Citizen Action Monitor

U of T Prof straight from the heart: “Harper majority would kill Canada’s Parliamentary Democracy”

No 168 Posted by fw, April 30, 2011 “Because I really fear – this may sound extreme – that if the Harper Conservatives were to win a majority in the … Continue reading

April 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Vote the Canada that can be … a return to tolerance and decency”

No 167 Posted by fw, April 30, 2011 “On Monday, I personally will vote for country: for the Canada that can be. I will vote for a return to tolerance … Continue reading

April 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Democracy Watch releases “Report Card on 2011 Good Gov’t Election Platforms”

No 166, Posted by fw, April 28, 2011 “All the federal parties except the Green Party have failed to respond to high voter concern about democracy and trust issues, but … Continue reading

April 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

Vote because you can, urges Leadnow.ca

No 165 Posted by fw, April 28, 2011 As I reported in a March 5, 2011 post, leadnow.ca was created by a committed team of bright, enthusiastic young Canadians to … Continue reading

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Canadians “cool” on “trust, ethics, and accountability?” “Balderdash” says this Canadian

No 164 Guest post, April 28, 2011 Stephen Harper would have us believe that the electorate is more interested in the pocketbook issues of a strong economy, jobs, taxes, pensions, … Continue reading

April 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

CCPA: A research body the “less educated, less sophisticated” are likely to use

No 163 Posted by fw, April 27, 2011 The previous post, Is Election 2011 outcome really in the hands of ‘the less educated and less sophisticated parts of society”? cited Professor Peter … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Is Election 2011 outcome really in the hands of “the less educated and less sophisticated parts of society”?

No 162 Posted by fw, April 27, 2011 “Much of our undemocratic condition was a result of the power hoarding of prime ministers who came before Harper, says Peter Russell, … Continue reading

April 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Stop Harper: Importance of getting out the vote

No 161 Guest post, April 23, 2011 Thanks to my friend, Marjorie, for the following email — Many reports suggest high turnout in recent advanced polls. Encouraging!   Let’s hope the university vote … Continue reading

April 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

Author Nino Ricci sarcastically exposes Harper’s “nakedness” in open letter

No 160 Posted by fw, April 21, 2011 An Open Letter to Stephen Harper Originally posted April 18, 2011 by blogbot 18 April 2011 The Right Hon. Stephen Joseph Harper, … Continue reading

April 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Want to see more of the Koch brothers at play in our tar sands? Vote Conservative

No 159 Posted by fw, April 21, 2011 Why are Charles and David Koch smiling? (Pronounced “coke” as in “coal”) Perhaps it’s because Alberta’s lobbyist registry reveals that on March … Continue reading

April 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ignatieff’s rousing “Rise up” speech. Tories quickly insert it in attack ads

No 158 Posted by fw, April 21, 2011 True to form, it didn’t take long for the Tories to edit the video of Michael Ignatieff’s “Rise up” speech in Sudbury … Continue reading

April 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Marshall Ganz: On the power of personal storytelling in activist team-building

No 157 Posted by fw, April 20, 2011 In the preceding post, Marshall Ganz: On where and how the powerless can get power, Ganz related how the blacks of Montgomery, … Continue reading

April 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Marshall Ganz: On where and how the powerless can get power

No 156 Posted by fw, April 19, 2011 In the preceding post, Marshall Ganz: On building effective citizen action teams, Ganz presented four important teachings to budding young activists attending … Continue reading

April 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

Marshall Ganz: On building effective citizen action teams

No 155 Posted by fw, April 18, 2011 I’m envious. More than 10,000 U.S. youth activists attending this past weekend’s Power Shift 2011 conference in Washington DC, were guided by the … Continue reading

April 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Check out Election Almanac for latest election news

No 153 Posted by fw, April 12, 2011 Whether you’re a political junkie or just a curious spectator, Election Almanac is worth a visit. I discovered it quite by accident … Continue reading

April 12, 2011 · Leave a comment

Women across Hamilton are breaking up with Stephen Harper (video)

No 152 Posted by fw, April 11, 2011 This sparkling 1:46-minute video definitely, absolutely deserves more exposure. Psst … Spread the word — IF ENOUGH WOMEN VOTE, HARPER’S REGIME WILL … Continue reading

April 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Harper’s record of gutting dissent gives whole new meaning to “bully pulpit”

No 151 Posted by fw, April 10, 2011 “Over the past five years, exercise of the fundamental freedom of speech in Canada has been curbed and discouraged by a federal … Continue reading

April 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Election another chance to finally toss Harper out” — rabble.ca poll results

No 150 Posted by fw, April 8, 2011 According to an unscientific poll conducted by rabble.ca, as of 11:25 this morning, 299 (40%) of 756 respondents voted they were “excited about … Continue reading

April 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Ten (more) reasons “why the Tories shouldn’t run or represent Canada”

No 149 Posted by fw, April 8, 2011 UPDATE: April 11, 2011 — Kathleen O’Hara has added to her original list of ten reasons. Go here to see her expanded … Continue reading

April 8, 2011 · Leave a comment