I was looking in the mirror the other day and I realized I haven’t changed much...– George Carlin
A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience!– author unknown
Change.org: Hate crime at McDonald's
Hate crime at McDonald’s caught on video: Hold employees and assailants accountable On Friday, Adrian Leigh Cowan of Baltimore started a petition on Change.org, speaking out in response to a shocking online video of a transgender woman being brutally beaten at a local McDonald’s. As Adrian told our team of organizers, “I was moved to start this petition because when I first viewed...
2 minutes to protect that which connects us
From Ian Morrison, Friends of the CBC Can one person make a difference to ensure a bright future for public broadcasting in Canada? YES, especially right now, as we approach the election – a ‘teachable moment’ for all our political candidates and leaders. I am writing to invite you to take action in support of the CBC. Please take two minutes right now and send a message to the candidates in...
Ipsos poll - NDP Surge to Second Place Nationally... →
stfukyriarchy: harpergov: Good for the NDP. It’s nice to see that a third party is a viable option, and challenging the Liberal/Conservative hegemony. I just wish the NDP was taking votes away from the Cons, not the Libs and the Bloc. WHY ARE THE CONSERVATIVES AT 43%??? WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? ETA: “If the election were held tomorrow, the Conservatives would receive 43% of the vote...
Earth Day's a Great Day to Vote
From Lois Corbett, National Campaign Manager, Green Party of Canada It’s Earth Day—what better day to put your boots on and head out to vote Green in today’s advance poll? Four decades of public concern and very hard work has seen some success. Parliament set up Environment Canada in 1971. Public concern in the next two decades helped push through the Canada-US Acid Rain...
Stephen Harper is a cold hearted jerk and a... →
cassket: In 2010, Harper eliminated funding for Sisters in Spirit. An internationally praised organization leading investigations into 600 cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls. Yet another reason why the Conservatives must be removed from office.
…if all politicians were like Pierre Trudeau, there would be world peace.– John Lennon after he and Yoko Ono met with Pierre Trudeau in what was originally to be five to ten minutes, and became close to an hour. From the CBC Archives.
One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such...– Dorothy Canfield Fisher
A democratic country is a place where people say what they think without...– author unknown
Life is a blend of laughter and tears, a combination of rain and sunshine.– Norman Vincent Peale
From Lois Corbett, National Campaign Manager, Green Party of Canada. The one bright spot from the leaders’ debates was the protest organized by our youth wing, the Young Greens. They refused to be silenced—and they dominated the front page of one Ottawa newspaper. When I saw their picture on the cover, I felt my spirits begin to rise. Because our young people are—quite...
WE'RE VOTING CBC! campaign in Blackstrap
For the federal election candidates in Blackstrap, there is no messenger more powerful than you. That’s why we have launched WE’RE VOTING CBC!, a campaign to put your support for public broadcasting on display during the election. I am writing to invite you to get involved. For the CBC, this election is crucial. Successive Conservative and Liberal governments have slashed CBC funding....
Change.org: Nearly beaten to death to save a...
Change.org member Evgenia Chirkova is a mom in Khimki, a town on the outskirts of Moscow. The agents showed up at her house without warning. They accused her of beating and starving her children and threatened to take her kids away, even though they later admitted they had no evidence. Why? Because Evgenia is a leader of a courageous fight to save the Khimki forest from a league of corrupt...
Shit Harper Did →
sillystephen: Great little Harper fact generator on Canada’s least legitimate Prime Minister.
Crime in our country is not increasing. The politics of fear is designed to...– Michael Ignatieff @ Stephen Harper, April 12, 2011 (via worstpmever)
Green Book: Climate Change
Elizabeth May just completed a whirlwind trip through Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. Large, packed venues—with no “invitation-only” security or Facebook screenings—prove that our message is resonating with Canadians. She travelled on regularly scheduled airplanes, trains, ferries, and buses, and nearly everyone reached out to say “good luck” and to express their anger...
Every Voting Canadian Should Read This →
The years teach much which the days never knew.– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose...– Francis de Sales
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can do only...– author unknown
Hundred’s of nuts hold a car together but one can scatter it all over the...– author unknown
Change.org: Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei is the most famous artist in China, best known for his iconic “Bird’s Nest” stadium that was the focal point of the Beijing Olympics. Ai has always pushed the envelope, both with his internationally-acclaimed art and with his outspoken criticism of the Chinese government. But these past weeks have brought Beijing’s harshest crackdown on dissidents in more...
whatsajuthika: unrequitedbibliophile: thegirlwhoownstheworld: So in making/promoting our “it’s over steve” video, there’s been a heck of a lot of negative commentary from people on the Hamilton Spectator (Hamilton’s local) website. Not the Hamilton Spectator itself, but mostly men who have been commenting some awful, sexist things: —————————————————— What a Joke! I’m sure the smart women...
Hey you! Yeah, you!
whatsajuthika: tres-mal: shesawfullysweet: dfast: attackofthekillerderk: Are you Canadian? Are you between the ages of 18 and 25? Don’t approve of the Tory government? If the answer to those three questions is yes, for God’s sake, vote on May 2nd. We’re staring down the barrel. And don’t give me any of that cynical “voting doesn’t change anything” bullshit. If you’re young and...
Green Party pledges to protect Internet access and...
The Green Party is the first political party to support a bold new OpenMedia.ca public engagement initiative. OpenMedia is inviting Canadians to bring political attention to the online communications crisis in Canada that has been largely ignored during the election campaign. The organization is asking political candidates to pledge their support for the Internet. “The Greens are proud...
Another student barred from Conservative Party... →
whatsajuthika: abcsoupdot: From The Toronto Star: As a young voter looking to learn more about what political parties stand for, Joanna MacDonald was thrilled to learn Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper was coming to town for a campaign rally. The 21-year-old environmental science student at the University of Guelph immediately went online to the local Conservative candidate’s ...
Green Book: A Plan with Hope
From Johan Hamels, Executive Director, Green Party of Canada “You must be proud to be working for democracy,” the taxi driver said to Karen, one of our staff members, who had just spent 15 hours in Green Party headquarters and was exhausted and—truthfully—feeling a little sorry for herself, as she told me when she shared the story this morning. He continued, “I am from the Ivory Coast....
Green Party pledges to protect Internet access and... →
mcbek: Thank you Elizabeth May :)!
Worst places to live in Canada
Taken from MoneySense. These towns are struggling. Find out who they are and why they got there. A great number of Canadian cities face challenges in making themselves prosperous and attractive places to live. This is partially due to our vast geography that separates rural towns built near mines or pulp-and-paper mills from centres that provide amenities middle class families increasingly...