Showing posts with label Green. Show all posts
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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Earth Day Canada

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April 22 (Good Friday) to April 25
(Easter Monday) 10 am to 4pm
Hop along the Zoo’s “Eco-trail” and celebrate Earth Day® this Easter weekend! Earth Day Canada and the Toronto Zoo are partnering with and twelve of the top environmental education organizations for our very own “Party for the Planet.” Join us at the new Tundra Trek area for a fun-filled day of conservation and education.

Monday, April 04, 2011

What is Democracy?

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Democracy is a form of government in which all citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Ideally, this includes equal (and more or less direct) participation in the proposal, development and passage of legislation into law. It can also encompass social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination. The term comes from the Greek: δημοκρατία – (dēmokratía) "rule of the people", which was coined from δῆμος (dêmos) "people" and κράτος (Kratos) "power", in the middle of the 5th-4th century BC to denote the political systems then existing in some Greek city-states, notably Athens following a popular uprising in 508 BC.

According to some theories of democracy, popular sovereignty is the founding principle of such a system. However, the democratic principle has also been expressed as "the freedom to call something into being which did not exist before, which was not given… and which therefore, strictly speaking, could not be known."This type of freedom, which is connected to human "natality," or the capacity to begin anew, sees democracy as "not only a political system… [but] an ideal, an aspiration, really, intimately connected to and dependent upon a picture of what it is to be human—of what it is a human should be to be fully human."
While there is no specific, universally accepted definition of 'democracy', equality and freedom have both been identified as important characteristics of democracy since ancient times. These principles are reflected in all citizens being equal before the law and having equal access to legislative processes. For example, in a representative democracy, every vote has equal weight, no unreasonable restrictions can apply to anyone seeking to become a representative, and the freedom of its citizens is secured by legitimized rights and liberties which are generally protected by a constitution.
There are several varieties of democracy, some of which provide better representation and more freedom for their citizens than others. However, if any democracy is not structured so as to prohibit the government from excluding the people from the legislative process, or any branch of government from altering the separation of powers in its own favor, then a branch of the system can accumulate too much power and destroy the democracy. Representative Democracy, Consensus Democracy, and Deliberative Democracy are all major examples of attempts at a form of government that is both practical and responsive to the needs and desires of citizens.
Many people use the term "democracy" as shorthand for liberal democracy, which may include elements such as political pluralism; equality before the law; the right to petition elected officials for redress of grievances; due process; civil liberties; human rights; and elements of civil society outside the government. In the United States, separation of powers is often cited as a central attribute, but in other countries, such as the United Kingdom, the dominant principle is that of parliamentary sovereignty (though in practice judicial independence is generally maintained). In other cases, "democracy" is used to mean direct democracy. Though the term "democracy" is typically used in the context of a political state, the principles are applicable to private organizations and other groups as well.
Majority rule is often listed as a characteristic of democracy. However, it is also possible for a minority to be oppressed by a "tyranny of the majority" in the absence of governmental or constitutional protections of individual and/or group rights. An essential part of an "ideal" representative democracy is competitive elections that are fair both substantively and procedurally. Furthermore, freedom of political expression, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press are considered to be essential, so that citizens are adequately informed and able to vote according to their own best interests as they see them. It has also been suggested that a basic feature of democracy is the capacity of individuals to participate freely and fully in the life of their society.
Democracy has its formal origins in Ancient Greece, but democratic practices are evident in earlier societies including Mesopotamia, Phoenicia and India.Other cultures since Greece have significantly contributed to the evolution of democracy such as Ancient Rome, Europe,[20] and North and South America. The concept of representative democracy arose largely from ideas and institutions that developed during the European Middle Ages and the Age of Enlightenment and in the American and French Revolutions.Democracy has been called the "last form of government" and has spread considerably across the globe. The right to vote has been expanded in many jurisdictions over time from relatively narrow groups (such as wealthy men of a particular ethnic group), with New Zealand the first nation to grant universal suffrage for all its citizens in 1893.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

[GPC] There's no debate: Elizabeth May belongs in the debates

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The Old Boys’ Club is at it again. Elizabeth May has been denied entry into the televised leaders’ debates.
Instead of speaking up to defend true democracy, other party leaders seem relieved—perhaps due to the glowing reviews Elizabeth received after her first appearance in the 2008 debates.
What kind of democracy excludes a party with the support of one million of its citizens?
What kind of democracy allows a handful of TV executives to decide that a party that only runs candidates in one province has more right to be in a national leaders’ debate than a party with candidates in every riding?

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Change the Channel on Attack Ads

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Attack ads are spiraling out of control. If you’re disgusted with negative politics and the state of Canadian democracy, it’s time to change the channel!
The Green Party of Canada is sending a message to the other political parties: Canadians are sick and tired of attack ads. We’re sending the message with an attack ad of our own – an attack ad on attack ads!
You can help send the message to the other political parties by taking the ad viral across the internet.

Here’s what you can do:

  1.  Share this ad ( on your Facebook page. Ask all your friends to share it too.
  2.  Tweet the link on Twitter with the tag #GPC. Ask your followers to RT.
  3. Go to the Facebook pages of Stephen Harper and Michael Ignatieff and post the Youtube link as a comment on their most recent wall post.
  4. Tweet the following message to Harper and Ignatieff:
    @pmharper @M_Ignatieff Sick of attack ads! Pull them now. #cdnpoli #cpc #gpc #lpc

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Breaking News: Harper Campaigning in Elizabeth May's Riding

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Despite his claims that he doesn't want a spring election, Stephen Harper made a campaign-style spending announcement in Elizabeth May's riding of Saanich--Gulf Islands yesterday morning.

With Conservative incumbent Gary Lunn in tow, Harper announced $155 million worth of funding for a new helicopter base in the riding.

He's clearly pulling out all the stops to keep Elizabeth May from becoming Canada's first Green MP.

Why? Because she'll be such a powerful advocate for all Canadians--not just for the environment, but on a broad range of economic and social issues.

I need your help to make sure she gets elected, despite Harper's vote-buying tactics.

Obviously the Green Party doesn't have $155 million to spend. Fortunately our positive message of hope is much easier to sell.

Your gift of $155, or whatever you can afford, will allow us to reach out to voters who are tired of being bribed with their own tax dollars. Voters who are fed up with the cynical opportunism of politics-as-usual. Voters who are ready for a change.

Polls show that she's neck-and-neck with Lunn. It's going to come down to the wire. Your donation could be the deciding factor.

Together, we can elect Elizabeth May and really change the climate in parliament.

Thank you so much for your support.
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Friday, February 04, 2011

Green Party announces opposition to UBB

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Green Party announces opposition to UBB

We here at are happy to hear that the Green Party of Canada came on board and has lent their support in urging the Minister of the Industry to reverse the CRTC’s decision, which allowed large Canadian ISPs to charge gross overage fees.
We appreciate their support, and are pleased to see the Green Party applauding Canadians who are getting involved in the issue and making their voice heard.
Emma Jane Hogbin, the Green Party Science and Technology critic noted "We should listen to the many Canadians that have used tools such as's "Stop the Meter" campaign to voice their concerns."
If you haven’t already, please sign the Stop The Meter petition within the next 24 hours, there are still many more obstacles Canadians face in dealing with this issue.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

IMPORTANT for all human beings

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Please check out this story by Jerry Blogger: Shocked Tragedy: Tearful mother bear killed her own kid and then committed suicide!
And feel free to forward the story out to the world.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Shocked Tragedy: Tearful mother bear killed her own kid and then committed suicide!

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shocked Tragedy】Tearful mother bear bile killed her own kid and then committed suicide, because she did not want her son to be abused as her.

Intro: Human beings use traps to catch bear in the wild, bear falling into the trap, resulting in paws or limbs torn.After the bear was being caught, to be nearly twenty-five years of human mutilation, bears dig stomach pain suicide.But the human mind that, had bear to wear clothing iron prevention of suicide, so that bears can not move any-more, not even suicide. Bear man dug a hole in the belly, into the iron pipe to the gallbladder, bile taken several times a day living, with blood, pain extremely painful bear roar like thunder, but wearing clothes iron, unable to move. (Cost savings, no anesthetic) with only the mother bear pain, to her children in the human intestinal Cubs broke open the belly of the occasion, to move away the cage, the bear tore their children - do not want to bear by a lifetime of hell.

Asked by a friend, he managed a few days for "Bear Village", which is located in the northwest part of the foot of the next ** villas are hidden, but also friends raised the bear manor.

That night, just before dawn hours, I sleep soundly in a small building Zhanzhuan difficult.Wind waves KB continuously into the calls, like the cries of weeping, painful and hopeless.Just at this point, I thought I heard the door gently on the movement, "creak, creak", and also accompanied by heavy breathing.I sat up and shoved a stand to hand pull out the light, "Who?"There was no answer, get it is truly terrifying silence.I reached out grabbed a broom and gently went to the door suddenly opened the door.Ha, curled up outside a bear, it curled up body fat, hair smelling of the hair on the temples with soft, fluffy place.It looked at me sheepishly, issued calls almost flattering Well Well, "raging, to, to ah," I opened my arms, climbed Bear waddled in front of me, a small palm resting on me, with that warm tongue licking my hand, very soft.Suddenly, a noise came from outside the sound, Winnie the eyes Yi Zheng, agility drill into the bed.Soon, a knock, I opened the door and asked: "What ah?" "Room bears bears just ran, did not bother Mr. right? ""Oh, there, ah, in this yet. " I pointed to the bear hiding place.They reached down and grabbed a handful of it, roughly in place from the inside out by dragging their legs to bear four pairs of legs bound, with a thick stick and wear long carried away.Bear left door, then bending over the upturned head helplessly looking at me, it is begging the poor vision.

After dawn, said Zhang with a class room took me to see bears.To a few thousand square meters tall building, which is very open, flat placed six cages, each cage has a weary black bear.The strange thing is they who are a shining Guzhe something like Doudu.Zhang told me, "this is used to take bile, bear bile is now the price is 300 yuan per gram."He took me to the front of the first cage, gesturing to me: "Mining bile began."I saw two sturdy so deftly tied the workers bear footer, in that each side just Doudu a thick rope pulled through a special pulley, the sound of chanting, "Hey!"Bear saw the body of contraction of the steel Doudu gradually shrink the.Suddenly, the Bears issued a hysterical roar shouted: "Woo ... ...!"That is simply not the roar ah, that is changing the shape of the desolate cry, he desperately looked up between his eyes in pain Dengyuan four thick tread in the limited space shod holding ground, issued a "Zila, AIDS pull "to ear-piercing sound, and instantly, that the steel pipe in the fuselage," tick, tick "to the liquid out of the aquamarine.Operatives and slowly release the rope, then pull up to the next round is called a hoarse cry.I saw the bear tears trickling to the instantaneous, it turns out like people clench his teeth, bent from the body to suffer endless pain.Tragic scene ah well, I could not bear to look, turned and walked away.At this point, I realized, that sad night, called the pain of those with the bears, in the twilight Trying groaning ah.

Zhang told me to the door, my voice trembling asked him: "What do you have human nature?They are all life-ah! "Zhang said dismissively: "No way, we are doing is such a live ah."Mood a little, which I reluctantly asked him: "How long will adopt a bile?"He replied: "That depends, and bile twice a day more, no later than two days to a few, generally an annual bear bile powder 2000 grams, can be taken 10 years."My heart trembled, twice a day, for 10 years, this is what the devil figure, ah, that is, that mortals Sugar Lee's tortured every day, twice, to the criminal law that does not want students to endure 10 years , the 7200 second cut out the heart Eviscerate ah.To day after day, year after year the boil, ah, the strong vertical of human vitality, but also it is difficult to stick with it, my heart is aching pain.

I propose to go back.Zhang said: "A surgery will be on the Cubs, at this critical moment you can not go, you represent Mr. Liueveryone's eyes when it saw me, suddenly a bright, eager, looking at me.My eyes moist, and this time, it even "splash" to my knees, both knees and the four hoofs ...Zhang waved his hand, order began to surgery, Cubs down toward the roof, burst into tears "Woo ... ..." It sounds very tragic, very disappointed that I never heard in this world a searing cry It is simply crying out to use human language as a "Mom" character, even the executioner as the workers who startled.At this time, the scene of a shocking exception occurred, I saw a big bear cage screaming cry, and even a little bit with that larger hands softened thumb thick cage, jumped out.The workers looked scared and fled, I suddenly stared, at the foot of the lead as the students, not moving one step.I can bear ignored the existence of the Cubs quickly bounced in front, with larger hands had gone to the awkward thick chain that can not undo how it had to kiss the bear, reluctantly, it nestled in its own arms, tongue lovingly lick bear serious tears, cried hum to soothe our beloved children.Bear mother cried again and again, as in "hum ... ..." sobbed in, find mother save themselves.

Suddenly, the Bear was barking, with his larger hands grabbed Bear's neck fiercely, shouted wear out Qiazhao, Qiazhao ......Until the bear's body down to soft ground, it did release his own larger hands, it looked dead child, it whimpered.Whine, as if shouting: "Children ah, my mother can not save you, but you re not going to suffer, and my mother I'm sorry you ah!"It first bite of their own hair, then a steel Doudu Yexia the body, with a half pipe that fly out of the gallbladder, stomach fur suddenly red with blood, the gurgle of flowing bright red red red .I saw it screamed like crazy to hit the wall, "Bang!"The walls came crashing down.I'm numb, do not know how to get out of this brutal bear room.

All day, my mind are those tragic scene.I asked myself in my mind: Mama Bear's move is the motherly love?I think, is a helpless mother love.In the here and now, it does not have the ability to help children escape the 20 years of hellish pain, desperation, only to create a love destroyed, go somewhere to accompany it, find it, only so ah!

Some bears can not stand the pain of daily bile has dig intestines suicide.Suicide in order to prevent them to this specially designed iron vest, day and night wear on them.

Bear the wounds of the pumping never closed, never recovered; due to tortured over many years, many bears are suffering from cancer, had cancer, the Bears have is liver cancer.Wearing a vest was pumping iron bear bile, iron vest, decomposing do not know how many years have been drawn.

Some people think that the bear's paw is a delicious world, and live cutting the palm is said to taste best.This is out of the poor relief was cut before the two bears the palm, but also bile several times a day to be drawn.

China's foreign mother black bear ---- Asian Animal Protection Association founder Jill Robinson.Jill Robinson in his right shoulder tattoo of the "moon bears" two Chinese characters.Five years, she always bears in the running, want to build a larger rescue center, but this fund has always been considered not ready.The photo shows Jill Robinson had just been rescued with a bear, the bear who was forced to wear protection to prevent suicide vest pumping iron gall.

This bear has been kept in a cage for 22 years! "Can not turn around, can not stand up straight, can not turn around, only pain! ! !Not only the dark woods without the sun! ! !Only suffering without freedom is endless!

Black bear bile is very painful.Fear of turbulence bile, black bear wearing a vest of steel only in one position most of the standing iron cage.In addition to the free swinging head, the body can no longer active. Each head is the black bear bile, are emaciated, their only action is desperately shaking his head.

Editor: bear bile is not a rare traditional Chinese medicine, can be completely replaced by herbal or synthetic.Please tell us, please do all of the power of publicity may, determined not to buy, do not they bear bile products! ! ! Let us all do something again for the moon bear it, save them! ! !

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Conservative Senators Kill Climate Bill

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Conservative Senators Kill Climate Bill

In an unprecedented attack on both our democracy and our environment, unelected Conservative senators have defeated the Climate Change Accountability Act without even a debate.
Passed by a majority of MPs in the House of Commons, Bill C-311 would have required the federal government to set regulations to bring greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 1990 levels by 2020, and to set a long-term target to bring emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.
Don't let this outrage go unnoticed. Please post blogs, write to newspapers, and email your friends. Join others on our facebook page that are mobilizing around this issue!

Together, we can change the climate in Parliament.
P.S. You can also make a difference by donating now.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Please keep list going around the world....keep Forward

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 Please keep list going around the world....Keep forwarding
and add your name to the bottom of the list before you send it on!
Just sign and send on, this is serious.

Denmark is a big shame.

The sea is stained in red and

in the mean while
it’s not because of the climate effects of nature.

It's because of the cruelty that the human beings (civilised human)
kill hundreds of the famous and intelligent Calderon dolphins.

This happens every year in Feroe Iland in Denmark .
In this slaughter the main participants are young teens.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Help Ontario Greens Protect Greenbelt Land

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Dear Green Friends:

On Friday we received an email from Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner, asking for our help to protect agriculturally and environmentally sensitive Greenbelt land from a proposed gas powered peaker plant.

Thanks to intense community pressure, the Ontario government scrapped plans for a gas-fired power plant in Oakville. Now, more than ever, Ontario Greens need our help to keep up the pressure and ensure the Holland Marsh remains protected.

Please take a moment to read Mike's message below, and sign their petition.

Thank you in advance for your support on this critical issue!

Last week, the Minister of Energy admitted that the government's projections for energy consumption in southwestern Ontario were overly dramatic.

Citizens of Oakville won a victory in their battle to stand up for what is right in their community. Through their efforts, they forced the government to listen and the province announced yesterday that it is scrapping plans to build a gas-fired power plant in Oakville.

This is just the beginning! Now it is time for the Liberal government to halt construction of the ill-conceived gas plant in the Holland Marsh. In the same way the site of the Oakville gas plant made no sense, it is clearly wrong to build a gas plant in on this site, on an active flood plain, adjacent to prime agricultural land in the legislatively protected countryside of the Greenbelt.

We renew our call to the government to do the right thing and stop construction of the gas plant in the Holland Marsh.

There is still time to stop the peaker plant from going ahead in the Holland Marsh. Thank you for supporting our efforts, and please take a moment to forward this email to 5 friends and ask them to join our campaign by signing our petition. Together, we can pressure the government to listen to our concerns and reverse this travesty.

There are clearly better ways to meet the electricity demands in Ontario. The GPO has proposed an energy plan that focuses on energy efficiency and conservation as the most financially responsible, cost effective approach to meet our energy needs. Imagine how much money Ontario could save by adopting this plan!

The government has admitted that their forecasts are so off that they can cancel a 900 MW plant with no impact on the Ontario's energy needs. Clearly, it is not necessary to build a tiny peaker plant that hasn't been through a proper the environmental assessment, that violates the Planning Act and the Greenbelt Act, and that the community has actively campaigned against.

Thank you for joining me in this drive.


Mike Schreiner

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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