Australia Broadcasting Corp. Parliamentary reporter Latika Bourke put the above on Instagram (taken at Kundalini Hair in Canberra, apparently) and minutes later (on my Instagram feed, anyhow) Gerald Butts, a top advisor to Liberal leader Justin Trudeau put this taken in the foyer of Canada’s House of Commons on Instagram: Read more…
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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…
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.