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  Western Canada Concept
The Western Canada Concept was a Canadian political party founded in 1980 to promote the separation of the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and the Yukon and Northwest Territories from Canada as an independent nation.
It may be noted that Christie was expelled from the national party leadership in 1981, and was subsequently denied a membership in the party's Alberta branch.
Independence for Western Canada, chosen by the people of each of the four Western provinces and northern territories in a referendum.
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 eG - Ed-Op - Voice: Western alienation an offensive concept
Few things give Western Canadians as bad a name as does the hateful, opportunistic and greedy concept of “western alienation.” This is a concept championed by certain ultra-right wing zealots in the media and hysterical pseudo-celebrities like Victoria lawyer Doug Christie—founder of the Western Canada Concept.
Western alienation is the tiresome idea that somehow British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are unfairly shut out of Canadian policy making; that Ontarians (indeed all Canadians east of Winnipeg) are power-berserk Liberals who plot to keep the West from its rightful place on top of the Canadian food chain.
If Western Canada’s heritage isn’t one of immigration and multiculturalism, whose is? It should also be pointed out that there are a greater percentage of visible minorities in British Columbia than there are in Ontario.
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Canada's military has never fought a modern war at home or on its own, joining only with the Western allies and then NATO in various conflicts of the 20th century.
Although peacekeeping has existed for a long time, the formalized United Nations concept of neutral, multinational intervention was first proposed in the 1950s by Canada's foreign minister, Lester B. Pearson, who went on to become prime minister and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957.
While Canada has a history of successful peacekeeping missions in the Middle East, the Balkans and on the Indian subcontinent, its reputation suffered in the early 1990s when Canadian soldiers in Somalia were accused of torture, reckless use of force and the beating death of a teenager.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/peacekpg/general/canada1.htm   (659 words)

 Western Canada Concept Party of Saskatchewan
The Western Canada Concept Party of Saskatchewan was a provincial political party that was the Saskatchewan, Canada branch of the Western Canada Concept, a federal political party that advocated the separation of the four western provinces of Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba) to form a new country.
The WCC was recognized by the legislature as the official Third Party.
The WCC was split over whether to accept Sveinson and Hampton into the party: the party leader was in favour, while the party president was opposed.
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 Center for Immigration Studies
The logical and moral necessity of including the safe third country concept in asylum was not an issue during the Cold War, because asylum claimants were few in number and in the main came directly from behind the Iron Curtain.
Canada first embraced the safe third country concept in its 1988 immigration law, but the provision was never implemented.
Canada's new immigration law, which went into effect in June of this year, also includes a safe third country provision: "A claim is ineligible to be referred to the Refugee Protection Division if.
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 Family Business Garden Colombo Sri Lanka
The main theme of the concept of FBG is to stress the need in converting simple form of home gardening or kitchen gardening into the entrepreneurship development venture on the long-term basis.
The concept was launched with the establishment of demonstrations followed by seminars, training classes, field days and field tour programmes as well as implementation of micro-level project activities.
The concept addresses diverse production, consumption and marketing patterns in order to long last agro-based enterprises and extrapolations of the present data show that the acceptance of the concept is on the positive trend.
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 CBC - Canada Votes 2006 - Leaders and Parties
Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada – The newest of the federal parties, the goal of the AAEV is to put environmental and animal protection issues on the national agenda.
Green Party of Canada – The party is the largest of the secondary parties, in terms of number of candidates.
Western Block party – The Western Block party is a western separatist party.
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 cric.ca - Canada's Portal - Quick Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Western issues have fallen by the wayside in the federal election campaign as the Liberals deal with the growing likelihood that major inroads in Alberta are a lost cause.
Western Premiers today are united in support of a package of reforms aimed at modernizing Confederation for the benefit of all Canadians.
To Western Canada, the legacy left by the policy consisted of discriminatory freight rates and a resource-based economy that was subject to the boom and bust cycles of the manufacturing and financial sectors of Central Canada.
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 last minute Western_Canada_Concept_Party_of_Manitoba - last-minute-report.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It was founded in 1980, and promoted the separation from Canada of all provinces and territories west of Ontario.
The WCC attained its greatest notoriety in Alberta, where it succeeded in electing an MLA to the provincial legislature in 1982.
It was also active in the other western provinces, however, and ran provincial candidates in Manitoba in a 1984 by-election and the 1986 general election.
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The topics of immigration and the population makeup of Western Canada dominated an April 29 afternoon seminar in Edmonton, Alberta sponsored by the Western Canada Concept.
Western Canada Concept founder Douglas H. Christie, in a wide ranging speech touched on the meaning of the WCC's new red, green and white flag and on immigration and population matters.
However, if Western Canada is not a successor government and separated by referendum, we'd be as obligated to follow the former Canada's policies as Brazil is," Christie explained.
www.canadafirst.net /news/wcc_meeting_and_immigration.html   (1359 words)

 Archive | December 11, 2000 | Secession: Western Canada's not so new buzz word
Last month's federal election only confirmed what westerners have known all along: that Canadian politics are preordained, unalterable and the result of over one hundred years of liberal meddling, power brokering and fear mongering.
Of course it was good to hear support for the CA had grown substantially in almost all of the provinces but somehow this seems to have brought little comfort to those living outside of mainstream political life.
While politicians from the Alliance and their direct supporters look forward to the next election westerners are left with the stark realization that we must endure another four (and possibly eight) years of crushing taxation and creeping despotism under a Liberal majority.
www.enterstageright.com /archive/articles/1200secession.htm   (787 words)

 Western Canada Concept Party of BC
Western Canada Concept Party of BC The Western Canada Concept Party of BC was a provincial political party in British Columbia, Canada.
It was the British Columbia branch of the Western Canada Concept, a political party that operated at the federal level, advocating the separation of the four western provinces of Canada and the formation of a new country comprising British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Another western separatist party, the Western National Party, ran two candidates, who collected 474 votes (0.03% of the total).
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 Canada Concept Money Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Western Canada Concept was a Western Canadian political party founded in 1980 to promote the separation of the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia and the Yukon and Northwest Territories from Canada in order to create a new nation.
The party's concerns centred on the perception that Western Canada could not receive fair treatment while the interests of Quebec and Ontario dominated Canadian politics.
In 2005, he announced the creation of the Western Block Party which would be a western version of the Bloc Québécois.
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 Free Essays - Western Canada Concept
The Western Canada Concept is a separatist party led by Alberta lawyer Doug Christie.
The party is devoted to a peaceful secession of the four Western provinces and the two territories from Canada.
The Western Canada Concept, through referenda and economic stability, insists that a sovereign West would better serve the needs of Western Canadians, which have been ignored by governments of the recent past.
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 Western Canada Concept Party of British Columbia . Western Canada Concept . Alberta . Saskatchewan . British Columbia ...
Canada s two official languages are English and French.
This started a process that led to Canada redefining itself as a Bilingualism in Canada bilingual and multiculturalism multicultural nation at the federal level.
English and French have equal status in the Parliament of Canada, in federal courts and in all federal institutions.
www.uk.knowledge-info.org /Western_Canada_Concept_Party_of_British_Columbia-UK-3171331-rz   (745 words)

 Innovation: Building a 21st Century Economy in Western Canada
Western Diversification Program (WDP) (eligibility criteria) is the main program through which WD invests in projects that support our strategic priorities of innovation, entrepreneurship and community economic development.
Western Economic Partnership Agreements (WEPAs) (eligibility criteria) are multi-year funding commitments to strengthen economic activity and improve quality of life in western communities.
Canada Foundation for Innovation Support Program (eligibility criteria) reimburses qualified western research institutions up to 90 per cent of eligible direct costs incurred, to a maximum of $20,000, to assist with the cost of preparing a Canada Foundation for Innovation proposal.
www.deo-wd.gc.ca /innovation/default_e.asp   (572 words)

 Western Canada Concept
The Western Canada Concept is committed to “protection of a genuine national culture true to our existing European heritage and values.” This inherent belief that one culture’s values have the lone right to dictate in a country inhabited by immigrants from across the globe contrasts greatly with Canada’s present policy.
In conclusion, the Western Canada Concept is a complicated movement which hopes to bring about an Independent West built on ideals of the past that will be expected to exist in and compete with the present-day world.
Rallying behind their leader, Doug Christie, the Western Canada Concept wish to break free of a Canada on which two provinces, Ontario and Quebec, are seen to have a political, economic, and cultural stranglehold.
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 History of the Western Canada Concept
The Committee for Western Independence was folded into the Western Canada Concept which simply seeks an independent nation of Western Canada by political means (a referendum in each province).
The Western Canada Concept was launched by a speaking tour of Western Canada in 1980 just as Doug Christie had launched the Committee for Western Independence in 1978.
This Western Canadian country, with a regionally representative elected Senate, one language, one government, free trade with the world, ample resources of fishery, forestry, mining and agriculture, would be the richest and most freedom-loving nation of the world.
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 Chapter I - A Tale of Two Countries
Canada was also in the process of discovering that its interests and those of the British Empire did not always coincide.
Thus both nations, the Dominion of Canada and the United States of America--newly born in the mid-1860s--turned their gaze West and dreamt of ascendancy from sea to shining sea.
Canada was likewise having difficulties in dealing with the indigenous peoples of her Western frontier.
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 Doug Christie (lawyer) Information
He is also the founder and leader of the Western Canada Concept, a separatist party of British Columbia and The Western Block Party, a right-wing political party advocating the separation of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba from Canadian Confederation.
Christie was the founding leader of the national Western Canada Concept, but was removed from the leadership in 1981.
The WCC and WBP are not affiliated with the Separation Party of Alberta or the Western Independence Party of Saskatchewan.
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 New Nation News * from Canada * The Great White North   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
TORONTO -- Canada has long prided itself for opening its doors wider than any nation to immigrants and asylum-seekers, but that tradition is coming under intense scrutiny -- at home and across the U.S. border -- after the arrests of 17 men from Muslim immigrant families in an alleged terror plot.
The head of Canada's largest urban police force called on Muslims and non-Muslims alike to let cooler heads prevail Sunday after windows were smashed at a Toronto mosque following the arrest of 17 people in what authorities say was a plan to stage a massive terrorist attack.
The son of a Vancouver millionaire was grabbed from his car at gunpoint Tuesday morning in a brazen abduction that has shaken the city's Southlands neighbourhood of large country homes, pastures and horse barns.
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 ReformWatch19 News Updates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Ramsay actually took over the leadership of the WCC at the end of 1982, and acted as its leader until 1987, the year he joined the Reform Party.
The WCC's extreme free enterprise and Western separatist policies must have had a powerful attraction for White because he ran as a WCC candidate just one year after getting his Canadian citizenship.
Western Canada Concept was founded in 1980 by B.C. lawyer, Doug Christie.
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 Western Canada Concept essays   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
During the Trudeau era, the majority of Liberal seats in the House of Commons was heavily concentrated east of the Manitoba border.
Since the Western Canada Concept feels the United Nations is not effective in achieving peace, but rather at fuelling international socialism, they will not seek to become a member.
The Western Canada Concept feels that recent changes in legislation, such as bilingualism and immigration laws, have changed the Canadian identity for the worse.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Middle school
In the United States and Canada, middle school refers to a distinct form of school organization rather than a general term for the middle level of education.
The middle school concept, however, often involves a group of two to six teachers from different disciplines working as a team with the same group of students of the same grade level, with each teacher teaching a different subject.
In most cases, however, the middle school (according to the middle school concept) is seen as an alternative and a replacement to the junior high and intermediate school.
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