Politics in Canada

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Top Ten Conservative MP we need to defeat!

After reading this article on Kitchener Centre MP, it had me thinking about which Conservative MPs we need to ensure we defeat in the next election:

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/12/21/tory-mp-boldly-calls-for-abortion-debate-with-statement-that-avoids-using-the-word-abortion/?mid=55

Here are my top ten:

 

Harold Albrecht (Kitchener-Conestoga)

Rod Bruinooge (Winnipeg South)

Royal Galipeau (Ottawa-Orleans)

Gary Goodyear (Cambridge)

Roxanne James (Scarborough Centre)

Jason Kenney (Calgary Southeast)

James Lunney (Nanaimo-Alberni)

Brad Trost (Saskatoon-Humboldt)

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Romeo Saganash Town Hall in Winnipeg

Okay, maybe I use newspaper websites too much and don't read the print editions, but it seems like there's been ZERO coverage in Winnipeg's papers of Romeo Saganash's Dec. 16, 2011 Town Hall event in the Manitoba Museum Auditorium. Has anyone seen any coverage that I might be missing?

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Saying Hello

Hi all,  I just found this website today and think I might stick around and read up on some articles and discuss them.

My main interest is crime and especiallly Organized Crime and the things that contribute to it in Canada.

I am interested in addressing todays social and economic issues in a meaningful way.

That said I also like to joke around and use a bit of humour.  I often engage in sarcasm but will try to spare the other users here that until they at least get to know me.

 

R

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the 'Harper government' - what's in a name?

 

Canada is not led by the Government of Canada anymore. Old news to some; a shock for others.

The prime minister’s office issued, in early March, a communique to specific departments to use the ‘Harper government’ rather than the Government of Canada. The Toronto Star was among the first to make this public.

Canadians may not know or particularly care. But they should.

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Mohamed Harkat solidarity rally

Dec 10, 2011
Human Rights Monument
Corner of Elgin and Lisgar
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 25' 9.0156" N, 75° 41' 29.6448" W
Ontario CA
Rally on international human rights day, also the 9th anniversary of Mohamed Harkat's arrest under a security certificate.
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Film screening: Frantz Fanon: His life, his struggle, his work

Dec 10, 2011
Room 5-150 OISE Building
252 Bloor Street West University of Toronto
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.8072" N, 79° 23' 54.312" W
Ontario CA
A screening and reflection of documentary 'Frantz Fanon: His life, his struggle, his work' will be held in honour of the 50th anniversary of his death and the relevance of his revolutionary ideas.
Event

Older workers need jobs too: End workplace age discrimination

Dec 4, 2011
OWN Co-op, Meeting Room
115 The Esplanade St. Lawrence Neighbourhood
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 52.134" N, 79° 22' 18.9012" W
Ontario CA
Discuss age discrimination and ageist attitudes in the workplace and what needs to be done to defeat these mentalities.
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Rooted in Patriarchy: Claiming our space in academia

Dec 2, 2011
Oakham Lounge
55 Gould Street Ryerson University
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 28.7604" N, 79° 22' 42.5604" W
Ontario CA
Join Ryerson University's Womens Centre for a panel discussion on the diverse ways that women in post-secondary education are still very actively fighting against institutionalized patriarchy.
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International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Idling: A transit story

Dec 1, 2011
Room G, Student Centre
55 Gould Street Ryerson University
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 28.7604" N, 79° 22' 42.5604" W
Ontario CA
Follow Jeff on his mission in this documentary chronicling the lack of accessible transportation in London, Ontario and across the province as he drives his wheelchair over 650km.
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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?

 

Event

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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