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David Turner for NDP Member of Parliament PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 February 2004 13:49

In anticipation of a spring election, David Turner, former Mayor of Victoria and former Chair of the Greater Victoria School District, will announce Wednesday his nomination to be the NDP candidate for the federal Victoria riding. "My candidacy is a call to action for members of the NDP and all Victorians to take back our riding and take back our country," said Turner. "Like many of you, I'm tired of David Anderson, our Member of Parliament, being Ottawa's voice to Victoria, instead of representing the interests of ordinary Victorians to the federal government."

The nomination meeting is this Saturday, February 21 at 5 pm, and will feature Jack Layton, the candidates and pizza. Meet at the da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay Street in Vic West.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2004 13:49
Letter to Minister of Finance re Capital Gains tax PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 February 2004 13:41
With the upcoming federal budget (not to mention a spring election) this is an excellent time to lobby the Minister of Finance about removing the remaining capital gains tax o­n donations of listed securities. As you will see from the Globe and Mail article attached (see link below), the 50% reduction has been a great stimulus to donations to charity, at a very small cost to the government in lost tax revenue.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2004 13:41
Lobby today against Star Wars ("missile defense") PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Monday, 16 February 2004 13:37

Yesterday, during Question Period in the House of Commons in response to a question from Bill Blaikie, M.P. o­n star wars, the Minster of Foreign Affairs announced that there would be a full take-note debate o­n the issue of star wars and missile defence which will be held Tuesday night (February 17) in the House. The Minister indicated that the debate "can examine all the potential benefits of the program which we are looking at and all of the problems."

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2004 13:37
Logging Cathedral Grove for Parking Lot Disgraceful PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Monday, 16 February 2004 13:33
The new Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection, Bill Barisoff, has enraged citizens by seeking an injunction to bar them from witnessing logging at Vancouver Island's Cathedral Grove (MacMillan Park). Logging in the park was set to begin Monday to make room for a parking lot the ministry claims is necessary to address public safety. However, concerned citizens who have stalled the logging with peaceful protests insist a better solution exists.
Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2004 13:33
Scotland on Sunday: Peru trial links CIA to drug terrorists PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Sunday, 15 February 2004 04:24
Vladimiro Montesinos is a legendary figure in Latin America and is now at the centre of the most explosive trial in Peruvian history, watched with the kind of devotion usually only reserved for soap operas.

But the 58-year-old?s latest trial, in which he is accused of smuggling 10,000 rifles to Colombian terrorists, has also seen the US intelligence services become embroiled in an embarrassing row about whether the CIA not only knew what Montesinos was up to and turned a blind eye, but have actively undermined Washington?s multibillion-dollar war on drugs by doing so.

The plot is something out of a John le Carre novel. In 1999 a shadowy spymaster brokers an arms deal to send 10,000 AK-47 rifles to guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc).
Last Updated on Sunday, 15 February 2004 04:24
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