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COMMENT: The War on the Poor

COMMENT: The War on the Poor

The conservative movement in the US and Canada is maintained by the CIA and a legion of “think tanks” mainly funded by the oil industry.[1] To their purposes, they support the myth of a “communist” conspiracy in order to wage war on the poor, to eliminate obstacles to the further accumulation of wealth by the rich.

Has Big Oil Hijacked democracy?

Has Big Oil Hijacked democracy?

Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.

Benito Mussolini

With the announcement by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) of formal complaints against the RCMP and Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) for illegally spying on environmental groups opposed to the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, should we ask the question: are we there yet?

Well, no.

Judge Chides Harper Government's 'paternalistic, self serving, arbitrary and disrespectful' approach to First Nations

Judge Chides Harper Government's 'paternalistic, self serving, arbitrary and disrespectful' approach to First Nations

On January 17, 2014, Justice Patrick Smith of the Specific Claims Tribunal issued his decision in Aundeck Omni Kaning v. Canada, finding that Canada's unilateral, take-it-or-Ieave-it approach to the resolution of specific claims represents a blatant refusal to negotiate and undermines the Honour of the Crown in its dealings with First Nations. 

$50-million jackpot Lotto Max draw ticket sold in Brampton, Ont.

$50-million jackpot Lotto Max draw ticket sold in Brampton, Ont.

Someone who purchased a ticket in Brampton, Ont. is pretty happy after seeing their ship come in during Friday's $50-million jackpot Lotto Max draw.

The winning numbers for the draw are 4, 9, 18, 32, 35, 38 and 40 with the bonus number of 12.

Two people in Calgary and Quebec will cash in winning tickets for two of the 12 MaxMillions prizes of $1 million each.

Santa's sleigh passes pre-flight inspection

Reindeer with sleigh -- Wikipedia file photo

Santa Claus and his sleigh have successfully passed the pre-flight inspection process and have been cleared for take-off. All of his paperwork has been approved, his cargo has been checked, loaded and balanced, and his flight plan has been filed. He and his trusty team of reindeer are expected to leave the North Pole on time with a huge pile of toys on board.

COMMENT: Legalizing Prostitution Will Harm Women – Canada Must Target Buyers of Sex

COMMENT: Legalizing Prostitution Will Harm Women –  Canada Must Target Buyers of Sex

By Joy Smith, MP.

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the Criminal Code offences around prostitution are unconstitutional. This ruling leaves police without important legal tools to tackle sex trafficking and organized crime and does not reflect a 1990 Supreme Court of Canada decision which stated that the elimination of prostitution through law was a valid goal.

Conservation groups condemn ‘yes’recommendation from Northern Gateway review panel

Conservation groups condemn ‘yes’recommendation from Northern Gateway review panel

The Joint Review Panel’s recommendation to approve the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline is major setback for science and democracy in Canada, Ecojustice lawyers said today.

“We submitted hundreds of pages of scientific evidence on behalf of our clients that lead to one emphatic conclusion: The Northern Gateway pipeline is an unsafe, unsustainable and unnecessary project, and it does not serve the national interest of this country,”said Ecojustice staff lawyer Barry Robinson.

Harper and His Movement Were No Friends to Mandela

Harper and His Movement Were No Friends to Mandela

Of all the hypocrisies revealed by Stephen Harper, perhaps none are so morally offensive as his sudden, solemn respect for Nelson Mandela. We will never know how Harper would reconcile his past attitudes towards apartheid with his trip to South Africa to honour the iconic statesman at his memorial.

Why Tories Are So Afraid of What Deloitte’s Runia Might Testify

Why Tories Are So Afraid of What Deloitte’s Runia Might Testify

With all the reporting on the Senate scandal you might think there’s not much more to be discovered. But reading the actual documents the RCMP turned up in its Mike Duffy investigation is definitely worth the effort. The documents pull back the curtain on Harperland, a landscape so profoundly unethical Harper’s staff does not hesitate even for a second in plotting to interfere with a supposedly independent official Senate audit.

Giving Tuesday just a few days away

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With Black Friday and Cyber Monday just around the corner, more and more Canadians are gearing up to spend. 

What if there was a day each year dedicated to giving back in the midst of the holiday spending season? The first annual GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on Tuesday, December 3, the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to answer this need. 

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