It took a few days but the Liberal Party of Canada has responded to the Conservative attack ad launched within hours of Trudeau winning his party’s leadership. I have personally spotted the attack ad running on widely viewed television shows like American Idol on CTV and during baseball games on Sportsnet. I’ve heard reports from others who have seen it during NHL hockey games. That demonstrates two things: a) the Conservatives have lots of money and b) a lot of people saw the Tory ad. Read more…
Archive for the ‘Main Page’ Category
Some data and numbers for the federal government’s performance under the Access to Information Act (ATI). This data may have been around for a while but I just stumbled across it today and think a few bits to be worthwhile.
This data, published by the government, is for the fiscal year 2011-2012 which would have ended on March 31, 2012. The most recent complete fiscal year for the government is the one that just ended a few weeks ago on March 31, 2013 but I suspect it will be a while before the books are closed on that year. So the data on FY2012 is, so far as I know, the most recent complete year snapshot.
|Requests under the Access to Information Act||Number of Requests|
|Received during reporting period||43,194|
|Outstanding from previous reporting period||8,138|
|Closed during reporting period||43,664|
|Carried over to next reporting period||7,668|
Who made all these requests? Read more…
4-13-13 Resolution on Temporary Foreign Workers
Submitted by Toronto—Danforth
BE IT RESOLVED THAT the following clause be added to Section 4.3 of the policy book:
i. Working with foreign embassies of sending countries to ensure temporary foreign workers coming to Canada are informed of their rights; working with the provinces to institute a licensing system for foreign recruiters (as is done in Manitoba) and a registration system for employers of temporary foreign workers; and providing access to federal hearings for temporary foreign workers who face deportation.
MP Sadia Groguhé spoke to this motion.
One Delegate opposes this motion. Something about “imperialist organizations” like the World Bank and the NDP needing to work for world socialism.
4-03-13 Resolution on Recognizing Jaswant Singh Khalra as a Human Rights Defender
WHEREAS Jaswant Singh Khalra’s investigation of thousands of cases of missing, murdered and disappeared Sikhs in the Punjab earned him recognition from Amnesty International as a defender of human rights;
WHEREAS Jaswant Singh Khalra visited Canada and presented his findings to Canadians and Members of Parliament immediately before his forced disappearance in 1995;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT New Democrats recognize Jaswant Singh Khalra as an important defender of human rights and in his memory, recommit to the pursuit of justice and transparency characterized by our shared values of truth, justice and respect of human rights
Ontario MPP Jagmeet Singh spoke in support of this motion.
Résolution sur la reconnaissance de Jaswant Singh comme défenseur des droits! twitter.com/TweetJewels/st…
— Julie Demers (@TweetJewels) April 14, 2013