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UPDATE: Common Causes hosts public forum to counter Conservative convention in Calgary

Common Causes is organizing a teach-in titled ‘Pros & Cons: Policies for People and the Planet‘, which will take place Saturday June 29 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Castell Library (616 Macleod Trail SE) in Calgary.

The teach-in will be just up the street from where the Conservative Party will be holding its national convention at the Telus Convention Centre (120 9 Avenue SE). This convention will set their agenda heading into the next election. Our gathering will talk about the impacts that such policies would have and highlight a different vision that focuses on people and the planet.

Confirmed speakers include:

Maude Barlow (National Chairperson, Council of Canadians)
Chief Theresa Spence (Chief, Attawapiskat First Nation)
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois (Quebec student leader, former spokesperson for CLASSE)
Crystal Lameman (Beaver Lake Cree First Nation)
Andrew Nikiforuk (Author and journalist)
Steven Shrybman (Lawyer, Robocalls election fraud case)
Ricardo Acuña (Executive Director, Parkland Institute)
Dave Coles (President, Communications, Energy & Paperworkers Union)

This is a free event, but due to limited seating, registration is required. To register, please visit commoncauses.ca. The teach-in will be followed by a rally starting at 12:30 at Calgary’s nearby City Hall, and we encourage all attendees to join us in the streets!

For more, please read:
NEWS: Harper to ‘rally his troops’ at Conservative convention in Calgary, June 27-29
VIEW: The Conservatives will try to rebrand, says Den Tandt
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