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Democrats Abroad and Ambassadors for Biden

The program is a first of its kind in support of a US presidential campaign, and is designed to get out the vote to the estimated 6.5 million eligible Americans living outside the US in partnership with Democrats Abroad.

The Canadian-Muslim Vote Launches “Muslim Vote Weekend” with Get Out the Vote Sermons in Mosques across Canada for Advance Polls

The Canadian-Muslim Vote is launching a "Muslim Vote Weekend" Get Out The Vote campaign to get Muslim voters to the Advance Polls.

The Canadian-Muslim Vote Launches Aliya, a Chatbot Using Artificial Intelligence to Break Barriers to Muslim Voter Turnout

The Canadian-Muslim Vote launches Aliya, a chatbot using Artificial Intelligence to increase Muslim voter turnout.

Election 2019 and Owning Up to Canada’s Two-tier Tax System

No one has anything good to say about tax avoidance, specifically tax havens used by affluent Canadians.  Yet no political party or politician  is doing anything about it.  This can only change if 'average' Canadians link the federal election with the funding of Pharmacare, economic, environmental and social initiatives, with new monies via tax reform.  We need to pressure all political parties to address this scandal ...  BEFORE the October election.  

Une nouvelle évaluation fédérale révèle des lacunes dans la protection des espèces en péril par les provinces et territoires

Une nouvelle évaluation fédérale révèle que les provinces et territoires a ont failli à leurs responsabilités quant à la protection de l’habitat essentiel des espèces menacées et en voie de disparition au Canada.

New federal assessment shows gaping holes in Province and Territory protection of Canadian Species at Risk

New federal assessment finds that Canadian provinces and territories have dropped the ball when it comes to protecting the critical habitat of our most threatened and endangered species.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Address The Canadian-Muslim Vote’s Annual Eid Dinner

Justin Trudeau and other political leaders address The Canadian-Muslim Vote's sold out annual Eid Dinner.

Government to develop a National Action Plan following the conclusion of the MMIWG inquiry

The Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora Riding), released the following statement regarding the end of the MMIWG inquiry and the submission of the final report to the federal government.

The Canadian Association of Stand-Up Comedians Returns to Parliament Hill

The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC) returns to Parliament Hill this week to continue the campaign for rights and recognition for Canadian comedians by the federal government including labour mobility, arts grants, and the perceived immediate threat to Canadian culture.

The Canadian-Muslim Vote Organizes 67 Mosques Across Canada to Deliver Get Out The Vote “Good Friday Jummah” Sermons

Across Canada mosques are giving sermons encouraging Muslims to vote in the federal election as part of the Good Friday Jummah campaign of The Canadian-Muslim Vote.

Iranian-Canadians call on the Government of Canada to investigate cases of individuals charged with corruption in Iran who flee to Canada

Over 9,000 have signed a petition launched by the Iranian Canadian Congress calling on the federal government to launch an investigation on Khavari and Marjan Aleagha.

Les diplomates fédéraux déclarent une impasse dans leurs négociations collectives

L'Association professionnelle des agents du Service extérieur (l'APASE) a déposé une demande d'arbitrage après avoir déclaré une impasse dans ses négociations collectives avec le Secrétariat du Conseil du Trésor (SCT) fédéral.

Diplomats declare impasse in federal contract negotiations

The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) has filed a request for arbitration after declaring an impasse in its collective bargaining negotiations with the federal Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS).

The Representation of the UN Migration Compact in the Canadian Media: Justin Trudeau vs. Andrew Scheer

A comparative analysis of news media coverage of Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer in the run-up to Canada's signing of the UN Migration Compact.

Indicators of Deception from PM Trudeau on AG - SNC Lavalin Pressure

The press release reviews indicators of deception which PM Trudeau showed on 7 Feb 2019 in Vaughn ON while talking about him and or his office putting pressure on former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould in dealing with SNC Lavalin. It concludes that PM Trudeau was likely lying given the scientifically validated indicators of deception which he showed.

Election 2019: Affluent Canadians and Tax Havens

Thousands of affluent Canadians use tax havens to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. The estimated cost to Canadians is 5 billion dollars annually. This is legal in Canada. It is a criminal offense in the U.S. Canadians have the opportunity to change this with their vote in the federal election.

Election 2019 - How Your Vote Can Make Canada Better

"Tax shelters are to democracy what pollution is to the environment"

David Cay Johnston In Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System

Fisheries summit to discuss Federal Aquaculture Act

Federal Aquaculture Act will codify a pathway to establish aquaculture as a legitimate caretaker of Canada's aquatic resources.

Grassroots Coalition for Tax Reform: Addressing Tax Avoidance

Canadians have only one opportunity to realize meaningful tax reform. If we come together and vote for tax reform at the ballot box in October 2019, all Canadians, in all segments will financially benefit and future generations will be assured of enhanced lifestyles.

Fuhr’s Private Members Motion Passes with Flying Colours

Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country welcomed the passing of his Private Members Motion M-177 in the House of Commons today.

Civil Society Leaders Urge P.M. Trudeau to Respond to Deepening Global Nuclear Crisis With Priority Action

Two leading civil society organizations, representing 19 groups across Canada have urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to respond to the deepening global nuclear crisis by making “persistent and intensified nuclear disarmament diplomacy a national priority.”

Parti Rhinocéros Party is looking for a candidate in the longest-named riding in Canada

Sébastien CoRhino, Dealer of Rhinocéros Party, is eagerly looking for a candidate in the by-election of this wonderful riding : "I receive a lot of papers from Elections Canada. But this riding is simply the best one of all. It is messing up the page layout of everything they send, from Excel files to large maps" he said, pointing to a map in his office.

Kitchener South-Hespeler Announces Candidate for the 2019 Federal Election

​​Conservative Party members in Kitchener South-Hespeler have nominated Alan Keeso as their candidate for the 2019 federal election.

Canadian parliamentarians arrive in Panama to discuss trade, security, gender equality and climate change

Today, a Canadian all-party parliamentary delegation representing the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas begins bilateral meetings and will participate in ParlAmericas’ 3rd Gathering of the Parliamentary Network on Climate Change in Panama City, Panama from October 1st to 5th, 2018.

Hon. Bob Nault becomes new President of ParlAmericas at 15th Plenary Assembly

Elections for ParlAmericas’ board of directors and discussions focused on promoting inclusive societies for sustainable development.

First Nations file urgent action CERD submission at the United Nations against the state of Canada

In response to Canada's emerging Indigenous Rights Framework, the nations request that Canada immediately halt their legislative agenda until such time as they engage in a process that recognizes the right of free, prior and informed consent of the Treaty Peoples of the Ermineskin Cree Nation, Onion Lake Cree Nation, O'Chiese First Nation and Tsuu T'ina Nation.

Canada to host parliamentarians from the Americas and the Caribbean in Victoria, B.C.

Canada will host the 15th ParlAmericas Plenary Assembly in Victoria, B.C. from September 10–12, 2018.

B.C. businesses support calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act

Campbell River Chamber of Commerce resolution for a Federal Aquaculture Act gets overwhelming support.

Federal government invests to grow the economy of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls

“Hiring an economic development officer will help the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls diversify its economy to the benefit of residents and businesses alike.” – Nault

Le Parti Rhinocéros Party offre son parti à Maxime Bernier!

« Maxime Bernier, c'est mon idole d'enfance. C'est un modèle pour nous tous, les Rhinos, c'est celui qui nous a donné envie de faire de la politique canadienne! » a déclaré, ému, Sébastien CôRhino, chef du Parti Rhinocéros. « Il veut créer un nouveau parti. On lui offre mieux : on lui donne un parti en pleine forme, avec aucune dette, des milliers de membres et 55 ans d'expérience politique à Ottawa! »

ELECTIPEDIA.CA BRINGS CLARITY TO LONDON’S MUNICIPAL ELECTION CHOICES is a non-partisan, non-monetized collaboration between London businesses SlyFox Digital Media Marketing and Managed Communications. Seeing a need to be filled, is designed to provide crowd-sourced information on candidates for mayor and council, including public positions on key issues and any public political affiliation or donations. The site will provide high-quality information from a variety of sources in a curated platform that will allow the public (and campaigns themselves) to update information on candidates that can be independently verified.

The CCR calls on the government to protect trafficked persons and migrant workers at risk

On the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) calls on the federal government to take action to protect non-citizens in Canada who have been trafficked.

The Canadian Government is Called to Condemn Israeli Apartheid Nation-State Law

Israeli Law passed which effectively declares itself an apartheid colonial-settler state.

Nault announces over $5.7 million federal investment to help Indigenous people get vital job skills and work experience

Today, the Honourable Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for the Kenora riding, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced a $5,730,241 project that will have the Sioux Lookout Area Aboriginal Employment & Training Board (SLAAMB) provide training for Indigenous peoples looking to join the workforce.

New poll shows majority of Canadians want stronger privacy standards for political parties

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, people in Canada overwhelmingly support increased privacy requirements for political parties.

CFM Presents List Of Copyright Reform Recommendations In The House Of Commons

Earlier today, representatives of the Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) appeared before the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology to outline recommendations for much needed amendments to the Copyright Act.

Canadian parliamentarians attended ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

A Canadian all-party parliamentary delegation representing the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas attended the 10th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from May 22nd to 24th, 2018. The focus of the meeting was “Gender-Responsive Climate Action.”

Canada’s support for UN peace operations: Still a work in progress

In March of this year, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced the future deployment of an Aviation Task Force to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) for a period of one year. Recent reports indicate that the Canadians will will be full operational in August. While the World Federalist Movement - Canada (WFMC) welcomes these steps towards fulfilling Canada's peacekeeping commitments, questions remain about the details of the announcement, as well as what further steps Canada will take.

Canadian parliamentarians attend ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

A Canadian all-party parliamentary delegation representing the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas is attending the 10th Gathering of the ParlAmericas Parliamentary Network for Gender Equality in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago from May 22nd to 24th, 2018.

Changes to National Inquiry needed to meaningfully meet its mandate

This morning, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (“Inquiry”) begins the first of four days of expert hearings. West Coast LEAF is in Quebec City for the hearings, which are focused on understanding a human rights framework for the Inquiry’s work.

NWAC Presses Government Of Canada to Include Indigenous Women's Voices

This week the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is at the United Nations in New York City attending the 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Canadian parliamentarians to attend ParlAmericas Open Parliament Network and 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru

A Canadian all-party parliamentary delegation representing the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas will attend the 3rd Gathering of the Open Parliament Network at the 8th Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru from April 11th to 13th, 2018.

Charter Rights Complaint Filed Against Trudeau, Kinder Morgan

Early this morning, a Canada Human Rights violation complaint was filed against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Canada Federal Government, and Kinder Morgan Canada Limited. The complaint stems from the approval of the controversial tar sands oil pipeline extension from Alberta to Burnaby, British Columbia.

WGC Commends Liberal Government’s Federal Budget Support of Canadian Content Creation

The Writers Guild of Canada is pleased by the significant news for screenwriters and the entire screen-based entertainment industry announced in yesterday’s federal budget: A commitment of new funding for the Canada Media Fund (CMF) intended to stabilize the fund over the next five years.

Le budget fédéral de 2018: une première étape vers l'actualisation de la Décennie internationale des personnes d'ascendance africaine au Canada

La Fédération des Canadiens noirs (FBC FCN) applaudit le budget fédéral de 2018 et son investissement de plus de 214 millions de dollars pour diverses initiatives conçues pour éliminer les barrières raciales, promouvoir l'égalité des sexes, lutter contre les homophobie et la transphobie et améliorer la qualité de vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens d'ascendance africaine.

2018 Federal Budget: A First Step to Actualizing the International Decade for People of African Descent in Canada

The Federation of Black Canadians (FBC FCN) applauds the 2018 Federal Budget and its over $214 million investment earmarked for a variety of initiatives designed to remove racial barriers, promote gender equality, combat homo- and trans-phobia and enhance the quality of life of Black Canadians.

Budget 2018 hits the right notes on science with historic investments in research, improvements in government science

In their 2018 budget tabled today, the Liberal government responded to the concerns raised by the Canadian scientific community with a significant and historic investment in fundamental research.

Green Party laments squandered opportunities in 2018 budget

Despite increasingly urgent warnings from climate scientists that the window to achieve the Paris target is rapidly closing, the federal budget tabled today does nothing to accelerate climate action and nothing to prepare for the impact of catastrophic climate events.

High Speed Rail Canada Demands Safety Become Priority for Passenger Rail in Canada

High Speed Rail Canada Founder Paul Langan sends a letter to Minister of Transport Marc Garneau demanding safety improvements on VIA Rail's heavily used routes.

Greens urge NDP to adopt progressive resolutions at policy convention

Ahead of this weekend’s NDP policy convention in Ottawa, the Green Party of Canada is keenly interested in several progressive resolutions on the agenda, and encourages the NDP to stand firm on its stated commitment to social justice.

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