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On Being a Canadian in 2011

Goodbye To
All That

On becoming a "Stranded" Citizen: How Stephen Harper finally convinced me to put my Canadian citizenship into the attic

We all have experienced that feeling, especially as we reach our "senior" years, where we have a lot of things in our houses which we no longer use or need. Often, our solution is to relegate these redundant articles to our attic or garage only later to realize we should have simply tossed them out in the first instance.

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Yves Engler presentation

Jan 28, 2011 to Jan 29, 2011
Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW
Calgary , AB
Canada
51° 3' 5.6376" N, 114° 5' 14.1612" W
Alberta CA
A presentation and discussion on Canada's foreign policy with Yves Engler.
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Conservatives promise "tangible benefits" to Quebec ridings that vote for them

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The Toronto left in the 1970s

Jan 23, 2011
Room 8201, OISE
252 Bloor St. West at St. George station
M5S 1V6 Toronto
Canada
43° 40' 4.854" N, 79° 23' 54.0816" W
CA
Introduced by Peter Graham -- Doctoral Student, Department of History, Queen's University
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Ford cutting essential tenant services

Rob Ford by cutting $100,000 from the meagre funding of the Tenant Defence Fund a program for tenants trying to prevent economic evictions from unfair rent increases is very very wrong and heartless.

 I suggest everybody call 416-397-FORD (3673) and demand he reverse this decision or he will make the over 1,000,000 tenants in Toronto very angry.

 Did you notice how narcissistic the new mayor is in that he made the mayor's phone number include his name while under Miller it was "city" not "ford"?

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Newby..

 I try to be interested in everything. (If you don't take an interest, it may come back to bite you in the ass!)

 I'm currently wondering if Feminism, Unions, & the Left in general can survive the towering current of ignorance flowing through all aspects of our lives these days.

 The near total lack of interesting thoughtful media really distresses me. The pandering of news media to the lowest common denominator & the change to 'Opinion Journalism' in the U.S. is frightening!

 O.K.... In my day to day life, I spend a lot of time with my adult daughter, & my Mom. My hubby passed away 6 years ago this month. My Mom is handicapped & 96 years old.

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Deal to extend Afghan mission without vote 3

I just spoke to someone in Pat Martin's office. There is no truth at all that Layton and the NDP's postion has changed in any way. The NDP is calling for the immediate and permanent removal of all Canadian combat forces from Afghanistan, full stop.

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wikileaks - too good to be true?

Am I the only one wondering if there isn't something a bit fishy with this Wikileaks stuff? There is nothing, at least so far, really damaging to anyone, in the sense that it might spark a mass uprising and popular revolt against the US Hegemony - but there do seem to be a few things that are actually possibly going to help them, at least in terms of pushing "public opinion" in a direction they want it pushed - i.e. the Arab countries (apparently) against Iran???? my my, that certainly hinders the US attempt to vilify the country prior to some kind of attack.... and CSIS and others think Canadians are living in wonderland and need to get serious about 'terrorism' ??? Again - this is detrimental to US interests in what way?

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The "Democracy" Issue

The failure of society’s ability to deal with the problems we face at the outset of the 21st century stems from the fact that the vested interests of an elite few have been allowed to thwart the will of the population at large.

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CCPA 30th Anniversary Conference and Dinner

Nov 18, 2010 to Nov 19, 2010
Chateau Laurier Hotel Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W
Ontario CA
On November 18, we celebrate 30 years with a gala dinner and a conference entitled Advancing Democracy and Social Justice in Canada: The Next 30 Years.
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G20-Toronto Debrief (O4J Keynote)

Nov 12, 2010 to Nov 13, 2010
University of Ottawa, Morisset Hall room 205
www.uottawa.ca/maps - MRT building
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 41.6592" N, 75° 41' 53.4984" W
Ontario CA
Three Toronto organizers speak about the G20 summit and protests this past June. This is the keynote event of the Organizing For Justice conference in Ottawa Nov12-13.
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G20 Reading Week

Nov 15, 2010 to Nov 20, 2010
Turtle Island Various
Canada
CA
Read books to know your enemy, for what you don't know can hurt you! Reading Week is a G20 Legal Defense Fundraiser.
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Brave stand on Israel cost us UN Security Seat, says Harper

“As long as I am Prime Minister, whether it is at the UN or the Francophonie or anywhere else Canada will take a stand whatever the cost.”

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“Whether it is at the United Nation or any other international forum, the easy thing to do is simply to just get along and go along with this anti-Israeli rhetoric,” Harper told an interparliamentary conference on combating anti-Semitism....

Harper’s position was in a sharp contrast to blaming Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff last month for Canada losing out to Portugal for the UN position.

Ignatieff scoffed at Harper’s latest explanation.

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Imperialist Canada Book Launch

Nov 18, 2010 to Nov 19, 2010
Latinada
1671 Bloor St. West Between Dundas West and Keele
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 19.0728" N, 79° 27' 24.0336" W
Ontario CA
Join us for the launch of Todd Gordon's new book, Imperialist Canada

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