The Council of Canadians 2015, Maude Barlow

The Council of Canadians is about to kick our 2015 election campaign into high gear with a real game-changer. As a valued supporter of this organization, I want you to be the first to know. In our election survey I asked you and 125,000 fellow supporters how you want the Council of Canadians to direct our focus, energy and resources. You told us a top priority must be to boost voter turnout from the community level up – especially amongst young voters. I couldn't agree more. So today … [Read more...]

UNESCO peace prize for Action in Africa

French President François Hollande awarded UNESCO peace prize for Action in Africa “What was targeted in Timbuktu was not just the heritage of one region or people, it was World Heritage,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova during the award ceremony on Wednesday, when French President François Hollande was awarded the 2013 Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize. “It’s a symbol of ancient Islamic wisdom, spanning all of the Sahel, and of a common culture spanning all of West Africa,” … [Read more...]

Women in Tunisia are Taking Action!

The Code of Personal Status (CPS) (Arabic: مجلة الأحوال الشخصية‎) is a series of progressive Tunisian laws aiming at the institution of equality between women and men in a number of areas. It was promulgated by beylical decree on August 13, 1956 and came into effect on January 1, 1957. This Code is one of the best known deeds of Habib Bourguiba, who was Prime Minister and later President. He gave women a unique place in Tunisian society, notably abolishing polygamy, creating a judicial … [Read more...]

Baroness Thatcher’s funeral April 17th, attended by Queen

'Well-known hymns and poems will mark next Wednesday's funeral of Baroness Thatcher', Downing Street says. Latest details of the ceremony include the hymns He Who Would Valiant Be, I Vow to Thee My Country and Love Divine, All Loves Excelling. Readings will include: Wordsworth's Intimations of Immortality and TS Eliot's Little Gidding. T. S. Eliot Little Gidding V We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And … [Read more...]

Margaret Thatcher dies: Politics blog

Margaret Thatcher dies: Politics blog The Press Association has filed an obituary from Chris Moncrieff, its former political editor. Here is how it starts. Margaret Thatcher was the woman who, virtually single-handed and in the space of one tumultuous decade, transformed a nation. In the view of her many admirers, she thrust a strike-infested half-pace Britain back among the front-runners in the commanding peaks of the industrial nations of the world. Her detractors, many of them … [Read more...]

Ceremonial Meeting with the First Nations Leaders

Ceremonial Meeting with the First Nations Leaders Rideau Hall, Friday, January 11, 2013 "I am so pleased to welcome you to Rideau Hall, the home of the people of Canada. Let me begin by acknowledging that this gathering is taking place on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Nation, which spans the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. I would also like to take this opportunity to say a special welcome to Chief Theresa Spence and to say how concerned I am about your health and … [Read more...]

Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government’s 2012 achievements

Prime Minister Stephen Harper highlights government's 2012 achievements December 31, 2012 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement highlighting some of the government's significant accomplishments in 2012: "Throughout 2012, our Government continued to generate results for Canadians both at home and abroad. "First and foremost, we continued to successfully navigate the turbulent global economy in 2012, emerging with some of the strongest job … [Read more...]

WOMEN of ACTION – Margaret Thatcher * Tribute

A Celebration of Women is honored to Celebrate the Life of this definite trail blazer, ahead of her time. As our world is seeking more women in office, here is one power of example to follow.  WOMAN of ACTION Margaret Thatcher Margaret Hilda Roberts was born in Grantham, England, in 1925. She attended the University of Oxford and earned her chemistry degrees. Then, from 1947 to 1951, she used her degrees as a research chemist. In 1951, Margaret married Denis … [Read more...]

Bal Divas is Children’s Day in Nepal – September 14, 2011

Bal Divas/Children’s Day in Nepal September 14, 2011 Nepal celebrates Bal Divas/Children’s Day as a public holiday.The children’s day that that was celebrated on August 20 changed to September 14 and now we have Father’s Day on this day. In fact, this dayis also known as Gokarna Aunsi (Father Day). Children’s day or Bal Divas day is created everywhere in order to honor the children and minors. It is celebrated in Nepal and all over its kingdom on August 20. This … [Read more...]

PMO – Canada is Taking Action in maternal health issues!

PM announces new maternal, newborn and child health initiatives     May 27, 2011 Deauville, France Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support for new health initiatives to help save the lives of mothers and children in Africa and Asia as part of the Canadian-led Muskoka Initiative launched at the G-8 Summit in June 2010. Targeting the leading causes of mortality in mothers and children in countries such as Sudan, Tanzania, Nigeria, Mali and Afghanistan, the new … [Read more...]

ELIZABETH MAY ~ Female Party Leader Excluded From Debates

    Where is our basic Freedom of Speech, why the exclusion?   Is there a hidden agenda here?      Just yesterda,  I read that Elizabeth May, Green Party Leader Canada was excluded from the televised debates that will take place. May is understandably in shock. "News that I will not be allowed to participate in the debates. In shock at the moment. I will be in those debates," May wrote on Twitter. Marco Dubé, a spokesman for the broadcast consortium that hosts the debates, confirmed the … [Read more...]

PMO(Canada) PMO's Statement on implementing sanctions against Libya.

              Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on implementing sanctions against Libya          February 27, 2011 , Ottawa, Ontario   Prime Minister Stephen Harper today made the following remarks announcing Canada’s implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1970 adopting sanctions on Libya:  “Once again, I want to take this opportunity to update you on Canada’s actions regarding the situation in Libya.“    Our priority remains the safe evacuation of Canadians from … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Italy's Disgrace

  Adele Butler: Italy's Disgrace       Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi holds his face in his hand at the Villa Madama in Rome as he arrives for a meeting with Slovenia's President Danilo Turk on January 18, 2011. Allegations that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi hooked up with prostitutes he kept in rent-free luxury apartments have weakened the government and damaged the country's image abroad, experts say. Italian magistrates last week announced an enquiry into the relationship … [Read more...]

Avaaz: Wow! 70,000 signers in 48 hours!

Wow! -- 70,000 signers in 48 hours! The petition was delivered to the CRTC last night, and they're watching our numbers now - sign below, forward this email and make this an unstoppable public outcry! Dear friends across Canada, Public protections against false and misleading news coverage could be destroyed by the CRTC -- paving the way for "Fox News North" to spread false information to the Canadian public that supports their political agenda. We have just two days to raise a national … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Farewell to Former First Lady

  ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit:     Farewell to Former First Lady Joyce Hoyte.  ...may she finally rest in peace.   Today, I read of the passing of Guyana’s former first lady, Joyce Hoyte. After a brief period of illness, she died on Valentine’s Day at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Georgetown. She was 77 years old. She was the last remaining member of her family. Joyce Hoyte was the wife of Hugh Desmond Hoyte who served as Prime Minister of Guyana from 1984 to 1985 and President of … [Read more...]

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