Activist and filmmaker Velcrow Ripper with his thoughts on the growing Occupy movement -- as someone who had been with Occupy Wall Street from the very first day. He took part in Occupy Saskatoon on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011... the day the movement spread to Canada and beyond.
Election 2011: rabble.ca has chosen 10 key ridings across Canada for progressives to watch in the run-up to the May 2 vote, and asked local writers to assess them. The profiles highlight why the riding profiled is important and issues local campaigns are focused upon.
Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar is the riding to watch on May 2nd. It's a two-party race, Conservatives vs. NDP, and every political pundit in the country is saying it's "too close to call."
Kelly Block was relatively unknown when she ran and won for the Conservatives in 2008, having previously served as mayor of the town of Waldheim, outside of the riding. Like many of the Cons candidates in 2008, she kept a low profile and stayed out of the community debates.
When: September 12th, 2013, at 7pm.
Where: Mayfair United Church Community Hall, 902 - 33rd Street W.
Denise Kouri, Public Policy Consultant.
Libby Davies, MP, Vancouver East & NDP Health Critic.
Ryan Meili, MD, and Author of ‘A Healthy Society’.
Steven Lewis, Health Policy Consultant.
McNally Robinson Independent Bookstores holds a reading and signing of Richard J. Gwyn's Nation Maker, Sir John A. Macdonald: His Life, Our Times, the second volume of the bestselling, award-winning John A: The Man who Made Us.
John A. Macdonald, Canada's first and most important prime minister, is the man who made Confederation happen, who built this country over the next quarter century, and who shaped what it is today. From Confederation Day in 1867, where this volume picks up, Macdonald finessed a reluctant union of four provinces in central and eastern Canada into a strong nation, despite indifference from Britain and annexationist sentiment in the United States.
McNally Robinson Independent Bookstore invites readers to a reading and sign by Saskatchewan's Poet Laureate, Don Kerr, of his latest book: Wind Thrashing Your Heart.
Wind Thrashing Your Heart is a passionate, thoughtful and humourous look at love, landscape and the people of the prairies. With a ceaseless intuition for bedrock truths, he overturns our well-worn perceptions and leave us grinning in the process.
McNally Robinson Independent Bookstore invites readers to enjoy a reading and signing by Jeff Park of his latest collection of poems: The Cellophane Sky.
The Cellophane Sky delves deeply into the remarkable world of jazz and effortlessly draws the reader in, exhaling the vitality of music greats such as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Count Basie and Miles Davis among others. His book is for both jazz fans and poetry readers as it pays tribute to great musicians, with poems that throb with the vivid rythm and energy of the jazz tradition.