Dead Wild Roses: An Open Letter to our American Friends

Dear US citizens who want to move to Canada because of the election, Recently your country has elected Donald Trump to be your president for the next four years. This concerns a great deal of us up here in Canada (and conversely there are some up here that think it’s a great idea). I’m sure ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s Police State Anti-terrorism Bill C-51 “Dangerous”: 100+ Academics

More than 100 academics sign letter telling Canadian MPs that Harper’s proposed anti-terrorism legislation, Bill C-51, would allow CSIS to violate Canadians’ privacy rights. The post Harper’s Police State Anti-terrorism Bill C-51 “Dangerous”: 100+ Academics appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Ralph Nader: What’s Happening to Canada? Open letter to Stephen Harper

Ralph Nader tells Stephen Harper, “You talk like George W. Bush,” warns that the Conservatives’ anti-terror Bill C-51 would harm Canadian democracy. The post Ralph Nader: What’s Happening to Canada? Open letter to Stephen Harper appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: International Human Rights Day: 50 civil society groups urge Harper to oppose torture

On International Human Rights Day, 50 civil society organizations urge Harper government to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture. The post International Human Rights Day: 50 civil society groups urge Harper to oppose torture appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: First Nations: NEB review of Kinder Morgan pipeline “fatally flawed”

In an open letter, 12 BC First Nations tell the Harper government the National Energy Board’s review of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project is “fatally flawed and superficial.” The post First Nations: NEB review of Kinder Morgan pipeline “fatally flawed” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Ferguson Protesters: “The Results Are In And We Still Don’t Have Justice”

Ferguson protesters respond to the grand jury’s decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. The post Ferguson Protesters: “The Results Are In And We Still Don’t Have Justice” appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: UBC Must Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies: Faculty Members

Open letter signed by 215 University of British Columbia faculty members asks university to divest from destructive fossil fuel companies within five years. The post UBC Must Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies: Faculty Members appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Gaza conflict: NDP urged to stop apologizing for war crimes, human rights abuses

Various concerned Canadian citizens and residents urge the NDP to stop apologizing for Israel’s alleged war crimes and breaches of human rights in the ongoing Gaza conflict. The post Gaza conflict: NDP urged to stop apologizing for war crimes, human rights abuses appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Gaza Massacres “Impossible To Justify”: Oscar Winner Javier Bardem

“It’s disgraceful that western countries are permitting such genocide,” Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem says of Israel’s ongoing massacres in Gaza. The post Gaza Massacres “Impossible To Justify”: Oscar Winner Javier Bardem appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian party leaders’ “callous devaluation of Palestinian life” condemned

In open letter, 690 academics, community leaders decry the “callous devaluation of Palestinian life” by the Canadian government and federal party leaders, urge condemnation of the continuing violation of international law in Gaza. The post Canadian party leaders’ “callous devaluation of Palestinian life” condemned appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Ex-US president Jimmy Carter urges Obama to reject Keystone XL Pipeline

“History will reflect on this moment and it will be clear to our children and grandchildren if you made the right choice,” laureates remind President Obama as the world awaits his decision on the Keystone XL pipeline by: Obert Madondo | April 17, 2014 To show leadership on climate change and leave a lasting legacy, US President ...

Pample the Moose: Open Letter on the Fair Elections Act

Over the weekend, I was asked to sign an open letter regarding the proposed “Fair Elections Act”, a seriously-flawed piece of legislation with an Orwellian name.  I was happy to sign it, particularly as the recipient of a diversionary robocall in Guelph on voting day of the last federal election.  The open letter, signed by ...

Pample the Moose: Open Letter on the Fair Elections Act

Over the weekend, I was asked to sign an open letter regarding the proposed “Fair Elections Act”, a seriously-flawed piece of legislation with an Orwellian name.  I was happy to sign it, particularly as the recipient of a diversionary robocall in Guelph on voting day of the last federal election.  The open letter, signed by ...

Pample the Moose: Open Letter on the Fair Elections Act

Over the weekend, I was asked to sign an open letter regarding the proposed “Fair Elections Act”, a seriously-flawed piece of legislation with an Orwellian name.  I was happy to sign it, particularly as the recipient of a diversionary robocall in Guelph on voting day of the last federal election.  The open letter, signed by ...

Alberta Diary: An open letter to Dave Hancock, Deputy Premier: Why you should quit … Now … Really!

Illegal organizations like this continue to operate in Alberta behind closed doors, despite the fact someone may yell … St**ke! … in violation of the Act to Protect Albertans from Inaccurate and Uninformative Bloggers. Actual members of collective bargaining organizations may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Alberta deputy Premier Dave Hancock, at right, with ...

The Canadian Progressive: Canadian government enemy lists: Voices-Voix open letter to PM Harper

In this open letter, Voices-Voix, a coalition of more than 200 civil society organizations across Canada, tells Harper that his government’s “enemy lists” violate freedoms guaranteed under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The post Canadian government enemy lists: Voices-Voix open letter to PM Harper appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Groups demand that U.S. companies reject Canadian tar sands

by: Sierra Club Canada | Press Release: Corporate Climate Campaign led by Sierra Club and ForestEthics Gains Momentum San Francisco, CA, June 2, 2013 – Fifty-eight organizations, led by the Sierra Club and ForestEthics, released an open letter today demanding that companies take climate action. The letter calls on U.S. corporations with trucking fleets join 19 leading companies in avoiding ...

Song of the Watermelon: An Open Letter to Stephen Harper Regarding Senate Reform

Dear Prime Minister Stephen Harper: I am writing today in response to reports that you will seek a Supreme Court reference on the constitutionality of your proposals for Senate reform. In a way, I can understand this. You would like clarity on a politically tricky issue, one that would otherwise almost inevitably face judicial challenge. ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: An Open Letter to John Hodgman, Minor Celebrity

Dear Judge John Hodgman, I would normally never bother a minor celebrity, but I have a warning to pass along. It may save your life. Last night I had a rather disturbing dream. It felt prophetic, though I hope it … Continue reading →