"Canada is knee deep in the Iraq war. Even though it didn't send any troops along with the coalition of the killing, the federal and provincial governments have invested billions of dollars in corporations that contribute weapons and services for the illegal invasion. As long as it continues to profit from the war, Canadian governments are complicit to the destruction."
"The federal government is set to announce $5 million in spending to help reduce the lost ranks of murdered or missing aboriginal women."
"It's part of a spending blizzard whipped up by the minority Liberals as they gird for an expected election. Politics aside, however, the Native Women's Association of Canada says the cash is needed to send a vital message."
"(We) have watched with some stupefaction as (federal NDP leader) Jack Layton has climbed up on the Liberal battle horse and accused the Conservatives of allying themselves with the separatists. Is it because Buzz Hargrove (leader of the Canadian Auto Workers' Union - CAW) recommended that he leave Quebec to the (sovereigntist and centre-left) Bloc Quebecois that Mr. Layton now feels authorized to campaign in English Canada on the back of Quebec? The English-Canadian left should call Mr. Layton to order before his remarks poison relations between progressives in both nations....We understand the complexity of the situation facing English-Canadian progressives and their concerns at the possibility of a Conservative win. We had the same concerns regarding the ADQ (Quebec based right-wing party) in Quebec. But we do not believe that the Liberals constitute an alternative, either directly or through the NDP."
"SOUND announces its call for submissions answering the questions: 'What person or event has inspired you to commit social or environmental action? What was the action you took?'" Cash prizes...
Assimilation - A Successful Survivalist Programming
I would like my constitutional rights realized as being in existence by Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Departments of the Government. This has not been the case since December 2001, when I was accepted into OW. It is for this reason that I have a Human Rights Case. The last letter from OW is written such that it is their first recognition that I possess human/civil rights other than that of slave status to Ontario government sovereignty.
The Dominion - Dru Oja Jay
"Canada is giving away its ability to set health and safety standards on food that crosses the border, say several US and Canadian scientists. They refer to Bill C-27, which Parliament will vote on in the coming months if an election is not called."
CMAJ November 23, 2004; 171 (11). doi:10.1503/cmaj.1041446.
Transparency in Drug Regulation: Mirage or Oasis?
AND e-Letter Response by Diane C Gorman, Health Canada.
The reality which forms the base of the article by Joel Lexchin and Barbara Mintzes makes moot any Health care professional honour code. Because to prescribe medical intervention based upon beliefs (dogma) in the matter of efficacy and safety - instead of evidence (transparency and independent over-sight of all the facts) based upon objective science about same - is without authority, complementarity, justifiability, nor honesty in advertising/editorial policy BUT it has total confidentiality of/by/for/with the for-profit Health care industry. Specific to the "Mental Health" industry this would necessarily include professional, institutional, Federal/Provincial government and corporate (PhRMA).
THE CANADIAN CORPORATE/STATE NEXUS IN HAITI
BY ANTHONY FENTON - Haiti-Progres, May 12, 2005
Haiti's de facto government will soon announce the appointment of Robert
Tippenhauer as its new ambassador to Canada... Should the Canadian government
accept Tippenhauer's credentials, it will mark Canada's clearest
official alignment with Haiti's right-wing elites.
Prior to the...ouster of democratically elected President
Jean Bertrand Aristide, Tippenhauer was Jamaica's honorary consul in
Haiti. His ideological leanings were apparent...when he
"resigned in protest against the decision by the Jamaican government to
host former President Jean Bertrand Aristide, which he reportedly
described as a 'slap in the face' to the Haitian people."
Comrade Gilles Duceppe
Under the leadership of Comrade Duceppe, the BQ has adopted a working class program as a left social democratic party, much more so than the mushy social democrats in the NDP. While sovereignty is their goal, it is the sovereignty of the CSN, which was the union Duceppe, was an organizer for and which has been one of the strongest supporters of Quebec nationalism.
Ever since Trudeau, the Liberals have had a vision of a Quebec within Canada, while the Parlimentary carreerists in the old Tory party and the NDP were weak sisters backing up the Liberal lead against the Quebec nationalists.
To hear Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, the former mouthpiece of the employers and bosses lobby, the National Citizens Coalition (folks who promote the idea of keeping Canada union-free), speak of the "NDP betraying workers" in their deal "with the devil" to support the Liberals budget is, well the kettle calling the pot black if we continue on with the cliches.
NEO LIBERALISM A FAILURE IN CANADA
"Public Policy wonks, both from the left and right, the soul of capitalism; the TD Bank, and Stats Canada all agree that for twenty boom years of capitalism in North America, Canadian workers still have yet to benefit.
Tax cuts have produced no measurable effect for the average Canadian family for twenty years. And in fact have contributed to the continuing immizeration of Canadian workers. When Jim Stanford of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) and the Chief Economist for the TD.Bank agree on this empirical fact, when will the Conservative right wing admit that their policies do nothing for us but lots for our bosses."
"All levels of government are claiming to support childcare, but our study
exposes the reality for working class women," explains Monica Urrutia.
Quality childcare is completely unaffordable leaving women to `make do'
their own by quitting work or dropping out of school, relying on extended
family including siblings, or even being forced to leave young children at
home alone. The lack of universal childcare is really an attack on women's
equality and right to development."
Health Canada Endorsed Important Safety Information on Xigris
[drotrecogin alfa (activated)] - Eli Lilly Canada Inc.
Health Professional Communication
Health Professional or Consumer Advisories for health products are posted on Health Canada's Web site...These include advisories issued by the Marketed Health Products Directorate(MHPD), the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD), the Biologics and Genetic Therapies Directorate (BGTD) of Health Canada and those prepared in collaboration with the Directorates and issued by industry.
The NDP in parliment continue to be the wag that tailed the dog. While the party position at conventions is to support Quebec's right to soveriegnty the NDP MP's continue to align with the Liberals as Federalists. Stuck in the Broadbent/Lewis past they fail to see that they and the BQ share common social democratic policies.