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Passion for Justice

Nov 3, 2011 to Nov 4, 2011
District 319
319 Main Street
V6A 2S9 Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 55.3296" N, 123° 5' 59.0784" W
British Columbia CA
Passion for Justice is Pivot’s annual charity auction and one of Vancouver’s hottest events. This year Passion will feature an expanded drag show, DJ K-Tel, amazing live and silent auction items.
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Book launch - Michael Ignatieff: The Lesser Evil?

Nov 1, 2011
People's Coop Bookstore
1391 Commercia Drive
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 20.784" N, 123° 4' 11.0712" W
British Columbia CA
Join Derrick O'Keefe at People's Coop Bookstore to celebrate the release of his new book.
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NDP Preamble Missing

I checked the NDP website today and found that the Constitution had recently been restored. It went missing before last June's convention.

But the preamble of the Constitution has been deleted.  The Party Executive tried but failed at Convention to replace the preamble, with its reference to democratic socialism and the primacy of human needs over private profit; a watered down version was proposed instead, drawn up by dessicated party insiders.

Since the proposed amendment was never approved--the resolution was tabled--the original preamble remains in force. So where is it and why has it mysteriously disappeared?

 

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Conference on non-violent activism

Oct 14, 2011 to Oct 16, 2011
OISE Auditorium at U of T
252 Bloor Street West (near St. George Subway Station)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.8072" N, 79° 23' 54.312" W
Ontario CA
The Zeitgeist-Toronto Group is very proud to present a weekend on Non-Violent Activism in Downtown Toronto.
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Canadian political podcasts?

I have tried, but I think I can't listen to CBC's "The House" anymore since Evan Solomon took over as host. Kathleen Petty rubbed me the wrong way sometimes, too, but I find Solomon excruciating. So, delete delete delete, and good riddance.

I want to find a replacement, though--so many of the regular podcasts I listen to are international, and I really want a Canadian one. Political analysis would be awesome, but a plain current events one would be fine, too. It doesn't have to be professionally done, of course, but I'm fine with that.

All suggestions gratefully accepted.

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Harper enjoys a different kind of hockey night in Canada

For a guy who likes hockey and movies it was the perfect evening. Throw in a bucket of popcorn and a Diet Coke and Stephen Harper was in heaven.

The Prime Minister and his wife, Laureen, were among a crowd of nearly 1,000 who attended Heritage Minister James Moore's seventh move night - the screening of the Bollywood-meets-hockey adventure,

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Activism course: Building a Better World

Oct 11, 2011 to Nov 16, 2011
Glebe Community Centre
Third Ave (at Lyon)
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 7.2828" N, 75° 41' 27.258" W
Ontario CA
This course is for people who are actively working for social change and would like to explore, learn and reflect on the different aspects of their work and how to do things better.
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Is CTVNewsChannel more Right Wing than Sun News?

I quite enjoy Don Martin's Power Play as it seems to be pretty neutral and moderate, but I recently watched one of their new shows, "National Affairs" and I thought it was pretty much on par with Fox News.  I can't believe how far right this show is, especially in Canada.  Yes we have a Conservative government, but it felt like the show was for an audience in the Bible belt of the US.  The female host is like a Canadian version of Laura Ingraham.  Much worse than anything on Sun News, IMO.  Anyone else catch this?

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Entitlements

There was an article in the Globe and Mail this morning (Jane Taber) about Minister Moore's movie showing at the National Arts Center for Harper and 1000 other people.  It was on the front page early on and then was buried deep.  Is this acceptable?  Does he rent it? Do Ministers do this sort of thing, if not?  Treat public property as if it is their own to use?

Harper enjoys a different kind of hockey night in Canada

 

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Occupy Toronto Market Exchange

Oct 15, 2011 to Nov 3, 2011
Toronto Market Exchange, Toronto Financial District
130 King Street West The Exchange Tower
M5X 1J2 Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 53.6388" N, 79° 23' 0.564" W
Ontario CA
Nonviolent demonstration to protest global and national inequality, to object to a world governed by greed, to envision an Earth woven together in justice, kindness, and peace.
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NDP Leadership 17

For starters, what are the NDP membership's demographics, primarially the ratio of men to women. And of course what does the party need to do now (or probably in the future) to encourage a decent ratio for leadership races? I know equity is encouraged highly in other parts of the party.

 

 

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Cities Grow Ontario What influences Voters in the inner suburbs?

Oct 3, 2011
University of Toronto | Scarborough Campus Management Building | Room MW170 Scarborough
Canada
43° 46' 22.6524" N, 79° 15' 27.3924" W
CA
Five researchers and practitioners reflect on the 2010/2011 elections and voting trends in the inner suburbs that are transforming our political landscape.
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The Trickster and the Treasury Board

In the mythical world there is the character called the trickster.  He is the one who disobeys normal rules.  He is cunning and sly, often malicious, sometimes foolish, the embodiment of chaos and disharmony. He often plays the clown for the kings edification and may be his favourite. He hogs the limelight if he can, from behind the curtain of course, and though it may not be honourable things he is know for, he likes it anyway.

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Security for the PM

Wonderful article on CBC web site comparing travel arragements of other world leaders with those of our PM.  His office says he cannot travel on commercial flights because of security concerns. 

 

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Say no to the tar sands rally and sit-in

Sep 26, 2011
Centennial Flame, Parliament Hill Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W
Ontario CA
Join a historic action to oppose the tar sands. In a large peaceful protest, many will be risking arrest to tell the Harper government that we don’t support his reckless agenda.

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