July 28, 2014

Thérèse Casgrain, feminist icon, quietly shunted by Harper government – Montreal – CBC News

Posted in Social/Economic Issues, Speak out!, Taken Too Far, The misadventures of Stephen Harper tagged , , , at 11:14 am by CrystalineGoddess

Federal award named after feminist icon and heroine of Quebec women’s rights movement eliminated

Michele Nadeau, president of the Therese Casgrain Foundation, holds a photo of her grandmother Thérèse Casgrain.

Michele Nadeau, president of the Therese Casgrain Foundation, holds a photo of her grandmother Thérèse Casgrain. (The Canadian Press)

The Harper government has spent millions to commemorate the War of 1812 and other episodes from Canadian history, but has also erased at least one inspiring piece of the past.

Thérèse Casgrain, a feminist icon and Quebec heroine who died in 1981, has been quietly removed from a national honour, to be replaced by a volunteer award bearing the prime minister’s banner.

Read more; Thérèse Casgrain, feminist icon, quietly shunted by Harper government – Montreal – CBC News.

April 19, 2014

JUST NO…

Posted in Absolutely Horrifying!!!, Democracy for All!, Human Rights Violations, In My Opinion, Justice, Our World, Petitions, Social/Economic Issues, Speak out!, Taken Too Far, The misadventures of Stephen Harper, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 9:01 pm by CrystalineGoddess

Fight back;

http://petition.ndp.ca/stand-up-for-canadian-democracy

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September 29, 2012

CSUMB About to Get Slashed… Many to Suffer!

Posted in Democracy for All!, Human Rights Violations, Justice, Leadership, Petitions, Social/Economic Issues, Speak out!, Taken Too Far, The misadventures of Stephen Harper tagged , , , , , , , , at 2:46 pm by CrystalineGoddess

 PLEASE do not ignore this if you live in Ontario… many families who are UNABLE to “go get a job” (as they are DISABLED) will SUFFER HORRIBLY if this goes through. Think about it; chances are that YOU know someone that this will affect! Do you care about them enough to write an email to your MPP?
Dear Friends,

ACTION NEEDED!!
Please take a few minutes today – RIGHT NOW – to join in with many others across the province to help those living on limited income. Recently, the provincial government reduced discretionary benefit funding and on January 1st, intends to completely eliminate the Community Start-up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB).

WHAT THIS MEANS
The effects will be devastating.

 Discretionary benefits include things such as bus passes, transportation to medical appointments, children’s recreational program fees and for infant supplies (including car seats). CSUMB helps with last month’s rent, moving expenses and furnishing an apartment. Without this funding, those with the lowest incomes will not receive last month’s rent when needed or assistance to purchase beds for themselves or their children. This funding also will impact emergency funding to prevent disconnections of hydro / heat / utilities. Think of this as ‘Fresh Start’ money. Think about this: As of January, a single person who is in a homeless shelter will receive just over $200 a month. They will have approximately 6 weeks to find housing. The average room rental is $400 and almost all landlords require first and last. That’s $800 they will need which does not include the cost of a bed or pots and pans or the transportation fees to move their personal belongings. It is very clear that the elimination of CSUMB will have a ripple effect in our communities as people have no where to turn for help.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!
Pick up your phone RIGHT NOW and call your MPP.

Kawartha ~ Haliburton ~ Brock:

Laurie Scott
Phone: 1-800-424-2490
Address: 14 Lindsay Street North, Lindsay
laurie.scott@pc.ola.org

Whitby ~ Oshawa: Christine Elliott

Phone: 905-430-1141
Address: 101 – 114 Dundas Street East, Whitby
christine.elliottco@pc.ola.org

Peterborough: Jeff Leal

Phone: 705-742-3777
Address: 236 King Street, Peterborough
jleal.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org

Whitby: Jerry Ouellette

Phone: 905-723-2411
Address: 170 Athol Street East, Oshawa
jerry.ouellette@pc.ola.org
Leave a message asking that the province restore this critical funding and cancel the cuts to the Community Start Up and Maintenance Benefit.

Thank You!!!

Please forward this message far and wide. It is part of a province-wide campaign.

(Most of this message is from an email I received the other day and is therefore not my work)

June 1, 2012

Elections Canada not doing its job: Democracy Watch

Posted in Democracy for All!, Justice, Leadership, Social/Economic Issues, Speak out!, The misadventures of Stephen Harper tagged , , , , , at 2:01 pm by CrystalineGoddess

Elections Canada not doing its job: Democracy Watch.

May 29, 2012

Bill C-38 protest has 13,000 websites going dark across Canada this June (OT)

Posted in Absolutely Horrifying!!!, Democracy for All!, Human Rights Violations, In My Opinion, Justice, Leadership, Our World, Social/Economic Issues, Speak out!, Taken Too Far, The misadventures of Stephen Harper tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 12:41 pm by CrystalineGoddess

By Andy Radia | Canada Politics – Sat, 26 May, 2012

When it comes to politics, Canadians are generally an apathetic bunch. Often, a controversy will brew and within a week or two we forget about it and move on.

It appears Bill C-38 is one issue we’re not willing to let go.

Saturday is the one month anniversary of the introduction of the so-called omnibus budget bill, a 425-page bill that amends 60 different acts, repeals a half dozen others and adds three more.

In addition to the changes to employment insurance,  Bill C-38 includes controversial changes to old age security, more than 100 pages of new provisions to environmental regulations, an important alteration to the oversight of CSIS and significant amendments in laws related to fisheries, food safety, national parks and natural resource projects.

Read more;

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/bill-c-38-protest-13-000-websites-going-212703143.html

Go black;

http://www.blackoutspeakout.ca/

P.S. (if I can figure out how) Line in the Sand will be going black in support of Black Out Speak Out

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