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Jun 4th, 2011
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News release from Council of Canadians  June 3 2011Halifax, NS – Municipal councillors from across the country arrived in Halifax today for the annual general meeting of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, and the Council of Canadians was there to greet them. Activists from the organization wa...
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May 15th, 2011
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Trade deal with Europe would affect municipal right to prioritizeLetter to the Barrie Examiner May 13 2011New Tecumseth town council has passed a resolution asking the provincial government to negotiate a clear exemption from the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (the Canada-European Union t...
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Apr 19th, 2011
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From Simcoe County Citizens Engaging Democracy (Facebook) April 19 2011Simcoe County Citizens Engaging Democracy attended the debate Monday April 18th at Grace United Church. We believe that debates are an important part of engaging in the democratic process. No other part of the election procedure a...
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Apr 7th, 2011
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EU negotiators in Ottawa for CETA talks   Rabble.ca April 5 2011 European Union trade negotiators will be in Ottawa April 11-15 to continue trade talks with the provinces and federal government on the Canada-EU free trade agreement. The deal on the table will have a considerable impact on jobs, farme...
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Apr 3rd, 2011
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Harper pledges deadline to wrap up EU and India trade talks Maude Barlow warns against deals during election period  By Michael Lewis Toronto Star March 31 2011 Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged Thursday to clinch a free-trade deal with the European Union by 2012 and with India in 2013. Read more...
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Mar 23rd, 2011
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CATCH News March 23 2011Regular unadvertised meetings that have been going on for nearly a decade between city staff, councillors and the Hamilton Halton Home Builders Association have been labelled “illegal” by Brad Clark. Several councillors and senior staff expressed enthusiasm about the quarterly...
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Feb 2nd, 2011
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Council of Canadians release Sunday, January 30th, 2011Council of Canadians Atlantic organizer Angela Giles and CUPE Nova Scotia president Danny Cavanagh write in the Halifax Chronicle Herald (with 114,000 daily readers) that, “Prime Minister Stephen Harper has engaged Canada, the provinces and terri...
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Jan 11th, 2011
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The Green Pages December 22, 2010Toronto – Environmental groups are applauding the strong recommendations put forward by the Ontario government’s expert advisory panel aimed at protecting citizens from strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs). They now call on the McGuinty...
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Jan 9th, 2011
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The Canadian Press Jan 9 2011OTTAWA—A new study ranks Canada dead last in an international comparison of freedom-of-information laws — a hard fall after many years being judged a global model in openness. ...
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Nov 27th, 2010
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By Jim Coyle Toronto Star November 22 2010He wasn’t the first, or the last, to make the case but former Progressive Conservative MPP Morley Kells probably put it as well as anyone. ...