Galen Weston says the company "made no value judgments"
“Don’t flush your reputation down the toilet.”
It's possible a lot of candidates would have won anyway, especially the Liberal ones.
If someone does not see much difference between NDP, Liberal, Bloc and Green policies they have not yet done their civic duty. Note the billions of public dollars that will be spent in dramatically different ways, the manner in which those promises will be funded and the starkly dissimilar approaches to democratic reform, climate change, civil liberties and foreign policy that these supposedly interchangeable parties advocate.
CUPE's president says the union will support the NDP in the election.
The most troubling concern about the Fair Elections Act is the restriction it will impose on our voting rights. In the past, the Voter Identification Card (VIC) used to be a legitimate and sufficient identification of voters, which is what happened in the last election with 120,000 citizens. Potential voters will need additional evidence of identity such as a driver's license or an address on a utility bill, items which some citizens do not have. Vouching, used in the past, will also be eliminated. The net result is that many young students, the unemployed, the homeless and First Nations Canadians will not be able to vote.
Amy Snider doesn't fit the profile of your typical activist. The stepmother to two and mother of one lives in Regina and is an ESL instructor at the local university. Her husband is a professor in English Literature. She grew up in Vancouver, and moved to Regina in the 1990s to go to school. She pursued a Master's degree in English and traveled the world before settling back down in Regina. What brought her back? Love.
There is a new wave of organizing starting to take shape in Canada's social change sector, driven in part by the successes seen in recent progressive U.S. organizations and political campaigns. What exactly is this "organizing" approach and why is it powerful?