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Maude Barlow on the 2011 election - Week 5
rabbleTV | Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow comments on the 2011 federal election, as it enters its final days.
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Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow says, "On May 2nd, I am asking you to vote for democracy. Vote for the recognition of the right to water, vote to address climate change."
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Brent Patterson | Several groups are calling on all political parties to recognize explicitly the human right to water and to commit to ensuring that Canada meets its obligations in upholding these rights.
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Brent Patterson | Council of Canadians Board member Dr. John O'Connor writes, "The 2011 election campaign is coming to a close and soon we will be making informed decisions on whom we trust."
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Brent Patterson | With less than a week until election day, the Council of Canadians is running a series of print advertisements in Metro newspapers across Canada, encouraging Canadians to vote.
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Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians will be running an ad campaign in Metro newspapers from coast to coast starting this morning and appearing through to Friday.
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Brent Patterson | The Vancouver Sun reports that a group of about 25 protesters (including Council of Canadians chapter activists) have set up a protest camp with tents on the path of the 40-km, four-lane road.
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Brent Patterson | The Globe and Mail reports, "Jack Layton and his surging New Democrats are poised to see their representation in the Commons increase from 36 to 60 seats, denying the Conservatives their majority."
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Brent Patterson | The Winnipeg Free Press reports, "Northern aboriginal leaders are angry that the federal government is continuing to let them live in third world conditions at reserves by sending them 999 slop pails.
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Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians will be running an ad campaign in Metro newspapers from coast to coast starting this coming Tuesday. The ads have the potential to reach more than 200,000 viewers.
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Adrienne Silnicki | In 1966, the Liberal Government of Canada passed a bill in the House of Commons that would guarantee all Canadians access to health care. Now 44 years later, the Liberal Government is relying on...
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Brent Patterson | The Toronto Star reports, "The United Nations begins discussion (yesterday) on the idea of a declaration of rights for Mother Earth."