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PC leader Patrick Brown promotes pill pressing machine ban PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:35

Says in the wrong hands, pill pressing machines fuel the opioid crisis

CBC News Posted: Aug 22, 2017 5:39 PM ET

 

 

Ontario's Liberal government could stop the opioid crisis "in its tracks" by taking simple steps like banning private pill pressing machines, according to Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown. 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 12:25
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Open Letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 07:18

Open Letter to Minister of Foreign Affairs
Chrystia Freeland

 

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Dear Minister Freeland,


We are [I am] outraged by the position the Trudeau government has taken with regard to the escalating conflict in Venezuela. Once again the government has condemned Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, expressing serious concerns over the government’s plan for a Constituent Assembly, saying it’s “contrary to Venezuela’s Constitution”.  This is not only a flagrant interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation but is also factually incorrect.  Article 347 and 348 of the Bolivarian Constitution clearly outlines its legitimacy and establishes the president’s right to convoke a National Constituent Assembly.
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Chemical weapons from secret Canadian-U.S. mustard gas program in Panama to be destroyed PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 11:35

by David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen<\p>

Scientists conducted race-based experiments on San Jose Island where they monitored how mustard gas affected the skin of blacks, Puerto Ricans, Japanese and Caucasians

The U.S. has agreed to destroy chemical bombs left over from a secret U.S.-Canadian test program that conducted mustard-gas experiments on various ethnic groups during the Second World War.

The eight bombs were discovered on San Jose Island, the site of an extensive wartime chemical weapons test program and, later, the location for several seasons of the Survivor reality TV series.

The weapons on the Panamanian island will be destroyed in September.

Canada’s Department of National Defence had warned years ago that Canadian-made mustard gas and other chemical weapons might still be found on the island, according to documents obtained by the Ottawa Citizen through the Access to Information law.

Photo: An unidentified Canadian soldier with burns caused by mustard gas gets treatment. Library and Archives Canada/CP]

The failure by the U.S. and Canadian governments to commit to cleaning up the contaminated island has angered Panamanian officials for years. The chemical bombs were discovered in 2002 but it has taken until now to get the U.S. to agree to dispose of the weapons.

More than 30,000 chemical bombs were detonated on the island during the U.S.-led program. One report indicated that there could be up to 3,000 bombs still intact and scattered in the jungles on San Jose.

Canadian DND scientists also noted in one report that in 1974 a worker at a construction site on the island suffered burns from a mysterious substance.

Last Updated on Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:13
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An 11 year old perspective on canadian politics PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 12 June 2017 16:07

By Sophia Crabb Russow

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The cartoon states that Canada could give marijuana to ISIS to cause the entire militant

insurgence to collapse because of the effects marijuana has on human behavior.

The cartoonist is saying that most other countries are using violence and that is bad because

they are killing innocent people but there is a better solution. The plane is a Hercules, one

of the biggest cargo planes ever. The plane can hold up to 45,000 pounds. The cartoon

shows how much marijuana Canada would have to give ISIS to affect the militant group.

Canada is in the process of legalizing marijuana so they could make this happen!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 July 2017 22:49
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Indigenous rights in Canada: Significant work still needed PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Sunday, 11 June 2017 11:17

BOB RAE, OLIVER MACLAREN, SARAH COLGROVE, BENJAMIN BROOKWELL AND JULIE-ANNE PARISEAU
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Jun. 07, 2017 2:34PM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Jun. 07, 2017 8:14PM EDT
 

Bob Rae and Oliver MacLaren are partners at Olthuis Kleer Townshend law firm. Sarah Colgrove, Benjamin Brookwell, and Julie-Anne Pariseau are associates. The firm acts for Indigenous people across Canada

On June 1, Canada said farewell to four visiting United Nations delegates who spent ten days visiting communities across the country to learn how business impacts international human-rights standards here. Over the next year, they will write their report. Indigenous rights are sure to be front and centre.

Canada is ahead of many nations in recognizing Indigenous rights, but there remains significant work to be done. Canadian courts, governments, businesses, and civil society need to appreciate that truly free, prior, and informed consent is a critical requirement in upholding the rights of Indigenous people in international law.
Last Updated on Sunday, 11 June 2017 11:19
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UN experts urge Canada to take tougher line on business-related rights abuses PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Monday, 05 June 2017 07:31

 

OTTAWA / GENEVA (1 June 2017) – The United Nations Working Group on business and human rights has urged the Canadian authorities and business sector to step up their efforts to prevent and address adverse human rights impacts of business activities, both at home and abroad. 

A delegation of the expert panel also called for meaningful consultation and engagement with indigenous peoples, at the end of its first official visit to Canada
  
“As Canada seeks to advance the monumental task of reconciliation with indigenous communities, and create a new nation-to-nation relationship based on equal respect and dignity, the Government and businesses must integrate indigenous peoples’ rights into their policies and practices governing the exploitation of natural resources,” said human rights expert Surya Deva, vice-chairperson of the Working Group. 

Last Updated on Monday, 05 June 2017 07:45
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He's a liar - Justin Trudeau / Politics Insights PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 26 February 2017 21:29

'He's a liar': Why the Left Coast may be writing off Justin TrudeauiPolitics Insights
British Columbians fell hard for ‘sunny ways’. Trudeau’s approach to development is changing their minds.
Michael Harris Michael HarrisThursday, February 23rd, 2017

The man sitting at the head of the table has a face that should be on money.

It is calm, etched with wrinkle lines of infinite patience, utterly immune to honeyed words. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip has heard more vows than the parsons in Reno’s drive-thru wedding chapels — most of them destined to be broken by the politicians who made them. Yet behind the softness, the weary eyes suggest something else. These are undefeated eyes.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 March 2017 14:16
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Canada’s $7 Billion Dam Tests the Limits of State Power PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 14:54
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Opponents of the Peace River dam in British Columbia gathered near the project, known as Site C.
 
They criticized the dam as a huge boondoggle that would cost Canadian taxpayers for years to come. CreditAndrew Testa for The New York Times
 
 
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/10/world/canada/canadas-7-billion-dam-tests-the-limits-of-state-power.html?_r=1
 
BEAR FLAT, British Columbia — Rugged, remote and prized for its rare microclimate, the Peace River Valley in northeastern British Columbia is an agricultural oasis in northern Canada. Alfalfa, watermelon and barley fields sprawl across a landscape flecked by caribou tracks and seasonal trappers’ huts, which reflect the role indigenous peoples have played in this fertile land for more than 10,000 years.
 
 
 
But little of this abundance will be around much longer.

 

But little of this abundance will be around much longer.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:06
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Common Security Act to replace C-51, which should be repealed PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 15:06

The statue Ivstitia (Justice) guards the entrance of the Supreme Court of Canada as the Peace tower is seen in the background in Ottawa.

 

Submission to the Government on   "Our Security, Our Rights: Canadian National Security Green Paper, 2016"

ByJoan Russow PhD

 

Co-ordinator Global Compliance Research Project 1994 – Present

Former leader of the Green Party of Canada (1997-2001)

 Need to redefine what constitutes true security what constitutes real threats to security, and what contributes to real terrorism 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 December 2016 22:35
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Common Security Act to replace C-51, which should be repealed PDF Print E-mail
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Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 13:31

OLD DRAFT 

 

SEE FINAL SUBMISSION   TO GOVERNMENT

http://pejnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10644:common-security-act-to-replace-c-51-which-should-be-repealed&catid=75:cjustice-news&Itemid=218

 

Joan Russow PhD

Co-ordinator Global Compliance Research Project 1994 – Present

Former leader of the Green Party of Canada (1997-2001)

 Need to redefine what constitutes true security what constitutes real threats to security, and what contributes to real terrorism 

OUTLINE

    A.   BACKGROUND to RCMP THREAT ASSESSMENT LIST AND 2005 SUBMISSION TO THE SENATE ON THE REVIEW OF BILL 36 – THE ANTI TERRORISM ACT AND DRAFT OF A COMMON SECURITY INDEX.

B. NEED TO REDEFINE WHAT CONSTITUTES TRUE SECURITY: COMMON SECURITY

C. COMMENTS ON DEFINITION OF THREATS TO SECURITY IN C51

D. NEED TO REDEFINE WHAT CONSTITUTES REALTHREATS TO SECURITY: THREATS TO COMMON SECURITY;

  I FAILING TO ACHIEVE A STATE OF PEACE, AND DISARMAMENT; AND FAILING TO REALLOCATE MILITARY EXPENSES AND TO WORK FOR THE DELEGITIMIZATION OF WAR

 

 II FAILING TO ENSURE THE PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT, THE RESPECT FOR THE INHERENT  WORTH OF NATURE BEYOND HUMAN PURPOSE, THE REDUCTION OF THE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT, THE ENSHRINING OF ECOLOGICAL RIGHTS, RIGHT TO A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT AND THE MOVING AWAY FROM THE CURRENT MODEL OF OVERCONSUMPTION

 

III –PROMOTING FREE TRADE RATHER THAN FAIR TRADE

 

IV –FAILING TO PROMOTE SOCIALLY EQUITABLE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND ENTERPRISES AND RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT

 

V –FAILING TO PROMOTE AND FULLY GUARANTEE RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INCLUDING LABOUR RIGHTS, WOMEN’S RIGHTS CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS, INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS – RIGHT TO FOOD, RIGHT TO HOUSING, RIGHT TO SAFE DRINKING WATER AND SEWAGE TREATMENT, RIGHT TO EDUCATION AND RIGHT TO UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE NOT FOR PROFIT HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

 

VI –FAILING TO SIGN AND RATIFY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS, COVENANTS AND TREATIES AND ENACT LEGISLATION TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE

 

E. NEED TO CONSIDER WHAT CONTRIBUTES TO REAL TERRORISM INCLUDING STATE TERRORISM

I.        INTERNATIONAL IMPASSE TO A COMPREHENSIVE INTERNATIONAL DEFINITION OF TERRORISM

II.       UNITED NATIONS PASSED A RESOLUTION ON TERRORISM THAT STRESSES THAT MEASURES AGAINST TERRORISM MUST COMPLY           WITH INTERNATIONAL LAW

III.      CHANGES TO THE CRIMINAL CODE DEFINITION OF TERRORISM TO IMPLEMENT C-51

IV.     MISCONSTRUING ARTICLE 51- SELF DEFENCE OF THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND PRETEXTS FOR WAR HAS        CONTRIBUTED TO STATE TERRORISM

V.            STATE CONTRIBUTION TO TERRORISM; AGGRESSION INTO ANOTHER STATE AS A CAUSE OF TERRORISM

NATO states have been complicit or responsible for using the following pretexts for aggressive intervention in other sovereign states “human security" (Iraq 1991), "Humanitarian intervention" (Kosovo, 1999), “self-defence” (Afghanistan 2001), "Pre-emptive/ preventive" attack (Iraq, 2003) "Responsibility to Protect (Haiti, 2004, Libya, 2011) or "will to intervene" (Mali, 2013). Each time the pretext was discredited, a new pretext arises: through NATO expansion, through being a nuclear weapons organization, through coercing other states to increase their military budget, and purchase weapons like F 35 and armed drones, through destabilizing other nations, through setting up military bases around the world, through war games and military exercises, through circulating nuclear powered and nuclear arms capable vessel. Etc.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 December 2016 20:41
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