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by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 17 2018

When our children and grandchildren and those of us still here in 20 years look back to this time, will we say it was when the world finally got serious about the climate crisis? Or will we mark a tragic time when political and business leaders prioritized short-term economic gain over the future of humanity?

Listening to Canada’s minister of environment and climate...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Oct 16 2018

We tend to think of the post office as a place just to get and send our snail-mail, especially parcels.  We may have to change that thought: Canada’s postal workers are in negotiations for a new contract, and they are proposing some interesting things. They’re also authorized to go on strike. But that’s the stick:  they’re holding out a carrot too -- a bunch of carrots.

 They claim the...

by The Fraser Institute on Tuesday Oct 16 2018

Despite widespread misperceptions, every province already provides prescription drug coverage to help Canadians—particularly seniors and lower-income Canadians—pay for pharmaceuticals, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Much of the discussion about a possible national pharmacare plan seemingly...

by Common Dreams on Thursday Oct 11 2018

"This is the scariest thing about the IPCC Report — it’s the watered down, consensus version."

By Jon Queally, Staff Writer, Common Dreams

If the latest warnings contained in Monday's report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—which included pronouncements that the world has less than twelve years to drastically...

by Dick Cannings MP on Wednesday Oct 10 2018

Last week I became a grandfather for the first time.  Politicians are fond of talking about what kind of future we will leave our grandchildren, but I can now say that having a grandchild sharpens that perspective dramatically.

On Thanksgiving Monday, two news headlines jumped out at me, both dealing with our path to a sustainable future.  The first announced the latest report of the...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 10 2018

News that Environment and Climate Change Canada is considering “priority threat management” to assess endangered species is troubling. The method is often used to inform a “triage” approach in which some species are abandoned to focus resources on others ranked higher priority. The federal government is legally required to oversee recovery of all species at risk, not just those it chooses to...

by Dick Cannings MP on Tuesday Oct 02 2018

After months of negotiations and a seemingly endless series of false deadlines, negotiators have hammered out a new trade agreement between Canada, the USA and Mexico.  The new agreement (called the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA for short) will create winners and losers, of course, and the general consensus...

by Charles Jeanes on Monday Sep 24 2018

All along the watchtower…There's too much confusion, the hour is getting late...                                             Bob Dylan

Here we are in the years… Children cry in fear, ‘let us out of here.’”                                   Neil Young

By Charles Jeanes

So much food for thought, and limited space on the...

by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 18 2018

The BC Court of Appeal has granted an interlocutory injunction against a drilling permit within the sacred sites of Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake) and surrounding areas.

On August 23, 2018, the B.C. Supreme Court upheld a permit authorizing Taseko Mines Limited (TML) to undertake an extensive drilling program at Teẑtan Biny and the surrounding area.  The Tŝilhqot’in Nation has since...

by The Fraser Institute on Sunday Sep 16 2018

The growth rate of capital investment in Canada — particularly in the important areas of equipment, machinery and intellectual property — has slowed to a 40-year low, negatively affecting living standards for workers and overall economic growth, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“The evidence is...

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