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Is a forest a sacred grove or merely lumber and pulp? Are rivers the veins of the land or sources of power and irrigation? Is soil a community of organisms or simply dirt? Is another species our biological relative or a resource? Is our house a home or just real estate? Is this how we treat our source of survival? Until all of society understands this and then acts on that understanding, we will not be able to act fully to protect a future for ourselves.
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Stephen Harper's reign ended this week as PM Justin Trudeau took his oath. As Trudeau 2.0 picked the persons who will join him at the head table of political power, many in the media trumpet the "most diverse parliament ever."
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Whatever I do and wherever I go, I will benefit from the collective wisdom, experience, enthusiasm and vibrancy of Ottawa Centre. There is so much more to do. But if the last nine years have taught me anything, it is that Jack was right. If we are loving, hopeful and optimistic, we can and will change the world.
There is a definite nostalgia for the way Canada used to be. Canadians accept Trudeau's desire to recast Canada as a global peacekeeper, and to live up to our reputation as a caring and compassionate society. Over the past decade under the Harper government, they felt that was slipping away.
Calgary strategic voting group 1VoteMatters identified leading progressive candidates across Canada in advance of the Oct. 19 federal election.
All eyes are on Canada's prime minister-designate.
Justin Trudeau's Liberals also managed to establish a tiny — but historic — beachhead at the base of the Conservative fortress.
"The rest of the province is going to feel unrepresented in a Trudeau government."
1. Honed the use of political advertising
The New Democrats managed to win three Saskatchewan seats Monday night.
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Justin Trudeau's Liberals took the lead in previously Conservative strongholds that include Whitby, Burlington and Markham.
Liberals have taken previous NDP and Conservative strongholds across the city.