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The Charter @ 35 (May 1)

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35 years ago, Queen Elizabeth signed the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms into law along with the repatriation of the constitution. The Charter embodies key Canadian values of human rights, equality of women and men, bilingualism, multiculturali …

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Legacy of Lester B. Pearson

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L to R: Dr. Richard M. Alway, Chairman, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada; Sen. Landon Pearson; Patricia Pearson, Author; Hon. Andrew Leslie, MP, representing the Government of Canada. Table of Contents 1. The commemorative event on April 4 …

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NEW REPORT: Poverty Reduction Roundtable with Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

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2017 Report of The Pearson Centre Roundtable on Poverty Reduction By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre Hosted by the Somerset West Community Health Centre, Ottawa December 8, 2016 ______________________________________________________ …

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Flag Day on the Hill (Regan, O’Malley, Ehsassi, Kent, Weir, Pearson, etc.; Feb 15)

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From VIDEOS: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbceGf4FA5NxXuYv0qNwsow/videos

Date: February 15, 2017 L to R: Karen Ludwig, MP, Ali Ehsassi, MP, Hon. Peter Kent, MP. Beatrice Raffoul, Speaker Geoff Regan, Joan O’Malley (seamstress who sewed the first maple leaf flag in 1964), Erin Weir, MP, former Senator Landon Pearson, Anita V …

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Majority of extreme poor are female, OXFAM

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The majority of the 1.2 billion people living in extreme poverty are women and girls. Systematic gender discrimination is a major cause of poverty. Oxfam Canada believes that ending global poverty begins with women’s rights. Women today: •Make up two-t …

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Analyzing Manning’s timely advice on right wing populists

By Andrew Cardozo

Preston Manning talks about how to avoid right wing populist uprisings This column by Preston Manning is well worth reading and thinking about. I think it has some flaws in its arguments – if his criticisms of the current government were less a little …

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Advice for the Canada-U.S. relationship

By Will Marshall

INTERVIEW WITH MILL MARSHALL, PRESIDENT, PROGRESSIVE POLICY INSTITUTE IN WASHINGTON Q. Prime Minister Trudeau’s last visit to Washington with President Obama was a love-in. What do you predict for his visit with President Trump? WM: Canada is the weste …

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Leitch, O’Leary and Trump can be a potent mix

By Andrew Cardozo

Opinion Leitch, O’Leary and Trump can be a potent mix Suddenly being like Trump may not be such a good thing, and will be a less good thing going forward. By ANDREW CARDOZO PUBLISHED in the Hill Times: Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 12:00 AM OTTAWA—Life just got …

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What Democrats need to learn

By Will Marshall

From http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/07/what-democrats-can-learn-from-hillary-clinton-s-tragedy.html

What Democrats Can Learn From Hillary Clinton’s Tragedy The art of political persuasion matters more than the mechanics of mobilization. Will Marshall 12.07.16 1:00 AM ET As Democrats debate why they lost the 2016 elections, Hillary Clinton must feel l …

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Mauril Bélanger, CDN

By Andrew Cohen

Photo of Mauril with fellow Liberal candidates at Labour Day march, 2015. L to R: Catherine McKenna, Mauril, Anita Vandenbeld, Chandra Arya, Karen McCrimmon and Andrew Leslie. Mauril Bélanger has been an early supporter of the Pearson Centre and has sp …

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