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Not Rex: What Harper's 'old-stock Canadians' comment really means

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During the Globe debate, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a reference to "old-stock Canadians" which quickly sent Twitter into a frenzy.

The day after, Harper was quick to clarify, and backpedal, on his comment saying he meant Canadians who have been here more than one generation. Hmm, Humberto "Not Rex" DaSilva is not buying it.

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Report card: Canadian government failing Sustainable Economy 101

Foundation Earth, with help from the Council of Canadians, produced a report card to grade Canada and Prime Minister Harper against a short list of bold steps being taken by countries worldwide to achieve a healthy, truer cost, economy and a cleaner planet. Canada, once a leader on many fronts, has fallen under the current national leadership.

Find more information and read the report here: http://www.fdnearth.org/canadian-government-failing-sustainable-economy-...

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| September 23, 2015

Muslim youth debate leaves Conservatives in the dust

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On Friday Sept. 18, in response to the sorely lacking Muslim vote in previous elections, hundreds of Muslims from the GTA convened at the Aga Khan Museum to gain some insight regarding which political party they would vote for in the coming election.

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'Refugees Welcome' rallies expose Canada's broken immigration system

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In the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis and the death of a three-year-old Syrian-Kurdish boy Alan Kurdi, activist group No One Is Illegal is calling for a month of action from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 to pressure the Canadian government to open Canada's borders to refugees and displaced people in crisis.

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| September 22, 2015
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Are you sure you can vote under Harper's Unfair Elections Act?

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Are you sure you can vote? Are you sure that on election day you won't be told that your ID, including your voter identification card from Elections Canada plus testimonials from sound citizens as to who you are that used to suffice, isn't enough under the Harper government's Fair Elections Act? It is the centrepiece of the Harper government's assault on democratic process and arguably its most devious piece of work.

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| September 21, 2015
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The roots of Stephen Harper's refugee conundrum

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Watch: Stuck in the jaws of predatory loan sharks

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Watch this video to find out how ACORN is fighting for victims of high-interest loans that prey on the poor.

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