NDP: Abolish the “unelected and unaccountable Senate of Canada”

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Mar 4, 2013: Before becoming prime minister, Stephen Harper, said: “I will not name appointed people to the Senate.” Since coming to power in 2006, he’s appointed a staggering 58 senators. The New Democrats today repeated their call for the abolition of Canada’s scandal-ridden “useless, expensive, undemocratic

Harper Conservatives must back track on Employment Insurance changes

By: Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union | (Press Release) | Mar 2, 2013: OTTAWA – Changes to Employment Insurance (EI) affecting thousands of seasonal workers and their communities must be overturned, says the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union (CEP). Further to the harmful changes, the government began making

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Toronto, Prince Albert demand public dialogue on Canada-EU trade deal

By: Council of Canadians (Press Release) | March 1, 2013: OTTAWA – Two more municipalities have taken action as part of the Council of Canadians’ campaign to mobilize local governments against the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). This week, Prince Albert City Council endorsed community demands for

PETITION: Tell the RCMP you stand with B.C.’s abused Aboriginal women

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, March 3, 2013: A recent scathing report by Human Rights Watch accused the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) of excessive force, and physical and sexual assault of Aboriginal women and girls in northern British Columbia. Both Prime Minister Stephen Harper the RCMP responded to the report

State Department’s Keystone XL Project Review Upsets Environmentalists

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | March 2, 2013: Environmentalists have soundly condemned the U.S. State Department’s Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) report on TransCanada Corp’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The report, released Friday, concluded that the proposed 875-mile long pipeline, which would ship up to 830,000 barrels of Canada‘s