Politics in Canada

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2013 Phyllis Clarke Memorial Lecture

Mar 18, 2013
Mattamy Athletic Centre
50 Carleton Street
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 39' 41.9652" N, 79° 22' 49.3824" W
Ontario CA
"Quebec and Quebec Solidaire: Linking Sovereignty, Equality and anti-Neoliberalism"
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Tories using CIDA website to attack NDP

Well it appears that the Tories have crossed yet another line.

In response to a MP Hélène Laverdière’s December blog post in the Huff Post, somebody at the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) decided to post the Huff Post response by Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, directly on the CIDA website. There was also another partisan post on the CIDA website attacking the Liberals that stated “Liberals make promises,
Conservatives get results - Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)”.

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Participants needed for research in abortion debate

I am looking for volunteers who have knowledge of  abortion politics in the Maritime Provinces from the period 1969 to 1999. 

As a participant in this study, you have the option to: answer a questionnaire; and/or share your opinions and experiences through an interview. Some questions are of a personal nature and participants may skip them. For example, there are questions at the end of the survey that ask participants if they terminated a pregnancy between 1969 and 1999 and if they travelled far for the abortion.  These questions are meant to determine the availability of abortion services during this period.  

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Against Austerity and War

Jan 20, 2013
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Room 5-260
252 Bloor Street West
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.4004" N, 79° 23' 54.1392" W
Ontario CA
A presentation and discussion concerning the threat of war with Iran and the fight for a People's Agenda in Canada.
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Madelaine Drohan: 'Can We Catch Up with Angola?'

Jan 9, 2013
The Gardiner Museum
111 Queen's Park Circle
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.4472" N, 79° 23' 36.654" W
Ontario CA
Join us as we launch the Literary Review of Canada event series IN CONVERSATION WITH, presented by the Ideas Institute.
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Idle No More Vancouver

Dec 23, 2012
Vancouver Art Gallery Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 40.4136" N, 123° 6' 50.1372" W
British Columbia CA
This gathering will bring information forward about the implications of what this movement means to the people and the earth.
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Idle No More rally at Conservative MP's office

Dec 18, 2012
Brantford , ON
Canada
43° 8' 21.7932" N, 80° 15' 51.93" W
Ontario CA
Please come out on Dec 18th to demand that First Nations inherit rights be respected by the Harper Government and to let people know we must stop these bills as they undermine First Nations rights.
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Most outrageous Harper Conservative moments of 2012

Hullo!

babbler denizens, help rabble.ca craft an end-of-year feature. What, in your opinion, were the most outrageous gaffes, slip-ups, turnabouts and embarrassments committed by Harper's Conservatives in 2012?

Yes, we may be contributing to the "gaffe" political culture so deleterious to serious sociopolitical discourse. Yes, there are probably serious things like Enbridge and more omnibusses than in a Virginia Woolf novel. Yes, you can mention those if you make them funny. You won't get money, prizes or even more fame than you've already got, but it could be fun. 

I will get you started:

Bev Oda once ordered a $16 orange juice. Discuss.

What else?

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Harper government set to cancel F-35 purchase

Postmedia is reporting tonight that a government source has revealed the F-35 purchase will be cancelled. Here's the story:

The F-35 jet fighter purchase, the most persistent thorn in the Harper government’s side and the subject of a devastating auditor-general’s report last spring, is dead.

Faced with the imminent release of an audit by accountants KPMG that will push the total projected life-cycle costs of the aircraft above $30 billion, the operations committee of the federal Cabinet decided Tuesday evening to scrap the controversial sole-source program and go back to the drawing board, a source familiar with the decision said.

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RATE your politicians in Canada

Hello everyone, I would like to share with you a new website some of you may find interesting

www.ratemygovernment.ca 

At this site, users may rate politicians on all three levels of government, plus government provided programs/services. We hope to be able to engage more disenchanted citizens in the political process and help voters make more informed decisions at election times.

Truly a corrupt politician's nightmare!

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Book launch: Speaking Up

Dec 5, 2012
Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 38' 33.2664" N, 79° 25' 36.6924" W
Ontario CA
"Speaking Up" presents a wide overview of the history of the relationship between language and politics in Canada and Quebec from 1539 to the present.
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2012 Federal NDP Socialist Caucus Convention

Dec 1, 2012
OISE (Ontario Institute of Studies in Education)
252 Bloor Street West, Room 2-212
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.4004" N, 79° 23' 54.1392" W
Ontario CA
The NDP Socialist Caucus (SC) was founded in 1998 at Toronto, Ontario by NDP activists who were concerned about the right-wing drift of the party leadership.
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Emergency Townhall: Omnibudget bills and your environmental laws

Nov 28, 2012
Centretown United Church
507 Bank Street http://centretownunited.org/events.htm
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 37.4004" N, 75° 41' 32.6364" W
Ontario CA
Join us for an Emergency Townhall meeting on how the Harper government's omnibus budget bills affect water and environmental protection.
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Win! Company gives up plans for Mega Quarry

CTV reports:

"Acknowledging widespread public opposition, the company behind a proposed mega-quarry at a site north of Toronto has backed down. In a statement released Wednesday, the Highland Companies announced it was withdrawing its request to develop the project in Melancthon Township, near Orangeville, Ont. While we believe that the quarry would have brought significant economic benefit to Melancthon Township and served Ontario's well-documented need for aggregate, we acknowledge that the application does not have sufficient support from the community and government to justify proceeding with the approval process," Highland's John Scherer said."

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Stop the Drone War! Speaking Tour

Stop the Drone War !
An eyewitness report by U.S. anti-war leader Joe Lombardo on the recent American anti-drone delegation to Pakistan

You are invited to 3 upcoming meetings in the Toronto area:

Thursday, November 29   7 p.m. Central Library Building, Room 3, at 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West , Mississauga

Friday, November 30   1 p.m. Ryerson University, Oakham House, 63 Gould Street, at Church St.

Friday, November 30   7 p.m. OISE U of Toronto, Room 2-214, 252 Bloor Street West (above the St. George Subway station)

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Poppies and Politics

I know that it's traditional for MP's to wear a poppy to commemorate...but, are all the party leaders(INCLUDING THE NDP)requiring their mp's to wear the right-wing, militarist red poppy rather than the white peace poppy?

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World Stage 2013

Feb 7, 2013 to May 27, 2013
Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto
Canada
43° 38' 20.8248" N, 79° 22' 58.4076" W
CA
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Bring Your Boomers # 3: Power and Energy Connecting the Dots

Dec 11, 2012 to Dec 12, 2012
The Rio Theatre
1660 East Broadway (and Commercial Drive)
Vancouver , BC
Canada
49° 15' 44.5896" N, 123° 4' 11.1648" W
British Columbia CA
Bring Your Boomers combines intergenerational dialogue with music, film, visual art, storytelling and dance to provide a culturally driven entry point to discuss social transformation.

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