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GG agrees to suspend Parliament

Meeting gives Tories reprieve from possible no-confidence vote Monday

Gov. Gen. Michaëlle Jean has granted a request from Stephen Harper to suspend Parliament, the Prime Minister’s Office told CBC News, a move that avoids a confidence vote set for Monday that could have toppled his minority government.

The announcement on Thursday comes after a two-hour . . . → Read More: GG agrees to suspend Parliament

A way to vote for the environment?

Those concerned about the environment and global warming may wish to take a look at a proposed way to strategically vote across party lines in a way designed to avoid splitting the environmental vote.

Read the original article at: voteforenvironment

Witch Backs Obama’s Poverty Bill

By Cliff Kincaid

The bill has passed the House of Representatives and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and awaits action by the full Senate. While Senator Barack Obama struggles to keep the public in the dark about the nature of his pro-U.N. Global Poverty Act, a recent “Bay Area Interfaith Leaders’ Luncheon” was held . . . → Read More: Witch Backs Obama’s Poverty Bill

Bill C-51 is just the tip of the iceberg

A letter to Richard Harris, MP.

I do appreciate you taking the time to answer my e-mail. In my response back, I further ask for a considered response to these following concerns:

I do not believe that I nor anyone else who has contacted you with concerns about Bill C-51 is mixed up about the . . . → Read More: Bill C-51 is just the tip of the iceberg

South Carolina Unveils ‘I Believe’ License Plates

Drivers in South Carolina are now be able to purchase license plates that display and represent their faith, thanks to a new measure passed by the South Carolina legislature that went into effect Thursday.

Related * Florida Considers ‘I Believe’ License Plates

Under the new legislation, residents will be able to purchase license plates . . . → Read More: South Carolina Unveils ‘I Believe’ License Plates

Harper to issue apology to residential school survivors

KAREN HOWLETT

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will formally apologize to survivors of Canada’s Indian residential schools on June 11. Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl announced Thursday that Mr. Harper will make the long-awaited apology for residential school abuses in the House of Commons. After resisting repeated requests for an apology, the government announced in . . . → Read More: Harper to issue apology to residential school survivors

What is the Pagan Unity Campaign?

by Laura Jean Karr

The Pagan Unity Campaign was founded by Storm Bear Williams in early 2001. The objective was to unite Pagans across the country in letting our state and federal leaders know that there was a large Pagan voting population in America. The mission of the PUC: “ to unify the many diverse . . . → Read More: What is the Pagan Unity Campaign?

Interview with Rita Moran

by Jason Pitzl-Waters

In the increasingly close (and heated) Democratic primary race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the role of “superdelegates” has gained a lot of scrutiny and attention as it becomes clear that these individuals will most likely decide who receives the Democratic party’s nomination for president. For a short period, one of . . . → Read More: Interview with Rita Moran

Darla Wynne’s Political Aspirations

by Jason Pitzl-Waters

The involvement of Pagans in electoral politics continues to grow. You have a Pagan running for Sacramento mayor, and now Darla Wynne, who successfully sued the Great Falls Town Council in South Carolina over sectarian prayer, is aiming for a seat on the body she once litigated against. Wynne is one of . . . → Read More: Darla Wynne’s Political Aspirations

Theocracy at the Grocery Store

by Jennifer Emick

If you follow Church/State separation issues, you’ve probably heard of the Alliance Defense Fund, the funding arm of the Right’s legal machine. The ADF, a creation of the likes of Don Wildmon and James Dobson, usually raises funds for the likes of Jerry Falwell’s/Pat Robertson’s ACLJ and other ostensibly Christian legal groups . . . → Read More: Theocracy at the Grocery Store