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    Campaigns are won with ideas, good candidates, volunteers and regretfully buckets of money. $100 which only costs you $25 after tax credits buys a few dozen lawn signs, a portion of a newspaper ad or a community mailer. And in York Region, your money will help us to pay the new by-law fee so that we can actually put signs up along the major roads. Money sent to the National Party is for the national campaign, your local riding association must raise its own funds. Help if you can.
    Jul 12, 2015 6:55 am | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora

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    #GPC doesn't split the vote, we give people a vote without having to hold their nose.
    Jun 28, 2015 12:28 pm | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora
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    From Fair Vote Canada, cuz, yeah, we're in a supposedly 'safe' riding. Sigh. In a winner-take-all electoral system, a few voters in a few swing ridings who can change the outcome of an election get a lot of attention. But what about the millions of Canadians who cast ballots knowing that the incumbent, who does not represent their views, is almost guaranteed to win again? Proportional representation means your vote counts to elect representation you want, no matter where you happen to live, and our Parliament better reflects all of us.
    Jun 27, 2015 11:17 am | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora
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    Well, that was fun. I admit I wasn't looking forward to going to the #VoteSmart2015 presser this morning but if Lois continues to skip all the campaign events this might actually be enjoyable. Thank you to Kelsea for making it happen. :-) Also? It turns out I am waaaay angrier about what has been done to our country over the last few years than I was letting on. Who's with me in making this an election to remember? I'm going to cause sh*t and get this stirred up. As Yvonne said, if you're not angry, you're not paying attention, and I'm tired of having my country stolen by people who do not care for Canadians or this amazing, beautiful land of ours. Also? It may have something to do with this government classifying me as a bigger threat than terrorists because I care about the environment. Also? King Richard's English Pub has Boddingtons. Which is a good thing. #politicsmakesmedrink So, in summary, I'm going to do my best to make this an interesting campaign. Anyone wanna come play?
    Jun 27, 2015 10:31 am | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora
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    Brilliant! The suppression on scientists in Canada has been a tragedy and I'm proud that the #GPC is keeping it a focus as we move into this election.
    Jun 18, 2015 1:59 pm | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora
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    *snork* Trudeau ... continuing to unveil the 2008 #GPC platform. :)
    Jun 16, 2015 5:29 pm | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora
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    Cultural genocide? How about straight up genocide? #MyReconciliationIncludes meeting treaty obligations, finally.
    Jun 16, 2015 9:13 am | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora
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    Jun 16, 2015 9:04 am | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora
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    From Sierra Club Canada Foundation: Changing charity law welcomed Ottawa - Sierra Club Canada Foundation (SCCF) welcomes the commitment of the Liberal Party to join with the New Democratic Party and the Green Party to bring an end to government bullying of charities. For three years environmental charities have been the target of an anti-democratic government disinformation campaign and the improper use of Canada Revenue Agency. “The CRA is for collecting taxes not intimidating charities unpopular with the government of the day,” said John Bennett, Sierra Club Canada Foundation. SCCF has been told by the CRA that it will be more than a year before the results of an audit conducted in May be of this year will be known. Several other environmental charities are in the same position. “Charity law is out of date and no longer reflects the important role charities play in public policy especially with regard to the environment,” said Mr. Bennett. “Our contributors and the public expect us to speak out loudly. It is great to see that some political parties are prepared to change the law to reflect the reality of modern Canada,” he continued.
    Jun 16, 2015 9:01 am | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora
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    Sigh. Our local MP made it onto Power and Politics yesterday and refused to answer the questions - instead of dishing loads of statistics and bs. I remember seeing a cartoon joking about how a lamp post could win in 'safe' ridings and, well, I'd love it if this wasn't one of those. If the Cons aren't talking about the Truth and Reconciliation report and recommendations - which is the REAL reason they won't commit to universality - then they aren't dealing with the real issues.
    Jun 16, 2015 8:40 am | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora

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    Hey y'all: If you're looking for the Newmarket-Aurora GPO Candidate look no further. He's right here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008283076848
    May 20, 2014 10:10 am | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora

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    Do you have an hour for democracy? I'm sharing this for Ryan T. who is hosting this event next Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Newmarket Library: It may not feel like it yet, but the 2015 federal election is just around the corner. If we start working together now, we can help hold this government accountable at the ballot box, and elect people with a strong mandate for action on democracy, climate, and inequality. More than that - we can help build a movement strong enough to push for real changes after the election. Between February 27th and March 9th, people are going to gather in communities across the country to talk about a plan to organize for and beyond the 2015 election. Join Newmarket for Connect! You can register and learn more at http://www.leadnow.ca/connect
    Feb 22, 2014 12:37 pm | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora

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    Get your voice heard regarding the next federal budget. Tomorrow in Aurora!
    Jan 13, 2014 8:32 am | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora

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    Though he is back-pedalling as fast as his well-paid feet will move, Minister Moore stepped in it big-time last week... and demonstrated with rare honesty just how little the Conservatives care about the most vulnerable in this country. The House of Commons first passed a resolution to end child poverty in Canada in 1989 - and said it would be done by 2000. To date, they've done absolutely nothing effective to reduce the levels. And his argument that Canadians are wealthier than we've ever been? Only if you ignore inflation and the growing income disparity between the have-a-whole-hell-of-a-lots and the rest of us. Shame. Do I need to mention that the Greens fully support the original motion and have a comprehensive poverty elimination strategy? We do. There should be a holy, righteous firestorm about this, especially from those who claim to be Christ-followers, but it will probably blow over with nary a peep. Sigh.
    Dec 16, 2013 12:53 pm | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora
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    And out of Croatia, we have a great example of how to word a referendum question so vaguely as to be meaningless and then how to attach whatever meaning you want to it. "Do you agree that marriage is matrimony between a man and a woman?" 65% said Yes. Oh, so that means, says the government, using logic that would be destroyed in any 2nd year university class, that marriage is ONLY between a man and a woman and we should outlaw same sex unions. Our people demand it! Way to take a fact and run straight into fantasy-land. Grrr.... (btw, if you have delicate sensibilities, ignore the tweet, it's rather offensive and has since been deleted.) http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/03/croatia-gay-marriage-ban-domagoj-margeti_n_4378436.html
    Dec 04, 2013 1:24 pm | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora
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    Perhaps the NDP would feel it was more of an issue if they had ever been in power. Sheesh. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/30/michael-chong-stephen-harper_n_4364964.html
    Dec 02, 2013 9:06 am | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora
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    Greens are the best political group for small- and medium-sized businesses in Canada. From today's article by Elizabeth May: "If we were serious about innovation in Canada, if we wanted to ensure our economy stayed vibrant over the next two decades, the last thing we would do is to focus on the oilsands and fracking natural gas. We would be diversifying; encouraging innovators, ensuring policies aided the commercialization of smart new technology. We would be building supply chains and a flourishing intersection of supply chains for local consumption and export. We would, in other words, be developing policies most favourable to small and medium-sized enterprises."
    Dec 02, 2013 8:54 am | Ontario, Newmarket—Aurora

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