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Action Against the Un-Fair Elections Act, Bill C-23
Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12 noon
From the Council of Canadians:
Bill C-23, the ironically named “Fair Elections” Act is a bill that will dangerously change how, and if, some Canadians can participate in our democracy. If passed, this act will see US style voter suppression imposed on Canadians and is clearly targeted youth and students, poor people, seniors, Aboriginal people and other marginalized groups. The “Fair Elections Act” eliminates key provisions of our current election system – including vouching and voter ID cards – which could deprive as many as 520,000 Canadians of their right to vote. The Act will also muzzle Elections Canada, cancelling voter education and engagement programs like Student Vote. A national day of action is planned for Saturday, April 26, 2014.
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"The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their "vital interests" are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the 'sanctity' of human life, or the 'conscience' of the civilized world." - James Baldwin, Source: page 489 of COLLECTED ESSAYS (1998), from chapter one of "The Devil Finds Work" (orig. pub. 1976)
"Since world war two we've managed to create history's
first truly global empire. This has been done by the corporatocracy, which are
a few men and women who run our major corporations and in doing so also run the
U.S. government and many other governments around the world." - John
Perkins, 2005, author of the book titled 'Confessions of and Economic Hit Man'
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