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| November 30, 2008

Progressive leaders urge opposition parties to form coalition government

OTTAWA, ON - Prominent progressive leaders have come together today to urge Stéphane Dion and Jack Layton to put partisan concerns aside and form a coalition government to serve the best interests of citizens suffering from a global economic crisis.



The open letter follows.



An urgent message to Stéphane Dion and Jack Layton: Only a coalition government can provide the leadership Canada needs



Dear Leaders,



We, the undersigned, write to you during this time of economic crisis to urge that you set aside all partisan considerations in favour of decisive action to help Canadians who are suffering and whose livelihoods are in jeopardy.

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Bullet points for electoral coalition. If you support cooperation, do these speak for you?

A message to Canada's progressive leaders from ordinary progressive canadians.

 

 

We Propose, Given:

 

  1. The current Conservative Government holds power primarily due to “vote splitting;” a peculiarity of the current “first-past-the-post” electoral system. 

     

  2. The core values of social justice, environmental sustainability and sound fiscal management are shared by Canada's three federalist progressive parties.

     

  3. The strong acrimony felt by many organizers in each progressive party for the other progressive parties is not shared by the majority of progressive voters. 

     

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BIG on Green Launch, Marketplace and Symposium and concert in the dark

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Location

Humber College
205 Humber College Blvd. Etobicoke Highway 27 and Finch Avenue
Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7
Canada
43° 43' 50.646" N, 79° 36' 1.7712" W

FREE Green Expo and Conference w/ Pedal Powered Concert Launches BIG on Green.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

• Green Marketplace features the latest in cost-effective, eco-friendly solutions and local suppliers for business and home, including Exhibitions and demonstrations showcasing eco-friendly technology and local vendors ; Free Interactive activities, entertainment, speakers and giveaways; Networking sessions with experts and recruiters designed specifically for job
seekers considering a career in the green economy.

Conjuring new lifeways with ancient wisdom & emerging science

Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Location

downtown Toronto
Spadina & Queen
Toronto M5A 4P9
Canada
Phone: 416-368-0348
43° 38' 17.8584" N, 79° 23' 32.1216" W

A fundraising workshop for the Seven Directions Land Recovery Project. Activists, artists, community workers and all folks welcome. Facilitated by Zainab Amadahy

Did you know that feeling compassion:

· Registers as happiness in your brain?
· Enhances your immune response?
· Generates healthy physical responses?

Did you know that when you commit an act of kindness you generate healthful biological responses for yourself AND those who OBSERVE you in action?

Did you know that reciting or listening to an Elder deliver a Thanksgiving Address impacts you emotionally, mentally AND PHYSICALLY?

Harper: "Electoral reform might well revive the left"

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This pesky coalition business

One of the most prominent issues of the current Canadian election campaign is the idea of coalitions. Stephen Harper, the right wing Conservative leader, presents them as an affront to Canadian values and all that is right about our democracy. The absurd position, which has no historical foundation, is not countered in any substantial way by the other parties.

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Stop Harper/Ignatieff's corporate coalition

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location

Bahen Centre
40 St. George street UofT, north of College
Toronto
Canada
43° 39' 34.6716" N, 79° 23' 48.6528" W

The twin parties of corporate Canada, the Conservatives and Liberals, have formed an unofficial coalition to extend the war in Afghanistan, block climate justice, and promote austerity measures. Join a discussion about the real coalition threat, and how we can mobilize against it both during and after the election.

Just in: All 3 opposition parties to vote against Conservative budget

The government is on the verge of collapse. Layton on right now has unequivocally rejected this budget on the heels of the other 2 opposition leaders announcing their opposition.

Off to the races.

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Report Back From Cancún: eyewitness report and discussion

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location

Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil Street (East of Spadina, South of College)
Toronto M5T 1N1
Canada
43° 39' 23.1192" N, 79° 23' 45.96" W

While world powers backtracked on global warming at the Cancún conference in December, vigorous protests inside and outside the conference spoke for the world's peoples in our struggle for climate justice. Over 190 countries met in December 2010 to come up with an agreement to respond to the world climate crisis. Come and listen to the reports of Canadians who went there to witness the negotiations.

• Andrea Harden, Council of Canadians
• John Dillon, KAIROS
• Adriana Mugnatto-Hamu, JustEarth, Toronto Climate Campaign
• Statements by Bolivia's Ambassador, Pablo Solòn, and Gerry LeBlanc, USW Injured Workers program

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