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  1. Jun 2017
    1. Quebec does not meet the threshold of a colonial people or an oppressed people, nor can it be suggested that Quebecers have been denied meaningful access to government to pursue their political, economic, cultural and social development.

      International Law declarations would require some form of exploitation, oppression or exploitation to be proved. In general, the bar would be high for this belief -- as in Quebec citizens being refused the right to vote, for instance.

    2. The negotiations that followed such a vote would address the potential act of secession as well as its possible terms should in fact secession proceed.  There would be no conclusions predetermined by law on any issue.  Negotiations would need to address the interests of the other provinces, the federal government and Quebec and indeed the rights of all Canadians both within and outside Quebec, and specifically the rights of minorities

      Basically, even a Democratic election must respond to the rights of minorities as per the Constitution of Canada.

    3. The democratic vote, by however strong a majority, would have no legal effect on its own and could not push aside the principles of federalism and the rule of law, the rights of individuals and minorities, or the operation of democracy in the other provinces or in Canada as a whole.

      A referendum cannot be used to unilaterally declare independence.

    4. Quebec has a right to unilateral secession

      Post referendum.

    1. Derek Maisonville, Humanities Teacher, John Abbott College, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue , QC.

      Possibly first Francophone.

    2. Joseph Lowndes, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Oregon.

      First U.S. signature. Scholar of US Conservatism.

    3. Roewan Crowe, Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies & Co-Director, Institute for Women’s & Gender Studies, University of Winnipeg. 2. Catherine Taylor, Professor, Faculty of Education and Dept of Rhetoric & Communications, University of Winnipeg. 3. Robin Jarvis Brownlie, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Manitoba 4. Angela Failler, Chancellor’s Research Chair, Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies, Research Affiliate Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Winnipeg. 5. Adele Perry, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of History, University of Manitoba.

      Interesting to track this to the diffusion of ideas. Started in Manitoba.

    4. Cindy Egan, Geomorphologist/Environmental Engineering lecturer Challenger Institute of Technology currently and Curtin University Western Australia

      First international signature - related to the environment.

    5. We stand in solidarity with Chief Theresa Spence’s attempts to change the abusive manner in which the Canadian Government has ignored, threatened, and bullied Indigenous peoples

      Idle No More framed as part of a centuries-long conflict between First Nations and the Canadian government. The term "bullied" may have significance here as the omnibus bill was perceived to be a way for government to bully through their agenda without debate. It also have a loose connection to cyberbullying which was a policy issue gaining traction at this time.

    1. While she bears the same last name as the Canadian Prime Minister, she couldn't be more opposed to his new bill. Harper, 38, and Ingrid Flores, 46, a fellow Chilean living in Canada, started a Facebook group for Latinos who support the Idle No More movement, which has now grown to nearly 300 members in just a few weeks.

      Connecting the struggle of First Nations to struggle abroad. This approach, sometimes called the "boomerang effect" is theorized to be an approach when a group has no power internally. Instead of utilizing local channels, they call to the international community and attempt to apply pressure to government in that direction. In this case, it appears that the International element is unlikely to pressure the Canadian government. Instead, the message is more symbollic solidarity, although the message appears to be saying the struggle is a universal one, diluting the political message somewhat.

    2. Chief Spence's liquid-only hunger strike

      While Theresa Spence did become a focal point of Idle No More, especially in International attention, Adams and others made it clear she was not the spokesperson. Pam Palmater was the official spokeperson.

    3. everyday the Idle No More movement is gaining more sympathizers and allies around the globe

      Unclear whether this was people sympathizing with Idle No More or appropriating the phrase Idle No More to other issues and causes. This is an important theme in digital humanism - it is quite easy to apply a term to a situation or give support to a cause, but it is never very clear that this translates into material support -- such as public pressure, resource sharing and so on.

    4. is holding gatherings on Friday in dozens of cities across Canada and the U.S., and in various countries around the world, including Colombia, Chile, and Puerto Rico

      Idle No More would later become important in the United States in disputes over oil and gas pipelines. The movement definitely became more international after the meetings with Harper.

    5. Governor-General David Johnston said he would not attend the meeting, against the wishes of Chief Spence

      The significance of the GG meeting was that the relationship among First Nations and Canada is through the Crown via the Royal Proclamation Act of 1763. This was the first treaty (also known as the "Peace and Friendship" treaties) between European settlers and First Nations. Spence was emphasizing that the treaty pre-dates Confederation, and possibly subtly suggesting that the PM did not have power in this case.

  2. Apr 2017
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  4. Jan 2017
    1. this domain

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    1. significant implications

      Have to stop using the word "significant" to describe things.

    2. definition is at odds with recent research

      In general, recent research suggests that cyberbullying is a new phenomenon, not just bullying in Internet clothing.

    3. still others see it as a justice problem

      A bit of a mistake to look at it this way. It's probably better to consider how people prioritize the frames for health, justice and education.

    4. Article I wrote with Kathy. We wanted to see the prevalence of cyberbullying, but it was too difficult to get data on the effects of cyberbullying on society.

    1. sudo rm -rf \ /opt/local \ /Applications/DarwinPorts \ /Applications/MacPorts \ /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.macports.* \ /Library/Receipts/DarwinPorts*.pkg \ /Library/Receipts/MacPorts*.pkg \ /Library/StartupItems/DarwinPortsStartup \ /Library/Tcl/darwinports1.0 \ /Library/Tcl/macports1.0 \ ~/.macports

      Just testing...