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Activists occupy NDP office demanding end to silence on Gaza: Thursday, July 31, 2014 "We don't expect this from the NDP, we expect better from them." Fifteen protestors are occupying NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar's office in Ottawa demanding an end to th...
ACORN Canada members fight for affordable Internet!: Is this show currently playing? July 31, 2014 How ACORN Canada members are fighting for reliable high-speed Internet in everyone's homes. ...
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Conservative Software Project Went Into Production in 2013, Financial Statements Show: [Welcome, National Newswatch readers!] The Conservative Party's mysterious software project was no longer listed as an "asset under development", but rather full-fledged "computer software", in financial statements the party recently filed with Elections Canada for the 2013 calendar year. At a to...
June By-election Turnout: How low could we go? (You don’t want to know): Until Monday, Canada had never had a federal by-election with turnout under 20%. As of today – Canada Day – we've had two of them. Whether by accident or design, the decision by the Prime Minister to hold four federal by-elections on the Monday between a summer weekend and a statuatory holiday le...
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Harper will win again… maybe:             Everyone’s forgotten about the NDP, and Justin Trudeau is heading for a crash.  That means, barring a Green revolt, Stephen Harper is cruising to re-election. Right? Right? Not exactly. Ink committed to the Tories’ current decline is in no short supply, so I won’t bother rehashing ...
Has the Harper government declared war on Canadian charities?:         Anyone who follows the career of author Maggie Atwood knows not to mess with the formidable lady of Canadian letters.  She is not afraid to pick public fights with her critics, especially when she feels those fights are politically motivated.  Atwood tweeted last week that her arch nem...
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CRTC slams Rogers for ‘unjust discrimination’ against smaller competitors: Canada’s telecom regulator is banning wireless carriers from imposing exclusivity conditions in contracts that forced smaller firms to use more expensive roaming networks. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission says the move is aimed at enhancing competition in the wirele...
B.C. First Nation behind landmark land title case releases mining policy: VANCOUVER – A B.C. First Nation behind a recent Supreme Court of Canada case that affirmed aboriginal land title rights has released a new policy to guide mining projects on its territory. The Tsilhqot’in National Government’s policy also follows the group’s successful fight against the New Prosp...
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Lisa Raitt invites Toronto media on 'streetcar tour' : Transport Minister Lisa Raitt returns to Toronto for what the advisory bills as an "important infrastructure event" at Hillcrest Complex, with her Ontario counterpart Steven Del Duca and Toronto Transit Commission Chair Maria Augimeri also slated to be in attendance. Although the n...
PM back on the summer circuit with events in Air Ronge, Saskatoon: After maintaining a relatively low public profile for the last few weeks, Prime Minister Stephen Harper heads to Air Ronge, where he'll join Western Economic Diversification Minister Michelle Rempel and local MP Rob Clarke for an announcement at Northlands College's satellite campus b...
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B.C. to give parents $40 a day for each child if teachers' strike continues: VICTORIA - The B.C. government is making plans to give parents $40 a day for every child under 13 if a teachers' strike continues into the start of the school year.Finance Minister Mike de Jong says parents will be able to register online for the subsidy, which could be used to get tutoring for t...
DND warned navy supply ships electrical system might be 'dangerous and unsafe': OTTAWA - National Defence was warned a year before the devastating fire aboard HMCS Protecteur that the electrical system, main engine controls and navigation system aboard both of the navy's supply ships were on their last legs and prone to catastrophic failure.The unusually blunt assessment was...
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The Mega-event that Set a Pace for Vancouver (in Culture): Epic races and boondoggles aplenty, the 1954 Commonwealth Games had it all.
Ebola Outbreak: This Is Just the Prequel (in Opinion): Pay attention, for West Africa's crisis is the first of many we'll have to deal with.  Related Stories Why We Still Need to Think About Bird Flu (in Opinion) Syrian Refugees: Is None Too Many? (in Opinion) For Viruses, Air Travel Ushers in a Golden Age (in Opinion)
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Northern Gateway Shows New Approach Needed: Last month, the Northern Gateway pipeline was approved by the Harper government. In response, many First Nations people swore they would never support the pipeline being built through their lands. Many people accused the Aboriginals of being greedy and lazy, opposing the pipeline simply...
Reflections On Canada Day: The Impact Of Canadian History: I'm writing this on the morning of Canada Day 2014, thinking about all the fascinating things I've read about and seen, and all the people I've met. One thing I've come across is all the different parts of Canadian history I've studied, and how they've tied into many of the recent issues...
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Australia’s Climate Tragedy: Australia’s repeal of its carbon laws is the culmination of some sorry chapters in Australian politics and policy, but is by no means the end of the story. The repeal represents a tragedy for our politics, a travesty for public policy, and a train wreck for climate action. But there are significa...
A Bright Future for Indonesia: The election process was phenomenally successful. Indonesians have been waiting for a leader who can effect positive change for their country, and they have put their hope in Widodo. Widodo, who won 53.15 percent of the vote, said, “This victory is a victory of all Indonesian people. I hope that ...
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Ladies, you must not laugh at this, or gossip about it on the cell phone: Turkish deputy prime minister, Bulent Anic obviously worried about the state of sexual morality around him. He urged the good people of Turkey, to remember the importance of chastity and to have an acute awareness of shame. One prefer to think he meant well, while sounding like a preacher of fa...
Business Booming For Sham Wedding Fixers: The BBC reports that, "Brides and grooms are being offered for sale to people wanting to cheat their way to a visa and avoid deportation, a BBC Wales investigation has revealed." These days this is not really unexpected as many people use every loophole and trick to get what they want. The w...
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Toronto Is More Than The Core: Marcus McGee makes a nice attempt at an ode to Toronto as opposed to the idea of Ford Nation: “Toronto isn’t Rob Ford. Toronto is more than that”. Unfortunately, I think he missed the point of why there is dissatisfaction in some parts of the city. All his anecdotes refer to The Core of the city....
The Freedom of MPs: Andrew Coyne isn’t always great, but when he’s great, he’s great. Spot on here. Andrew Coyne: Trudeau helps the cause of democratic reform (by not pursuing it) MPs should be free to vote as they wish at least in theory. In practice they will often vote with their party, that’s why they’re in the ...
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Gender Block: Men, boys, and the word feminism: If you believe in equality for all genders you’re a feminist, “Simple,” says sociologist and author (Angry White Men, Guyland) Dr. Michael Kimmel. So what is the big deal with people adamantly denying that title, especially since, as Kimmel points out, most people do want this kind of equality? “...
The screaming hairy armadillo: screams the advent of written history at those of us who think we’ve never saida word before. At all. When no one listens he curls into a basketball.His bee-loud glade’s a sling of mud, he digs for clues, unlucky grubs.He digs, and digs, and reads the soil conditions for paraphrases of the stufft...
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America's Near Miss with Ebola : The wider world has finally taken notice of the most recent Ebola outbreak in Africa.  Many people are concerned that, given the expedience of today's air travel, this deadly virus could make its way across the Atlantic and infect millions of North Americans.  Back in 1989, this nearly happened i...
19 Drown At Karachi Beach : Almost 19 people lost their lives while celebrating Eid at the Karachi seaside during these three holidays. Nineteen bodies were recovered whereas many are still believed to be under the water. Shoaib Siddiqui said that the victims had ignored the safety warnings which lead to their death. He fu...
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Government Procurement Failure: BC Ministry of Education Case Study: Apologies for the lack of posts. I’ve been in business mode – both helping a number of organizations I’m proud of and working on my own business. For those interested in a frightening tale of inept procurement, poor judgement and downright dirty tactics when it comes to software procurement and g...
Canada’s Opaque Transparency – An Open Data Failure: Yesterday, at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) Canada Minister of Natural Resource, Joe Oliver, announced with great fanfare a new initiative to compel mining companies to disclose payments of over $100,000′s to foreign and domestic governments. On the surface this lo...
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Your Daily Digital Digest for Thursday, July 31, 3014: Your news links for today: Canadian intelligence sweeps often intercept private data, spy document reveals - Globe and Mail Stop being so angry about privacy invasion – get furious - The Privacy Surgeon Inside Citizen Lab, the “Hacker ...
New Canadian Media: Rein in spying and restore our right to privacy: Most Canadians agree: our government is reckless and out of control when it comes to spying. If you agree, go to https://OpenMedia.ca/DefendPrivacy and speak out! Article by Amira Elghawaby for New Canadian Media How much does it concern y...
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Adrian Dix, the hideously unsuccessful leader of the British Columbia New Democratic Party, has finally agreed to resign. To say the decision is overdue would test the limits of polite euphemism. If Dix paid his heating bills with similar speed, the poor guy would have perished of frostbite long...
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Presentation to Etobicoke York Community Council: Update: I am re-posting this entry as some residents of Parkdale-High Park may visit this blog to find these submissions. Development in the riding is an issue for many and for those who are interested in the approach I took, along with the members of the South Kingsway residents, I thought I'd m...
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Summertime and the Living is Easy in Vancouver: Folks who live in Vancouver tend to be here because of the lifestyle. That’s why I’m here. Hope you’re having a nice summer too, people. Related posts: Are We Living in the Prohibition Era Again? A local politician has a couple of beers at a... Related posts brought to you by Ye...
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The Cornerstone of Gentrification in the Downtown East Side: From the Woodward squat ten years ago, to a displaced neighbourhood VANCOUVER—Towering 43 storeys at the corner of Abbott and Hastings St, in the poorest neighbourhood in Vancouver—the Downtown East S...

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