This Article was forwarded by a member, who reminds us about the Humanist Principles of Democracy:
OHS GUIDING PRINCIPLES / Adopted by OHS as one of our founding documents
2. Humanists uphold the broadest application of democratic principles in all human relationships.
AMSTERDAM DECLARATION 2002 / International Humanist and Ethical Union
3. Humanism supports democracy [...]
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 [...]
Get Involved | One School System Network.
Here is the new website for ONE SCHOOL SYSTEM, and information on how individuals, groups, and humanist organizations can get involved. They also advocate contacting Public School Trustees, and groups affected by public school closings and cut-backs and job-losses.
Tories defunding Planned Parenthood, MP says – Canada Votes 2011 – CBC News.
A Saskatchewan Conservative candidate says the federal government has decided to cut funding to the International Planned Parenthood Federation, a decision he says was influenced by anti-abortion supporters.
The decision on whether to fund the organization has not yet been announced. But [...]
Religious Aid Thrives in Canada. (from the Canadian Skeptic)
“A new study released by the French paper Rue Frontenac details how, under the Harper Government, Canada’s foreign aid contributions are increasingly religious, and specifically Christian.
Le nombre d’organisations issues d’églises chrétiennes, qui font de l’humanitaire au nom du Canada dans les zones dévastées, a triplé [...]
Election 2011, election resources and candidates meetings. The Council of Canadians lists all upcoming Candidates meetings on their blog, as well as suggested questions for Candidates, how to organize an all-candidates meeting, and FAQs about voting.
Amp Your Vote | Project Democracy / Projet Démocratie.
Of interest: “More than 60 percent of Canadians do not support Harper and his government’s contempt for democracy. Yet, he could win a majority with as little as 35 percent of the popular vote.
Project Democracy is a tool to help you determine if there is [...]