Politics in Canada

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Tropic of Chaos: An evening with Christian Parenti

Dec 3, 2011
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
149 West Hastings Street
V6B 1G8 Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 56.3592" N, 123° 6' 31.5648" W
British Columbia CA
Christian Parenti talks about his latest book, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence, a "brilliant weather report from the near future of world politics".
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Toronto-Danforth byelection 3

The plot thickens in Toronto-Danforth. Today Claire Prashaw - who was Jack's Constituency Assistant - announced she was running for the nomination and apparently it is increasingly looking like Marilyn Churley will go for it...I heard that Topp now says he will NOT run in Danforth and will seek a seat elsewhere if he becomes leader.

My own view is that what the NDP needs right now are either more experienced veterans to balance out a caucus full of rookies (enter Churley) or some really big name person who is a household name in some NGO etc...who would be a definite front bencher.

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Beginning of the end for the Asbestos Industry?

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1092076

http://blogs.canada.com/2011/11/02/the-most-anti-asbestos-tory-mps-can-do-is-abstain/

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2011/11/20/asbestos-tory-conservative-party-harper_n_1104028.html

 

Canada's two asbestos mines have shut down production and an NDP motion on abestos has revealed cracks in Conservative Party 'unity'

 

Is this the beginning of the end of the asbestos industry in Canada?

 

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The Trouble with Billionaires - Public Talk by Linda McQuaig

Dec 7, 2011
Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 23.1192" N, 79° 23' 45.96" W
Ontario CA
A public talk by Linda McQuaig, co-author of The Trouble with Billionaires, will be speaking about "Why Too Much Money at the Top is Bad for the 99%."
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OFL Convention

Quote:
Fiery public union leader Sid Ryan has won a second-two year term as president of the Ontario Federation of Labour with a mandate to end internal strife and increase worker militancy on Tuesday.

More than 1,400 delegates at the federation's biennial convention acclaimed Ryan and supported his "unity team" that captured the other two top posts in the umbrella labour group that represents 54 unions and more than one million workers in the province.

Delegates also acclaimed Nancy Hutchison of the United Steelworkers for the secretary-treasurer's job and voted overwhelmingly for Irwin Nanda of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers as executive vice-president.

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National Housing Day rally and march!

Nov 22, 2011
St. James Park (Occupy Toronto site)
King st. East and Jarvis march to Attorney General of Canada at 130 King st. West
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 1.6596" N, 79° 22' 18.9264" W
Ontario CA
On National Housing Day join the Right to Housing Coalition for a rally to demand a national housing strategy and to support the Charter challenge to end homelessness.
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NDP socialist caucus annual federal conference

Nov 26, 2011
Ontario institute for studies in education
252 BLOOR ST. WEST Room 2-213, above the St. George Subway Station
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.8072" N, 79° 23' 54.312" W
Ontario CA
Annual federal conference for the socialist caucus of the NDP
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Campaign to restore democracy in the Ontario NDP

Nov 19, 2011
U of T Student Residence
89 Chestnut Street West of Dundas subway station, Yonge St. line
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 15.4224" N, 79° 23' 7.7172" W
Ontario CA
Campaign to Restore Democracy in the Ontario NDP public forum for the restoration of internal democracy in the Party.
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Closure Capers

Closure has been implemented so many times by the government it makes me wonder if there is any morality left and how, if at all, the average person is even paying attention to what closure means. Personally, I think closure should be used only in the most extreme cases but as with most things, the Harper government is making the extreme more common so as to make it seem normal. How do we fight this and how do we move to inform the public in a way that doesn't bore them to tears?

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War, empire and the end of the (Neo)Liberal Party

Nov 24, 2011
Sidney Smith Hall, University of Toronto
100 St. George Street, Room 1083
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 45.0828" N, 79° 23' 55.23" W
Ontario CA
Reviewing the themes of his recent book, Michael Ignatieff: The Lesser Evil? Derrick O'Keefe will assess the impact of Michael Ignatieff's writing, scholarship and political interventions.
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Vancouver World Peace Forum Teach In

Nov 11, 2011 to Nov 12, 2011
Wise Hall, Langara College Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W
British Columbia CA
The 4th Annual World Peace Forum Teach In in Vancouver discussion ideas around the them "Somewhere Over the Rainbow -- Another world is possible, but how do we get there?"
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"THE ANIMAL POLITICS SHOW" (NEW INDIE TV PROGRAM!)

Hey everyone!!!

Just started putting together a little independent news show (tv), just for canadians! 

it's kind of like the alex jones and max keiser of commentary married together and formed into a feline!

yes, it's a talking cat delivering the weekly news.

check out the very first half hour episode here and let me know what ya think!

i don't make any money from doing this, nor are there any ads anywhere--so don't expect too high production value from a dude with a full time job. 

www.youtube.com/theanimalpolitics

let me know what ya think!

cheers,

Fat Cat (Feline Maximus)

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