The Progressive Right: Sign the Petition, Tell Stephen Harper to Stop the #Pickering Airport ( #cdnpoli #NoPickeringAirport )

Land Over Landings have posted a petition to tell Stephen Harper to stop the Pickering airport development citing the following points. Building an unneeded airport is an inexcusable waste of taxpayers’ money. Putting an airport or other development on foodland is grossly irresponsible; farmland is permanently destroyed by development. Such

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The Progressive Right: Sign the Petition, Tell Stephen Harper to Stop the #Pickering Airport ( #cdnpoli #NoPickeringAirport )

Land Over Landings have posted a petition to tell Stephen Harper to stop the Pickering airport development citing the following points.

  • Building an unneeded airport is an inexcusable waste of taxpayers’ money.
  • Putting an airport or other development on foodland is grossly irresponsible; farmland is permanently destroyed by development.
  • Such development would eliminate important natural habitat and essential wildlife corridors adjacent to the new Rouge National Urban Park.
  • Foodland close to Canada’s largest and fastest-growing city must be fiercely protected to ensure future food security.
  • No government has a right to deprive future generations of an irreplaceable food and freshwater resource.
Sign and share the petition!

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The Progressive Right: Sign the Petition, Tell Stephen Harper to Stop the #Pickering Airport ( #cdnpoli #NoPickeringAirport )

Land Over Landings have posted a petition to tell Stephen Harper to stop the Pickering airport development citing the following points. Building an unneeded airport is an inexcusable waste of taxpayers’ money. Putting an airport or other development on foodland is grossly irresponsible; farmland is permanently destroyed by development. Such

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The Progressive Right: Canada’s Veterans Need Protection from Conservatives, Part 4 ( #cdnpoli #cpc )

As we’ve previously reviewed on this blog, the Harper Government™ and their treatment of Canada’s veterans is nothing short of disgusting. To suggest that the Conservative Minister for Veterans Affairs, Julian Fantino, is the worst Veterans Affairs minister Canada has ever had might be putting it mildly.

Yesterday, Julian Fantino defended the government’s decision to promote Veterans Affairs via Twitter at the total cost of $100,000 while still defending the government’s record of not providing benefits to the Last Post Fund, denying veterans benefits, and closing Veterans Affairs offices.

Adding repeated insult to injury, the promoted tweet advertise the very services unfairly denied, according to the military ombudsman.

I had not seen one of these promoted tweets, until I did a search on my own tweets about veterans.

There’s money for tweets, but no money for veterans.
Previously:

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Cowichan Conversations: The so-called “Fair Elections Act” is so bad for democracy in so many ways it’s hard to wrap your head around it all.

All Canadians concerned with democratic elections and all political parties must cooperate in the next election. Canada’s future trumps short term political ambitions. Thomas Mulcair, Justin Trudeau and Elizabeth May must structure a cooperative model to defeat Steve Harper in the public interest. It can be done. There is too

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