Date: 2015/01/10 -- Category/Categories: Get Involved

According to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, CSIS’ mandate is strictly limited to the collection of intelligence, and it is not responsible for investigating criminal activity.  However, Bill C-51 would give CSIS new powers, allowing them to operate as a ‘secret police’ – engaging in ‘disruption’ techniques whose only caveat are they cannot kill or ...

Date: 2014/11/13 -- Category/Categories: Get Involved

Canadian citizens, who do not hold Canadian birth certificates, urgently need secure federal government issued photographic identity cards to accompany the current insecure Canadian citizenship certificate. As of February 1, 2012, new Canadian citizens have been, according to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, issued insecure citizenship certificates without photo identification. Help Elizabeth push this ...

Date: 2014/11/13 -- Category/Categories: Get Involved

Given current ecological, social and economic crises, our collective future depends on all levels of government and Canadians to make informed and responsible decisions regarding environment and sustainability matters. The government of Canada should provide coherent national leadership in environmental and sustainability education and recognize the importance of Indigenous Knowledges and practices in the education ...

Date: 2014/11/13 -- Category/Categories: Get Involved

A Lost Canadian is someone whose Canadian nationality and citizenship are not recognized due to discriminatory provisions under the Citizenship Act of 1947. 114,000 WWI and WWII war dead were recognized as Canadian nationals and citizens before entering war, then stripped of their citizenship if they died before the Canadian Citizenship Act in 1947 while ...

Date: 2014/11/13 -- Category/Categories: Get Involved

Bottom trawling is a non-selective fishing method that involves towing nets along the seafloor. These practices are unfavourable for fishery markets due to stock collapses, habitat loss and reduction in productivity. Help Elizabeth push the government to implement a moratorium on bottom trawling. Sign below or download this petition, have as many people as possible ...

Date: 2014/11/13 -- Category/Categories: Get Involved

Since 1970, the Canada Elections Act has established the formal roles and responsibilities of political parties and their leaders in federal elections, including the requirement that the leader of a political party or their designated representative sign the nomination papers for a prospective candidate. This requirement was originally intended to ensure that the prospective candidate ...

Date: 2014/08/02 -- Category/Categories: Get Involved

Universal service, affordable rates, frequent and reliable deliveries, convenient access to postal services, and secure delivery are all protected in the Canada Postal Service Charter. The Five Point Plan calls for the elimination of home delivery for five million households, a drastic increase in stamp rates, and the elimination of 6,000 to 8,000 employees over ...

Date: 2014/08/02 -- Category/Categories: Get Involved

Bill C-36, the so-called “Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act”, contains controversial new measures to criminalize the purchasing and advertising of sexual services. The bill comes barely any time after the Supreme Court of Canada struck down existing laws criminalizing some aspects of the sex trade on the grounds that they put workers’ lives and safety ...

Date: 2014/02/26 -- Category/Categories: Get Involved

A study conducted in 1996 by the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment concluded that Saanich Inlet “is an important and sensitive ecosystem-physically, ecologically and culturally… world renowned for its beauty…is highly valued by humans and supports important cultural and recreational uses”. It concluded that Saanich Inlet’s “low flushing rate and sensitive coastal ecology make ...

Date: 2014/02/26 -- Category/Categories: Get Involved

Half of all women in Canada have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16. In a 2009 Canadian national survey, women reported 460,000 incidents of sexual assault in just one year, yet only about 10% of all sexual assaults are reported to police. Each year, over 40,000 ...

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