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Is Canada aware of Sri Lankan situation?

Is anyone actually aware of the current "danger to the civilians" in Sri Lanka? My mother, and her family, as well as my friends' families, are all survivors from a war that is currently at its worst. There is a reason why so many Canadian Tamils, and Tamils all over the world, took days off work and pulled their kids out of school, to protest in front of the Parliament Buildings last week. They believe, and entrust hope in the government's hands. But the reality is that what most of my friends in university are dealing with is the fact that our government and the U.S. government have no reason to invade a country as they did with Iraq, and physically stop the systematic deaths of these innocent people.

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Is Canada aware of Sri Lankan situation?

Is anyone actually aware of the current "danger to the civilians" in Sri Lanka? My mother, and her family, as well as my friends' families, are all survivors from a war that is currently at its worst. There is a reason why so many Canadian Tamils, and Tamils all over the world, took days off work and pulled their kids out of school, to protest in front of the Parliament Buildings last week. They believe, and entrust hope in the government's hands. But the reality is that what most of my friends in university are dealing with is the fact that our government and the U.S. government have no reason to invade a country as they did with Iraq, and physically stop the systematic deaths of these innocent people.

  

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Friday, March 27, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Broadbent Institute Progress Summit 2015 - Day 2 panels March 27, 2015

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Workers' Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd, Working Families Party co-chair Bob Master, CCPA-Ontario economist Kaylie Tiessen and Canadian Labour Congress political action director Nathan Rotman on a panel discussing "why unions can lead the progressive fight."

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Workers' Action Centre coordinator Deena Ladd

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Working Families party co-chair Bob Master

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Brian Topp and David Akin

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The packed room at the "Fighting the Frame: How Progressives Can Win Back the Debate" panel discussion.

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Summa Strategies' Tim Powers.

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Tasha Kheiriddin and Tim Powers.

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David Akin and Anna Greenberg.

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The NDP's Rebecca Blaikie and Anne McGrath.

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Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde spoke about Canada's relationship with Indigenous people

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Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian spoke about feminism 3.0 and online harassment.

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Indigenous rights activist and instructor at University of Winnipeg Leah Gazan
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Quebec activist Dalila Awada

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