Mar 222013
 
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Canadian Peace Alliance Statement on Federal Budget 2013

The Leaky Department of National Defence

March 21, 2013

For the third year in a row, a document has been “leaked” to the press warning of cuts to military spending just as the federal budget is due to be released.

The reality is the Conservatives have overseen billions in additional spending on the Canadian forces. When they came into office in 2006, spending on the military was $15 billion. Even with the proposed reductions, they are due to spend roughly $19 billion each year.

That extra $4 billion is enough to provide free post-secondary tuition for all Canadian students. It would also be enough to provide adequate housing for all Canadians living on the streets or to hire almost 40,000 nurses. Harper wants to fund war instead. Continue reading »

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Mar 062013
 
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Statement of condolences about the passing away of the President of the Bolivarian
Republic of Venezuela Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías

The World Peace Council expresses its profound grief and sorrow about the physical disappearance of the leader of the Bolivarian Revolution and President of Venezuela Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías.

The entire membership of the WPC and its leadership wish to convey the condolences of the peace loving people and their organisations to the people and government of Venezuela, to our member Organisation, the “Comité de Solidaridad Internacional- COSI” and the family of the late President. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 10:11 am