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Take Back Canada with Mel Hurtig event in Vancouver

February 12, 2012 Leave a comment

The Take Back Canada event began with ‘The Canadian Sellouts aka Hall 23 giving a rousing performance of inspirational songs and ended their set with the song “Blame Canada”

Ruth Meta veteran Vancouver activist and event organizer introduced the man of the evening MEL HURTIG, PUBLISHER, and ORDER OF CANADA RECIPIENT!

Everyone gathered in close to listen to Mel and his mesmerizing speech of social justice, income redistribution and making sure our politicians are accountable on all level of government!

A well attended crowd in Vancouver was motivated and inspired by Mel’s words.

A lively Q&A happened after his amazing talk.

Ruth Meta and Meena Wong, NDP Vancouver South to present a very Canadian Cake to Conservative MP Wai Young on Thurs Feb 9, 2012

February 8, 2012 Leave a comment

Ruth Meta says:

Meena Wong … NDP Vancouver South and I are arranging this little meeting on Thursday with the Conservative MP in Vancouver south… wanna come along? email me: emmis@shaw.ca

Along with the Old Age Security issue, we might as well ask her why Diane Findlay is dismantling EI, I’m giving the representative a taste of the cake we’re delivering to the rest of the Conservatives in Ottawa!

Syd Ryan, president of Federation of Labours Ontario, is organizing this event with local activists across the nation. I have been asked to take part. I will be there with friends.

Date and Time: Thursday, Feb. 9th at 10 am
Location: Wai Young, Conservative MP for Vancouver South, Constituency Office: 6406 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC V5P 3X7

Please spread the word to your friends and neighbours and come out to this event to fight against Harper Conservatives plan to raise the OAS from age 65 to 67. Bring your voice and make signs.

Many people will have to work 2 more years in order to be able to retire. I think the Conservatives should cancel the 39 Billion fighter jets and more billions on mega prisons to balance the budget.

TAKE BACK CANADA with Mel Hurtig on Sat Feb 11, 2012 7pm in Vancouver

January 27, 2012 Leave a comment

AHA MEDIA will be filming at TAKE BACK CANADA with MEL HURTIG!

Vancouver, BC January 27, 2012.

*******FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*******

ONE OF THE “LAST TRUE CANADIANS”

MEL HURTIG TAKES UP THE CANADIAN NATIONAL CAUSE YET AGAIN AT THE VANCOUVER EVENT

“TAKE BACK CANADA!”

Subhead: Proposed Jasper National Park privatization and sale of Canadian publisher McClelland and Stewart riles Order of Canada holder. Reeling from the news that two of Canada’s national treasures are being traded away, the man who founded both the Council of Canadians and the National Party of Canada will soon be speaking in Vancouver at an event entitled “Take Back Canada!” Order of Canada recipient Mel Hurtig will share his reaction to two new developments that have rocked Canadian patriots in recent weeks: the Harper government’s push to privatize part of Jasper National Park, and the recent sale of Canadian publishing stalwart McClelland and Stewart to Random House,a division of the German media giant Bertelsmann.

Hurtig is the key speaker at a February 11 event in East Vancouver organized by veteran Vancouver activist Occupy movement supporter Ruth Meta. Meta and fellow organizers are not part of Occupy Vancouver, but a new grouping provisionally titled “Occupy Ideas.”

Meta is a former independent bookseller and founder of Downtown Eastside non-profit dedicated to self-employment of residents of Strathcona/DTES.

Hurtig established his own publishing company in the early 1970s, published the landmark Canadian Encyclopedia in the mid-’80s before selling the company to the venerable Canadian publisher McClelland and Stewart in 1991. Random House of Canada became the sole owner this month, taking over the 75 per cent that had belonged to the University of Toronto Press.

Hurtig has been speaking off about the sell off of all things Canadian for the past 40 years … and these two Harper initiatives are just two of the increasingly dismal sell offs of all things “Canadian”.

Hurtig considers the sale of McLelland and Stewart “extremely painful” both personally and nationally. McClelland and Stewart was founded in 1906, and was to have published Hurtig’s next book, a deal which he is now considering canceling.

Another development which has riled Hurtig and other Canada boosters is a proposal by the Harper government to allow what is essentially an American company to build a 300-metre metal walkway over the world-famous Columbia Icefields Parkway, in Jasper National Park.

If approved, the walkway will be built by Brewster Canada – a travel company that is an 80 percent-owned subsidiary of the American-based company VIAD. Hurtig and other critics say the plan would not only spur development, but give an American company the right to charge Canadians for entry into parts of Jasper park.

“Take Back Canada!” Saturday, February 11, 2012 7:00 pm. – 2010 Dundas East

- Musical accompaniment by “The Canadian Sellouts.” (aka Hall 23)

- 2010 Dundas East Street Vancouver, BC.

- Admission by donation (suggested minimum $5)

- Inquiries: Ruth Meta. 778-869-8414. Email: emmis@shaw.ca

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Print Aroma Custom Made Air Fresheners with your Logo by Mike Connolly – Just make scents!

November 16, 2011 Leave a comment

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Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA meets Donald MacPherson of Canadian Drug Policy Coaliton (CDPC) in Vancouver

October 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Hendrik Beune of AHA MEDIA and Donald MacPherson of Canadian Drug Policy (CDPC) share a smile together in Vancouver!

Donald is drug policy change agent that believes a new paradigm is necessary that puts human rights, saving lives and public health first

CDPC is a broad based network of organizations, associations and individuals working together to develop drug policy and legislation based on evidence, human rights, social inclusion and public health in Canada.

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