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Milton Acorn: Hot Coffee On The People's Poet- By Ron Dart
Contributed by JaredMilne on Monday, November 04 at 17:59 (1,940 reads)

A novel that has held me for many a year is Boris Pasternak’s lyrical and poetic Dr. Zhivago. The tale is told by Yevgraf Zhivago-- he is in search of his distinguished half-brother, Dr. Yuri Zhivago.

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Is The PMO A Criminal Organization?
Contributed by Robin Mathews on Thursday, October 31 at 18:11 (2,622 reads)

The Prime Minister's Office is home to much that seems highy questionable in the Senate Expenses Scandal. Nigel Wright's payment of $90,000.00 to Mike Duffy is only part of the story. Is the PMO a criminal organization?

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Fascism And Contemporary Canada. Part Six. The Jessica Ernst Case
Contributed by Robin Mathews on Monday, October 28 at 18:38 (2,864 reads)

The Jessica Ernst case (Alberta) against EnCana, the Alberta Regulator, and the Alberta government opens questions about the 'loyalty' of that government - to private corporations or to the people of the province?

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Part Five. Fascism And Contemporary Canada.
Contributed by Robin Mathews on Monday, October 28 at 18:37 (1,942 reads)

Climate change is big ... and threatening. Capitalism denies it exists - with its partner the Canadian Conservative government. What does that mean for life in Canada now and for the future?

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Towards a North American Homeland: U.S.-Canada “Cross-Border” Intelligence Sharing, Law Enforcement, Data Collection and Surveillance

Some of the corporate interests that are steering the U.S.-Canada Beyond the Border integration agenda are not quite satisfied with its progress so far and they would like the implementation process to be accelerated. The bilateral initiative which was launched almost two years ago promotes a shared vision for perimeter security. It seeks to improve information sharing between security agencies.

Under the agreement, both countries are moving towards a coordinated entry/exit system and are developing a harmonized cargo security strategy. In addition, the U.S. and Canada are strengthening integrated cross-border intelligence sharing and law enforcement operations. Canada’s own electronic eavesdropping agency is also working hand and hand with the NSA. They are both increasing data collection and surveillance in the North American Homeland.

read full articlehttp://www.globalresearch.ca/towards-a-north-american-homeland-u-s-canada-cross-border-intelligence-sharing-law-enforcement-data-collection-and-surveillance/5354485

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PM's Keystone XL Sales Pitch At NYC Event Cost Taxpayers
Contributed by NAUWATCH on Thursday, October 17 at 17:56 (1,599 reads)

When Prime Minister Stephen Harper touted the Keystone XL pipeline in front of a business audience in New York City, his appearance was among events at a hotel that cost Canadian taxpayers more than $65,500, CTV News has learned.

A Sept. 26 event, hosted by the Canadian American Business Council, made headlines after Harper said he wouldn’t “take no for an answer” from the U.S. when it comes to approving the controversial pipeline project.

Harper spoke at a gathering of international business executives at the New York Palace Hotel.

The host usually picks up the tab for its guest speakers at such events.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/pm-s-keystone-xl-sales-pitch-at-nyc-event-cost-taxpayers-1.1498874#ixzz2hug3R0UV

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Fascism And Contemporary Canada. Part Four
Contributed by Robin Mathews on Thursday, October 17 at 17:56 (1,913 reads)

As a part of the attack on Canadian democracy and the rule of law Canadian police are increasingly becoming politicized, militarized, deregulated, and subject to partisan orders from "above".

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Is This Drug Company Taking Advantage Of Canada?
Contributed by NAUWATCH on Thursday, October 17 at 17:55 (1,602 reads)

You don't have to be on drugs to make sense of Eli Lilly's $500-million NAFTA lawsuit against Canada but, as the saying goes, it would probably help. The case is astoundingly dangerous with global consequences. It should trigger an immediate review of the investment "rights" chapter in NAFTA as well as other trade and investment deals signed or under negotiation by the federal government.

read full articlehttp://www.huffingtonpost.ca/stuart-trew/canada-nafta-treaty_b_3956840.html

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Canada Forcing Wounded Vets To Sign Agreement Not To Criticize The Military
Contributed by NAUWATCH on Thursday, October 17 at 17:55 (1,483 reads)

Canada Forcing Wounded Vets To Sign Agreement Not To Criticize The Military On Social Media

Rob Hyndman alerts us to yet another attack on free speech up in Canada. The Canadian Armed Forces are apparently forcing wounded veterans to sign a form promising not to criticize the military on social media. In fact, they're told they should "discourage others in uniform." They're also told not to discuss "your views on any military subject." Not surprisingly, many of those receiving these forms are not too pleased about it.

read full articlehttp://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130921/01032924598/canada-forcing-wounded-vets-to-sign-agreement-not-to-criticize-military-social-media.shtml

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What Would You Barter For A Charter?
Contributed by Dave Ruston on Monday, September 30 at 18:27 (2,447 reads)

In Canada, we have our Charter Of Rights And Freedoms. Not a perfect document, of course, but I believe that without it, we here in Canada would be further down the road to tyranny. Thisnotion forces me considerto the semantically manicured Quebec Charter Of Values.

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The Mystery Of Mazo De La Roche, By Ron Dart
Contributed by JaredMilne on Monday, September 16 at 17:24 (2,188 reads)

The Mystery of Mazo De La Roche

A Film by Maya Gallus

Red Queen Productions

2012

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Fascism And Contemporary Canada. Part Three
Contributed by Robin Mathews on Monday, September 16 at 17:24 (2,011 reads)

The Conservative Government has launched a wholesale attack on the First Nations - in a strange way a continuation of its attack on the environment. At the same time it is hiding from the Fukashima nuclear disaster which may behaving serious environmental effects on Canada. What is going on?

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(B) Fascism And Contemporary Canada. Part Two
Contributed by Robin Mathews on Monday, September 16 at 17:23 (2,086 reads)

Canadian Conservatism is gone. The present government in power is "a gathering of goons" for whom Canadian democracy is an impediment to be removed on the way to 'a new order'.

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Toronto Cop Found Guilty Of Assaulting G20 Protester With Weapon
Contributed by NAUWATCH on Monday, September 16 at 17:22 (1,479 reads)

The Toronto police officer accused of using unnecessary force during the arrest of G20 protestor Adam Nobody has been found guilty of assault with a weapon, a judge ruled Thursday.

Const. Babak Andalib-Goortani, who was caught on video using his baton on Nobody after he was wrestled to the ground by police at a G20 demonstration three years ago, had pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In testimony earlier this summer, Andalib-Goortani said he used his baton because Nobody was resisting arrest

The Crown had argued Andalib-Goortani was overwhelmed by the chaos that day and "lashed out" at Nobody, jabbing the then 27-year-old after he was already on the ground.

Andalib-Goortani's lawyer told court his client had witnessed four other police officers struggling to restrain Nobody before he jabbed Nobody with his baton three times.

But Judge Louise Botham said a police officer "is not entitled to use unlimited force to effect an arrest."

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/toronto-cop-found-guilty-of-assaulting-g20-protester-with-weapon-1.1451179#ixzz2f1vn3k80

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Canada: Prorogation Of The Reopening Of Parliament, Undermining Democracy
Contributed by NAUWATCH on Monday, September 16 at 17:22 (2,096 reads)

The reaction in Canada is strangely muted after the Governor General consented this Friday to prorogue or effectively delay the reopening of parliament until mid October. The fall session was due to commence in mid September. Now it’s been shortened by a month.

This is the fifth time (1) the prime minster has done this type of thing. It’s become a kind of pastime for the current PM. Meanwhile, there seems to be a deafening silence echoing through the empty cavernous chambers or corridors of legislative power.

read full articlehttp://www.globalresearch.ca/canada-prorogation-of-the-reopening-of-parliament-undermining-democracy/5349859

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