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General News · 20th October 2012
norberto rodriguez dela vega
Let me point you to an upcoming conference in Nanaimo next weekend , that i think is worth to attend.

Organizad by The Council of Canadians the conference will discuss several key points on the Harper Agenda.

The keynote speakers are Maude Barlow, Bill McKibben, Linda McQuaig, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Chief Douglas White III (Kwulasultun).

The following is their invitation:

Dear friends,
On behalf of our Nanaimo Chapter and regional co-hosts, Board members Chief Garry John and Pina Belperio, I invite you to join us in Nanaimo for our annual fall conference and business meeting October 26-28, 2012.
Titled, Making Waves: Sinking the Harper Agenda, the theme of our conference is confronting Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s austerity agenda, which disadvantages
the 99% while giving more power to corporations to profit from the destruction of our shared lands, water and air. Our keynote speakers will focus on issues of social justice and the environment, in particular the mining projects and pipelines that will have serious impacts in British Columbia.
Saturday’s events include two plenary panels and ten interactive workshops. The opening plenary will bring together activists who are making links between different issues and movements. The closing plenary will explore impacts of the austerity agenda both globally
and locally. Workshop topics include youth organizing for change, climate justice, the Canada Health Accord and how to lobby for public health care, national and international water issues within the framework of the commons and the right to water, impacts of
trade agreements, the threats of fracking and how to ban it in your community, and a skills-building session on civil disobedience.

We hope to see you there!

The Plenary Panelists for Saturday will be Robert Chernomas, John Hillary, Irene Lanzinger, Delores Broten, Lorene Oikawa and Ananda Tan.

Please check the full agenda and more details here

regards to all,
Canada-china Investment Treaty
Comment by Shirley on 22nd October 2012
Here is a link to the NDP release about the treaty and what it entails (nothing good for canada)

here is a link to the online petition you can sign
Stop the China free trade deal Petition
Comment by Mary-Lu Lorenson 935 8582 on 21st October 2012
O'Byrn Taylor had a petition sent around for us on the Green Party site to sign to try to stop crazy Harper from his "in camera" trade deal with China to be completed Oct 30th!
Are you aware of this Norberto ?