PMO of Canada on National Acadian Day

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on National Acadian Day   August 15, 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement to mark National Acadian Day: “On National Acadian Day, Laureen and I join with all people of Acadian origin in celebrating their unique history, language, culture and traditions, as well as their invaluable contributions to Canada. “From the early days of the first French settlement in North America over four … [Read more...]

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women….

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women   The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is a day commemorated in Canada each December 6, the anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique Massacre, in which fourteen women were singled out for their gender and murdered. It is often marked by vigils, discussions and other reflections on Violence against Women. The commemoration date was established by the Parliament of Canada in … [Read more...]

Avaaz – Canada has almost done it!

  Dear friends across Canada, The access to medicines bill is almost law -- if we can get the Senate to vote on it! Last week, the House passed Bill C-393, which would get essential medicines to those most in need. If we can press the Conservatives to hold a vote now, we'll save lives. But if they stall in the Senate, we'll have to start from scratch after the election. Send a message to Conservative leaders supporting access to medicines: We've almost done it! Last week, … [Read more...]

care2-petitionsite – actionALERT

2.3 million children under the age of 15 are infected with HIV, and Canada can get them the medication they need. Urge Parliament to make life-saving drugs more available to the developing world. » In 2004, Parliament created "Canada's Access to Medicines Regime" (CAMR) with the goal of getting affordable medicine to people in the developing world, but the initiative was seriously flawed. Bill C-393 would fix it by making it easier to export life-saving AIDS drugs to developing countries. A … [Read more...]

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