The only debate I had managed to watch during this election cycle. Hence one I can finally comment on with an informed mind. At first I thought, Foreign Affairs, eeh Gad! This is not a bread and butter topic. I had missed the pertinent debates before. I think many would agree. According . . . → Read More: Some Thoughts On the Munk Debate
I came across this article on Sockeye mortality on the west coast this year due to catastrophic high temperatures in the rivers. What really blew me away was the language the scientist used and his focus, strangely, on “talking points” and messaging.
“It may be advisable for DFO communications to identify . . . → Read More: Sockeye Mortality, Climate Change and Responsibility
Thank you to my 9 readers for responding to my last question. Clearly, you are all very intelligent and discerning readers.
Canada has a wealth of fresh water, yet we have no regulatory structure to protect it as a common asset.
Tonight’s question… Is water a human right? Which is a kind . . . → Read More: An Exercise in Nation Building, Part Two
BC is burning.
There is no end in sight.
Where the hell is Christy Clark?
Where is our “media”, asking this question?
What would Nenshi do?
Can we trade Christy for Nenshi?
We sure could use some leadership right now,
but we can’t find our leader.
Can you help?
Tweet I have some questions I will put to every candidate in my riding.
1)Will you commit to Election reform? FPTP is not working.
2)Will you commit to restoring and enhancing the independence of Elections Canada and the Commissioner of Elections to compel witnesses and pursue fraudulent activities in our Elections, independent of . . . → Read More: Well, it’s finally 2015, Ten Questions for my Candidates
When I was a child, I used to love to make my dad’s lunch. He was a logger. I would line his lunchbox with a paper towel and write a message on it. “I love you”, “have a great day”. I would make him a couple of sandwiches, wrapped neatly in wax . . . → Read More: Some of the Things I learned at Home.
Thanks to Laila Yuile, here.
This brings us the first glimpse into life on the ground in Likely, BC. The initial report is here.
Gary E. over at How Bad is the Record also has some thoughts on this, here.
We will not forgive. We will not forget.
Two days ago I sent this email to Christy Clark, cc’ed John Horgan, Mary Polak, Gail Shea and Leona Aglukkaq. I have had no reply.
Dear Premier Clark.
You have been absent lately, and the people of BC need leadership right now.
We have a still unfolding huge scale environmental disaster at . . . → Read More: Mining, Mount Polley and Ministerial Responsibility
This is it folks. Now is the time. We cannot afford to wait for some future theoretical Election to happen, where the outcome will do nothing to change the trajectory of turning Canada into a kleptocracy.
Let’s face some facts here. Even if the country, at least the 70% of . . . → Read More: It’s Spring. Sharpen Your Pitchforks.
I shouldn’t have to open this post with I’m sorry for Flaherty’s family’s loss. That is a given. In fact, I can empathize. I have lost people recently. I really hope Flaherty’s family finds the strength to continue with their lives. It’s one reason why I haven’t really spoken of it on . . . → Read More: Jim Flaherty’s Death Does Not Warrant the Hero Worship he Has Been Receiving
I’m a bit late giving my opinions here, but here goes.
First off, for those who complained or mocked Pauline Marois for being, shall we say, animated, would you rather a debate where everybody is standing still like statues and speaking in a monotonic voice? Perhaps where they all basically agreed with . . . → Read More: Thursday Night’s Quebec Election Leader’s Debate and The Power of Misinformation
…and not a drop to drink.”
Update at bottom of post
I live in a rural area of the Capital Region. Residents are not serviced with water here, you have to figure it out for yourself. I am also a renter, or lessee, thus, not in a position to finance . . . → Read More: “Water, Water Everywhere…
I know what you’re thinking boys n girls (assuming you haven’t caught yesterday’s news, naturally), what do we have here? You read right, Exxon Mobil (company big on tracking for shale gas) CEO, Rex Tillerson just pulled, well, to steal my friend, Bina’s description, Shit You Couldn’t Make up if You Tried. . . . → Read More: Exxon CEO Just Loves Fracking So Much, He Pulls a NIMBY
Seems to be the new buzzword these days. It sounds like an excuse to me…
This morning I was talking to a friend who is an immigrant from the UK and has spent 2/3’s of her life in Canada. This person is fully engaged in Canadian life, issues, politics. She is . . . → Read More: Haters Gonna Hate…
Under the convenient cover of Rob Ford’s very public downward spiral this week, our governments, Provincial and Federal, have been busy dismantling our Public Trust.
First comes the news that Christie Clark has miraculously come to an agreement with her pre-election nemisis Alison Redford on pipelines through BC. Even though none . . . → Read More: Sell Out. End Game Edition.
Dear Apologists and cheerleaders,
You all keep saying “Let’s see what the Investigation turns up on the Lac-Megantic disaster” or “Before we do anything, or add new regulations, the investigation isn’t over!” Or my personal favourite “Blame the Fire fighters!” Or blame the lone conductor!! Off to the fainting couches with you!!
. . . → Read More: Dear Corporate Apologists and Harpercon Cheerleaders…