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Statement from the Green Party of Canada on anti-Semitic attacks in Kansas City

Posted April 14, 2014 by Anonymous

OTTAWA – The Green Party of Canada condemns the tragic anti-Semitic attacks that took place outside Kansas City yesterday.

William Lewis Corporon, 69, and his grandson Reat Griffin Underwood, 14, are dead following a shooting rampage yesterday afternoon at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. Authorities are investigating the attack as a hate crime.

“The horrific attacks that took place yesterday show that anti-Semitism still exists in our society,” said Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Saanich–Gulf Islands. “This unbelievable tragedy reminds us of the violence and intimidation that the Jewish community continues to face to this day. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families and their loved ones.” 

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Contact:

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

 

Statement from the Green Party of Canada on anti-Semitic attacks in Kansas City

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Education

Poor Kids, Poor Families and Shame

Posted April 11, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

“When Centennial’s students found out Seymour couldn’t hold a pyjama day because many students didn’t have pyjamas, they fundraised to buy every Seymour student a pair last Christmas.” – When the Field Trip’s Too Pricey, Students ‘Self-Exclude’ When parents receive letters from their kids’ school asking for donations for playground upgrades or library books or […]

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Activism

Calling For An Occupy Vancouver General Assembly

Posted April 4, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

[UPDATES below] It’s now Friday, April 4, 2014. Greetings, world, the reboot of the Occupy Movement, the Worldwide #WaveOfAction [follow it live in Twitter here], has begun in a variety of places around the world! And it will last for 3 months while it evolves its next phase. But as it turns out, Vancouver will […]

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Activism

Honing In On Friday’s #WaveOfAction

Posted April 2, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

We need to think about two things for this Friday’s Occupy Movement reboot in the Worldwide #WaveOfAction: When thinking about pursuing social, political and economic equality, what is the list of things we need to change, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally? Who do we need to build coalitions with to listen to them, support them, […]

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Is Your Job Bullshit?

Posted March 29, 2014 by Stephen Elliott-Buckley

It’s Saturday so it’s the weekend so you’re not working. But that’s just an incorrect hypothesis. Lots of people are working this weekend. In fact, weekends don’t mean much to billions of people. They are a luxury, relatively speaking. But your job may be bullshit, in the context of how our society could/should be operating. […]

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Supreme absurdity

Posted March 25, 2014 by JR

In ruling (six to one) that Stephen Harper’s appointee to the Supreme Court is  not qualified, the Supreme Court has, once again, embarrassed itself.

Christie Blatchford nailed it last Friday:

“It is a disgraceful decision, the final howl of which is this: How dare the executive branch, the government, have gone and picked a judge and amended a law?” …

So did Brian Lilley:

Today Andrew Coyne agreed that the Supremes’ ruling is absurd:

… “this is just the sort of flaky decision the Court is capable of …” [although Coyne wanders off into irrelevant territory and ridiculous and gratuitous insults to Judge Nadon.]

 As did  Constitutional Law Professor, Grant Huscroft:

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the Nadon Reference is as bad a decision as the Court has made in recent memory.

… The result is absurd, according to Justice Moldaver, because Judge Nadon would become eligible for appointment to the Supreme Court if he were to rejoin the Quebec bar for as little as a single day.

This supremely absurd decision is a result either of gross over-thinking of the problem or of a conspiracy by activist judges to disqualify someone they don’t like. Both possibilities cast serious doubt on the “wisdom” of their previous rulings.

In any case, dissenting Justice Moldaver offered a simple remedy. Nadon should immediately rejoin the Quebec bar. All Stephen Harper has to do is reappoint him.

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