The people of Ontario are better than this government.
After bringing coffee to the Justice for our Stolen Children Camp almost every morning from July 5th to September 12th and being there off and on since March 4th, my birthday, I have come to more fully understand the continuing systemic injustice that is in our province that our provincial government won’t act to end.
Here’s some background on the camp and five ways to act in solidarity.
Nova Scotia heads to the polls on May 30! We wrote these questions to help you learn about your candidates and their stances on key issues. Feel free to ask these questions at debates or at the door, and share with your friends and family!
These social media fails are just symptoms of a much deeper problem – a listless and desperate campaign run by a governing party past its best before date. And, as with any malady, you can't just treat the symptoms to cure it. Prescription? It’s time for change.
We have 150 days to end 9 years of Conservative rule. We’ve seen cuts to social services we value, meanwhile, corporate tax cuts for the richest while it gets harder for the rest of us. People from coast to coast feel it is time for a change. The next Federal election is October 19th, giving us 150 days to make that change happen.
Yesterday was a busy day in the fight to defend democracy. We held a press conference in Ottawa with the Canadian Federation of Students to announce that we’ve filed over 2,000 pages of powerful evidence with the Ontario Superior Court demonstrating the dangerous effects of the Fair Elections Act on Canadian democracy.
Is voter suppression becoming the new normal in Canada? Unfortunately, it looks like the short answer is yes.
The Harper government took the opportunity on Wednesday to commemorate International Human Rights Day by introducing new legislation that could make it much more difficult for Canadian citizens living abroad to exercise their right to vote.
Just like the so-called “Fair” Elections Act, this legislation could be unconstitutional.
“CITIZEN VOTING ACT” AN ABUSE OF POWER
Civil society organizations have written to Prime Minister Harper today – International Human Rights Day – calling on the Canadian government to take decisive action to prevent torture.
The letter from 50 organizations including the Council of Canadians urges the Canadian government to “take a long overdue step in addressing the continuing grim and harrowing crisis of torture around the world” by ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture.