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Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: ConCalls: Commish Waves White Flag in #RoboCon #elxnfraud Investigation

Posted April 24, 2014 by John Klein

Despite audio evidence of widespread illegal robocals, the Commishioner of Elections Canada has announced “no offenses committed”!

@DonMartinCTV @nspector4 “We didn’t find anything because we weren’t allowed to find anything”…. oh well. #cdnpoli— Out of Order (@muddywolfking) April 24, 2014

Canadians have had a heaping helping of obvious crime going unpunished, where Conservatives are the apparent benefactors.

I sadly predicted this ludicrous situation with a satirical piece I wrote last year that many people mistook for reality.

@glen_mcgregor With the NSA saving every phone call, how is that even possible!? #RoboCon— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) April (Read more…)

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The Sane Middle-Ground!

Posted April 24, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Folks, your long suffering reporter is ever grateful that I don’t suffer from all the common mental disorders that afflict a large portion of our population! Yes boys and girls, we are slowly being consumed by our insane religious and political beliefs …, and I can’t see any way of stopping it! There are the […]

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BlackBerry Classic set to launch in November

Posted April 24, 2014 by Ian Hardy

For the loyal BlackBerry users out there it looks like the BlackBerry Q20,otherwise known as the BlackBerry Classic, will see a release scheduled for November. John Chen, BlackBerry’s CEO, stated in an interview with USA Today last week that “There’s a new product called the BlackBerry Classic that’s coming out. It’s an updated and enhanced

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Samsung and Swarovski come together for the Galaxy S5 ‘Crystal Collection’

Posted April 24, 2014 by Ian Hardy

This is just for looks and will not officially be coming to Canada. Samsung and Swarovski have teamed up to launch the “Crystal Collection” of the flagship Galaxy S5. From looking at the 13-second teaser video it seems the GS5 is generally the same and what is already available to the masses, but the back

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6.7 earthquake rattles area off northern Vancouver Island

Posted April 24, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Glass rattled, buildings swayed, but no damage was reported

The post 6.7 earthquake rattles area off northern Vancouver Island appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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Andrew Coyne: It might not actually be the richest middle-class on the planet, but Canada certainly isn’t struggling

Posted April 23, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

This isn’t just a story of American decline, in other words. It is a story of Canadian success

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Calgary stabbing victim’s fashion sense shines through at his funeral

Posted April 23, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Many attendees wear bow ties and colourful socks at Lawrence Hong’s funeral

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Our military’s disgrace: A preview of our latest cover story

Posted April 23, 2014 by macleans.ca

An exclusive investigation for L’actualité, Maclean’s sister publication, uncovers the sexual violence plaguing our soldiers

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The best thing about Avril’s Terrible New Video

Posted April 23, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

…the somewhat offensive, only-in-Canada lyric “like a fat kid on a pack of Smarties.” 

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Good news, bad news

Posted April 23, 2014 by macleans.ca

The Boston Marathon’s return, a medical marijuana recall and a six-bladed razor

The post Good news, bad news appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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UrbanKitchen Gadget Review: SodaStream Soda Maker

Posted April 23, 2014 by Sonya

One of my weakness, yes besides shoes, is drinking soda pop. Maybe it ‘s the fizzy sensation that is so satisfying. When SodaStream came into the market, I was definitely curious. With a teenager and another youngster in the house, […]

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Memorial set for last of victims of Calgary stabbing

Posted April 23, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Lawrence Hong would have graduated this year from the University of Calgary

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B.C. producer recalls medicinal pot after inspection

Posted April 23, 2014 by The Canadian Press

Health Canada found ‘issues’ with a B.C. grower’s production practices

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Over 2.7 million people now demanding leaders Stop The Secrecy before it’s too late

Posted April 22, 2014 by OpenMedia.ca

Today is the big day. Together with our partners at Daily Kos, Fight for the Future, Roots Action, and Demand Progress, OpenMedia has launched Stop The Secrecy — a huge international campaign calling for an end to the excessive secrecy around t…

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Canada’s Middle Class Is Now the World’s Richest

Posted April 22, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

Canada’s Middle Class Is Now the World’s Richest:

After three decades of slow growth, middle-class incomes in the U.S. appear to trail those of Canada. Poor Americans now make less than the poor in several other countries.

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LIVE STREAM: Wade Davis – The Sacred Headwaters

Posted April 22, 2014 by Anonymous

For those who won’t be able to make it to the Alix Goolden Performance Hall in Victoria on Thursday evening to hear from Wade Davis, we are pleased to present a Livestream of the event, beginning at 7:00 PM (Pacific) on Thursday, April 24:
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Earth Day 2014: Climate crisis requires leadership

Posted April 22, 2014 by Anonymous

OTTAWA – Today marks the 44th anniversary of the planet’s first Earth Day – April 22, 1970.  Today, the Green Party of Canada celebrates the accomplishments of Canada’s environmental movement over the past four decades and looks ahead to a vibrant green future.   

In 1970, by remarkable coincidence, both Green MPs, Elizabeth May and Bruce Hyer, were organizers in the first ever Earth Day, with Hyer working as an Earth Day coordinator for the State of Connecticut, and May leading an Earth Day event with students at her high school. 

Today, the Member of Parliament for Saanich–Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada, is in Sidney, BC for “Earth Day for an Oil-Free Coast.” May will join acclaimed Canadian artist Robert Bateman, Chief Vern Jacks of the Tseycum First Nation, and members of the Sierra Club-BC and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation at a public event to raise awareness of the risks of  oil tanker traffic on the BC coast. 

“We solved most of the environmental challenges of the 1970s and we can do the same with 21st century problems. The solutions are nearly infinite.  All that stands in our way is a Cro Magnon-like commitment to the status quo,” said the Green Leader. “Our problem is that not all the fossils are in the fuels. We urgently need courageous and enlightened leadership.”

“In the early 1970s, we succeeded in banning DDT and other toxic pesticides, even though everyone told us it couldn’t be done,” said Bruce Hyer, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay–Superior North and the Green Deputy Leader. “The climate crisis is a very different challenge, but I am so inspired to see Canadians from coast to coast to coast getting together and putting pressure on our government to take action.”

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Contact:

Nicholas Gall
Communications Officer
Green Party of Canada
(613) 614 4916
nicholas.gall@greenparty.ca

#EarthDay2014: Climate crisis requires leadership

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Hopefully, the "heartbleed" hacker will not see jail time ….

Posted April 21, 2014 by MariaS

but will instead be given an important role to play in the Canadian spying industry. What a talented young man! Okay, he made a mistake going into the CRA’s database without their knowledge …. the right thing to do should have been to tell the CRA beforehand that he would like to test the system to make it failsafe from the “heartbleed” virus.  I don’t think this smart guy would have wanted to bleed the CRA data for any other purpose then to show that he could do it… and right now it’s not even clear that he did more than access the system via the virus. The extraction of the 900 SIN numbers could have been done by somebody else. 

 Zoe McKnight and Alyshah Hasham writing at TorontoStar:
….Alleged Heartbleed hacker known for finding flaws.
London, Ont. computer prodigy challenges ‘liked to challenge’ decisions, even in spelling bee.
The young man who stands accused as the Heartbleed hacker has a penchant for pointing out weakness.
As a teenage spelling bee champion, he challenged the judges.
When he was 14, the computer science prodigy tried to warn his high school administrators the computer system was vulnerable to hacking. They didn’t believe him, so he went in and proved it by finding confidential information, his lawyer is quoted as saying.
In university, he was known to send computer science assignments back to his professors with a note saying he’d found an error in the question.


And when the so-called Heartbleed bug — a flaw in computer code that was supposed to encrypt private data, but didn’t — made headlines, Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, 19, allegedly tested the security breach and got himself arrested.


On Tuesday, the second-year computer science student at Western University turned himself in to authorities in London, Ont., where police are helping the RCMP investigation. A statement that said police believe Solis-Reyes extracted “private information” came two days after the Canada Revenue Agency announced the social insurance numbers of 900 Canadians had been extracted from its database. The two have not been directly linked by law enforcement and police have not clarified exactly what Solis-Reyes is accused of accessing.


The flaw in the software, known as OpenSSL and used by major websites like Google and Facebook, had the potential to leave hundreds of millions of online passwords and other sensitive information like credit card numbers exposed. That prompted the CRA to shut down its website for five days in April at the height of tax season.
Solis-Reyes was charged with one count of unauthorized use of a computer and one count of mischief. He was later released. It’s not known how he will plead.
“Maybe he was just testing his skill, and maybe the Canada Revenue Agency is not a good idea to test with,” said Ayan Chaudhury, a PhD candidate who was Solis-Reyes’s teaching assistant for Computer Fundamentals II in winter 2013.
Solis-Reyes received a perfect grade on all four of his assignments and never missed a lab, Chaudhury said. The young man’s work was often used as a benchmark against other students……

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Canadian graffiti. (h/t Elliot)

Posted April 20, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

Canadian graffiti. 

(h/t Elliot)

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Easter Message from Elizabeth May

Posted April 20, 2014 by Anonymous

On behalf of the GPC, staff and volunteers, I want to wish you and yours a Happy Easter. For those who are not religious, Easter is a great long weekend marking the beginning of a long-awaited spring.

For practicing Christians, Easter marks Christ’s resurrection – the foundational event of Christianity and the source of deep faith and trust. To all who observe Easter as the most sacred day in the Christian calendar, Let us raise our voices in a shared “Hallelujah! He is Risen, indeed!” 

- Elizabeth May, O.C., MP
Member of Parliament, Saanich­­–Gulf Islands,
Leader, Green Party of Canada

 

Contact: 

Nicholas Gall
Communications Officer
Green Party of Canada
(613) 614 4916
nicholas.gall@greenparty.ca

 

#Easter Message from @ElizabethMay

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Un « nerd » pour la réforme électorale canadienne

Posted April 19, 2014 by Claude Dupras

Il a 34 ans. Il est né en Alberta de parents français. Il a étudié les relations internationales à l’Université de Calgary. Puis, il devint sondeur, consultant politique, assistant de leaders politiques et, en 2004, candidat dans le comté Nepean-Carleton d’Ontario, où, à l’âge de 25 ans il est élu député canadien du Parti Conservateur (PC) en délogeant un ministre libéral de son siège par 4000 voix. Depuis, il a été réélu en 2006, 2008 et 2011 avec des majorités de plus en plus importantes frisant les 19,000 voix de majorité. Le sondage politique annuel du journal The Hill times l’a reconnu un des députés les plus travaillants dans sa circonscription. La politique est sa vie.

Son nom est Pierre Poilievre. Parfaitement bilingue, il est devenu, le 15 juillet 2013, ministre d’état à la Réforme Démocratique du gouvernement Harper. Il est de droite et a des allures d’une personne solitaire, passionnée et obnubilée par une approche politique et intellectuelle genre parti-républicain-américain. En somme, il a des airs de « nerd ». Je ne le connais pas et je n’émets que mon impression après l’avoir écouté et vu débattre à la Chambre des Communes, lu le Hansard, durant les dernières années. Depuis sa venue au parlement, Skippy, comme le surnomme ses collègues, agit en partisan aveugle. Il bondit, attaque et ridiculise les adversaires sur tout et rien. Comme ministre, il se montre petit, mesquin et se fout des questions de l’opposition avec des réponses hors-sujet et trop souvent absurdes. Sûr de lui-même, il est peu porté à écouter les opinions des autres. Malgré tout, on a l’impression qu’un jour il ira loin, peut-être même jusqu’à la tête de son parti et premier ministre du Canada. Mais pour se faire, il devra agir plus démocratiquement, arrondir les coins et comprendre que la politique est l’art du compromis.

Il y a deux mois, Poilievre proposa une réforme importante, le feuilleton C-23 sur l’intégrité électorale. Le projet de loi a été durement contesté depuis et le ministre a systématiquement refusé toute critique et toute modification à son texte.

L’opposition n’est pas venue seulement des partis politiques d’opposition que le ministre a cherché à ridiculiser, mais aussi de mandarins du gouvernement, tels Marc Mayrand, directeur général des élections du Canada et de Sheila Fraser, ex-vérificatrice générale du gouvernement canadien.

Mayrand, nommé par les conservateurs, a critiqué le projet de loi en exprimant ses nombreuses préoccupations dont, entre autres, les restrictions proposées pour l’identification des électeurs par un répondant. Il estime que 120 000 électeurs actifs ne pourront voter à la prochaine élection si la mesure est votée. Il regrette que ni lui et ni le commissaire aux élections Yves Côté n’aient été consultés pour la préparation du projet de loi et souligne qu’au Royaume-Uni, en Australie, en Inde et aux USA une telle preuve de résidence n’est pas exigée.

En réponse, Poilievre rejette du revers de la main l’argumentation réfléchie de Mayrand et l’attaque personnellement en prétextant qu’elle est « pleine d’allégations et ahurissante ». Il ajoute « qu’en réalité Mayrand ne cherche qu’à accroître son pouvoir de haut-fonctionnaire, d’augmenter ses budgets et de rendre moins de comptes au Parlement ». Accusations totalement gratuites et injustes.

Fraser a qualifié le C-23 d’ « une attaque contre notre démocratie » et s’il n’est pas amendé, elle craint que la prochaine élection soit en péril. Elle explique que « notre système est basé sur la justice et l’équité et chaque canadien doit pouvoir voter. Au lieu de faciliter cette approche, le feuilleton c-23 rend cette acte plus difficile ». Elle affirme connaître l’intégrité et l’impartialité de Mayrand et déplore l’attaque contre cet officier du parlement car elle craint que de tels gestes créent l’impression dans le public que les sept hauts-fonctionnaires indépendants du Gouvernement sont biaisés. « Ce qui est loin d’être le cas », assure-t-elle.

Le comité sénatorial à majorité conservateurs s’est penché sur la question et vient unanimement de rendre son premier rapport. Il est très critique et contient des recommandations précises, telles, ne pas empêcher le directeur général des élections de parler aux électeurs, l’obligation de fournir des attestations de noms et d’adresses aux personnes qui le demandent, de ne pas permettre aux partis politiques de dépenser sans limites pour solliciter des fonds d’anciens donateurs (cela favoriserait le PC)… Cependant, il ne s’est pas prononcé sur la question la plus disputée qu’est celle de l’identification d’un électeur par un répondant.

Les conservateurs font tout pour changer la normalité. Ils s’en prennent aux bases même du système tel que défini comme immuable dans le passé, telles, la précision du recensement, l’obligation du gouvernement de répondre au parlement et, aujourd’hui, les élections justes, le droit et le devoir de chaque canadien de voter, l’encouragement aux électeurs à voter, la confiance dans l’intégrité de ceux qui dirigent les élections… Dans le passé, Élections Canada a fait des campagnes de stimulations dans les milieux où le niveau de votation était bas, par exemple, chez les étudiants. Les conservateurs s’y opposent car ils savent que la majorité des étudiants ne sont pas conservateurs. Ils accusent donc Élections Canada de faire de la politique et d’être en « conflits d’intérêts » parce que cet organisme gère les élections et stimule les électeurs à voter puisque c’est son mandat.

Depuis qu’ils sont au pouvoir, les Conservateurs sont comme les républicains américains qui, dans les quartiers noirs et hispaniques, normalement favorables aux démocrates, font tout pour réduire appréciablement le nombre d’électeurs, via le recensement, la diminution du nombre de bureaux de votation… Nous avons été témoins à la dernière élection présidentielle américaine des longues et interminables filées d’électeurs qui attendaient des heures pour voter. Ils étaient blancs, noirs, hispaniques et tous pauvres. Au Canada, nous ne faisons pas cela. Ce n’est pas normal. Tout le monde doit voter et aucune embûche ne doit motiver un électeur à ne pas voter. Les conservateurs, au contraire, par le Bill C-23 cherchent à restreindre le vote étudiant, celui des autochtones et celui de ceux qui doivent utiliser un répondant pour se faire identifier comme électeur, etc. C’est inacceptable.

Le leader de l’opposition Thomas Mulcair, heureux du rapport sénatorial, a décidé de talonné Poilievre et le suit pas à pas au parlement. Ses questions sont pertinentes et, peu à peu, les Canadiens comprennent mieux l’importance de ce débat. La crédibilité du gouvernement est miné jour après jour. Quant au chef libéral, Justin Trudeau, il promet d’annuler le projet de loi s’il est adopté, dès sa prise du pouvoir.

Face à la pression négative montante venant de divers milieux, depuis deux mois, Harper a réagi et a demandé à son ministre de se dire prêt à discuter de changements. C’est un début mais la bataille est loin d’être gagnée même si l’intraitable Poilievre annonce que dorénavant « il a l’esprit ouvert ». Peut-on y croire ? Je ne crois pas, car un tel dossier est complexe, sensible, important et apolitique. Il requiert de l’expérience, de la rigueur et une capacité d’écoute pour être mené à bonne fin. Ce que ce ministre n’a pas démontré avoir à ce jour.

Nous, Canadiens, devons rester sur nos gardes, car la stratégie conservatrice est de faire adopter la loi C-23 le plus vite possible. Des changements de cette importance prennent normalement beaucoup de temps, d’analyses et d’évaluations par tous ceux qui sont engagés et touchés par une telle législation. Ils ne peuvent être brusqués car la démocratie fonctionne bien s’il y a consultation, respect des différentes opinions et consensus. C’est la responsabilité de notre gouvernement fédéral d’agir ainsi.

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Canada’s Economic Development is Growing up

Posted April 19, 2014 by Anonymous

The Economy growing in Canada has followed a steady trajectory. Beginning in 2009 and continuing in the past five years, key economic indicators have begun to point upward. New construction and housing starts, manufacture, and infrastructure investment are on the rise throughout Canada, providing increased projections in employment and overall GNP. Private-public sector initiatives have […]

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Wanna see what Air Canada handlers do with your baggage ?

Posted April 18, 2014 by MariaS

Disgraceful!  The owners of each and every mishandled bag as shown in this video should sue Air Canada. Is it any wonder that passengers have such a low opinion of this airline?  

CBC via YahooNews:
…Air Canada says it is investigating after a video that appears to show its baggage handlers dropping items from a tall, moving staircase began circulating on the internet.
The short video was shot by Dwayne Stewart of Vancouver at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. It appeared on YouTube Thursday and circulated via his Twitter account, and that of his friend and seatmate, on Friday.
The video runs a little over a minute and shows two baggage handlers unloading luggage from a plane. One drops five items of luggage from the top of a staircase into a bin, which the second handler then moves into a nearby vehicle. The staircase looks to be about six metres high……

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Pizza Cake May Soon Be A Thing In Canada

Posted April 18, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

Pizza Cake May Soon Be A Thing In Canada:

In Canada, this is what we call innovation. Boston Pizza is currently carrying out “Pizza Game Changers,” a spring promotion in which it comes up with new product ideas and asks the public to vote on which one it should make.

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Greens call on Government to Stand Up for BC on Kinder Morgan Pipeline

Posted April 17, 2014 by Anonymous

VICTORIA – Andrew Weaver, Deputy Leader of the BC Green Party and MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head, Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, and Adam Olsen, Interim Leader of the BC Green Party, are calling on the BC Government and Kinder Morgan to request that the National Energy Board introduce cross-examination into the hearing process for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion.

Trans Mountain, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, is applying to triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain Pipeline to 890,000 barrels a day. The pipeline transports heavy oil from Alberta to Burnaby for transport by tanker. The expansion would see a drastic increase in the number of heavy oil tankers on the BC coast. Andrew Weaver, Elizabeth May and Adam Olsen have successfully been granted intervenor status in the hearing process.

“I applied for intervenor status so I could stand up for my constituents and offer them a voice in the process,” says Andrew Weaver. “Like others, I applied under the expectation that intervenors would have the right to cross-examine the proponent during the oral hearing process.” 

Cross-examination was an essential part of uncovering serious gaps in Enbridge’s evidence for the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal, including evidence surrounding what would happen in the event of an oil spill.

The Province of British Columbia’s final argument on the Northern Gateway pipeline was heavily reliant on evidence that only came out during the oral cross-examination process. This allowed the Government to credibly and transparently assess the available evidence and come to the conclusion that they “were unable to support the project at this time”. In contrast, the Trans Mountain Pipeline hearings currently do not include any oral cross-examination and only offer intervenors two written opportunities to directly ask Trans Mountain for information about its evidence.

“This is a watershed moment for the BC government’s claim that it will stand up for British Columbians,” says Andrew Weaver. “Without oral cross-examination, the government has little ability to credibly and transparently represent the best interests of British Columbians in this process. I am therefore asking the BC Government to call on the National Energy Board to introduce a full oral cross-examination into the hearing process.”

“Having appeared as legal counsel before the National Energy Board over the last 30 years, the right to cross-examine before the National Energy Board has been unquestioned,” says Elizabeth May. “The truncated process imposed due to the 2012 omnibus budget bill is bad enough, these additional changes represent a breach of natural justice and if not corrected will end up before the courts.”

“Without oral cross-examination, Kinder Morgan essentially gets to say ‘trust us’,” says Adam Olsen. “British Columbians made it clear with the Northern Gateway pipeline that ‘trust us’ isn’t good enough. We want a full and transparent review of all of the facts, and that requires oral cross-examination. If Kinder Morgan has nothing to hide, then there should be no problem with them supporting a full oral-cross examination in the hearings.”

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Contact: 

Nicholas Gall
Communications Officer
Green Party of Canada
(613) 614 4916
nicholas.gall@greenparty.ca

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Big and empty, the way we like it.

Posted April 16, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

Big and empty, the way we like it.

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Canada Coaching Countries to Waste Water

Posted April 16, 2014 by John Klein

Canada, a decade ago, used to do more good than bad in the wider world. Now we’re an international wrecking crew, teaching countries how to waste their water supplies on international disasters like shale oil. article by me: Canada becoming launch-pad of a global tar sands and oil shale frenzy gu.com/p/3zep9/tw via @guardian #cdnpoli— Martin […]

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Statement from Elizabeth May on the death of Mi’kmaq leader Noel Knockwood

Posted April 14, 2014 by Anonymous

SIDNEY, BC – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich–Gulf Islands, has issued the following statement on the death of Mi’kmaq leader Noel Knockwood:

“Noel Knockwood was a community leader, a tireless advocate for Mi’kmaq traditions and culture, and a strong voice for the rights of First Nations peoples in Nova Scotia and across Canada.

A Mi’kmaq spiritual leader, Knockwood worked to establish post-secondary education transition programs for Aboriginal students at Dalhousie University. He served on the Mi’kmaq Grand Council, and as the first Aboriginal Sergeant at Arms in the Nova Scotia Legislature. 

Noel Knockwood was a man of faith, courage and profound wisdom. His lifelong commitment to human rights was an inspiration to so many.

On behalf of the Green Party of Canada, I would like to express my heartfelt sympathy for his family and loved ones at this time. It was an honour to have known him and worked with him. He will be missed.”

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Contact:

Nicholas Gall
Communications Officer
Green Party of Canada
(613) 614 4916
nicholas.gall@greenparty.ca

Statement from Elizabeth May on the death of Mi’kmaq leader Noel Knockwood

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Fries Supreme

Posted April 14, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

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Somebody at Taco Bell Canada (probably stoned) must have remarked: “Canadians love fries with lots of stuff on top!” That is the only explanation for this only-in-Canada Taco Bell menu item, a bastardization of the least-Mexican Mexican food and an obvious stab at making “poutine,” fake-Mexican style. If you’re wondering when Canada will get the Taco Bell breakfast menu, the CEO has officially declared, “When you take Justin Bieber back.” 

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Canadian Police and Suicide Hotlines Violating Privacy

Posted April 14, 2014 by John Klein

It’s mind boggling that Canadian police would think it’s justified in sharing mental health information with Homeland Insecurity in order to help the USA discriminate against people with mental illness. What in the heck made them think it’s okay? Are they crazy? People need to trust that they can reach out to a Suicide Hotline […]

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Statement from Elizabeth May for Passover

Posted April 14, 2014 by Anonymous

Passover begins this evening at sunset, and on behalf of the Green Party of Canada I would like to extend holiday greetings to all those across Canada and around the world who will be celebrating.

Passover commemorates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery and oppression in ancient Egypt. It is a time for family and friends to gather together for traditional Seder dinners and to reflect on this important holiday’s themes of peace and freedom. 

At Passover, we join the Jewish Community in celebrating the blessings of a free society, while remembering those who are still not free from discrimination and persecution. 

Chag Sameach.

- Elizabeth May, O.C., MP

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Contact:

Nicholas Gall
Communications Officer
Green Party of Canada
(613) 614 4916
nicholas.gall@greenparty.ca

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Statement from Elizabeth May for #Passover

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Statement from the Green Party of Canada for Vaisakhi

Posted April 14, 2014 by Anonymous

On the occasion of the 315th Vaisakhi, the Green Party of Canada would like to extend best wishes for a peaceful and joyous holiday season to Canada’s Sikh community.

Vaisakhi is a celebration of the anniversary of the inauguration of the Khalsa, the sovereign community of Sikhs, by Guru Gobind Singh. Vaisakhi is also a celebration of thanksgiving for the harvest. Each year, Sikhs around the world observe this holiday with feasts, songs, and processions.

The first Sikhs to immigrate to Canada settled near Vancouver around the turn of the last century. Today, Canada’s 470,000 Sikhs constitute an integral part of our country’s cultural mosaic.

The Green Party of Canada wishes all those celebrating today Khuśa visākhī!

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Contact :

Nicholas Gall
Agent de communications
Parti vert du Canada
(613) 614 4916
nicholas.gall@partivert.ca

Statement from the Green Party of Canada for Vaisakhi

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Activism

What Yoko Ono Knows About Fracking

Posted April 14, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

Today we are fresh off the tar soaked heels of Enbridge’s lie and spin machine in Kitimat, leading to a vote AGAINST their toxic future. In Kitimat, in a non-binding plebiscite, the people of Kitimat, but not the first peoples who live outside the town boundary, voted about 60-40 to kick out Enbridge. They’re liars, […]

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ConCalls: Testify, Born Again Christian #RoboCon

Posted April 13, 2014 by John Klein

Andrew Prescott’s immunity deal is a strange development. The loyal party worker and born-again Christian had for two years categorically denied any knowledge of or involvement in the robocall affair. But why do innocent people need immunity deals? One of the people Prescott professed his innocence to was Michael Sona. Testify! “I looked Andrew dead […]

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Greens celebrate results of Kitimat plebiscite on Northern Gateway

Posted April 13, 2014 by Anonymous

NANAIMO – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands today congratulates the people of Kitimat, BC on voting No in a plebiscite on the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. The final re…

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Allan's Perspective

Saturday Morning Confusion About XL Pipeline!

Posted April 12, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Dear Readers: First of all we have some news from the town of Kitimat, way out in the wilds of British Columbia. You know about Kitimat, that’s the place where the XL pipeline is supposed to feed into a marine terminal for shipping oil overseas! Well, the tree huggers have been poring all sorts of […]

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Shape up, Nunavut.

Posted April 11, 2014 by What's Different in Canada

Shape up, Nunavut.

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