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Archive for January 2010

Proroguing Parliament will delay review of bills:CBC

Jan 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Campaigns (incl.) Grassroots

Jan 4th, 2010 By CBC News Prorogation of Parliament will delay review of dozens of government-sponsored bills. Prorogation of Parliament will delay the review of dozens of government-sponsored bills. Government-sponsored bills go back to square one unless there is majority consent in the House of Commons to restore them to the stage they were at [...]



Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament

Jan 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Campaigns (incl.) Grassroots

Taken 2 minutes to email your MP yet? Christopher White 31 December 2009 at 18:43 Hullo All, This has certainly exceeded our expectations, we’ve got 2,000+ members in the first 26 hours and counting. http://webinfo.parl.gc.ca/MembersOfParliament/MainMPsCompleteList.aspx?TimePeriod=Current&Language=E The idea of this group was to organize pressure on our MP to show up to work on January 25th, [...]



Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives- National Update

Jan 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Campaigns (incl.) Grassroots, Community Resource

Dear Friends and Members,   Happy New Year!   The Centre started off the new year with the release of Hugh Mackenzie’s latest report on executive compensation. The total average compensation for Canada’s 100 highest paid CEOs was $7,352,895 in 2008—a stark contrast from the total average Canadian income of $42,305. They pocketed what takes [...]



Collateral Christmas Holidays – By Gilles Chiasson

Jan 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Poetry and Inspiration, Written Word

Collateral Christmas Holidays – By Gilles Chiasson Dec 26 2009 I am quite sure it was never meant to be this way Full of pressure, hostility and addictive abuse Domestic uproar, spilt over gravy boats and broken toys Babies crying, children anxious and parents fighting Most damming of all, the promise, the hope, the expectation [...]



FORWARD by Patricia Diaz-Cummings

Jan 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Campaigns (incl.) Grassroots, Community Resource, Uncategorized

Patricia Diaz-Cummings   FORWARD is a community-based multicultural group of homeless and under housed women. We began in April of 2005 as a human rights program called “Claiming Our Rights” by researcher Emily Paradis of the University of Toronto. Women came together every week at Sistering to learn about human rights, analyzed their experiences of [...]



on aging courtesy l.arthurs

Jan 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Entertainment, Life

on aging… (againg)   I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly. As I’ve aged, I’ve become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I’ve become my own friend. I don’t chide myself for eating that extra cookie, or for not [...]



Feng Shui Tip

Jan 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Health, Poetry and Inspiration

Today (Jan 7) is ‘Old Rock Day’ with the ‘rock’ most associated with January being the beautiful gemstone garnet. That’s right, anyone who celebrates a birthday in January should know that their special birthstone, the same one that can bring them big fortune and lots of luck, is the very same garnet. In fact, this [...]



Homeless are economic asset, says Gates Foundation CEO

Jan 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Campaigns (incl.) Grassroots

  The Business of Giving Exploring philanthropy, non-profits and socially motivated business, from the Gates Foundation to your donation. A fresh look at the economy of good intentions. September 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm Homeless are economic assets, says Gates Foundation CEO Posted by Kristi Heim Seattle’s business community should consider homeless people as valuable [...]



Register now for Tamarak learning opportunities

Jan 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Community Resource

Happy New Year!  We are very pleased to share information about a number of exciting learning opportunities that Tamarack will be offering in the coming months. These events not only offer you support for your own continued learning but also enable you to participate in enriching the learning of others. We do hope you will [...]



art by flora

Jan 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Visual Art

  Flora’s Women -1 flora   Bio I am not a ‘trained’ artist, but rather am inspired by the deep longing that I feel as a woman towards connection, light, and expression. I am captivated by the ‘in-between’ world we experience as a very real, inner guidance. I begin my paintings with a loose idea [...]