New Conservative election laws will make it tougher for Canadians to vote – but easier for well-connected insiders to play money politics.
Learn more and sign the NDP petition to fight back: petition.ndp.ca/stand-up-for-canadian-democracy
For those interested in a longer account of this bill as a direct attack on democracy, Toronto-Danforth MP Craig Scott posted about Bill C-23 on his website.
The Toronto-Danforth NDP Riding Association invites you to our Annual General Meeting:
Sunday, February 9, 2014
1:30 to 4pm
(Registration at 1pm)
Ralph Thornton Centre (Auditorium, 2nd Floor)
765 Queen Street East (East of Broadview Avenue) Continue reading
Join your representatives in some festive cheer this coming week. On Saturday, December 8, Craig Scott is hosting his holiday party at WAYLA Bar from 3-6 pm. Come enjoy refreshments and a chance to speak with Craig.
996 Queen St. E.
Peter Tabuns’ constituency office open house is on Thursday, December 12 from 4-7 pm. Come meet your MPP, share a coffee and the joys of the season.
923 Danforth Ave.
Inspiring, devastating and exquisite, this doc is part home movie, part resistance journal, part memorial and part impossible collaboration.
Synopsis and trailer
Sunday, November 3, 2013
The Centre of Gravity
1300 Gerrard St. East (just east of Greenwood)
Cinema Politica Danforth – A project of the Toronto Danforth NDP
With a discussion led by:
- Joan MacNeil, Senior Policy Analyst with Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
- Mark Arnold, Lawyer representing the Palestinian Village of Bil’in
- Hosted and chaired by Craig Scott, MP for Toronto Danforth
FREE or Pay-What-You-Can
The Revolution Begins in High School
Leon Bronstein (Jay Baruchel) is not your average Montreal West high school student. He wants to change the world. Like most high schoolers, Leon is having an identity crisis and believes he is the reincarnation of Soviet thinker Leon Trotsky and is predestined to follow the same path as his namesake. Tackling issues from students’ rights to semi-formal dances, this “revolutionary” comedy will have you united in laugher.
Hosted by City Youth Councillor Ali Chatur
Special discussants: Krista Hunt and Michael Alex Teachers and hosts of Teach Learn Change, a program to transform education by engaging in the politics of our lives within and beyond the classroom. Jason Kunin Activist in the Quebec students Maple Spring demonstrations of 2012.
Sunday, October 6
7:30pm – 10:00 pm
Centre of Gravity, 1300 Gerrard St. E
(at Greenwood Ave)
FREE or PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN
On August 31, MP Craig Scott will be hosting a BBQ to meet and connect with Toronto-Danforth neighbours.
Saturday, August 31 2013, 1pm to 4pm
Kempton Howard Park, 86 Blake Street (Jones and Danforth)
With free food, music and activities for kids, it is sure to be a fun afternoon and a great way to enjoy the summer.
All are welcome, including your friends and family members!
The unveiling of the OFL Monument to Jack Layton will occur on the anniversary of Jack’s passing: Thursday, August 22 at 11:45am.
The statue will be unveiled at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Entrance (9 Queen’s Quay West) at 11:45 am. The nearest parking is just east of Captain John Restaurant, Queen’s Quay at Yonge Street.
Master sculptor David Pellettier and the renowned team at MST Bronze Limited have created a life-sized bronze statue of Jack sitting on the back seat of a tandem bicycle, with room on the front seat for visitors to have their picture taken “riding with Jack.” No one will miss the significance of Jack riding in the back seat of the bicycle because Canadians know that Jack always had their back. You can be among the first to see it.
This will be an historic event with Olivia Chow, members of the Layton family and representatives of the City of Toronto present to receive this wonderful gift from the labour movement and supporters to the people of Canada.
Please RSVP by registering at ofl.nationbuilder.com/laytonunveiling.
More information about the event can be found on Facebook.
Cinema Politica Danforth, a project of the Toronto Danforth NDP, presents a free screening of The Hole Story, a skewering analysis of the ways in which Canadian mining companies have put profit before people and the environment.
Following the film, join our discussion panelists for Q&As.
- Susana Caxaj, Mining Watch Canada and doing her doctorate on the impact of mining mega-projects on the indigenous people of Guatemala.
- Patrick Veinot, United Steelworkers Strategic Campaigns Department and former miner from the Vale mine in Sudbury.
The Centre of Gravity, 1300 Gerarrd St. East (Gerrard and Greenwood)
Friday, June 7, 2013 at 7:30 to 10pm
Admission is FREE but free-will donations are greatly appreciated.
Last Train Home is a film about migrant workers and the dramatic changes sweeping China. Every spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers
journey to their home villages for the New Years holiday.
A Canada/China co-production – 2009 – 87 mins
In Mandarin and Sichuan dialect with English subtitles
Followed by a discussion with Craig Scott, MP for Toronto-Danforth, and Manna Wong, Assistant to MPP Peter Tabuns.
Friday, February 1st – 7:30-10PM
at The Centre of Gravity, 1300 Gerrard St. East
(just east of Greenwood)
A FREE screening presented by
Cinema Politica Danforth – a project of the Toronto Danforth NDP