• #murdered and missing indigenous youth
    The murder of 15 year old Tina Fontaine sheds new light on the issue of murdered and missing indigenous women. Not only are indigenous women at risk of being murdered or missing, so are indigenous girls. Addressing each case of a murdered or missing indigenous woman with the Canadian criminal justice system…[Read more]

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  • http://abacusdata.ca/2014/08/25/federal-liberals-six-lpc-35-cpc-29-ndp-22/

    The latest polling data is out.[ abacus is pretty good i think?]
    Interesting stuff. Good news overall for us, but certainly no one should be complacent about Harper being out the door for sure.[ we may have herded him in the direction of the exit. But we still have to make…[Read more]

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  • http://www.torontosun.com/2014/08/22/courting-the-extremist-vote

    I wouldn’t recommend this to any member who may be prone to high blood pressure. I know, i know, it’s just Ezra, and he doesn’t have much of an audience anyhow.[ i picked this off Well's twitter] But this is just so sleazy. Is there really nothing the party can do with this?…[Read more]

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    • As you noted Ken, Levant’s rant is …. sleazy …. but would we not be surprised if it wasn’t? Ezra Levant is one of Canada’s most rabid extremists, He became addicted to the anti-Liberal dogma when he began working for and became a member of the old Reform Party as a young, impressionable teenager. He has many deep-rooted fears which he masks…[Read more]

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  • Anwar Syed posted an update 4 days, 21 hours ago

    # Ottawa Mayoral Elections 2014,Dear Liberal Friends and Members, I have taken the steps to compete in the forth coming Municipal Elections 2014 for the City of Ottawa for the position of Mayor against a Strong Incumbent Mayor. However, I bring a great amount of talent and experience to benefit all the residents and visitors alike for the city of…[Read more]

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  • Geeta Shinde posted an update 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    #ethnic cleansing #genocide #ethnic cleansing #genocide
    Ethnic cleansing is still an issue today, which poses a huge threat to the very essence of humanity on earth as we know it. It is difficult to tackle global issues like: climate change, poverty, and health care; when we live in a day and age where ethnic cleansing still occurs. For those of…[Read more]

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    • Hi Geeta,
      Thank you for your comment.
      I have been calling for the party to take a balanced position and to remain neutral when it comes to the Israel-Palestine conflict. It seems that there are some who are coming to the defense of the party by trying to claim that their position is neutral which it is not. They are using mainstream media to…[Read more]

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    • Thank you Geeta for your thoughtful comment about all the genocide and ethnic cleansing that is going on around the world. There is a great deal of attention paid to Israel-Palestine even if the number of casualties are nowhere near what they are in Africa for example. However, what really upsets me is the double standard – the Liberal party…[Read more]

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      • I agree Linda.
        Here is an interesting open letter written to the Liberal party by Independent Jewish Voices – Canada.
        Founded in 2008, Independent Jewish Voices – Canada is a national human rights organization whose mandate is to promote a just resolution to the dispute in Israel and Palestine through the application of international law and…[Read more]

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        • #ethnic cleansing #international trade #human rights

          Hi Ahmed,
          Thank you for sharing the letter from Independent Jewish Voices – Canada. I have a few comments to add.
          On August 7, 2014, the United Nations (UN) News Centre posted an article in memory of the 11 UN staff members killed since the start of the Gaza conflict on July 8, 2014. In…[Read more]

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    • I was on duty in the former Yugoslavia during the conflict of the 1990s, when the term ”ethnic cleansing” first came into use. Ethnic cleansing is the expulsion of members of an ethnic group from a territory. It is a serious crime against humanity, but it is not synonymous with genocide, which is the extermination of a people, in whole or in part.

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      • Hi Sam,
        It sounds like you had an interesting experience in Yugoslavia. You are partially right, literally ethnic cleansing is not genocide, however ethnic cleansing cannot occur without the extreme violent means that define genocide. Due to the nature and scale of the violence necessary to clear an ethnic population out of a territory, ethnic…[Read more]

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        • There is indeed no definition of ethnic cleansing as such in international law, but it is generally understood to include three components: expulsion, conversion (where the basis is religious), and mass killing or genocide. Expulsion is forbidden under Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention. Forced conversion is a violation of the Universal…[Read more]

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  • John Langenecker posted an update 1 week ago

    A comment on twitter that caught my attention.

    Paul Wells @InklessPW · 4h
    I have not ever seen the Harper Conservatives this spooked. They’re trying to shore up their vote *in Alberta.*

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  • I hear the caucus is meeting in Edmonton starting Monday(?) Will it run a couple of days? just wondering if there’ll be a chance to say hello as I’ll most likely be passing through on my way home.( NWT)
    Anyone know? Or are caucus meets all buttoned up and locked down? Hope not, we need as much exposure as possible to regular folks out west to…[Read more]

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    • Ok, just found the events calandar. The rally on Tuesday looks possible. I guess I shouldn’t wear blue then:)

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      • http://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/todays-conservative-case-against-justin-trudeau/

        Wrote to my Mp, Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Peace River, to ”fact check” this statement.

        Very interesting use of tax payer funded ”duties”.

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        • More signs of desperation. They just aren’t having any success trying to define JT with these methods. Makes you wonder why they keep trying eh!

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          • For the CPC, it’s all about convincing their core supporters to donate more money to help stop Liberals.

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            • I’m sure it is, but surely there’s a danger they’ll start to alienate ordinary voters and swing voters with this sort of over the top partisanship? In fact it’s already happening. In some ways it reminds me of the over the top demonization of Harper himself by hard core liberal and ndp supporters when he was coming up. That worked for a while,…[Read more]

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              • … I believe you are right Ken, record low voter turnout in the last federal election. Us good them evil message is tiring.

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                • Part of the puzzle of beating Harper has to be to get the vote up, primarily through positive messaging. Harper’s whole strategy rests on keeping the turn out low and getting his motivated base out. If this fails, he fails. I guy like him just has nowhere to grow, consequently he must ensure Trudeau 2 does not happen in anything like the way it…[Read more]

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  • Bill Moses posted an update 6 days, 23 hours ago

    I think Jennifer Ross has a virus!
    Got this email from “her”.
    I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about My trip to Istanbul Turkey, Am in Turkey to see my ill cousin she is suffering from Kidney disease and must undergo Kidney transplant to save her life the condition is critical.

    Kidney transplant is very expensive here,…[Read more]

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    • That is a scam all right. Does it really come from her e-mail address, or are one or two characters different?

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      • It came from 2jenn@rogers.com.
        I only know Jennifer through liberal.ca and was really only wanting to alert others about the issue. It could be another Liberal who has been compromised somehow.

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        • I have a different email address from Jennifer Ross. It might not be her that you might got it from. I didn’t receive anything like that and she’s in my contacts.

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          • It also does not match the contact I have. Fraudsters methods change.

            While many people claim the people that use aliases on the internet are hiding their true identity for malicious reasons, I suggest that many do to protect themselves from fraudsters and others that have ill intentions.

            …the more they know about us, is the more…[Read more]

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    • ..It probably is a good idea to forward the email to your banks fraud department. You can get this info from a web search.

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  • http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/an-unhealthy-dose-of-partisanship/article20144092/

    This guy underscores just what really is most objectionable about SH’s approach to politics…it’s bare knuckle politics all the way down the line. I see JT is pounding this line and it’s the right approach imo. I don’t believe at heart it’s where…[Read more]

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  • I attended the rally which was a little on the smaller than i had expected size. Probably unavoidable due to the clash with the fringe, which is always a big deal there.[ Pity no one thought to have JT and some of the caucus attend. I did suggest it]
    To be honest i thought the caucus and the media made up a fair chunk of the crowd. It was a…[Read more]

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  • wuchun-1025 posted an update 1 week, 2 days ago

    Kingston is a great city, very beautiful, good views and peaceful streets. However, only one weakness: RACISM! As we all know, Canada is a special nation in the world that he will respect different cultures. I think this concept can be paid more attention to, in some cities of Canada. #multicultural

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  • # Win for Justin Trudeau is a Win for Canada.

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  • Ahmed Chams posted an update 1 week, 5 days ago

    I commend Mr. Trudeau for speaking out on behalf of Iraqi minority groups. The displacement of thousands and the targeted killing of civilians is outrageous.
    What I don’t understand is why Mr. Trudeau has not been as vocal about the crimes that are being committed against the people of Gaza?
    Four kids being shelled on a beach while playing soccer…[Read more]

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  • #MarcEmery #Cannabis Am I the only one who’s troubled about Marc Emery and his self-professed political vendetta? He and Jodie seem bound and determined to attach themselves to the LPC, with or without invitation. Certainly, I don’t begrudge Mrs. Emery for running for acclamation. That’s her right as a Canadian, and more than permissible…[Read more]

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    • I don’t share your concern Kevin, given that the LPC has made it clear that the LPC has no association with Mr. Emery or his campaign. That said, Mr. Emery is free to promote whatever he wishes as an individual Canadian. His wife Jodie also has the right to send in nomination papers to run as an LPC candidate as she has publicly stated. That…[Read more]

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      • And that’s very true, Doug. I know that the LPC has made it clear that we have no association with Mr. Emery. But, you know as well as I do that little things like facts don’t get in the way of the Conservatives conjecture, nor their attack ads.

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    • The conservatives will use this against Trudeau no matter what the Liberal Party says.
      The only thing they can do is make sure he is not invited to speak at any party funded gatherings across the country. The people who believe he represents our party are the same people who will vote for Harper under any and all circumstance.
      Trust in the…[Read more]

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    • I’m not concerned. Marc is sincere in his one objective of eliminating marijuana prohibition. I do believe he has the good sense to be respectful in his approach. We are allied on this issue, but only this issue. His other views about libertarianism are too extreme for moderate Liberals I think. Jodie is more reserved, and has been a Liberal…[Read more]

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      • Ahh, the Ignatieff days. They were interesting, if nothing else. For as much as people may occasionally go after our current leader for what he says, but I found that his predecessor triggered far more ‘huh’ moments for me than Justin ever has. But, I digress..

        I think that the Emerys still remain a calculated risk. I was happy to watch my…[Read more]

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        • What the Emery’s are doing for us already is trying their hardest to convince apathetic disenfranchised young people to vote Liberal for real change. All we have to do is let Canadians know that there are a lot of different people who for a lot of different reasons want to see marijuana regulation happen, and Marc is probably the most passionate…[Read more]

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          • And certainly there is nothing wrong with what they’re doing. As I said, I think that Mrs. Emery would be a perfectly fine candidate provided that she passes the vetting process. I agree that in fact that method of protest is the one that Liberals would choose out of any, so certainly it’s not the reason to shun them if there ever was…[Read more]

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            • I think if someone stole 5 years of my life over something as benign as seeds, I would use words much sharper than vendetta. U.S. prison is among the least savoury of images I can conjure, and I commend him for his restraint.

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              • Yes, I suppose that’s fair. It was indeed an injustice. And while it can no longer be corrected, it is at least over with.

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  • #aborigI would liike to know and hopefully the equaliziing on-reserve education is till very important to Mr. Trudeau’s plateform as well as an inquiry for the Missing Women and Girls. Linda Parsons

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  • #VET
    Wounded vets asked to sign form saying they won’t criticize the military on social media

    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Wounded%20vets%20asked%20sign%20form%20saying%20they%20criticize%20military%20social%20media/8940083/story.html

    Before a problem can be solved, it must be identified. The feedback of the people that are directly…[Read more]

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    • I would say YES. If the military does not support its own, the information feel the LPC must step in.

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    • Someone must help as part of our rights as Canadian citizens are being eroded. This certainly has an aroma from the Conservative camp as we already know that their leader is a control freak and it is his way or the highway. I imagine here that if you don’t sign, then your chances of getting anything are nil.
      Is this site to be considered a…[Read more]

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      • I think we can be assured that someone from the Harper camp is reading this blog every day . They have software that is amazing . That shouldn’t stop us from commenting . We are already the enemy to the Cons.

        We can however send the link above to our local news outlets by way of a letter to the editor . Some will print your letter…[Read more]

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      • donald if you are vet please contact me at jim@karygiannismp.com

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    • john if you are a vet please contact me at jim@karygiannismp.com

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    • if a person is still employed in the military they do not have the privilages we do. they cannot criticize the government or members of parliament without reprimand. at least that’s the way it was for me. what they are voicing is not condemnation of the military but that of this conservative government. you would think harper would know better…[Read more]

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  • #environment-2
    A risk assessment of climate change would include at minimum the impact on agriculture, energy systems, public health, coastal infrastructure, labour production. Let the party commission this assessment, the costs involved vis a vis better positioning of a new industrial (green) revolution. Harper won’t do it, it’s there for us…[Read more]

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    • we could easily turn around the manufacturing sector by investing in all forms of alternate energy sources of the renewable kind, while keeping those already employed in the oil patch gainfully employed. I worked at a major natural gas plant for 17 years and the workers are you and I, not some foreign entity we should weed out like a disease. for…[Read more]

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  • #environment #economy

    “Kinder Morgan is proposing to triple the amount of diluted bitumen they ship from Alberta’s oil sands to their Burnaby-based tank storage facility, and onward to market.” – City of Vancouver Website (http://vancouver.ca/green-vancouver/share-your-thoughts-on-the-proposed-pipeline-expansion.aspx)

    On June 16, 2014 the…[Read more]

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  • #environment ”if” we are a party about change, especially with the evidence produced by scientific method, then why not start suggesting how we can wean ourselves off of oil. until we start down that road don’t expect oil to stop rising in value, along with greed, abuse, pollution, accidents ………

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  • Robert Hawthorne posted an update 2 months ago

    #cannabis, this whole conversation is missing the point. why? take care of the why the people are using drugs in the first place and then the demand goes away and the dealers move out. but poverty drives a lot of drug use/abuse and until we can put more folks back to work in a rejuvenated manufacturing sector we face using those same people to…[Read more]

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    • I am on Medical Cannabis and I have to use a dealer because I can’t afford what Harper is trying to force down my throat. It is so much more than just a recreational drug but most street drugs are misused pharmaceuticals, except tobacco and alcohol and this is another point being missed
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    • For the Harper government, it is not about achieving meaningful results or protecting the vulnerable from drug dealers. It is about fooling Canadians into thinking action is being taken when nothing has really changed. Continued prohibition ensures the marijuana market stays where it’s been for decades … in the hands of the existing drug dealer…[Read more]

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      • it would be tough for harper to go back to Mr. deep pocket and tell him/her/them they won’t be able to fill those nice new private prisons with those low life sick and dying patients, as in veterans who can’t afford $400+ for the pain killer they could grow in their back yard. and for those who are going to whine about medical grow ops in their…[Read more]

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