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Canadians for a Progressive Coalition

In 2008 the majority of Canadians voted for a prosperous, fair, and green Canada. Over 60% of voters cast their ballots for parties with progressive platforms. With 37% of the vote the Conservatives effectively hold 100% of the power.

The Conservatives received 170,000 fewer votes than the last election, yet they won more seats. The Greens, who received 940,747 votes, are not represented at all.

Politics as usual is not working: the progressive majority in Canada is now ruled by a right-wing minority. If Canadians do not act we are going to watch Canada become more unequal, more irresponsible, and more out of step with a changing world.

We can change this. The Conservatives only secured 143 seats in Parliament while the NDP, Liberals, and Bloc Quebecois secured a combined 163 seats. These seats give the NDP, Liberals, and Bloc Quebecois the ability to form a coalition government. You don't have to give up your vision of Canada. The parties can work together to find common ground.

Canadians for a Progressive Coalition are asking the NDP and Liberals to form a coalition government with support of the Bloc Quebecois and counsel from the Greens.

We are going to build momentum until we get a government that reflects the values that we voted for. In the last election we saw vote splitting on a massive scale. Today, we start stitching those votes back together.

Sign the Petition Here

When I went out I was entirely un-costumed, wearing a black skirt and top. The only "Hallowe'en" part of my outfit was dark purple, bruisey eyeshadow. I suppose this is why a Japanese tourist wanted a picture. I look insane.

hotmail, for once, targets an ad correctly

I was reading my hotmail and this flashing ad popped up comparing Harper and Bush's energy policies. I voted already, but it's a pretty compelling push on the part of the liberal party of Canada. Visit

Jun. 17th, 2008

I'm always writing when I'm more than a little bit pissed off. It's a thing, I guess. It's more fun to write when I'm angry then when I'm having a good time.

Someone said something that has just irked the shit out of me. I know I'll get over it, but it's just really fucking annoying.

Apr. 22nd, 2008



pretty much my new favorite thing ever!

It finally happened


My DSLR arrived and I might just die of pure pleasure. Heaven. I've taken to obsessively researching camera bags, lenses (particularly a $400 Canon macro 60mm one), UV filters and other stuff like that.

Here's another cool one (I went back and forth on it yesterday, but have decided it's awesome today) that I took of the dog last night. It's macro setting without flash through the patio door. Clearly the focus is the filth on the door.

Baby"s First Macro

I am completely in love.



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