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by David Suzuki on Tuesday Feb 11 2020

Canada is respected globally for the freedoms we who live here enjoy. It’s not perfect, but it’s a geographically and culturally diverse land with spectacular environments and friendly people.

I’ve always appreciated having the freedom to speak my mind. A diversity of ideas and perspectives, based on facts and evidence, contributes to a healthy, prosperous country. Society is better...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jan 29 2020

This week’s Op/Ed piece by Professor Henry Giroux asks us to “stand up for democracy.”   Sounds like a good idea – but how can we best do that?    

Being well-informed

One of the things Giroux emphasizes is information – a healthy democracy depends on well-...

by The Conversation on Tuesday Jan 28 2020

Editor’s Note:  This still-very-timely article is from 2017, adapted by the author from a commencement address he delivered that year in Glasgow, Scotland. The emphasis on what youth must do is appropriate to a commencement address – and as everyone not living under a rock already knows, the world’s youth are already stepping up to hold...

by Letters to the editor on Monday Jan 27 2020

In support of the January 25th Global Day of Action calling for No War on Iran, approximately 80 people who gathered at Castlegar United Church
urged all Federal party leaders to work to avoid a catastrophic war.  They wrote:
Whereas the USA may launch a war on Iran;
Whereas such a war will involve Canada;
Whereas such a war could lead to a world nuclear war;...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Jan 22 2020

Canada has major income tax loopholes that favour the wealthy, arguably cost the country (ergo all of us taxpayers who aren’t rich enough to qualify for them) billions of dollars overall, and make lesser-income people pay more than their fair share, while further enriching the already-rich. 

Now, the already-rich are pretty happy about this state of affairs, since they...

by The Conversation on Wednesday Jan 15 2020

By Morten Fibieger Byskov, for The  Conversation

What can be done to limit global warming to 1.5°C? A quick internet search offers a deluge of...

by David Suzuki on Tuesday Jan 07 2020

Let’s hope 2020 marks the start of a year and decade when we finally take climate disruption as seriously as the evidence shows we must. We understand the problem and know how to deal with it. Many solutions exist and more are being developed daily. Consuming less of everything, including energy, rapidly shifting to renewable energy, and protecting and restoring green spaces and wetlands that...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 24 2019

The BC Ecosocialists are the first provincial political party to respond to the revelations published in The Guardian on Friday, alleging that the RCMP planned to deploy snipers and were prepared to use extreme tactics including child...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Dec 17 2019

Many years ago, I helped the parents of a seriously disturbed young person by obtaining a court order for his involuntary committal. He had been delusional, and doing things that could easily have resulted in his own death.  The parents had made one attempt on their own, but had failed to convince a court of the need to protect their son from his mental disorder, so they appealed to me for...

by The Conversation on Monday Dec 16 2019

By Raynold Wonder Alorse, for The Conversation

Modern society has given significant attention to the promises of the digital economy over the past decade. But it has given little attention to its negative environmental footprint.

Our smartphones rely on...

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