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Progressive counter-summit to Conservative policy convention planned

Due to the recent flooding in Calgary and other communities in southern Alberta, Common Causes has decided to postpone the Pros & Cons teach-in, which was scheduled to take place in Calgary this Saturday. The focus in Calgary needs to be recovering from this disaster, and our thoughts and support are with the people of Calgary.

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Calgary, AB — A progressive counter-summit to the Conservative policy convention in Calgary, entitled Pros & Cons: Policies for People and the Planet, is being planned by Common Causes, an assembly of social movements dedicated to defending democracy, the environment and human rights.

WHAT: Pros & Cons: Policies for People and the Planet, a free teach-in to learn about the potential impacts of proposed Conservative policies and present an alternative vision

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

WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Castell Library, 616 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB

WHY: On the heels of the deepening Senate spending scandal, the court decision that found widespread fraud during the last election, and the damaging environmental impacts of the omnibus budget bills, the Conservatives will try to change the channel and reset their policy agenda. They will debate policies that further their resource extraction agenda with little regard for the social or environmental impacts. Progressive leaders will present a different vision for our society, one that puts people and the planet first.


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