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The head of Canada's financial intelligence agency has admitted it signed a deal that interfered with the government's legal obligations under federal freedom of information legislation. The director of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) made the admission on Tuesday as he elaborated on a confidential... More
Michael Geist | March 24, 2017 | in Blog Post
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is expected to file a notice of renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement within weeks, paving the way for talks that could reshape the Canadian economy. It became clear last week that the renegotiation will involve much more than just a few “tweaks”, as a U.S. congressional hearing saw officials... More
National Observer | February 22, 2017 | in Op-Ed
The suburban hotel ballroom was packed with more than 400 conservative activists, college students and curious reporters. On stage, a bespectacled Calgarian was railing against what he called the “fascist theocracy” of militant Islam. This was in Sainte-Foy, Que., but the crowd didn’t seem to mind that he was speaking English. They laughed,... More
Ed Hand | February 13, 2017 | in Comment
Do as I say and not as I do seems to be the message from Ottawa Police Services Board chair, Eli El-Chantiry.   I received an interesting screen capture of his Facebook page (see below).  On it, Eli is friends with Charlie Manasseri.   Mr. Manasseri is currently in prison awaiting his appeal in the murder conviction in the death of Brian Fudge.  ... More

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For immediate release Ottawa – A 20th-century CRA opinion is the only barrier to infusing hundreds of millions of advertising dollars into hard-pressed... more
media
Advertising
CRTC
Internet
taxes
TV
radio
print media
News
cdnpoli
Canadian Broadcasting
telecommunications
Friends of Canadian Broadcasting
Google
YouTube
Canada
Ottawa – The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) today received City Council approval to develop a new 216,000 square-foot Ottawa Central Library joint facility with... more
Ottawa Public Library
City of Ottawa
Federal Government
National Archives
ottpoli
cdnpoli
By Mark Blevis & David Coletto In August 2016, we explored how Canadians use the internet to discuss and debate politics, get their news, and what role... more
Internet
Politics
Social Media
Facebook
cdnpoli
public opinion
Abacus Data
fake news
propaganda
news media
Canada
Dear Mayor Watson, Honourable Minister McKenna (and city counsellors of Ottawa),  We met briefly during clubs week at the University of Ottawa. I was very... more
Cannabis
Cannabis legalization
Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Report
Ottawa
Jim Watson
ottpoli
Now, I understand why bigot people were more visible back in “good old” days. They were wearing their white robes, marking the front doors of synagogues with... more
Racism
Donald Trump
homophobia
misogyny
language
A reporter, a filmmaker, a project manager, SEO expert, and an understanding of organizational structure, legislation, governance and the HR run-around – all... more
Smiths Falls Police
Smiths Falls
CAS
Lanark Leeds and Grenville
On this week's episode of Talking Radical Radio, Scott Neigh speaks with Lynn Gehl and Lindsay Lambert. Gehl is an Algonquin woman who traces her roots to the... more
Chaudière Falls
Chaudière sacred islands & falls
Canada 150
Lynn Gehl
Lindsay Lambert
Algonquin First Nations
Indigenous rights
cdnpoli
Rabble.ca
Algonquin Anishinaabeg
Disappointed, let down, betrayed. I’m not sure which best expresses my reaction to the news that our Liberal government has dropped the idea of changing the... more
Government
Liberals
democratic elections
cdnpoli
campaign promises
Sam Routley’s recent article falls far short of a balanced effort to consider ways that Canada might preserve local representation while also increasing the... more
Fair Vote Canada
Electoral System
electoral reform
all-party committee on electoral reform
proportional representation
On February 12th, 2010 I purchased a 2009 Pontiac G6. It had 30 000 kilometers on it. the previous owner was the dealership. The car was used as a shuttle for... more
Pontiac G6
General Motors
Spontaneous combustion
car fire
safety
public safety
Canada
Canada's Social Change-Makers YouTube series promo video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B1pu5lko-ck
Canada
interviews
socialchange
promovideo
Substance abuse is the harmful or hazardous use of prescription or illegal drugs for non-medical reasons. The use of drugs cause several physical harms, but... more
Carrie Fisher
mental illness
Shan Simpson
J2DW
workplace safety
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today after hearing of the fatal shooting at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec located... more
Quebec City Mosque shooting
Justin Trudeau
Muslim
Racism
Hate crimes
religion
Islam
hate
Canada
Jan. 27, 2017 9:30am It’s kind of like a church, that’s found itself on the wrong side of the tracks. The lighting is dim and the people look grievous. Except... more
Smiths Falls Police
CAS
Smiths Falls
Lanark Leeds and Grenville
"No one should be surprised" - With the society's reputation HAS a truer thing ever been said? (might be the only true thing CUPE has ever said) but it is... more
CUPE
Children's Aid Society
Wynne
OACAS

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