association office
215 Spadina Avenue, Suite 210 https://www.facebook.com/events/162340033953898/
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 2.5452" N, 79° 23' 48.1956" W
Ontario CA
As part of CCLA's Conversations for Civil Liberties and Social Justice series, CCLA and the John Howard Society of Ontario will be hosting a public presentation on living conditions in Ontario prisons
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People's Social Forum General Assembly

Jul 2, 2013 to Jul 4, 2013
Telus Centre, University of Alberta
111 Street & 87 Ave NW
Edmonton , AB
Canada
53° 31' 22.4904" N, 113° 31' 4.1988" W
Alberta CA
The purpose of this upcoming GA is to decide on the location, date and themes of the Peoples Social Forum scheduled for the summer of 2014.
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Investment tip: Green Energy

Been seeing a lot of folks posting about how green energy is a joke - big oil is king and always will be.  Green energy will never meet all of our needs.  Thought I would share a reply.

Green energy is in its infancy, so don't discount it.   Those who trumpet the continued viability of fossil fuels are like those 100 years ago saying that automobiles would never catch on.  Too clunky, too noisy, and prone to breakdowns - you practically had to be an engineer to drive one.

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Alberta floods and Enbridge Pipelines

First and most important, my heart goes out to my family and friends in Calgary and vicinity. This is the largest and most damaging flooding in Alberta I have ever seen. I hope and believe the rest of the country will help the huge rebuilding efforts.

However, Enbridge experienced a pipeline spill during this time. Enbridge has boasted about the safety of its pipeliness and how they have taken into account weather extremes. Was this leak a direct result of the flooding in Alberta or is it just an unfortunate coincide?

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Conservative Party postpones convention due to flooding in Calgary

The Conservative Party of Canada announced Saturday that they would be postponing their convention due to the flooding in Calgary. CBC.ca reports 

The Conservative Party national policy convention which was scheduled to get underway in Calgary next Thursday has been postponed, as city officials warn Calgarians to stay away from the downtown core now engulfed by flood waters.

“Our main concern is for the safety and security of everyone affected,” said Michelle Rempel, MP for Calgary Centre – North and Chair of the convention’s Host Committee, in a written statement Saturday afternoon.

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I got an email from Jason Kenny....I sent one back. It's a bit of a long read.....

So I received an email from MP Jason Kenny yesterday about Bill C-425 to amend the Citizenship Act aka Honouring the Canadian Armed Forces . The Bill has two parts: one that allows permanent residents serving in the CAF to get citizenship in two years rather than three, and the second that allows the Canadian government to strip a Canadian citizen (who is a dual citizen of another country or a former permanent resident) of his or her citizenship if he or she “engages in an act of war against the CAF” – a very ambiguous term.

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Rally outside Diane Finley's office

Jun 21, 2013
76 Kent St
Simcoe , ON
Canada
42° 50' 6.972" N, 80° 18' 16.236" W
Ontario CA
This rally is part of the "Give Everyone A Chance for Canada's Future" campaign launched by the United Steelworkers.
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Recall legislation questions

What do people here think about it.

 

Had an interesting conversation about it on twitter today.

My first thoughts

Pros:

certainly makes a government need to remain in touch with the people;

creates another check on a government with a long mandate;

gives ultimate accountability back to the people;

Can resolve situations where a government has become deeply unpopular by forcing an early election

Makes a bad government face an early end

Cons:

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Launch: The best of rabble.ca, news for the rest of us

Jun 19, 2013 to Jun 20, 2013
No One Writes To The Colonel
460 College Street (just west of Bathurst, North Side)
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 11.6136" N, 79° 22' 59.4624" W
CA
We're launching! Join us as we launch our book, best of rabble.ca 2013 edition, and as we launch our supporting membership drive!
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Ontario Health Coalition Benefit Show

Jun 7, 2013
Lee's Palace
529 Bloor St W
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 55.5588" N, 79° 24' 34.2" W
Ontario CA
The Ontario Health Coalition will be holding our first ever Benefit Show at Lee's Palace on the 6th day of June.
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What is wrong with the NS NDP?

I hear a lot of talk on Babble regarding the Nova Scotia NDP and how they've made a massive turn to the right -- but I am unable to find any news articles or actual description of how/why/when they've made this shift. Would anybody be kind enough to direct me to any info on this? Thanks!

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Launch of Le fond de l'air est rouge zine

Jun 13, 2013
Another Story Bookshop
315 Roncesvalles Ave
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 54.8124" N, 79° 26' 59.226" W
Ontario CA
Le fond de l'air est rouge is a collection of texts about the 2012 Quebec student uprising by Montreal artist and activist Stefan Christoff.

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