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CANSEC 2016– warfare exhibit in Ottawa : Ottawa defies international law- Warmongers on Display“ PDF Print E-mail
Peace News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 25 May 2016 08:06

CANSEC is Canada's Global Defence and Security Tradeshow, a 2 day event, from 25th May to the 26th May 2016 at the EY Centre in Ottawa, Canada.

 

- Joan Russow (PhD)

Global Compliance Research Project

 

 

“The two-day trade show will be held on May 25-26, 2015, with the business development program extended to a third day, May 30th. CANSEC 2015 will also feature over 53 new exhibit booths, bringing the total number of booths to over 695. Come and join the projected 11,000 registrants and over 30 international delegations and embassies at CANSEC 2016”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2016 21:03
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Will Canada Recognise Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Developing Countries Too? PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Friday, 20 May 2016 19:11

By Aruna Duttol

Indigenous women and children in Guatemala are among those affected by Canadian mining companies. Credit: Danilo Valladares/IPS

Indigenous women and children in Guatemala are among those affected by Canadian mining companies. Credit: Danilo Valladares/IPS

UNITED NATIONS, May 19 2016 (IPS) - While Canada’s long-awaited support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples brought hope and celebration last week, it’s not yet clear whether the rights of Indigenous people in developing countries harmed by Canadian mining companies will also be included.

 

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, told IPS that Canada’s support for the Declaration is a “breath of fresh air.”

For almost a decade, Ottawa had voted against the Declaration, a global set of collective human rights covering an array of indigenous issues. The Conservative government that was voted out last year claimed that the provision requiring government to consult indigenous groups before making any decision that might impact their way of life or their ability to exercise rights over traditional lands and territories would amount to a indigenous veto on major resource projects. Signing the Declaration would be ignoring the human rights of non-indigenous Canadians, it asserted.

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Kinder Morgan Vancouver terminal surrounded by activists shouting 'Keep it in the ground!' PDF Print E-mail
Earth News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 07:02

By Elizabeth McSheffrey in NewsEnergy | May 16th 2016

 

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More than 200 kayakers descend upon the Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby, near Vancouver, B.C. during a protest on Sat. May 14, 2016. Photo by Elizabeth McSheffrey.

They came from all over North America and their chants echoed over the waters on Saturday as they gathered around a major oil tanker terminal near Vancouver B.C.

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Response to Tax Dodging by Rich Will Show Trudeau's True Colours PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Saturday, 14 May 2016 08:24


CRA ties to industry, special deals demand Liberal action.
By Murray Dobbin, Today, 
TheTyee.ca

 

http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2016/05/13/Rich-Tax-Dodging/
 
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Cartoon by Greg Perry.

Note to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

We will not be distracted forever by your explanation of quantum computers and yoga poses. Or even by the admittedly impressive list of low-hanging fruit (most recently, the return of the long-form census) you have picked thanks to Stephen Harper.

It's a comforting distraction to think that we might actually have a government that isn't totally in the thrall of Bay Street billionaires and transnational corporations. But everything we know about your party suggests that nothing fundamental has changed. The litmus test will be how you deal with KPMG over an outrageous tax-avoidance scheme, and with the giant firm's apologists in the Canada Revenue Agency.

By now most people are familiar with the KPMG tax "sham"uncovered by CBC News. The scheme involved at least 26 wealthy clients (minimum contribution, $5 million) for whom KPMG set up shell companies in the Isle of Man, one of many tax havens for the rich and large corporations.

The Canada Revenue Agency initially said the scheme was "grossly negligent" and "intended to deceive."

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PETITION TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED REDUCE MILITARY SPENDING AND RE-ALLOCATE FUNDS TO SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITIES PDF Print E-mail
Justice News
Posted by Joan Russow   
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 08:55

PETITION

TO THE HOUSE OF COMMONS IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED

REDUCE MILITARY SPENDING AND RE-ALLOCATE FUNDS TO SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITIES

RECALLING THAT CANADA MADE A COMMITMENT TO REALLOCATE RESOURCES AT PRESENT COMMITTED TO MILITARY PURPOSES. (ARTICLE 16E CHAPTER 33, AGENDA 21, UNCED,)

KNOWING  THAT LAST YEAR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPENT $23 BILLION ON THE DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE BUT ONLY $1.5 BILLION ON ENVIRONMENT CANADA, THE LEAD AGENCY ON CLIMATE CHANGE, ACCORDING TO THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS OF CANADA; AND

ACKNOWLEDGING  THAT CLIMATE CHANGE AND POVERTY ARE OUR GREATEST SECURITY CHALLENGES;

WE URGE THE HOUSE OF COMMONS 

(i)     TO REDUCE MILITARY EXPENSES AND RE-ALLOCATE SPENDING TO POVERTY ELIMINATION PROGRAMS AND TO GREENHOUSE GAS REDUCTION MEASURES                       

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2016 21:59
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