On June 16, come out and see Maude Barlow talk about the “Broken Covenant: How Federal Government Policies are Undermining Social Justice and Social Equality in Canada” at the Central Alberta Social Work conference, Social Insecurity: Social Work Perspectives.
She will be there from 9 a.m. until 10:30 at the Red Deer College in Margaret Parson’s Theatre on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. All are welcome to attend her talk for free, but you have to register to attend the conference. Registration closes on the 8th though. Here is the link for the pamphlet: http://www.the-hideout.com/2015_CASWC_Final_brochure.pdf
I’m sure donations would be gladly accepted.
We are having our Annual General Meeting this Tuesday at ABC Country restaurant here in Red Deer. It will be starting with drinks and socializing at 5:30 and then order food at 6:00. at 7:00 we will have our meeting that shouldn’t last more than a half hour.
Come out to elect our new steering committee and help look at where we have come from and where we are going.
Anyone can come and join us. We welcome all. The only cost to you is food and drink if you want.
Here is the letter that was sent to our Red Deer MP, Mr. Earl Dreeshen.
Dear Mr. Dreeshen MP,
I first want to apologize for this tardy response, as I was busy since Thursday night and could not provide you with an email before today. I am not lucky enough to have an assistant to send emails for me as you are. As you are probably well aware, things come up and our priorities take precedent. Either way, the show must go on.
Speaking of shows, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Council of Canadians, the Sociology Students Society, and the Political Science Society to inform you of how our event, Stephen Harper: The Musical, went last Thursday, February 12. It was a roaring success complete with food, laughter, and the transmission of knowledge. We were sad that we were not blessed with your or a representative’s presence, as when we discussed the political parties your name was mentioned. It would have been a great opportunity for you, or a representative, to talk to your constituents and answer a few questions.
We were able to sell over 85% of the venue’s capacity, with almost three fifths of the tickets belonging to members of the community. The Musical involved audience participation to sing along, go up on stage, and create a song of their own. Many of them even wanted to take pictures with the puppet after the show, as it was a hit with a couple of its own songs as well. To say the show was a success and inspired dialogue about Canadian politics would be an understatement. I know that the political parties that were there, whether with a candidate or a representative, were able to place themselves within that dialogue.
On a parting note, I hope that your trip to Columbia went well and that you were best able to represent Canada during the ParlAmericas meetings. I hope you were able to strengthen democracy, promote prosperity, and realize the human potential in the member countries, including our own. We also wish you a safe return if you have not already done so.
Derrick J. Callan
Council of Canadians, Red Deer and Area Chapter
Come out on February 12 and enjoy dinner and a show. There will be hot food from 6 to 7 with information booths and then the musical will start at 7.
The production is a one-man show, with James Gordon using humour, political commentary, pathos,18 original songs, spoken word, hundreds of projected images, audience participation and an activist’s passion to show where we are and where we can go as a nation.
Not exactly a tribute show, Stephen Harper the musical puts the “ire” back in “satire”! Here’s a link to a video clip from the debut performance in Guelph:
He’s Just A Puppet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UJkwhKBjFw
Where: The Forum at Red Deer College (Wheelchair accessible)
When: February 12, 2014
Time: Hot food and information booths at 6pm and show at 7pm
Cost: $15 regular waged, $5 student and unwaged (Food included in cost of ticket). Donations to defer cost of food and show gladly accepted
There are only 150 tickets to be sold so buy your tickets now because you don’t want to miss this!
Did you know that hydraulic fracturing has been occurring for decades but fracking for unconventional gas is relatively new and poses serious threats to our health and water?
If you did not know this, then come out to our table this Saturday to the Public Market to find out more information on fracking and other campaigns we are working on. We have stickers and pins too, plus numerous articles to gain more information.
Your local chapter opposes the Northern Gateway pipeline as well. It is important that we see who is approving this and why they want this in first. I can tell you it is not about jobs or creating wealth for the average Canadian or Alberta.
See more here.
Join our chapter to be a part of the opposition.
Where: Veterans Park on Ross Street and 49th
When: Saturday, May 24 at noon
More information on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/734795019906034/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
Today the government has announced they are “prepared to remove” some of the more “contentious aspects of the bill.”
This is a good fight, but we still need to hold our government to this, because not all is said and done until it gets passed.
Contact your local MP to tell them how you feel about the Fair Elections Act and the proposed changes to it. Look up your local MP here.
Canada needs a new Health Accord! Please share this video widely. #Stand4Medicare! http://youtu.be/VNT7CWK4FN0
Our health care system needs your help. If you like the fact we have a universal health care system, then we need you to write to our MP and tell him that you want to Federal Government to create a new Health Accord that benefits everyone, not just the people who can afford it.
His email addresses are: email@example.com and Dreese1@parl.gc.ca
To put pressure on our Provincial government, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
WORLD WATER DAY MARCH 22, 2014
Margaret Parsons Theatre, Red Deer College
Screenings at 1:00 and 3:30pm
Free admission (donations accepted)
Displays, Activities and Silent Auction in Forum from 12:00 to 5:00pm
Sponsored by: RDRWA, City of Red Deer, County of Red Deer, Council of Canadians and Green Campus RDC