From October 26 to October 29, 1000 youth from across the country will converge at Power Shift 2012 in Ottawa to galvanize a broad movement pushing the federal government to aggressively reduce carbon emissions and tackle the corporations that are fueling climate change, building on the momentum of the tar sands pipeline protests on the west coast and the Maple Spring movement in Quebec.
The Canadian Progressive’s publisher and progressive political blogger, Obert Madondo, will be reporting on the 4-day Power Shift 2012 conference taking place in Ottawa and Gatineau on October 26-29, 2012. More than 1000 youth from across Canada are expected for the conference, which seeks to “galvanize a broad movement” pushing the Harper Government to act to stop climate change and social injustice, and end annual handouts of “$1.4 billion in taxpayer money to the richest, dirtiest corporations in the world.” The conference features panel discussions, lectures, workshops and activist trainings to be delivered by internationally acclaimed Canadian author and social activist, Naomi Klein, internationally acclaimed author, economist, orator and activist, Winona LaDuke, and others. The conference concludes on Monday with a massive protest on Parliament Hill. Click HERE to read our reports.
After months of speculation, it’s official!
Justin Trudeau is running for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada. And he’s already dreaming big: he wants to replace Stephen Harper as Canada’s next prime minister. Announcing his leadership bid in Montreal Tuesday, the Papineau MP delivered a speech unequivocally pointing in that direction.
The speech opened with the famous Goethe line: “Make no small dreams, they have not the power to move the soul.”