Showing posts with label Vanishing democracy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vanishing democracy. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What’s Happening to Canada? An Open Letter to Stephen Harper

by Ralph Nader - Common Dreams

Many Americans love Canada and the specific benefits that have come to our country from our northern neighbor’s many achievements (see Canada Firstsby Nader, Conacher and Milleron). Unfortunately, your latest proposed legislation—the new anti-terrorism act—is being described by leading Canadian civil liberties scholars as hazardous to Canadian democracy. Story here.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ex-Staffer With the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) Guilty of Election Fraud in Robocalls Case

The Canadian Press
GUELPH, Ont. - Former Conservative party staffer Michael Sona has been convicted of trying to prevent voters from casting ballots during the 2011 federal election. Details here.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Canada's Carbon Emissions Projected to Soar by 2030

The Guardian  
Tar sands expected to help drive 38% increase in emissions, 
Harper government admits in submission to the UN. Full story here.

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More Unfair Elections Coming Monday in Harper's Canada! Act Now! Sign Petition

Council of Canadians 

At this very moment the Harper Conservatives are shutting down democratic debate on their so-called "Fair Elections Act" and trying to ram the 242-page bill through Parliament only three days after it was tabled. Details here.

Friday, February 7, 2014

7 Environmental Charities Face Canada Revenue Agency Audits

Huffington Post

The Canada Revenue Agency is currently conducting extensive audits on some of Canada's most prominent environmental groups to determine if they comply with guidelines that restrict political advocacy, CBC News has learned. Details here.

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Massive B.C. coal mines are about to get a new owner. Why some are worried about Glencore’s record

THE NARWHAL Coal mine at Tumbler Ridge, B.C.  Jeffrey Wynne ,      If the sale goes through, the company will inherit a contamination proble...