Heritage Minister reverses decision: Funding restored to Literary Press Group | rabble.ca.
WOW- somebody saved Coach House!!! – now, can we save OTHER THINGS??? Wow…
here is the list of publishers that were under the ax (Coach House, Porcupine’s Quill, etc). Remind you of Ford and Atwood yet?
LPG Members: Publishers | Literary Press Group.
‘Jail Cell’ Protest against Bill C-31. The CCLA sends us notice of a demonstration in Ottawa against Bill-C31. People on the facebook group are trying to organize a protect in Toronto, you can join them at the facebook link above, and spread the word for other mobilizations.
Note: this is NOT Bill C-10 - “this [...]
Homophobic group to help award Diamond Jubilee Medals.
A Canadian group whose homepage currently states that one of the biggest threats to families is the “homosexual lobby” and “the media” has been appointed to help government decide how to award Diamond Jubilee Medals to honour Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years of service to Canada.
REAL Women [...]
CCLA calls for investigation into federal election allegations of voter-suppression « Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
Recntly a series of reports have surfaced raising allegations of voter-suppression tactics being used leading up to the May 2011 federal election. These include automated “robocalls,” as well as non-automated calls from call centres that provided voters with erroneous information [...]
NEWS: Council of Canadians urges action against electoral fraud.
Postmedia News reports, “The Council of Canadians is urging individuals with evidence of dirty tricks in the past federal election to join the group’s legal push to have results thrown out in ridings most affected by misleading robocalls. Garry Neil, executive director of the Council of [...]
The Republican Brain: Why Even Educated Conservatives Deny Science — and Reality | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet.
…The idealistic, liberal, Enlightenment notion that knowledge will save us, or unite us, was even put to a scientific test last year—and it failed badly.
Yale researcher Dan Kahan and his colleagues set out to [...]
An abortion grenade. (Ottawa Citizen article)
The flurry of attention around Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak’s views on abortion this week is really about politics and not the future of health care in Ontario. But the issue offers some insight for voters – namely that, when it comes to abortion, very few politicians are at [...]