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
MEDIA RELEASE OTTAWA, May 6, 2012 – Today marks the 53rd day of my indefinite hunger strike against Canada’s new draconian crime law, the deceptively christened “Safe Streets and Communities Act”, formerly omnibus crime Bill C10. My name is Obert Madondo. I’m Ottawa-based activist and
Below is my appeal to newly-appointed Conservative senator and former Ottawa Police chief, Vernon White, to resign. I mailed the letter to the senator on March 14, 2012. On the same day, I started an indefinite hunger strike against the Conservative government’s cruel new crime
Canadian Human Rights Monument, Ottawa
This journal entry covers days 10 and 11 (March 23 and 24) my indefinite hunger strike against Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives’ draconian Safe Streets and Communities Act (Bill C-10). I think I’m approaching a crucial turning point since I started the peaceful
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hunger strike to demand that Canada’s new Safe Streets and Communities Act (omnibus crime Bill C-10) be immediately repealed.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
The official Parliamentary budget office estimates that it will cost Canadian taxpayers $15 billion to implement the Conservatives’ omnibus crime bill. The money will come from our healthcare, education and other social services.
As Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservatives continue to bulldoze Bill C-10 through parliament, some lessons from our neighbors down South. Texas, the United States’ toughest crime-fighting jurisdiction, says the Harper government’s expensive and cruel crime strategy won’t work. http://youtu.be/6jdw2YJb7Hw