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March 18, 2009

Harper and Tory disclose how much party funding was used to

Attention News/Assignment/Education/Parliament Hill/Queen’s Park Editors:
Students call on Harper and Tory to disclose how much party funding was used to undermine students’ unions      TORONTO, March 18 /CNW/ – Recordings leaked from a workshop hosted by the Ontario Progressive Conservative Campus Association and the Manning Centre for Building Democracy reveal a plan to undermine democratic decision-making on Canadian campuses.     At the February 7, 2009 Conservative training session for students in Waterloo, a workshop called “Campaign Strategies and Tactics for Keeping the CFS off Campus” was presented by Aaron Lee-Wudrick, Campaign Manager for Member of Parliament Peter Braid, and Ryan O’Connor, Ninth Vice-President of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. Braid and other Conservative politicians participated training workshops in Waterloo and elsewhere in the country.
    “Students’ unions provide an independent democratic voice for students and it is alarming that the Conservative Party of Canada is devoting resources to undermine that voice,” said Shelley Melanson, Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario. “Students have a right to hear directly from Stephen Harper and John Tory about whether it is official party policy to interfere with democratic student unions.”     The Canadian Federation of Students represents over 300,000 college and university students in Ontario, and more than 500,000 across Canada. The mandate of the Federation is to advocate for accessible and high-quality post-secondary education. Other student groups, such as campus Public Interest Research Groups, that advocate for environmental sustainability, human rights, and social justice were targeted by Conservative Party presenters.     The leaked materials, available at, include session agendas and audio recordings that feature instructions on how to run Conservative Party candidates in student elections to promote the partisan agenda of the Conservative Party. Presenters are heard advising Conservative students to set up “front organisations” to receive student clubs funding under false pretenses in order to funnel money to the Conservative Party.
    “Students deserve to know how much the Conservative Party has spent and who has received funding and training,” said Melanson. “I certainly hope that the federal and provincial Conservative parties aren’t using taxpayer dollars for these purposes.”

For further information: Shelley Melanson, Chairperson, (416) 882-9927 (cell); Joel Duff, Organiser, (416) 707-0349 (cell)

I may not agree with them but they have the same rights that we all do have, the right of free speech, the right to be heard, the right not to be abused, bullied as well even by that bad wolf stephen haper



Hey we have loads of example of how ruthless, crooked the cops are now in Canada.. their self regulation does not work, and Canada wide now  too. None of this is acceptable. and the overall justice system, Justice Ministers are already known world wide to be really bad too.


  Monday June 15,2009 Canadian Press  VANCOUVER — A judge has decided the inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski will be allowed to make findings of misconduct against the four RCMP officers involved. The officers who stunned Dziekanski with a Taser at Vancouver’s airport challenged Commissioner Thomas Braidwood’s authority to make findings of misconduct against them. Braidwood had warned the officers he would consider allegations made at the inquiry — that they acted improperly and then lied to cover up their actions. The officers claimed those allegations amount to criminal offences, which public inquiries can’t do. They also argued that federal police officers are outside the jurisdiction of a provincial inquiry. But Justice Arne Silverman rejected those arguments, which means the inquiry can resume as scheduled this Friday with closing submissions.




Taser FAQs – The Advanced Taser M26 manufactured by Taser International is one of two types of stun guns used by police forces. It delivers an average of 1500 volts.

STU professor backs outright ban on tasers Daily Gleaner


Cops used Tasers 367 times in ’08 Toronto Sun –  By IAN ROBERTSON, SUN MEDIA The youngest person Toronto Police zapped with a Taser last year was a potentially violent, suicidal 12-year-old boy, a report to the force’s elected and appointed commissioners states. But in his report to the Toronto


‘Significant decline’ in Taser use between ’07 and ’08: VPD Vancouver Sun –  VANCOUVER — Vancouver police used Tasers 27 last time last year, far less frequently than in 2007 when the force used the conducted energy weapons 74 times. The data, which compares the Vancouver Police Department’s Taser use to that of other cities,


VPD Taser use near top of list Vancouver Courier –  The Vancouver Police Department tied for second with Niagara Regional Police Service for the number of times a Taser was fired in 2007. Out of eight departments in Canada, including Montreal, officers from Vancouver and Niagara fired the Taser 74 times


Taser to the head can cause seizures, report warns –  A jolt from a stun gun can cause a seizure if the gun is aimed at the head, warns a new report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The case report describes an incident in which an unnamed Ontario police officer was chasing a suspected robber.


Stun gun shock to head may cause seizures, doctors warn – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ Most reports of Taser-related side-effects have concentrated on cardiac complications. (Toby Talbot/Canadian Press/AP) A police officer who was mistakenly hit in the head by a stun gun suffered seizures, Canadian doctors reported on Monday.


Medical journal article says Taser stun to the head can cause seizures The Canadian Press – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ OTTAWA — Stun guns can cause seizures if their tiny electric barbs pierce the scalp and shock the brain, says a new article on the accidental jolting of a police officer. The unnamed Ontario cop, in his 30s, was chasing a suspected robber when he was


Taser can trigger seizures, researchers say  Globe and Mail – ‎Mar 17, 2009‎ A jolt from a taser could trigger a seizure in certain circumstances, according to a new report by Canadian researchers. The finding is based on a case study of a police officer who was accidentally hit with a taser in the upper back and head,


Taser shot to the head can cause seizures: Report  Ottawa Citizen – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ By Jessica Hinds and Thomas Jolicoeur, Canwest News ServiceMarch 16, 2009 A report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal presents the case of a police chase, in which a healthy Ontario police officer was mistakenly Tasered twice in the back of


Taser Stun Guns Can Cause Brain Injury U.S. News & World Report – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ MONDAY, March 16 (HealthDay News) — Taser stun guns, used by some police forces, can cause brain-related problems such as seizures, according to a Canadian study. Researchers analyzed a case involving a police officer in his 30s who was mistakenly hit



Man Tasered by VPD in hospital for mental-health review The Province –  By Katie Mercer, The ProvinceMarch 17, 2009Comments (11) A 31-year-old Vancouver man was taken to hospital for a mental-health assessment after a struggle with police that ended with the use of a Taser. Shortly before 11 am Tuesday, BC ambulance


Vancouver police fired tasers 27 times last year  Georgia Straight – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ By Carlito Pablo Vancouver police officers fired their tasers 27 times in 2008, according to a report to the Vancouver police board. These “Taser applications” were 64 percent lower than the 74 times that stun guns were used by members of the Vancouver


Cops keen to test new taser gun – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ VICTORIA’S elite police are keen to test Taser shotguns, which can fell a man from up to 20m using a wireless electronic projectile. As debate over the use of Tasers intensifies, some members of the state’s elite police teams know about the new weapon


Bill would restrict police use of Tasers  Las Vegas Sun – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ By Abigail Goldman Metro police have purchased just over 1000 Taser cameras and will begin distributing the recording devices to police on the beat in two weeks. These cameras will capture grainy footage of every electronic zap, though the fate of that


Winston-Salem’s police chief wants to buy 550 to reduce officer   Winston-Salem Journal – ‎Mar 16, 2009‎ By Dan Galindo | Journal Reporter City leaders are weighing a proposal by the Winston-Salem Police Department to give its officers Taser stun guns. But first, they want to hear from residents about the idea. “This is something that needs to be looked


“Angry and emotionally disturbed man” tasered after struggle with Vancouver Sun –  METRO VANCOUVER – A 31 year-old man had a Taser deployed on him after causing a disturbance and injuring a police officer at a downtown Vancouver hotel this morning. Vancouver police were called to the 1100 block of Granville Street after BC Ambulance




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