Vive

Vive Le Canada has a compilation of news and articles urging Canadians to act – updated at 7 p.m. on November 30th.  I suspect it will be updated again, so watch for that.

via wood s lot

Also, go see rabble

And watch Canadians for a Progressive Coalition they have suggestions for what you can do and have planned activities throughout the week – over six thousand people have signed their petition thus far and thousands have joined the Facebook group.

This space will be updated.

UPDATE:  At Vive Le Canada

UPDATE II:  From Linda McQuaig at rabble

A Liberal-NDP coalition, headed temporarily by lame duck Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion, promises to be a superior government to one run by Harper. And any last-ditch attempt by Harper to prove himself a born-again Keynesian – promising deficits from sea to sea to sea – would have little credibility. We’ve all seen what this guy does when he thinks he can get away with it.

Certainly, there is much that a Liberal-NDP government could accomplish – on the economy, on climate change, on poverty. The Liberals are always at their best when they feel the hot NDP breath of social justice tickling at their necks. Otherwise, they tend to simply cavort with big business.

When the NDP held the balance of power federally from 1972 to 1974, the Liberals introduced a national affordable housing program, pension indexing and a national oil company. The Liberal-NDP accord in Ontario led to the first provincial pay equity legislation in 1987.

It’s true that a majority of Canadians didn’t choose Dion to be prime minister. But the same is true of Harper, a polarizing figure who provokes intense negative reactions in many Canadians.

During the recent campaign, there was much talk of strategic voting among Liberals, NDP and Greens – anything to stop another Harper government. A substantial 62 per cent of voters cast ballots in the hopes of electing someone other than Harper.

The majority may finally get the result it wanted, not the one our cockeyed, first-past-the-post electoral system so often delivers.

Read the whole thing here

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