Yes Men live

Apr 14, 2011 to Apr 15, 2011
The Royal
608 College Street
Toronto , ON
43° 39' 18.4536" N, 79° 24' 52.02" W
Ontario CA
Join Alice Klein, CAW economist Jim Stanford, Yes Man Andy Bichelbaum and others to imagine what a progressive Canada will look like, to support a campaign organized to defeat the Harper government.

Fresh Media Remixology 5: Digital Democracy

Apr 27, 2011 to Apr 28, 2011
Waldorf Hotel
1489 East Hastings Street
Vancouver , BC
49° 16' 55.5636" N, 123° 6' 27.4464" W
British Columbia CA
This month's Remixology event will bring together media innovators, social change organizations and concerned citizens, to talk about social media and citizen engagement.

RESULTS Canada Toronto Meeting

Apr 20, 2011 to Apr 21, 2011
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street Boardroom B1
M4W 2G8 Toronto
43° 40' 18.4512" N, 79° 23' 12.5268" W
Learn new advocacy skills and end poverty
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Here are some ideas

I suppose I don't need to raise any alarms about Harper on here. But I thought I would get to see some of the flavour of your collective blogs. I will try to be open but I started out as an accountant, am training as a manager, and have always voted on the right (at least until this election). Now that you are all writing hate mail, let me tell you about the other side.

I am a vegetarian, I have planted a small forest by myself. I read a lot and I am probably not all that far politically from a lot of you, it is just there are no politicians who would run on anything close to a platform that I could wholeheartedly support. Sadly, most of you choices are less than satisfactory as well.

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Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette bye-election

 Inky the former MP was a long-time maverick in the CP,  but a much-loved and very clever politician in the riding. He had joined the ginger group of Reformers who quit the party and joined the CPCs in protest of Stockwell Day's policies.
The ginger group rejoined the party after the reform alliance was formed. Among other things he supported the Wheat Board during Harper's  vicious attacks on it's right to exist. Following that Inky was delegated to the back benches. Harper runs a tight ship. One could call it dictatorial.  I believe Harper, as he had with many other MPs, put pressure on Inky to quit. The alternative being the possibility of one of the bagfull of nasty King Steven's dirty tricks.

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NB NDP leadership race

The New Brunswick NDP has named an interim leader - UNB law student and defeated provincial candidate Jesse Travis.

Jesse Travis has been selected as New Brunswick's NDP interim leader as the party prepares for a full leadership convention next spring. Travis, a defeated candidate in the provincial election and a law student at the University of New Brunswick, was picked to take the on interim position in Moncton on Sunday. Travis placed a distant third in New Maryland-Sunbury West in the fall election.
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Jeff Itcush Mount Royal NDP

Last night I was at the campaign office launch of Jeff Itcush 

Itcush is running for the NDP in Mount Royal.   There was standing room only.  After the first wave of people started to trickle out, a second wave seemed to come in.   There were several cultural community representatives present.  Thomas Mulcair also spoke.

It seemed like his campaign team was experienced and talented.  The office was a suite of rooms that looked like a political "war room".   Itcush spoke about the budget, refugie and immigration issues and youth. 

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The Conservatives are morphing into the Gestapo! Harper's beginning to look more and more like Colonel Schultz from Stalag 13!

I think people are beginning to figure out why Harper and the Conservatives were the first government ever in the Commonwealth to be held in contempt of Parliament.

After this incident, the voters should hold the Conservatives in contempt of Canada.

This is just bizarre:

Harper under fire for tossing Londoners out of Tory rally


A spokesperson for Prime Minister Stephen Harper offered an apology Monday to a local teen who claims she was turfed from Harper’s London rally over her Facebook picture with Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff.

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Is deciding on competence the right way to pick political leaders? If not, what is?

What follows is an essay I wrote earlier and edited this morning following the CBC's The Current (April 5, 8:35 am) which discussed choosing competence by a glance at a face. I have chosen to start a new thread because the issue I am raising in this essay was not covered in the CBC radio program and I believe merits its own thread. As well my post is long and I don't want to derail that discussion with this one. Since I rarely start threads -- Mods please indulge this one. If you look beyond the superficial you will see that the substance I raise is only indirectly related to either the current discussion on the Vote Compass and The Current program. I hope you will conclude it is worthy of a thread on a more general topic of what we need to look for in a candidate.


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