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What do you think is the most problematic part of the Fair Elections Act?

Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand presented a long brief on his concerns and changes he would like to see to the House Committee studying the Fair Elections Act and stated that the Fair Elections Act includes measures that "undermine the bill's stated purpose and will not serve Canadians well."

What do you think is the most problematic part of the Fair Elections Act?

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When a government protects workers by criminalizing them

Photo: Justin Scott Campbell/flickr

Imagine for a moment, if the debate over prostitution laws was aimed at other types of workers...

In a bold move aimed at protecting workers from exploitation while on the job, the government today passed a new law that criminalizes most employers and customers. The law addresses the void left by the Supreme Court of Canada in December 2013, when it struck down laws that it said prevented workers from taking safety measures to protect themselves from abusive customers, but which the government said were designed to prevent people from working, period.

Canadians, Apologize to Haiti 10 Years after the Coup

Read the statement below and check out the petition here to add your name!

We sign this statement to tell the world, and especially the Haitian people, that we are ashamed and outraged by the Canadian Government’s active participation in the February 29, 2004 Coup d’Etat that toppled the duly-elected Government of Haiti led by President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. On behalf of all Canadians, the great majority of whom are kept ignorant of this Coup and its aftermath, we sincerely apologize for the terrible, lasting damage it has caused.

Ten (10) years after the Coup, we sign this statement because there is disturbing and compelling evidence that:

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Karl Nerenberg

Liberals are celebrating, but who has momentum?

| February 20, 2014

Narrow diplomacy: Domestic politics in Harper's foreign policy

| February 19, 2014
Karl Nerenberg

Harper's election 'reforms' contradict what Conservatives voted for in 2012

| February 18, 2014
Columnists

Liberals Montreal 2014, or, the third party holds a convention

The policy resolutions for the Liberal Party of Canada convention later this week in Montreal read like material the New Democratic Party would debate. Not only are they thoughtful, and progressive in tone, if implemented they would mark the launch of a peaceful revolution in Canada.

The 162 priority resolutions include proposals for a national transit strategy, an early childhood development program, a basic income guarantee, and affordable housing. 

Policies of this nature have been discussed and debated by NGOs, academics, and various professional associations for years, without going anywhere.

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In one word, how would you describe the Conservatives' 2014 Federal Budget?

The 2014 Federal Budget landed this week, and boy was it a doozy! The mainstream media will have you believe it is just "ho hum," while rabble writers seem to think it is anything but. So, without getting too fancy, let's just ask this: In one word, how would you describe the Conservatives' 2014 Federal Budget?

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Voter suppression is cheap and easy -- and the 'Fair' Elections Act will keep it that way

| February 11, 2014
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