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More arrested after the G20 Summit in Toronto


I just found out that Charlie Vietch of the 'Love Police' was arrested as he trying to board his plane to England. He was an active participant in the G20 protests as a peaceful protester.

Here are the details:


He is being arrested for this:


I know this is an introduction page...i just did not know where else to post it.





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CAS says children should not be involved in G20

This is a great article about how the CAS will be present and "on call" during the G8/G20 protests in Toronto.

I'm so annoyed at this comment by their spokesperson:


While Fleming did note that he respects the right to protest, he feels children should not be involved at the G20.

"You never know what these things will turn out to be. As a parent I'd have concerns. I'd have good intentions but not everyone has the same thoughts. I would think twice before taking my kids. The protests have been known to become violent and that would be a concern for anyone there."

And I loved John Clarke's response:

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Canada-Israel Committee counters criticism of Israel with homophobic tweet

They removed it after they got complaints, but luckily, someone was on their toes and got a screen capture of a homophobic remark the Canada-Israel Committee posted about Libby Davies on Twitter.


Davies' goofy views must be denounced - Province ed reminds Libby mouthy lesbians aren't wanted in #Gaza

What morons.  And who does the Canada-Israel claim to represent on Twitter?


The CIC is the official rep of the organized Jewish community on matters re Canada-Israel relations.

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NDP on verge of fixing thing it screwed up 7 years ago... maybe.

So, Bill C-389, a bill to introduce the same comprehensive human rights proctections for gender identity that sexual orientation has had for 7 years has passed second reading and is slowly meandering through the House of Commons. And has passed second reading.

Finally! Bill Siskay will make whole Canada's LGBT rights body of law. Finally! Someone will undo the damage done by that retrogressive politician,


wait for it,


Svend Robinson.

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Greetings Top All

Hi All

42 year old peachnick,beatnick hippy.

Love a good conversation,I moved to Canada in 1996,I sold out ,cut my hair shaved my beard to fit in,Took me a long time to appologise to my self.

but now I am back,Mid life crisis some might say.

Love Animals ,hate competition of all kinds .Strongly believe in the zen buddist principals.

Peace and Love to you All



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Should I Win At the Human Rights Tribunal the $$ Will Go to Charity

I have been an activist for 23 yrs and am despised by quite a few municipal politicians in Montreal (and I welcome it).Laughing

Eight years ago Montreal's mayor told me on talk radio with 30,000 listening that he would do something to help humanity. Months later his head of communications told me that the mayor had replied to my question "in spontaneity"!

In Feb I went to a council meeting and the mayor told me that he could not do as I had asked "due to a technicality". He advised that he would phone the following day. He never did. I was not holding my breath.

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Government in Canada monitoring online forums



Bureaucrats monitor online forums

The next time you post an opinion in an online forum or a Facebook group message board, don't be surprised if you get a rebuttal from a federal employee.

The government is looking for ways to monitor online chatter about political issues and correct what it perceives as misinformation.

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Who can petition the Standing Committee?

Please advise!

I need to petition the Access to Information Standing Committee and I am unclear who and under which conditions can do it. I have called and emailed the Committee but apparently no one knows.

I have hard proof that Foreign Affairs had made its own version law to actively filter out records and I have presented the proofs to the OIC but the OIC refuses to act. It even refuses to register my latest complaint.

I know of the noises the OIC has made recently about delays and all but there is a deeper root the these problems and that is the OIC itself. I do not think the government was less secretive in the days of John Reid - he just had the guts to act instead of lamenting. Today's OIC is just politics, smoke and mirrors.


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