Let's get EVERYONE out to vote this year!!
ALL voters in the KENORA RIDING can go to any of the ADVANCE POLLS today (January 13), Saturday (January 14) or Monday (January 16) in any of the following centres
Advance polls are open from noon to 8 pm. If you are not presently on the voters list, you will need proof of identity - a photo id with your address will work (ie. a driver's licence).
Anyone can walk into either of the two ELECTIONS CANADA offices for this riding in Kenora (B.D.C. Building - 227 Second Street) and in Dryden at 52 Van Horne Avenue when they are open and vote, with proof of identity.
Make sure you and everyone you know votes!
To find out how each of the federal political parties are promising to address each of the issues concerning Aboriginal people as presented by the Assembly of First Nations, visit the AFN web site at http://afn.ca/article.asp?id=2025
|Political parties have now responded to the National Chief’s questions – click on the party below to read the responses! (Requires Acrobat Reader)|
|Conservative Party of Canada|
|First Peoples National Party of Canada|
|Green Party of Canada|
|Liberal Party of Canada|
|New Democratic Party of Canada|
Other political updates from the AFN include:
|There are at least 62 federal ridings in this election in which Aboriginal peoples comprise a substantial portion of the electorate and 25 ridings where Aboriginal peoples make up 10% or more of the voters. First Nations can be the deciding factor in these ridings. We can have a real say in who forms the next government. If this election is as close as predicted, that means First Nations voters have tremendous influence over the final outcome. Every vote counts. This reality should compel all the parties and their leaders to speak out about First Nations issues and their agenda for change>|
OTTAWA, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Thirty-three national organizations today released a two-page declaration calling on the Federal government to preserve and promote basic telecommunications goals.
"Telecommunications performs an essential role in the maintenance of Canada's identity, sovereignty, social cohesion and economic health," the declaration reads.
The Declaration identifies specific principles and protections in the Telecommunications Act to be defended and promoted by the government, including consumer protection and improved access for rural communities and persons with disabilities.
"Regulating the telecommunications industry in Canada is essential to the economic health of many communities including rural communities which companies may feel are too expensive to service and to lower income people who can't afford access," says Michael Janigan, Executive Director of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC).
"The Declaration affirms grassroots support for these principles - which are under direct attack by large telecommunications companies. The Declaration is a direct response to the government's Telecommunications Policy Review presently underway," adds John Lawford, Counsel for PIAC.
"Canadians want to defend and strengthen the public interest in telecommunications, not weaken it."
The Declaration has been submitted to Hon. David Emerson, Minister of Industry and to the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC).
A pdf copy of the Declaration is at: http://www.piac.ca/TPRP_Declaration_Signed.pdf
For further information:
John Lawford, Counsel, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, (613) 562-4002 x25;
Michael Janigan, Executive Director and General Counsel, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, (613) 562-4002 x26