Scientists have recently told us that our fears [on climate change] are exaggerated

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this is the canadian minister for multiculturalism, called a trailblazer in tory circles for his attempts to appeal to “the ethnic vote”. “You observe how these new Canadians live their lives. They are the personification of Margaret Thatcher’s aspirational class. They’re all about a massive work ethic.” he said about chinese-canadians. he also compared hezbollah to the nazi party and directed the government of canada to make the south vietnamese flag “the official flag of the vietnamese-canadian community” in some weird repeat of anti-communist gestures from 40 years ago. he took emergency healthcare away from refugees to “crack down on immigration fraud” and basically banned roma refugees from hungary, where they face heavy persecution. there were less refugees settled in 2012 in canada than in any of the previous 30 years. he prevents anybody who speaks on behalf of the palestinian cause from entering canada because they “advocate violence” while allowing geert wilders to speak without any problem. he also prevented the canadian government from funding any human rights organizations that talk about bds. he took info about gay marriage out of the canadian citizenship brochures, but put in stuff about the war of 1812 cause that’s more important. in sum, he’s a piece of shit.

i’m tired of hearing old people saying “young people shouldn’t have the right to vote because they’re too young and uneducated”, I could say the same thing about old people being uneducated with old values + outdated views and how they don’t know what’s good for future generations, but no one is taking away your right to vote so stop

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Early Positive Friday Thing! I'm finally going to start seeing a professional psychotherapist about my mental health AND our insurance plan will cover up to 8 sessions per billing year. I'm also going to pay for a membership to Canada's conservative party. They've got a leadership race coming up and some of the candidates running are T**mp-humping arsehills. I'm pushing back against hate with my votes. We've got at least one progressive conservative candidate.


If the future of the Conservative Party of Canada is either Kevin O’Leary, Kellie Leitch or Brad Trost, the future of that party will be akin to the tea party movement in the USA.

All of these candidates have bigoted platforms.

Kellie Leitch wants to screen every visitor, immigrant and refugee to Canada for ‘Canadian Values’ (and have immigrants pay for it); she has celebrated Donald Trump’s win. She’s also anti-abortion. Previously in government she was behind the xenophobic barbaric cultural practices hotline, and wanted to strip healthcare from refugees.

Brad Trost is anti-abortion, is a huge transphobe (he’s posted warning about transgender people using bathrooms) and wants to ban same sex marriage. He’s a climate changer denier. Brad Trost has supported sexist chants of ‘lock her up’ towards Alberta’s premier, Rachel Notley.

Kevin O’Leary has a slew of terrible, almost Donald Trump like ideas such as: Banning unions, and jailing anyone who remains in a union, selling seats in the Canadian Senate and massively cutting spending in the Canadian government (goodbye social security). Kevin O’Leary wants to run the Canadian government as a business, which is terrible for so many reasons.

All 3 of these candidates are running to lead one of Canada’s major political parties. To date only a member from the Liberal Party or a Conservative party has been elected as PM in this country.

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My professor asked me to stay behind today to explain some stuff to me. At some point we started talking about politics and the news To which he said to my face “Conservatives are the root of all societies problems. Every thing wrong that happens a conservative seems to be at the heart of it” Along with “Conservatives have no good intentions” “We need more red conservatives (red is the colour of the liberal party in Canada). Blue conservatives are crazy” “Everything bad in Canada comes out of Alberta (our most conservative province)” And I just sat there like

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The voting age in Canada is 18

No matter what province or territory you live in you can vote as long as you are 18 on October 19 2015. (Also have to be a Canadian citizen.)

I’ve seen some post about people saying they couldn’t vote because they are not 19 yet. This is not true. If you are 18 please vote on October 19!

On October 19 2015 here are some reason why not to vote for Harper.

I know there has been a lot of focus on the American politics lately but we need to focus on the upcoming Canadian election that is happening very soon.

  • Bill C-51 known as the Anti-terrorism Act was designed to, “encourage and facilitate information sharing between Government of Canada institutions in order to protect Canada against activities that undermine the security of Canada.”  Bill C-51 allows law enforcement to step in and arrest, without question, a person they suspect is about to carry out a terrorist attack.
  • In Spring of 2011, a federal court found that Harper’s Conservatives willfully violated the $18.3 million election spending limit, during the campaign which originally brought them to power in 2006. 4 Conservatives including 2 Conservative Senators currently face charges and possible jail time. 
  • In 1993, the Conservatives chalked up a $38 Billion deficit. By 2006, under non-conservative leadership, this had been turned around into a $16 Billion surplus. Four years later, and Harper’s Conservatives have returned Canada to a record $56 Billion deficit.
  • One of the Conservative platform promises was more accountability. Since making this promise, Harper has shut down Parliament twice. Once for several months to block an inquiry into Afghan detainees and to stall government bills, and a second time to avoid a vote of non-confidence which he was expected to lose.
  • Since coming into power, Harper has cut funding for women’s advocacy by 43 per cent, shut down 12 out of 16 Status of Women offices in Canada and eliminated funding of legal voices for women and minority groups, including the National Association of Women and the Law and the Courts Challenges Program. 
  • One of Harper’s top aides, Bruce Carson, had been convicted of 5 counts of fraud, and is currently under investigation by the RCMP. Most recently he was lobbying the government to buy water filtration systems, from a company where his wife was employed. 
  • At the 2010 G20 summit in Toronto, Harper spent $1.9 million building an artifical lake and nearly $1 Billion on security for the 3 day event. 1,105 arrests were made - the largest mass arrest in Canadian history. Of those 1,105 arrests, only 99 criminal charges were laid. 
  • In 2008, Linda Keen, President of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, reported that the aging Chalk River nuclear facility was at a risk 1000 times greater than the international average. Harper quickly fired her. 
  • Despite consistently pointing out that Canada’s economy is a global leader - Harper used the excuse of poor economic times to freeze aid to some of the world’s most impoverished countries. An example of this is the African nation of Malawi, one of the 10 poorest nations in the world. Before Harper, Canada was the 6th largest aid donor to Malawi, and the largest supplier of school books. After coming into power, he closed the Canadian embassy in Malawi and took the country (alongside 6 other African nations) off of Canada’s aid priority list. Harper cut aid to Africa in half, before finally freezing all foreign aid in 2010
  • In the 2011 budget, the Harper government failed to allocate any new funding for drinking water on First Nations reserves. 100 First Nations communities currently have water advisories, including 49 communities which are high risk. He also refuses to sign the UN declaration designating clean water as a human right. 
  • The long form census is how our government determines the state and needs of the country, and is used extensively in various fields of research. In eliminating the census, many projects would be affected negatively, and it will become much more difficult to understand the needs of the country. We will see the aftermath of this for 100 years or more.
  • In 2007, Harper cut $1.2 Billion from the establishment of national childcare, but failed to keep his promise of cutting the $1.4 billion in tax breaks he gives to oil companies, which continue to see record profits. 
  • Protecting the interests of large oil companies, Harper has fought global efforts to deal with climate change. In 2009, he cut science research funding by $138 Million, and imposed limitations on scientists at Environment Canada, requiring that they obtain permission to do interviews, and often screened their responses. The result is that Canadian media coverage of climate change science has been reduced by 80%. His efforts here have been so destructive, that in 2009 prominent politicians and scientists called for Canada to be removed from the Commonwealth. The last time this mark of shame was used, it was against South Africa while it was still under racist apartheid rule.
  • The Kelowna accord was a $5 billion breakthrough agreement to improve the quality of health and education for Canada’s First Nation’s Peoples. Harper cancelled it in 2006, immediately after taking office. 
  • We detained, and handed over for severe torture, a lot of innocent people.’ in 2009 Canadian Diplomat Richard Colvin shocked the nation with these words. In Afghanistan, Canada captured 6x more prisoners than the British and 20x as many as the Dutch. Colvin explained that ‘Many were just local people: farmers; truck drivers; tailors, peasants…the likelihood is that all the Afghans we handed over were tortured.' 
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Canada is six days away from is 42nd election, and we cannot handle another four years of Harper and his policy that hurts the environment, the middle class, the economy, missing aboriginal women, and so much more.

Please go vote, Canada. Please.


(Sadly there’s a photo limit.)

But please! Anyone in Canada who’s over 18, do your research and PLEASE VOTE. We can’t survive another round with Harper.

(Don’t rely 100% on what we said since most of it is from memory, please research everything and vote if you can. Because a lot of us who want to can’t.)

Even if you aren’t from Canada it’d be helpful if you helped spread the word.

Thank you.