International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Canada, Stand up for Palestinian Children’s Rights

You are invited to join the UNJPPI campaign to support Palestinian children living under the Israeli military occupation.  

Sign up through this link to receive information about the campaign and how to participate. 

Last fall Parliamentary Petition e-2667 was presented to Parliament. It called on the Government of Canada “to ensure the human rights of Palestinian children are protected by instructing a Special Envoy to promote, monitor and report on the human rights situation of Palestinian children living in the occupied Palestinian Territory and Gaza”.

Parliamentary Poet Laureate Writes of Kamloops

The Cree poet Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer, Canada’s current Parliamentary Poet Laureate, has written a public poem about the children whose bodies were discovered at the former Residential School in Kamloops. It is called Angels: 215>, 1820-1979 “The Past Is Always Our Present”. It will soon be posted on the National Parliamentary Poet website but has been early-posted here:

Peter Victor: Slower by design not disaster: managing without growth

The climate crisis raises questions about sustainability and economics – the finances of how we produce, distribute and consume goods and services.
This valuable video lecture on ecological economics compares the full cost of fast versus slow and sustainable growth.

Peter A. Victor, author of Managing without Growth. Slower by Design, not Disaster, is a Professor Emeritus at York University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from UBC in 1971 and has worked for 50 years in Canada and abroad on economy and environment issues as an academic, consultant and public servant. His work on ecological economics, notably on environmentally extended input output analysis, ecological macroeconomics, and alternatives to economic growth, is widely cited. Peter’s contributions to ecological economics have been recognized through the award of the Molson Prize in the Social Sciences by the Canada Council for the Arts in 2011, the Boulding Memorial Prize from the International Society for Ecological Economics in 2014, and election to the Royal Society of Canada in 2015.

The annual Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture is presented by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC and the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC.