Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Canadian Members of Parliament Vote in Express Contempt for Democracy, in Support of Israel's Apartheid Regime

On February 22, 2016, 68% of the federal members of parliament in Canada's House of Commons voted FOR this motion:

That, given Canada and Israel share a long history of friendship as well as economic and diplomatic relations, the House reject the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which promotes the demonization and delegitimization of the State of Israel, and call upon the government to condemn any and all attempts by Canadian organizations, groups or individuals to promote the BDS movement, both here at home and abroad.

It does not appear to have crossed their minds that they were thereby subverting the freedom of political participation, democracy, and Canada's constitution. (Although a few were visibly tormented: VIDEO.)

This was a truly historic vote. And we must never forget how "our" representatives voted (or did not vote):

A = absent or abstained  /  NO = voted against the motion  /  * = voted for the motion

VOTE First Name Last Name Political Affiliation
* Ziad Aboultaif Conservative
* Dan Albas Conservative
* Harold Albrecht Conservative
* John Aldag Liberal
A Omar Alghabra Liberal
A Leona Alleslev Liberal
* Dean Allison Conservative
* Rona Ambrose Conservative
* William Amos Liberal
A Gary Anandasangaree Liberal
* David Anderson Conservative
NO Charlie Angus NDP
* Mel Arnold Conservative
NO René Arseneault Liberal
A Chandra Arya Liberal
NO Niki Ashton NDP
NO Robert Aubin NDP
* Ramez Ayoub Liberal
A Vance Badawey Liberal
NO Larry Bagnell Liberal
* Navdeep Bains Liberal
* John Barlow Conservative
A Xavier Barsalou-Duval Bloc Québécois
* Frank Baylis Liberal
A Mario Beaulieu Bloc Québécois
* Terry Beech Liberal
A Mauril Bélanger Liberal
* Carolyn Bennett Liberal
NO Sheri Benson NDP
* Candice Bergen Conservative
* Maxime Bernier Conservative
* Luc Berthold Conservative
* James Bezan Conservative
* Marie-Claude Bibeau Liberal
* Chris Bittle Liberal
NO Daniel Blaikie NDP
* Bill Blair Liberal
NO Rachel Blaney NDP
* Steven Blaney Conservative
* Kelly Block Conservative
* Randy Boissonnault Liberal
* Mike Bossio Liberal
A Sylvie Boucher Conservative
NO Michel Boudrias Bloc Québécois
NO Alexandre Boulerice NDP
NO Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet NDP
* John Brassard Conservative
A Bob Bratina Liberal
* Pierre Breton Liberal
* Scott Brison Liberal
NO Ruth Ellen Brosseau NDP
* Gordon Brown Conservative
* Celina Caesar-Chavannes Liberal
* Blaine Calkins Conservative
NO Richard Cannings NDP
NO Guy Caron NDP
* Jim Carr Liberal
* Colin Carrie Conservative
* Bill Casey Liberal
* Sean Casey Liberal
* Bardish Chagger Liberal
* François-Philippe Champagne Liberal
A Arnold Chan Liberal
A Shaun Chen Liberal
* Michael Chong Conservative
NO François Choquette NDP
NO David Christopherson NDP
* Alupa Clarke Conservative
* Tony Clement Conservative
* Michael Cooper Conservative
* Serge Cormier Liberal
NO Nathan Cullen NDP
* Rodger Cuzner Liberal
* Julie Dabrusin Liberal
A Pam Damoff Liberal
A Don Davies NDP
* Matt DeCourcey Liberal
* Gérard Deltell Conservative
* Sukh Dhaliwal Liberal
* Anju Dhillon Liberal
* Nicola Di Iorio Liberal
A Stéphane Dion Liberal
* Kerry Diotte Conservative
* Todd Doherty Conservative
A Fin Donnelly NDP
* Earl Dreeshen Conservative
* Francis Drouin Liberal
NO Matthew Dubé NDP
A Emmanuel Dubourg Liberal
* Jean-Yves Duclos Liberal
* Terry Duguid Liberal
* Kirsty Duncan Liberal
NO Linda Duncan NDP
NO Pierre-Luc Dusseault NDP
NO Scott Duvall NDP
* Julie Dzerowicz Liberal
* Wayne Easter Liberal
* Jim Eglinski Conservative
* Ali Ehsassi Liberal
A Fayçal El-Khoury Liberal
* Neil Ellis Liberal
A Nathaniel Erskine-Smith Liberal
* Mark Eyking Liberal
* Doug Eyolfson Liberal
* Ted Falk Conservative
* Ed Fast Conservative
* Greg Fergus Liberal
* Andy Fillmore Liberal
* Diane Finley Conservative
* Pat Finnigan Liberal
* Darren Fisher Liberal
A Peter Fonseca Liberal
* Judy Foote Liberal
NO Rhéal Fortin Bloc Québécois
* Peter Fragiskatos Liberal
* Colin Fraser Liberal
A Sean Fraser Liberal
* Chrystia Freeland Liberal
* Hedy Fry Liberal
A Stephen Fuhr Liberal
* Cheryl Gallant Conservative
* Marc Garneau Liberal
NO Randall Garrison NDP
* Bernard Généreux Conservative
* Garnett Genuis Conservative
* Mark Gerretsen Liberal
NO Marilène Gill Bloc Québécois
* Marilyn Gladu Conservative
* Joël Godin Conservative
* Pam Goldsmith-Jones Liberal
* Ralph Goodale Liberal
* Karina Gould Liberal
* Jacques Gourde Conservative
* David Graham Liberal
* Raj Grewal Liberal
* Patty Hajdu Liberal
NO Cheryl Hardcastle NDP
* Rachael Harder Conservative
* Ken Hardie Liberal
* Stephen Harper Conservative
* T.J. Harvey Liberal
* Kent Hehr Liberal
A Jim Hillyer Conservative
A Randy Hoback Conservative
A Mark Holland Liberal
* Anthony Housefather Liberal
NO Carol Hughes NDP
A Ahmed Hussen Liberal
* Gudie Hutchings Liberal
* Angelo Iacono Liberal
* Matt Jeneroux Conservative
NO Gord Johns NDP
NO Georgina Jolibois NDP
* Mélanie Joly Liberal
* Yvonne Jones Liberal
* Bernadette Jordan Liberal
A Majid Jowhari Liberal
NO Peter Julian NDP
A Darshan Singh Kang Liberal
* Pat Kelly Conservative
A Jason Kenney Conservative
* Peter Kent Conservative
A Iqra Khalid Liberal
A Kamal Khera Liberal
* Robert Kitchen Conservative
* Tom Kmiec Conservative
NO Jenny Kwan NDP
* Mike Lake Conservative
* David Lametti Liberal
* Kevin Lamoureux Liberal
* Linda Lapointe Liberal
* Guy Lauzon Conservative
* Stéphane Lauzon Liberal
NO Hélène Laverdière NDP
A Denis Lebel Conservative
* Dominic LeBlanc Liberal
* Diane Lebouthillier Liberal
* Paul Lefebvre Liberal
* K. Kellie Leitch Conservative
* Denis Lemieux Liberal
* Andrew Leslie Liberal
* Michael Levitt Liberal
* Ron Liepert Conservative
A Joël Lightbound Liberal
* Ben Lobb Conservative
* Alaina Lockhart Liberal
* Wayne Long Liberal
A Lloyd Longfield Liberal
* Karen Ludwig Liberal
* Tom Lukiwski Conservative
* Lawrence MacAulay Liberal
NO Alistair MacGregor NDP
* Dave MacKenzie Conservative
* Steven MacKinnon Liberal
* Larry Maguire Conservative
NO Sheila Malcolmson NDP
* James Maloney Liberal
NO Simon Marcil Bloc Québécois
NO Brian Masse NDP
* Rémi Massé Liberal
NO Irene Mathyssen NDP
* Bryan May Liberal
A Elizabeth May Green Party
* John McCallum Liberal
* Kelly McCauley Conservative
* Phil McColeman Conservative
A Karen McCrimmon Liberal
* Ken McDonald Liberal
A David McGuinty Liberal
A John McKay Liberal
A Catherine McKenna Liberal
* Ron McKinnon Liberal
* Cathy McLeod Conservative
* Michael McLeod Liberal
A Alexandra Mendès Liberal
* Marco Mendicino Liberal
* MaryAnn Mihychuk Liberal
* Larry Miller Conservative
* Marc Miller Liberal
* Maryam Monsef Liberal
NO Christine Moore NDP
* Bill Morneau Liberal
* Robert Morrissey Liberal
NO Thomas Mulcair NDP
* Joyce Murray Liberal
NO Pierre Nantel NDP
A Eva Nassif Liberal
* John Nater Conservative
* Robert Nault Liberal
* Rob Nicholson Conservative
* Alexander Nuttall Conservative
A Deepak Obhrai Conservative
A Jennifer O'Connell Liberal
* Robert Oliphant Liberal
* John Oliver Liberal
* Seamus O'Regan Liberal
* Erin O'Toole Conservative
* Robert-Falcon Ouellette Liberal
* Denis Paradis Liberal
* Pierre Paul-Hus Conservative
A Monique Pauzé Bloc Québécois
* Joe Peschisolido Liberal
* Kyle Peterson Liberal
* Ginette Petitpas Taylor Liberal
* Jane Philpott Liberal
* Michel Picard Liberal
NO Louis Plamondon Bloc Québécois
* Pierre Poilievre Conservative
* Jean-Claude Poissant Liberal
NO Anne Minh-Thu Quach NDP
* Carla Qualtrough Liberal
* Lisa Raitt Conservative
NO Tracey Ramsey NDP
NO Murray Rankin NDP
A Yasmin Ratansi Liberal
* Alain Rayes Conservative
A Geoff Regan Liberal
* Scott Reid Conservative
* Michelle Rempel Conservative
* Blake Richards Conservative
* Jean Rioux Liberal
* Gerry Ritz Conservative
* Yves Robillard Liberal
* Pablo Rodriguez Liberal
* Sherry Romanado Liberal
* Anthony Rota Liberal
* Kim Rudd Liberal
* Dan Ruimy Liberal
A Don Rusnak Liberal
NO Romeo Saganash NDP
A Ruby Sahota Liberal
* Raj Saini Liberal
* Harjit S. Sajjan Liberal
* Darrell Samson Liberal
* Ramesh Sangha Liberal
NO Brigitte Sansoucy NDP
* Randeep Sarai Liberal
* Bob Saroya Conservative
* Francis Scarpaleggia Liberal
* Andrew Scheer Conservative
* Peter Schiefke Liberal
* Jamie Schmale Conservative
* Deborah Schulte Liberal
* Marc Serré Liberal
* Judy Sgro Liberal
* Brenda Shanahan Liberal
* Terry Sheehan Liberal
* Martin Shields Conservative
* Bev Shipley Conservative
* Jati Sidhu Liberal
* Sonia Sidhu Liberal
* Gagan Sikand Liberal
* Scott Simms Liberal
A Amarjeet Sohi Liberal
* Robert Sopuck Conservative
* Francesco Sorbara Liberal
* Kevin Sorenson Conservative
A Sven Spengemann Liberal
* Bruce Stanton Conservative
A Gabriel Ste-Marie Bloc Québécois
NO Wayne Stetski NDP
NO Kennedy Stewart NDP
* Mark Strahl Conservative
* Shannon Stubbs Conservative
* David Sweet Conservative
A Marwan Tabbara Liberal
A Geng Tan Liberal
* Filomena Tassi Liberal
NO Luc Thériault Bloc Québécois
A David Tilson Conservative
* Hunter Tootoo Liberal
* Brad Trost Conservative
* Justin Trudeau Liberal
NO Karine Trudel NDP
* Dave Van Kesteren Conservative
* Peter Van Loan Conservative
* Dan Vandal Liberal
A Anita Vandenbeld Liberal
* Adam Vaughan Liberal
* Karen Vecchio Conservative
* Arnold Viersen Conservative
A Arif Virani Liberal
* Cathay Wagantall Conservative
* Mark Warawa Conservative
* Chris Warkentin Conservative
* Dianne Watts Conservative
* Kevin Waugh Conservative
* Len Webber Conservative
NO Erin Weir NDP
NO Nick Whalen Liberal
* Jonathan Wilkinson Liberal
* Jody Wilson-Raybould Liberal
* Alice Wong Conservative
* Borys Wrzesnewskyj Liberal
A Kate Young Liberal
* David Yurdiga Conservative
A Salma Zahid Liberal
* Bob Zimmer Conservative

Friday, February 19, 2016

BRUCE CLARK fought the entire Canadian legal system for aboriginal sovereignty rights -- Extraordinary interview

Source: Ontario Civil Liberties Association

This interview is an important historic record in the story of Canada’s genocide of the aboriginal peoples.

The Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA) interviewed Dr. Bruce Clark, the lawyer and jurisprudential scholar who describes what ails the Canadian justice system when it comes to dealing with Aboriginal sovereignty issues. Bruce Clark represented Gustafsen Lake Faith Keepers at the Gustafsen Lake Standoff in 1995 near Shuswap, BC. From defender of Aboriginal rights before Canadian and international courts to being jailed and disbarred, Dr. Clark’s struggle has led him to a fight against the justice system itself. 

Related links:
Dr. Bruce Clark: Aboriginal rights lawyer
Denis Rancourt: Interviewer, for the Ontario Civil Liberties Association (OCLA)
Produced by the OCLA
Filmmaker: Peter Biesterfeld