Politics

Bill C-51 - What's at Stake and What You Can Do

by GEM Magazine / Mar 09, 2016 / Comments

The bill allows Canadians to be arrested on mere suspicion, creates a new speech crime, and radically and unnecessarily changes the nature of CSIS without proper oversight. The laws are misguided, ineffective and unconstitutional. They need to be repealed in full.

What Does Canada’s Shrinking Population Mean for You?

by GEM Magazine / Aug 28, 2015 / Comments

Growing old without a pension might become a scary reality for thousands of Canadians, which is something I would rather not think about; and yet, perhaps that is how we got here.

4 Video Clips That Will Change Your Perspective

by GEM Magazine / Jul 16, 2015 / Comments

We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Charlie Hebdo - A Unique Perspective

by GEM Magazine / Jun 26, 2015 / Comments

The bad thing about free speech is that, depending on who's doling it out, it's not necessarily tasteful, appropriate or respectful. Just because we have the right to say something, does it mean it should be said?

Bill C-51 - Why We Need To Speak Louder

by GEM Magazine / May 25, 2015 / Comments

It seems that the world is unaware of just how dangerous this bill is. Although Canada has only ever had two reported incidents of what can potentially be called 'terrorism', this bill will have the power to strip away civil liberties and fundamental human rights from the people it is supposed to protect.

The Peaceful Revolution - How To Take Action

by GEM Magazine / May 21, 2015 / Comments

Any corrupt system requires 'we, the people' to carry out it's everyday corrupt activities, so the minute the people catch on, it's over.

Power To The People

by GEM Magazine / Mar 31, 2015 / Comments

Most people now have an underlying feeling that all is not right in the world. We are told that this is just the way things naturally are and that we must accept it.

Losing an Election and Gaining a City

by Ryan Moen / Mar 31, 2015 / Comments

The most important part of any successful campaign is the thank you speech. I believed that I was the only riled up individual who'd had enough of the direction the city was heading. But as it turns out, I couldn't be more wrong.

Just because I was my own campaign manager, it didn't mean that 'Ryan Moen' on the ballot was a single person. The amount of love that I received from this city, and the amount of help from family, old friends, new friends and strangers - that was my victory.

Connection As Activism

by GEM Magazine / Mar 30, 2015 / Comments

I hold a dream for our world. One in which compassion is the most prevalent force. A world which is pervaded by harmony, peace, and attendance to the needs of all beings.

How to Stop Bill C-51

by Ryan Moen / Mar 17, 2015 / Comments

It was "nice" to see the crowds out in protest of Bill C-51. Thats the same "nice" one would describe a horribly undatable friend. So lets rephrase that opener to "It was nice, BUT" - as in how did it all even get that far for people to take to the streets. Where did the democratic process fail? Who's to blame?