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Seeds of Fire: A People’s Chronology

Recalling events that happened on this day in history.
Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.

Compiled by Ulli Diemer

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December 11, 1962  
Ronald Turpin and Arthur Lucas are hanged in Toronto’s Don Jail. They are the 709th and 710th persons to be hanged in Canada – and the last. Capital punishment formally ends in Canada on July 14, 1976 when the House of Commons votes 130-124 to abolish it.
Related Topics: Capital Punishment
December 11, 1995
The first mass Day of Action against Ontario’s extreme-right Conservative government, headed by Mike Harris, takes place in London, Ontario.
Related Topics: NeoconservativismRight, The



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