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Budget Bill C-38: A Conservative Insurgency Against Harper?


Earlier this week, the NDP and other Federal opposition parties released the findings of their Canada-wide public consultations on Stephen Harper’s Budget Implementation Act, Bill C-38. Yesterday, the parties submitted 1,300 amendments to the behemoth omnibus bill. Now a new opposition front, straight out of Harper’s Conservative world, is gathering strength.

Obert Madondo: Unpacking my Canada Crime Bill C10 hunger strike

by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, May 21, 2012 Today, May 21st is the day 69 of my indefinite hunger strike protesting Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cruel new crime law, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, formerly omnibus crime Bill C10. This potentially-fatal act of peaceful civil disobedience is an informed reaction to Harper’s… Read More

Obert Madondo’s Bill C-10 hunger strike: Letter to Governor General of Canada

Obert Madondo

By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Mar. 14, 2012: Starting at 12:01am today, I embarked on an indefinite hunger strike to demand that Canada’s new Safe Streets and Communities Act (omnibus crime Bill C-10) be immediately repealed. Earlier, I appealed to the Governor General of Canada, David Johnson, to use the Crown’s reserve powers to either withhold… Read More

Chris Hedges: What Happened to Canada?


By Chris Hedges | TRUTHDIG But that was the old Canada.I was in Montreal on Friday and Saturday and saw the familiar and disturbing tentacles of the security and surveillance state. Canada has withdrawn from the Kyoto Accords so it can dig up the Alberta tar sands in an orgy of environmental degradation. It carried out the… Read More