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PPCA in Rural Canada

On April 20th & 21st, the rural town of Osgoode held their annual Osgoode Home & Trade Show. The event holds about 50 booths, and is visited by several hundred people annually. This year, the Pirate Party of Canada (PPCA) obtained a booth to provide an easy-to-access location to discuss the party’s views with average …

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Robocalls Highlight Need For Electoral Reform

Vancouver, BC - Right now there is a massive scandal in the news involving ‘robocalls’. At the heart of this scandal are telephone messages. many of them automated, in which Elections Canada was impersonated and people were directed to the wrong polling stations. These messages very likely had the intended effect of disenfranchising voters.

The …

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The Cybersecurity Act 2009 now effective

If you thought the “3 strikes” law was awful, you probably haven’t heard of the Cybersecurity Act of 2009. That amendment was voted in by the US Senate this month and basically gives the government in place the authority to “shutdown” the Internet. That’s right, it is now possible for the government to close down …

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ACTA: Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

ACTA, The Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A secret international treaty that a dozen countries are already on board for, Canada and the US included.

Negotiations have consistently been kept secret from both the public and directly elected politicians such as national parliaments. This practice is overly corrosive to democracy and is corrupting global society. The …

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We will remember

Before I begin, I would like every one of my fellow Pirates to take a moment of silence upon reading this. I ask everybody to reflect on what this day, the eleventh day of the eleventh month means to our nation.

Remembrance Day, a day set aside to remember those who have fallen before us …

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