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Mrs. Universe calls on Canadians to get rid of Stephen Harper and the Conservatives in the upcoming 2015 Federal Election in October.

Congratulations to Ashley Burnham Callingbull on recently becoming not only the first ever Canadian, but the first ever Aboriginal Canadian to win the Mrs. Universe award. I’m typically not a huge fan of pageant contests, but in the case of Ashley, considering how smart she is, and what she has endured and overcome to be where she is today, I know she will be such a positive inspiration for our wonderful First Nations community. Ashley is now using her new fame for another great cause, as she calls on Aboriginal people to vote out the Conservative party and its leader Stephen Harper in the upcoming Canadian federal election.

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INFORMATION REGARDING THE CANADIAN GENERAL (FEDERAL) ELECTION (October 19, 2015)

Make sure you are registered. This handy Elections Canada tool will tell you if you are registered to vote and if you aren’t it will automatically register you. 

We need to reverse the trend of increasing voter apathy. 

america.aljazeera.com
What happened when Canada stopped counting its numbers | Al Jazeera America

In June 2010, the Canadian government unveiled a grand experiment in data collection. In the name of privacy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper ended the mandatory long-form census for the country and swapped it out with a voluntary survey.

Five years later, there is a mass scramble to make sense of a rapidly changing country. Despite an explosion of corporate data-mining in most nations, researchers interested in tracking poverty, immigration and public health in Canada know less and less about the country as time progresses. They’re not, for example, entirely sure if income inequality is accelerating, stagnant or closing. Across the nation there is a loud, collective uneasiness among them.

ottawacitizen.com
Thousands of people could show up on election day only to learn they can't vote
As Postmedia's Stephen Maher writes, when Elections Canada mails out Voter Information Cards this fall, a new sentence in bold letters will appear at the bottom: Please note that this card is not a...

These Conservatives are trying to pull the wool over our eyes. They are so shady. This is the exact same tactic the American Republican Party employed and it’s specifically designed to stop people who don’t vote Conservative from voting. It’s also bullshit because I can almost guarantee that the amount of voter fraud committed (on the level of the citizen*) is minimal. This is really disturbing…


*The Conservative Party totally had some shady dealings in the 2011 election.

“either stand with us or with the child pornographers.”

– Harper Government

"The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”

– Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf

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theglobeandmail.com
Appointment of Russ Brown extends Harper's influence on Supreme Court
Brown, a former barrister and law professor, is taking over for the retiring Justice Marshall Rothstein, whose departure takes effect as of Aug. 31

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has named Russ Brown, a conservative judge from Alberta, to the Supreme Court of Canada – the third appointment in 15 months to the country’s most powerful court without parliamentary involvement.

In his early 50s, Justice Brown gives Mr. Harper the possibility of a quarter-century of influence on the court. Some see him as a future chief justice when Alberta-born Beverley McLachlin reaches the mandatory retirement age of 75 in four years.

With a doctorate in juridical science from the University of Toronto, Justice Brown has been fast-tracked by the Conservative government. He was associate dean of the University of Alberta law school when the government appointed him in February, 2013, along with another rising conservative star, lawyer Thomas Wakeling, to the Court of Queen’s Bench. Just 13 months later, the two were promoted again to Alberta’s top court, the Court of Appeal.

The married father of two is a former member of the advisory board of a conservative legal group in Alberta, the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. Its website says its core views include a belief in “economic liberty,” including property rights as part of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms – which has never been accepted by the Supreme Court. It also says equality before the law means “special privileges for none,” which also runs counter to the Supreme Court’s view that the Charter’s equality clause is primarily for individuals from historically disadvantaged groups and its second part permits affirmative action for the disadvantaged.

“Current events remind us that the notion of limited government – particularly as it pertains to freedom of conscience and freedom of expression – can never be taken for granted in Canada,” Justice Brown said in a website endorsement of the JCCF and its executive director, John Carpay, a former candidate for the Wildrose Party in Alberta.

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The EKOS poll: Mulcair is picking up all the marbles as Trudeau fades

Just as it looked like we were setting into a three-way tie, the NDP appears to be opening up some daylight between itself and the Conservatives — who are still stuck at sub-30 — and the listless Liberals, still drifting downward in a significant erosion of their support.

New Democrats should be jubilant. Liberals should be very concerned. But the worst news here may be for the Conservatives.

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The Harper government has GOT to end. 

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thestar.com
Native teen’s slaying a ‘crime,’ not a ‘sociological phenomenon,’ Stephen Harper says

Cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women should be viewed as “crimes” rather than a “sociological phenomenon,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday.

Rejecting a formal inquiry into the more than 1,100 cases of missing or murdered aboriginal women in Canada, Harper said the issues are “first and foremost” crimes and should be dealt with by police.
“I think we should not view this as sociological phenomenon. We should view it as crime,” Harper told a crowd at Yukon College in Whitehorse on Thursday.

“It is crime, against innocent people, and it needs to be addressed as such. We brought in laws across this country that I think are having more effect, in terms of crimes of violence against not just aboriginal women, but women and persons more generally. And we remain committed to that course of action.”

Eve Adams, former Conservative MP, joins Liberal Party

Citing what she described as the “mean-spirited leadership” of the Conservative Party, Toronto-area MP Eve Adams has left the Conservatives to join the Liberal Party.

Adams announced her decision at a press conference in Ottawa alongside Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

Adams, who currently represents the riding of Mississauga-Brampton South, said  in a prepared statement that she initially signed up to run for the Conservatives to improve the lives of Canadians.

Instead, she said, the government “is about to roll out policies like income splitting, which will devour the surplus without benefiting many Canadian families, or creating a single job.”

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The Northern Foundation was established in 1989, originally as a pro-South Africa group … lists among the founding members of the Foundation both William Gairdner and Stephen Harper …
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Murray Dobbin Goodread , Preston Manning and the Reform Party.

Pro-South African means pro-apartheid in this context. Said foundation distributed literature promoting apartheid, was financed by businesses with ties to South Africa and undertook pro-apartheid letter writing campaigns. Many of its members later joined the Reform Party along with Harper, now known as the Conservative Party of Canada.