On Thursday, October 16, 2014, police and city officials moved into Oppenheimer Park to enforce the city's injunction against tent city.
Most of the protestors and the homeless people peacefully vacated the park. However, five people decided to stand their ground and remain in the park.
This video shows their arrest.
CBC's Peter Mansbridge give updates on Ottawa situation and what is currently known.
Video courtesy of The National's YouTube page.
A Globe and Mail reporter captures the exchange of gun fire in Parliament Hill building Wednesday October 22.
Toronto musicians Amai Kuda and Y Josephine released a music video Tuesday night in support of Olivia Chow -- a catchy tune with lyrics including of "vote "Chow" to Ford" and "get the bigots off the ballot."
The video appeared along with this note on their YouTube account: "The makers of this song and video wish Rob Ford a speedy recovery from his health challenges. We do, however, feel the city of Toronto also needs to recover from Ford politics and that Olivia Chow is the person to lead us forward."
An architect, a doctor, a teacher & mother and a sailor tour Toronto Harbour and discuss the negative impacts the expansion of BIlly Bishop airport would have on the environment.
Recreational paddlers, sailors, and power boaters invite mayoral candidate Olivia Chow and Ward 20 City Council candidates, Anshul Kapoor, founder of NOJets TO, and Joe Cressy, to speak at their boater's protest against the proposed introduction of jets and expansion of Toronto Island Airport.
Check out this great series of videos from the October 8 Defend Our Pensions! Rally in Toronto.
The videos feature speeches from Jean-Claude Parrot, former president of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, Hassan Yussuff, president of the CLC, Herb John, president of the National Pensioners Federation, and Jo-Ann Hannah, Unifor Director of Pensions and Benefits.
Please watch all four videos here.
Leading up to the Global Frackdown on October 11, National Chairperson of Council of Canadians Maude Barlow nominates Board members Leo Broderick and Leticia Adair as well as Lone Pine Resources for the Fracking Wastewater Bucket Challenge. Lone Pine Resources is suing Canada under NAFTA for Quebec's fracking moratorium.
This year, Canada's ending its door-to-door mail service. Canada Post Corporation says it's all about saving money, but that's probably not the real reason.
For more information, check out Operation Maple.
Today, Wednesday Oct 1, is the deadline to register to speak or submit to the City of Ottawa Planning Committee, that is meeting Thurs Oct 2nd 9:30am at City Hall to consider a rezoning proposal for two of the islands in order to allow the Windmill condominium development (see below for registration instructions & background info). The Planning Committee will decide upon a recommendation to put forward for voting on by the full City council on Oct 8th, but there will be no opportunity for public input at the Oct 8th meeting.
Giving the go-ahead to building condominiums on these islands would detrimentally impact the ability to achieve the full vision of the late Algonquin spiritual leader Grandfather William Commanda for this religious / sacred site.