CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS: USE IT OR LOSE IT By the time you read this, hopefully they’ll wait for you.

September 29th will officially be, by Mayoral Proclamation, “Celebration of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms Day” in Regina and to celebrate we are organising a variety of events in Vic Park.

Come join the festivities to celebrate our Charter:

– Have the Charter’s meaning and ramifications explained by several knowledgeable experts, talks include:

12:00 Gathering in, welcome (Dr. Marc Spooner)
12:10 “Your Freedoms – Use them or Lose Them!” (Cara Banks and Larry Kowalchuk)
12:20 “The Limits of Liberal Rights” (Dr. Emily Eaton)
12:40 “Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth” (Susana Deranger)
1:00 “Rights and Responsibilities: The Canadian Charter, Power, Activism and Citizenship”. (Dr. Joyce Green)
1:20 “Queering the Church” (Dawn Rolke)
1:40 TBA
2pm Music, sign making, general Celebration of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms

– Get your free fancy copy of the Charter available in 25 different languages
– Make your own, free election-style sign at the “Seeds of Change” signage making table where you can bring the issues you hold dear back home to your respective micro communities.
– Open microphone 2 mins Soapbox/Speaker’s Corner “get your two cents in!”
Free Speech zone, And more…

We hope you will come to assert YOUR rights to freedom and to keeping our
parks public, free, and open spaces.

Thank you to the generous support of RPIRG and URSU! (Thanks from Marc Spooner)

SERIOUSLY, WTF? If anybody thought the Regina Pats would have started this season with three consecutive victories, it was because you were at my house on ‘Mix The Medication Night. (Regina Leader-Post)

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ONTARIO TORY LEADER CAMPAIGNS ON BEHALF OF WIFE OF ALLEGED SEX ASSAULTER Don’t think ‘get tough on crime’ will be part of Tim Hudak’s stump speech today (Toronto Star).

UFC GOES TO PARLIAMENT HILL Stephen Harper: A joint? OHMYFUCKINGGODTHEWORLD’SGONNAEND … Beat people up in a cage? Cool. (Sportsnet)

SOFT ON CRIME, PART DUH … The British Columbia Government says it’s being short-changed and railroaded in its negations with Ottawa over a new contract with the RCMP. (Globe and Mail) Here’s a thought: considering the jurisdictional bungling that plagued the Robert Picton investigation and the tasering incident at Vancouver International Airport a few years ago, why not consider a provincial police force? It’s not as if anybody in B.C. hadn’t ever thought of it … (Wikipedia)

YOUR MUSICAL MOMENT OF ZEN: by Their Satanic Majesties’ request …