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Idle No More to spearhead Mother Earth Day commemoration in Ottawa

Mother Earth Day 2013 Ottawa

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  The Idle No More movement for Indigenous rights and sovereignty is scheduled to spearhead the commemoration of Mother Earth Day in Ottawa. Activists are expected to confront the Harper government’s agenda against Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. In an earlier press release, Idle No More explained this insidious agenda: to weaken all collective rights and environmental protections,… Read More

World Press Freedom Day celebration to highlight free expression in tough times

By: Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom | Press Release:  OTTAWA, April 2, 2013 – On May 3, 2013, editors, writers, politicians and policymakers from across Canada will celebrate freedom of expression and its champions during a luncheon at the Ottawa Convention Centre. The lunch and awards ceremony mark UNESCO-designated World Press Freedom Day and will draw friends and supporters of… Read More

In Ottawa, An Evening with David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin: The ECO Tour

ECO Tour Poster

  (Edited) by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive | Jan. 26, 2013: The Eco Tour comes to Ottawa! Join award-winning geneticist and broadcaster David Suzuki and award-winning, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin for an evening of discussion of how to create a truly sustainable future. The finer details:  What: An Evening with David Suzuki and Jeff Rubin: The ECO… Read More

Canada Politics News Watch on Monday, February 11, 2013: Morning Picks

By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 11, 2013: Senator Patrick Brazeau: Brazeau symbolic of Harper’s indifference to First Nations - Winnipeg Free Press Brazeau, Harper and Idle No More - The Tyee Let’s talk about punishing mentally ill - Winnipeg Free Press Brazeau Just Latest Thrown Under Bus by Harper - The Tyee Editorial: Unreformed senator - Calgary Herald