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Over 70 Community Groups Demand Cancellation of “Border Security” Reality TV Show

Cancel Border Security

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Over 70 community groups have signed a letter demanding the immediate cancellation of anti-immigrant reality TV show, Border Security. The letter is addressed to Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, who personally approved the show, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and various companies with interests in the show, including Force Four Entertainment and Shaw Media. The letter… Read More

Harper Says New Anti-Trudeau Flier Is Part Of “Democratic Debate”

Stephen Harper (Photo: Remy Steinegger)

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Stephen Harper wants us all to believe that the Conservatives’ new anti-Trudeau household flier is part of “democratic debate.” The Harper Conservatives greeted Justin Trudeau‘s election as Liberal leader with a below-the-belt TV ad rejected by Canadians. This week, the Conservatives launched a tax-payer-funded flyer campaign attacking the Liberal leader’s early jobs,… Read More

Appalled by Harper’s decision to kill the Health Council of Canada

Council of Canadians denounces Harper decision to kill the Health Council of Canada By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Canada`s leading progressive citizen’s advocacy group says it`s appalled by Harper’s decision to kill the Health Council of Canada. In a press release issued earlier this week, the Council of Canadians said it’s “sadly not shocked” by the federal government’s decision. The… Read More

Justin Trudeau crowned leader of the Liberal Party of Canada!

Justin Trudeau

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: As expected, Justin Trudeau has been crowned leader of the 3rd-placed Liberal Party of Canada. But the eldest son of former prime minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, won convincingly: with 80% support. Trudeau says the era of the hyphenated Liberal is over. “It doesn’t matter to me if you were a Chretien-Liberal, a Turner-Liberal,… Read More

Jack Layton, Canadian Newsmaker of the Year

Jack Layton

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: It is a fitting tribute to a fine Canadian and global citizen. Editors and news directors participating a Canadian Press annual survey of newsrooms across the country nailed it when they named the man newsmaker of 2011. In 2011, no other Canadian dominated the news headlines like the late NDP leader, Jack Layton.… Read More