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LADY ABERDEEN ON
THE ROLE OF WOMEN, 1894

Lady Ishbel Aberdeen was a force of nature and just happened to be the wife of Canada's governor-general. She pushed the envelope on the role of women in Canadian society. Here she speaks to the founding meeting of the Local Council of Women in Victoria in 1894.

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A.A. HEAPS ON JEWISH EXCLUSION, 1939

As Hitler attacked the Jews in the 1930s many of them sought refuge wherever they could find it. Canada turned them away. That was deeply painful to A. A. Heaps, a CCF MP from Winnipeg, who rose to criticize the government’s inaction. Heaps was one of the few Jewish Members of Parliament.
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BUSINESS LOBBY BEING ALARMIST
ON ONTARIO MINIMUM WAGE

Ontario has raised its minimum wage. Alberta and B.C. will soon do the same. In Ontario, the business lobby is predicting lost jobs and economic gloom. Thing is they oppose minimum wage hikes everywhere and the all the time, and usually their doomsday predictions are way off. You can read about it here:
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AGNES MACPHAIL ON WOMEN'S EQUALITY

A good way to begin with speeches in 2018: Agnes Macphail was the first woman elected to Canada’s House of Commons, and after taking her seat early in 1922 she encountered taunts and inappropriate treatment. Unfazed, she continued to demand the full equality of women. These are brief excerpts from two speeches in the House of Commons regarding divorce laws.
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CONFEDERATION DEBATES 1865
ANTOINE-AIMÉ DORION WAS OPPOSED

Dorion led the Parti Rouge (Liberals) in Quebec. In 1865, he opposed a confederation of the United Province of Canada (today’s Quebec and Ontario) with the English colonies in Atlantic Canada. He feared that the English majority would overwhelm the French.

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CONFEDERATION DEBATES 1865
ANTOINE-AIMÉ DORION WAS OPPOSED

Dorion led the Parti Rouge (Liberals) in Quebec. In 1865, he opposed a confederation of the United Province of Canada (today’s Quebec and Ontario) with the English colonies in Atlantic Canada. He feared that the English majority would overwhelm the French.

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BLOGGING THE RESISTANCE: REFUGEES

See a roundup of best blogs from Rabble.ca during 2017-- this one on the globe's 65 million refugees:
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THOMAS D’ARCY MCGEE,
A NEW CANADIAN NATIONALITY

A fitting speech as Canada winds down 150+ year post Confed. In 1862, orator Thomas D’Arcy McGee called for creation of new Canadian nationality and new northern nation.
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100 YEARS AGO TODAY
A BITTER CONSCRIPTION ELECTION

On December 17, 1917 Canadians voted in the bitterly-contested "khaki election" after the Conservative government introduced military conscription. They won the election but divided the country. Manitoba MP Arthur Meighen, one of parliament’s great orators, had piloted the legislation through the House of Commons in June of that year. You can read his speech here:
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ICAN WINS NOBEL FOR TREATY BANNING NUKE WEAPONS,
CANADA OPPOSED

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a citizens’ group that successfully advocated at the UN for a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Canada claims to support abolition, but opposed the treaty and even boycotted negotiations leading to it. You can read about it here:
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