Use your vote to ditch Harper and his gang on October 14.
THE BIG SHOWDOWN
The economy's diving, the ecosystem's lurching, the parties have made their pitches and promises and now it's all up to us: voting day is Tuesday (October 14). Don't miss the chance to turf the Canada-trashing Tories from their parliamentary perch. Find out how to make your voice count at elections.ca.
NO SMALL MATTER
It's a tiny issue with big consequences - the use of nanotech in our meds, cosmetics, sunscreens, etc. Manufacturing matter on an atomic and molecular scale could be an enviro freakout: picture nanomaterials seeping into food and water. Get the lowdown Wednesday (October 15) from enviro prof Chris Metcalfe, the Canadian Institute for Enviromental Law and Policy's Susan Holtz and others. 7:30 pm. Free. St. Lawrence Centre, 27 Front East. 416-366-1656.
STUFF GLOBAL HUNGER
Find out more about starvation around the planet and what we can do about it at Oxfam's Hunger Banquet funder Wednesday (October 15). Among the offerings, Oxfam Canada director Robert Fox assesses the situation and actor and activist Jovanni Sy prepares dishes, talking about the ingredients and what it takes to produce them. The $20 ticket is way reasonable, too. 7 pm. St. Lawrence Hall (157 King East). oxfamgroups.ca/tcg.