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Ontario Minority Scenarios

Jack Layton had a "scenarios committee" in 2006 and 2008 (and 2011?), Brian Topp has written.

Rabble must have posters who can strategize almost as well as Brian Topp. At least in their own minds.

Go.

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Alberta Regional Convergence for the People's Social Forum

Jun 14, 2014
Room 129 Education South University of Alberta
11210 – 87 Ave Follow us on twitter: @psfalberta Find us on facebook www.facebook.com/psfalberta
Edmonton , AB
Canada
Alberta CA
The Alberta Convergence for the National People's Social Forum is a grassroots initiative to promote and coordinate Alberta's participation in the People's Social Forum in Ottawa.
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The Mainlander's Second Annual Fundraiser

May 23, 2014
Russian Hall Strathcona
600 Campbell Ave
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 16' 44.04" N, 123° 5' 5.118" W
British Columbia CA
We're hosting our second annual fundraiser on May 23 to allow us to continue our coverage of the overlapping issues of colonialism, racism, gentrification and policing in our city.
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Proportional Representation for Action on Climate Change

May 1, 2014 to May 2, 2014
Metro Hall, Rm 308/309
55 John St
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 45.6612" N, 79° 23' 21.4188" W
Ontario CA
Do you know that countries with proportional representation adopt better environmental protection laws and use energy more efficiently?
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When the Media Crosses the Line

 

 

 

Section 2(b) of the Charter states that “Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: … freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication.”

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Bye bye Rob Anders

For the first time in 18 years, someone other than Rob Anders will be carrying the torch for the Tories in Calgary Signal Hill (formerly Calgary West)

Ron Liepert defeated MP Rob Anders in the battle for the Conservative nomination in the rejigged riding of Calgary Signal Hill.

Anders wasn't on hand for the announcement, electing to spend the night at a northwest Calgary bar.

Don't count him out just yet. There are other ridings in Alberta he can seek the nomination in.

But even if this is the end of the road for Anders, he does have a nice, fat pension to fall back on. But only when he is age eligible.

 

 

 

 

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Conservative executive director Dimitri Soudas forced out. Join the discussion.

News broke on Saturday evening, March 30, that Dimitri Soudas, the Conservatives executive director, had been forced out, after trying to interfere with his fiancee's Conservative nomination.

Soudas has been the executive director since December and was previously Harper's director of communications.

Though a Conservative spokesman confirmed that Soudas "stepped down" as executive director, "a source told the CBC's Hannah Thibedeau that Soudas was told to resign or he would be fired."

Interestingly enough, Soudas was going to be Harper's choice to tun the party in the lead-up to the 2015 federal election.

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#Cascadia Now? An Independence Movement.

#Cascadia Now?

There is a separatist movement building slowly in the Pacific Northwest. Its speed reflects the pace of the people outside of its metropolitan centers.  It is not your typical movement based on the right and left spectrum, nor is it necessarily about protecting a certain culture. More so, it is about creating one, building off the foundation of what already goes on in the westernmost bioregion. It is about decentralizing two governments that seem to disregard what the population wants on the West Coast. The movement calls for a new sovereign state: Cascadia.

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Former MP Carolyn Parrish getting personal about MP Eve Adams

Wow, one thing you can say about former MP Carolyn Parrish is that she doesn't mince words. And is quite candid.

Someone asked her on her twitter feed what she thought about fellow Mississauga politican Eve Adams.

She tweeted the following

'Hmm. Eve Adams is a cyborg, built with perfect posture, no feelings and an overwhelming desire to take over the universe.'

'Eve Adams a soul-less, unfeeling, treacherous, self-serving machine. Dimitri Soudas serves a purpose just as Peter Adams, briefly.'

'I will work hard to help anyone who can stop Eve Adams from getting re-elected. Gives politics and women a bad name.'

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Quebec election -- final 2 weeks and decision April 7th

 

No, this is not random thread proliferation: the Quebec polls and parties thread has become overburdened and bogged down, with thousands of posts,  a few feuds and moderator intervention over the weekend after an inappropriate rant;

I proposed that, to clear the air, we start a new thread focusing exclusively on just the last 2 weeks to decision day April 7th; this will eventually run out of steam after the QC election itself,  then  the "polls and parties 2014" thread can continue on its merry way

So away we go, starting with the 308 site's aggregated poll data, showing most likely forecast  as of today March 24th a Liberal majority:

www.threehundredeight.com

 

 

 

 

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Babblers in Scarborough Subways or LRT?

Ford, Tory & Stinz all support Scarborough subways. Chow & Socknacki say LRTs.

Being from Scarborough which transit plan do you support?

Be interesting to see how many Babblers are from Scarborough.

 

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