Politics in Canada

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Report Back from UN CSW 57th session

Apr 10, 2013
Friend's House
60 LOWTHER
TORONTOO , ON
Canada
43° 40' 13.1736" N, 79° 23' 54.636" W
Ontario CA
Join us for an exciting evening when many of the VOW delegates who attended the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women will update us.
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Justice for Mahjoub: 12 Year Tour

Apr 11, 2013 to Apr 12, 2013
Telus Centre, Room 134, University of Alberta North Campus
Canada
CA
For twelve long years, Mohammad Mahjoub, a torture survivor, has been detained without charge in Canada.
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Bring Your Boomers: All Candidates Election Forum

Apr 3, 2013
The Rio Theatre
1660 East Broadway
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 43.902" N, 123° 4' 13.4688" W
British Columbia CA
Come learn about what BC's provincial political candidates have to say about the challenge of climate change in BC
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TAKE BACK PARLIAMENT: IS PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION THE WAY?

Apr 4, 2013 to Apr 5, 2013
Ballroom, The 519 Community Centre
519 Church Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 59.094" N, 79° 22' 52.0536" W
Ontario CA
The town hall, presentations and discussion, will focus on how to make electoral reform happen, and also be a forum for those concerned about the fate of Canadian Democracy.
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Rob Ford's insulting words

On Monday, Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto the largest city in Canada, referred to Sarah Thomson as “not playing with a full deck.” His words. His ugly, hurtful words. What the Hell?

We all know this is a euphemism for having some sort of mental illness. Does he understand what he said and what it means? I doubt it. I doubt he even has given it thought. He’s not the most sensitive man in the country.

“Not playing with a full deck.” Just one of many phrases and idioms that are like pepper spray in the English language.

“The elevator works but doesn’t go up to the top floor.”

“The lights are on but no one’s home.”

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10th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 4 PEACE!

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10th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 4 PEACE!
March 16-18, 2013
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Marking a Decade of the War and Occupation in Iraq
Marking 12 years of the New Era of War & Occupation
Marking a Decade of Film Festival For Peace in Canada

*** Featuring special guest ALANIS OBOMSAWIN, distinguished Indigenous documentary filmmaker ***

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Protecting Alberta's Water Commons: Challenges and Opportunities

Mar 21, 2013 to Mar 22, 2013
U of A Telus Center Room 134 (111 Street and 87 Avenue) Edmonton , AB
Canada
53° 32' 39.8004" N, 113° 29' 27.3372" W
Alberta CA
Many Albertans are uncertain of how our precious inheritance, the water that collects on and under the land, will be protected for its essential uses by human and non-human life here.
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Jack: The movie

Mar 11, 2013
CBC television Various
Canada
CA
Watch the film about Jack Layton, which tells the inspirational story of the political icon and delves into the love story between Layton and his wife, NDP Member of Parliament, Olivia Chow.
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Tom Flanagan trending on Twitter after comments about child pornography

Twitter was buzzing last night after comments by former Harper top advisor and campaign manager Tom Flanagan about child pornography. In response to a question, Flanagan said Wednesday: 

On the child pornography issue, since that was brought up... I don't look at these pictures. The closest I ever came to it ... it's a long story but I got put on the mailing list of the National Man Boy Love Association and I started getting their mailings for a couple of years, so that's about the closest I ever came to child pornography, so it is a real issue of personal liberty, to what extent we put people in jail for doing something in which they do not harm another person... 

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How do Progressive and Conservative news watching habits differ?

This week I decided to look at whether supporters of various political parties had different news consumption patterns and compare them to undecided voters. To do this I'm going back to the Canadian Election Study 2011 data. Obviously, things may have changed since then, but this is the most current raw data source I have for this question. 

The first question I thought I'd look at is how much time people spent consuming news (Question 81 in the Post Election Survey(PES)) broken down by party self-identification.

 

Charts and the rest of the post can be found here

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