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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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Stephen Harper Will Resign, Or It's PM Trudeau In 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will resign before the end of the year. 

You read it here first! 

Stephen Harper is not happy. In fact, as he stated in his caucus address this morning, he’s “very upset.” And why wouldn’t he be? The latest of many scandals, this one involving a PMO payoff of Senator Mike Duffy’s inappropriately claimed travel and living expenses, has left his grip on his party and indeed on government as tenuous at best.

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Stephen Harper Will Resign, Or It's PM Trudeau In 2015

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will resign before the end of the year. 

You read it here first! 

Stephen Harper is not happy. In fact, as he stated in his caucus address this morning, he’s “very upset.” And why wouldn’t he be? The latest of many scandals, this one involving a PMO payoff of Senator Mike Duffy’s inappropriately claimed travel and living expenses, has left his grip on his party and indeed on government as tenuous at best.

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Andrés Fontecilla elected Québec Solidaire co-spokesperson

Community organiser in my neck of the woods, son of Chilean refugees, Andrés has been elected on a platform of more involvement in social struggles and a Québec for all.

The neighbourood scenes in the video are things I see every day: two community centres, the bicycle path, the people from all over where i live. I can hear and feel the creaks of those old wooden doors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjiGWBB8My8&feature=youtu.be

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Defend workers and EI

Apr 27, 2013
Edmundston , NB
Canada
47° 22' 8.4468" N, 68° 19' 36.0264" W
New Brunswick CA
The EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ACTION COMMITTEE defending workers invites everyone to attend!
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Protest: Quebec Coalition Against Unemployment Insurance Reform

Apr 27, 2013
Montreal , QC
Canada
45° 30' 31.212" N, 73° 33' 14.3748" W
Quebec CA
La Coalition québécoise contre la réforme de l'assurance-emploi invite la population québécoise à démontrer massivement son rejet des politiques du gouvernement conservateur de Stephen Harper.
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Liberal Party of Canada

There's a general thread about the NDP, where people post their random thoughts about that party.  So, seems a good idea to have the same for the Liberal Party of Canada.

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