Federal Election 2008 Tag

10 Sep 2008 Are Canada’s politicians talking about what Canadians want to hear?

eReview #50 - By Dave Quist, Executive Director, Institute of Marriage and Family CanadaSo it begins. Canadians are now in the midst of a federal election. Over the next 35 days, we will be inundated with information—email, “demon-dialers”, TV, radio, newspapers, even at the front door of our homes. It won’t end until voting day, Tuesday, October 14. For some of us, it will be policy wonk heaven – debates, policy announcements and political rhetoric every day. For others, it will be the longest five weeks imaginable.If pundits are correct, we are going to hear a lot about leadership, economic indicators, the environment, jobs and healthcare. These are important issues. However, there are several other topics that should also be part of public discourse. This is true whether they receive any serious consideration this election cycle or not. Here are some of the issues that we would like to see discussed during this federal campaign and subsequently, the 40th Parliament:
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09 Sep 2008 Which bills died as a result of the election?

This movie, courtesy of 4My Canada, lists the legislation that did not get passed before an election was called. Some of these are worthy of support in a new session of Parliament. Others should never be brought back to see the light of day. This list will be helpful when bringing issues up at all-candidates meetings, letters to the editor, or in discussions with your friends and family. ...

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09 Sep 2008 Dion pledges to return, bolster axed court-challenges program

ARPA Note> This is the program that was used to successfully challenge the definition of marriage and advance the homosexual political cause.CBC News Online: Sept 9, 2008Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion pledged Tuesday to restore funding for the federal court-challenges program if elected prime minister, and to double it, saying its cancellation by the Conservatives was "damaging the fabric of our society." The program set aside $3 million a year to pay the legal fees of groups that wanted to challenge government decisions that affected their rights as guaranteed by...

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09 Sep 2008 Gambling At the Ballot Box

By Mark Penninga - ARPA Canada (www.arpacanada.ca) If we really think about it, the vote that we may cast on October 14 is extraordinary. We have been given a say in who will rule this country and by what principles it will be ruled. The power of your vote is no less than anyone else's, not even the Prime Minister's. Throughout history, much blood was spilled so that citizens could have a voice in government. And in many other countries, elections are corrupted with intimidation and dishonesty. We are...

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