Daily Archives: July 14, 2015

1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think (Raif Badawi)

by | July 14, 2015

What do we want?  FREEDOM! Who do we want it for? RAIF BADAWI! When do we want it? NOW!   The ongoing protest at Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Ottawa has changed from weekly to monthly for the summer.   Last Thursday, July 9, a group from CFI Ottawa and Amnesty International stood… Read more »

On This Day . . .

by | July 14, 2015

Early this morning, EDT, Norm Kelly, City of Toronto Councillor, sent out this tweet: On this day in 1976, the House of Commons passed Bill C-84 which abolished the death penalty in Canada. The last execution in Canada took place on December 11, 1962 at the Don Jail in Toronto. h/t: Ian Bushfield