Activism, Canpoli, Disability Movement, Events, Human Rights

Why Disabled Canadians should care about Bill C – 51

Today I was asked why disabled people should be concerned about bill C-51. This was my response : I'm not sure I'm understanding your question, are you saying that the serious potential for the violation of human rights is not a concern of the disability community? "Demonstrating without an official permit or protesting despite a… Continue reading Why Disabled Canadians should care about Bill C – 51

Activism, Economic Justice

Rally to save City Services and Good Jobs ~ January 17th

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2k6qN8A93P8#! City Council will be voting on January 17, 18 and 19 on the 2012 City budget.  At present, there are $85 million in cuts on the table, as well as, a TTC fare hike and increases to recreation user fees.  The budget includes elimination of hundreds of good City jobs – jobs that employ… Continue reading Rally to save City Services and Good Jobs ~ January 17th

Activism

The Occupy camps may close, but the movement appears far from finished

Speaking up for the 99 per cent   By Ian MacLeod, The Ottawa Citizen November 14, 2011 http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Occupy+camps+close+movement+appears+from+finished/5704849/story.html#ixzz1dgDEsjXv  Michelle Couturier is a capitalist’s dream: MBA, bilingual, trained in urban planning and architectural technology, with job stints at SNC-Lavalin, the federal government and the Bank of Canada. At 29, she’s also an Occupy supporter, donating tarps and… Continue reading The Occupy camps may close, but the movement appears far from finished

Disability Movement, public education, Upcoming events

In #Toronto, #Ontario #Election #Accessibility Information Session TOMORROW

This Tuesday, there will be an information session with reps from Elections Ontario, where we will learn about about the work Elections Ontario is doing to improve the accessibility of the election process. The session is from 6-8pm at the Centre for Independent Living in Toronto: 365 Bloor Street East, Suite 902. Pizza, Tokens and… Continue reading In #Toronto, #Ontario #Election #Accessibility Information Session TOMORROW

Events

NEXT STEPS FOR THE ORANGE WAVE: How can we stop Harper?

PUBLIC FORUM The NDP has made historic gains in this federal election with its largest ever caucus in the House of Commons  and official opposition status.  But Harper's conservatives benefited from the equally historic collapse  of the Liberals to win a majority with only 40% of the vote.  The Orange Wave has raised the hopes of millions… Continue reading NEXT STEPS FOR THE ORANGE WAVE: How can we stop Harper?

Humanizing Democracy

#Egypt passed on the Dragon-flavored Kool-Aid

On Monday night I went to an excellent talk by George Galloway here in Toronto. Listening to him reminded me that I am lucky to live in a time of revolution after so long a silence. I grew up in a time when people thought women had enough rights, and people with disabilities were told… Continue reading #Egypt passed on the Dragon-flavored Kool-Aid