Citizen Action Monitor

Canadian parliament debates climate change policies: Absolute insanity on two fronts

“The ultimate irony” — MP Elizabeth May on the climate debate in the House. But it’s actually worse than ironical — it’s insane. No 575 Posted by fw September 23, … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

LEAD NOW is asking you to gather for a “Turning Point”

No 261 Posted by fw, August 26, 2011 Yesterday I received the following email from Jamie Biggar of Lead Now with this invitation – “We need your help. We’re writing … Continue reading

August 26, 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

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

Strategic voting has pitfalls warns Straight Goods News

No 148 Posted by fw, April 6, 2011 In a follow-up to yesterday’s post featuring an article by McGill Professor Henry Mintzberg recommending strategic voting as a way to deny … Continue reading

April 6, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Vote strategically to oust Harper” urges distinguished Canadian scholar

No 147 Posted by fw, April 5, 2011 “Imagine treating this election as a plebiscite: a vote for conserving Canada or else for a Conservative Canada. Those who support the … Continue reading

April 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Harm Harper’s done to our country is beyond imagining

No 146 Posted by fw, April 5, 2011 Thanks to my friend, Linda, who writes: “Here is a great article from Toronto Star columnist Jim Travers who passed away recently.  … Continue reading

April 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

87 reasons to vote against Harper’s bullies

No 144 Posted by fw, April 4, 2011 A standing ovation, please, for: Judith Szabo and Pearl Eliadis who compiled the following list for “, a coalition of organizations and … Continue reading

April 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

New book examines Harper’s agenda to remake Canada “by stealth”. Should Canadians be concerned?

No 138 Posted by fw, March 22, 2011 This morning, I received the following heads-up email from my friend, Marjorie. Dear Friends, I highly recommend a newly published and timely book, Rogue … Continue reading

March 22, 2011 · Leave a comment releases budget priorities from 75 conversations with Canadians

No 137 Posted by fw, March 22, 2011 Following up on a March 5, 2011 post in this blog — Youth-driven organization aims to change the face of federal politics in Canada … Continue reading

March 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Youth-driven organization aims to change the face of federal politics in Canada

No 129 Posted by fw, March 5, 2011 Jamie Biggar and Adam Shedletzky. Remember their names. This dynamic duo, along with a multi-partisan network of volunteers and advisers with a … Continue reading

March 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

Two Stories: In one, a Canadian weeps for Canada. In the other, celebrities celebrate GREED!

No 96, Posted by fw December 12, 2010 Passages from two sharply contrasting stories juxtaposed in Canada’s online leftist magazine,, reveal divided ideologies in our nation — progressives vs. neo-conservatives … Continue reading

December 12, 2010 · Leave a comment