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| October 13, 2015

We want to know exactly what is in the Trans Pacific Trade Partnership

Bellingham Rolling Rebellion Advocates for Net Neutrality and Takes on TPP & Fas

As of October 5th, the caretaker Conservative government negotiators finalized through the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership Agreement.  Click here to read the Council of Canadian's press release about the agreement.

Open Media has launched a campaign demanding that the government release the full text before October 19 and reject the TPP’s Internet censorship plan, NOW.


Help spread the word about Elections Canada's communications error received this message from  Given the changes to voting regulations this election, it is important that we let people know that they can vote on election day at their polling station whether or not they have registered beforehand or have a Voter Information Card, and that we make sure that people have the identification that is now required to vote.

from Be The Vote:


Sign a letter today to demand access to information reform!

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) have laucnhed a campaign for access to information reform.

Access to information (ATI) in Canada is falling apart. Requests for public information are heavily censored, denied or delayed for years beyond the legal 30-day response time. Federal scientists are prevented from speaking to the public or media about their research. Election promises of transparency have gone unfulfilled, while our ATI legislation drops to the bottom half in worldwide rankings.


Image: Flickr/Cannabis Culture
| October 9, 2015
Image: Wikimedia Commons
| October 9, 2015
Syrian refugees cross from Hungary into Austria on their way to Germany in Septe
| October 9, 2015

Voter supression is a real concern this election

The advance polls are already open and people are attempting to navigate the new elections regulations.  There have been instances of voter supression in the past in Canadian elections, and with the new regulations there will be more Canadians who will be denied the right the vote. Know the new rules and make sure you have the identification necessary to vote.


In My Language: Voting instructions in 11 major languages is an online multilingual resource of settlement related documents for newcomers.    One of the documents is about voting eligibility and requirements.  If you click on the languages listed on the website's menubar, you can translate this page into Arabic, Chinese (simplified), English, French Gujarati, Filipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu. 


Activists protest 'barbaric cultural practices' hotline at Kellie Leitch's office

Photo: Michelle Robidoux

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"Say it loud, say it clear, Muslim women welcome here!" was the chant that filled the sidewalk outside of Minister of the Status of Women Kellie Leitch's campaign office in Alliston, Ontario on the afternoon of Thursday October 8.



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