Hundreds of Canadians Receive Incorrect Voter Information Cards

CBC News has learned that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of people may have difficulty casting a ballot in this election after receiving incorrect voter information cards. Elections Canada says there’s a problem in various parts of the country. Voters in Yukon, B.C., and Saskatchewan say mistakes were made about polling station locations by the body that runs elections in this country. Elections Canada says more than 300 people in Yukon will be receiving new cards. Some of the cards advised people to travel hundreds of kilometres from their home to vote on election day or in advance polls…. Read More

Elections Canada Website Glitches show some Voters as Unregistered

Elections Canada’s website is wrongly telling some rural voters that they’re not registered to vote in the upcoming federal election, despite many of them actually being registered. Colleen MacQuarrie has lived in the same house in Mount Tryon, P.E.I, for 20 years, and she’s a regular voter. But that’s not what the website told her. “Other people were having difficulty. I thought, ‘I’m sure I’ll have no difficulty,’ because I’ve not moved and have voted in the past,” she told the CBC’s Maritime Noon radio show. “I was very surprised to find that, indeed, I’m… Read More

Conservative candidate on C-51: Civil liberties? “Folks, that’s not the country we live in”

What country do Canadians live in then? At Sunday’s Calgary-Signal Hill all-candidates debate, Conservative candidate Ron Liepert responded to criticisms of the Conservatives’ controversial Bill C-51 by suggesting “civil liberties” and “freedom” are not the most pressing issues facing the country in light of “criminal activities.” “I know there’s a whole group of people including a couple of the speakers here tonight who talk about civil liberties and about the freedom of having the right to pretty much choose to do what you like,” Liepert told voters. “Folks, that’s not the country we live… Read More

Human Rights Activist To Be Crucified & Beheaded By US Ally

Source: The Free Thought Project Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – A young Saudi Arabian man arrested as a teenager, Ali Mohammed al-Nimr, will be decapitated and then crucified, after his death penalty appeal was denied. Ali was arrested for taking part in an anti-government protest in 2012, when he was only 17 years old. He was allegedly tortured and forced to sign a confession, and was sentenced to death in May 2014, according to anti-death penalty charity Reprieve. The authoritarian Saudi regime in the midst of a bloody crackdown, in the wake of… Read More

Electoral Platform of the Communist Party of Canada

Create Jobs and Increase Wages! Make full employment and full-time jobs a top priority. Develop and implement a comprehensive “Jobs First” strategy based on massive public investments to increase value-added jobs in manufacturing and secondary industry, to rebuild & upgrade Canada’s public and municipal infrastructure, to strengthen social programs and environmental protection, and to build affordable housing. Raise the wages of workers. The real value of wages have stagnated or fallen over the past 25 years while labour productivity has grown almost 40% Raise the minimum wage to $20/hour; ban “two-tier wages”… Read More

Refugee Crisis is a Crisis of Imperialism

The widely circulated photo of Aylan Kurdi, a three-year-old Syrian boy whose body was found on a beach in Turkey and whose family was “making a final, desperate attempt to flee to relatives in Canada even though their asylum application had been rejected” by the Harper Government, has caused widespread outrage and forced Western leaders to acknowledge that there is a “refugee crisis”. In Canada, the leaders of the Liberal and New Democratic parties have used the news of Kurdi’s tragic death, along with the deaths of his five-year-old brother and his mother,… Read More

Refugees Flee Imperialist War, Face Racism in Europe

From Liberation News The U.S. government and other western imperialist powers are trying to deflect blame from a growing number of migrant and human rights organizations for their role in what is being labeled “the European refugee crisis,” which has become a growing humanitarian disaster. According to new figures by the International Organization for Migration, over 332,000 refugees have crossed the Mediterranean Sea this year alone in an attempt to reach Europe—nearly a 40 percent increase over the year before, which was already a record year for immigration into Europe. Most of… Read More

Jason Kenney Falsely Claims Canada is “the only country in the world” to Eliminate its Deficit

From Press Progress Canada’s Defence Minister Jason Kenney is gaining quite the reputation for saying things that later prove untrue! This year, Kenney claimed a Canadian frigate was “buzzed by Russian fighter jets,” but NATO officials later said the plane was 128 km away. He also tweeted photos of women in chains to drum up support for Canadian military actions in the Middle East, but it turns out that was a religious ceremony, not ISIS. Well, here’s another yarn to add to Kenney’s long list of tall tales. According to local media, here’s what Kenney had… Read More

US Intelligence Confirms US “Deliberately Helping ISIS”: “Bomb the Kurds Not ISIS”

From Global Research Former Defense Intelligence Agency head Gen. Michael Flynn is not backing down from his claims that elements of the US government were aware of and supported the rise of jihadists in Syria as a means by which to overthrow its president, Bashar Assad. As the US moves ever closer to a full-out invasion of Syria the lack of media interest in Flynn’s story is reminiscent of the one-sided (pro-war) coverage of the run up to the 2003 Iraq War. Click the link for a special video report.

As Election Looms, Canada falls into Recession

From Marxist.ca The Bank of Canada (BoC) has now acknowledged that the Canadian economy likely contracted by 0.6% from January to March, and by 0.5% from April to June. With this, they join a chorus of private-sector analysts in acknowledging what only recently seemed unthinkable – Canada, for the first time since the 2008-2009 financial collapse, has entered into a recession. This is a far cry from the Bank of Canada’s January forecast, which predicted that the economy would grow by 1.5% in the first half of 2015 and by 2.1% throughout… Read More