Monday, November 30, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Planned and perceived obsolescence has created the myth that a computer needs to be replaced every 2-3 years. Working hardware becomes e-discards that is being sent to landfill sites, shipped illegally to the Third World where it causes huge environmental and health problems, and since April of 2009 in Ontario, trucked to destruction plants, further wasting our precious fossil fuels and spewing toxic substances into our air.
Meanwhile, many individuals can’t participate fully in the digital economy because of the high cost of hardware, software, and Internet access, creating an ever-widening "digital divide" between the rich and poor. The Bloor & Lansdowne area encompasses the federal riding of Davenport, one of the poorest in the country, and this is exactly where CyberEquality expects to create its 2000 sq. ft. community technology centre in the first quarter of 2010.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Are you fed up with voting in federal elections where seven million of us cast ballots that elect no one? Are you tired of Parliaments that don’t represent the people of Canada? Are you angry that a party can win a majority of seats even when 60% of us vote against them?
You’re not alone.
Several weeks ago, Fair Vote Canada held a press conference at Parliament to launch the Declaration of Voters’ Rights (see the article, photos and video on our website).
This document is not a petition. It’s not a request. It’s a people’s declaration. Canadian voters have a fundamental right to equal votes, fair election results and legitimate majority rule.
Between now and the next election, we intend to circulate the Declaration as widely as possible.
How many signers can we get? How loud will our voices be? That depends on you and other citizens.
At our press conference, the first three signers were Nathalie Des Rosiers, General Counsel, Canadian Civil Liberties Association; Ed Broadbent, former NDP leader; and Dr. John Trent, former secretary-general of the International Political Science Association.
Many others have since joined them. And now we need you.
Yours for a democratic Canada,
Fair Vote Canada
Fair Vote Canada
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Friday, November 20, nineish
Tuesday, November 24, 8-10 pm
Thursday, December 3
Saturday, December 5, 9pm-1am
Sunday, December 6, 7pm
Sunday, December 13
A shop assistant who was told she could not sing while she stacked shelves without a performance licence has been given an apology.
A shop assistant who was told she could not sing while she stacked shelves without a performance licence has been given an apology.Sandra Burt, 56, who works at A&T Food store in Clackmannanshire, was warned she could be fined for her singing by the Performing Right Society (PRS).
However the organisation that collects royalties on behalf of the music industry has now reversed its stance.
They would need to put a plaster over my mouth to get me to stop, I can't help it
Singing shop worker