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Obama: "And I was struck then, as I am again today, by the warmth of the #Canadians."
U.S. President Barack Obama visited Ottawa this week for “The Three Amigos Summit” and addressed the Canadian Parliament. A pleasurable speech that had our legislators applauding again and again, it was.
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Stanford #SexualAssault survivor says her attacker, Brock Turner, was “willing to go to any length, to discredit me, invalidate me, and explain why it was okay to hurt me”.
Here's the full impact statement by the 23-year old victim in the Stanford University sexual assault case. She states that her attacker, Brock Turner, was "willing to go to any length, to discredit me, invalidate me, and explain why it was okay to hurt me".
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#CETA: Lessons from Canada. From the Council of Canadians. A must-watch. 
A new video from the Council of Canadians seeks to start an enlightened public conversation on the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, or CETA.
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In Quebec alone, the proposed Energy East pipeline would threaten the drinking water of over three million Canadians.
A new examination of Energy East reveals that TransCanada's proposed tar sands pipeline "threatens the drinking water of more than five million Canadians."
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#‎AskAmbrose‬? The same Rona Ambrose who avoided Canadians’ tough questions during Twitter Q&A on Tuesday?
#AskAmbrose? On Tuesday, Rona Ambrose hosted a Q&A session at Twitter headquarters. The interim Conservative leader avoided Canadians' tough questions.
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Missing from the official website of the Prime Minister of Canada: Stephen Harper's important 2007 speech, in which he stated that climate change was “perhaps the biggest threat to confront the future of humanity today” while visiting Germany.
Stephen Harper's important 2007 speech, in which he stated that climate change was “perhaps the biggest threat to confront the future of humanity today” while visiting Germany, is missing from the official website of the Prime Minister of Canada.
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Brigette DePape was right when she vowed that “despite the Harper government making it harder for us to vote, young people are going to be the game-changers nobody saw coming” during the 2015 federal election. Elections Canada's 2015 National Youth Survey confirms it.
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For London Mayor Boris Johnson, other leading Brits, the Canada-EU #CETA deal is a sound model for a post-Brexit UK
London Mayor Boris Johnson and other leading Brits believe that, in the event of Brexit, it'd be easy for the UK to set up a proposed Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)-style trade deal with the EU. They're dead wrong.
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Bryan Adams: Canadian rocker boycotts Mississippi’s anti-‪#‎LGBT‬ law. ‪#‎Stop1523‬
Canadian rocker Brian Adams has cancelled his scheduled performance in Mississippi to protest the state's anti-LGBT ‘Religious Liberty’ law, House Bill 1523.
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Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau during Canadian leader’s first official White House visit
US President Barack Obama welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for his first official visit to the White House on Thursday. Here are the remarks issued by the two leaders during a joint press conference.
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For Canadian environmental, social justice groups, now is the time for bold action on #climatechange
Ahead of the feds' March 3 climate meeting with provincial and territorial governments, a coalition of 55 social justice and environmental groups is demanding "decisive, positive action to arrest climate change."
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“This is a great day for First Nations children and all Canadians who believe in justice and fairness.” ~ Cindy Blackstock
In a landmark decision issued Tuesday, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled that Canada racially discriminates against First Nations children. "This is a great day for First Nations children and all Canadians who believe in justice and fairness," says Cindy Blackstock, the executive director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.
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Activist. Blogger. Publisher. Writer. Armature political and social commentator. Ex-International Development Worker
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Journalism, Web Design, Editing, Publishing, Blogging, Creative Writing, Public Speaking, New Media, Event Planning, Content Development, Speech Writing,
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  • The Canadian Progressive
    Publisher, Editor and Blogger, 2011 - present
  • Konrad Adenauer Foundation
    Senior Program Officer, 1998 - 2000
  • Margaret Dongo, MP, Zimbabwe
    Speechwriter. Personal Assistant. Campaign worker, 2004 - 2000
  • CAP AIDS Network Inc.
    Executive Director, 2008 - 2010
  • CAP AIDS Network Inc.
    Program Coordinator, 2007 - 2008
  • CAP AIDS Network Inc.
    Fundraising And Administration Coordinator, 2005 - 2007
  • CAP AIDS Network Inc.
    Volunteer, 2003 - 2010
  • AfricaFiles
    Volunteer Online Content Editor, Coordinator and Social Media Consultant, 2004 - 2009
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Ottawa, CANADA
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Zimbabwe - Gutu, Zimbabwe - Harare, Zimbabwe - Dayton, Ohio, US - Toronto, Canada
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Obert Madondo an Ottawa-based progressive political blogger, publisher and activist.
Introduction
Obert is the founder and publisher of these blogs: The Canadian Progressive; Canada Petro State; Brave New Immigrant; and Canadian Progressive (Tumblr). He's also a fearless and passionate activist, accomplished public speaker, writer and journalist. 

Obert is published or quoted here: The Huffington Post, CBC News, Ottawa Citizen, The Canadian Progressive, Toronto Sun, Rabble.ca, Metro News, The Charlatan, EMC Kanata, The Dominion, Ground Report, AfricaFiles & New Zimbabwe.

Obert has previously served as a speechwriter to Margaret Dongo, a former independent MP in Zimbabwe, and international development executive with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and a registered Canadian charity. 

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  • University of Toronto
    English & Political Science, 2008
  • University of South Africa
    International Development, 2005
  • University of Toronto
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