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by Contributor on Monday Dec 10 2018

From ECOJUSTICE; by Charles Hatt and Alan Andrews

As heatwaves and forest fires broke out across Canada last summer, Ecojustice analyzed the “climate state of play.” Now, we’re back with an...

by Dick Cannings MP on Monday Dec 10 2018

Cannabis was legalized in Canada this October, but unfortunately the federal government didn’t include one important piece in that legislation:  expungement of the records of a half million Canadians with criminal records for simple possession of cannabis. 

These people are saddled with a criminal record for doing something that we now consider completely legal.  And a criminal record...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Dec 05 2018

When faced with conclusive evidence of a major threat to citizens, a true leader would do everything possible to confront it. So, what was the U.S. president’s reaction to a U.S. scientific report compiled by more than 300 scientists and endorsed by a dozen different agencies, including NASA, NOAA and the defence department, that warned climate change poses a dire threat to the American...

by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 05 2018

By Anna Johnston, Staff Lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law

There has been a rash of complaints lately about efforts to strengthen and streamline federal decision-making on projects that affect the environment through...

by Andre Carrel on Saturday Nov 24 2018

I have occasionally been critical of the way we do politics. The recent leaders’ debate on electoral reform provides me with material to explain.

The Opposition prefers electoral reform to be studied by a citizens’ assembly, as in 2003, over the Government’s process. It is a reasonable proposal. The members of the 2003 Citizens’ Assembly were selected at random. It was not an absolute...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 21 2018

By Marc Lee, for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, from Policy Note

It is well established that we need targets and timelines for reducing the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are causing climate change. BC’s latest targets include a 40% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030, 60% by 2040 and 80...

by Sara Golling on Monday Nov 19 2018

Can an entire society be mistaken in its values and habits?  Can the economic basis of a society lead to the destruction of our way of life and all that supports it?  Judging by what our global society is undergoing right now, the answer is yes.  Can we change our erroneous ways, and if we can change...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

Canadian climate change opinion is polarized, and research shows the divide is widening.The greatest predictor of people’s outlook is political affiliation. This means people’s climate change perceptions are being increasingly driven by divisive political agendas rather than science and concern for our collective welfare.

Over the past year, the Alberta...

by The Narwhal on Tuesday Nov 13 2018

By  Ben Parfitt, from The Narwhal

When a public regulator repeatedly makes major decisions that favour corporate interests — quietly and behind closed doors — we have a problem.

British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office bills itself as a “neutral” provincial agency.

But there is evidence that...

by Sara Golling on Monday Nov 12 2018

As pointed out by Dermod Travis of Integrity BC, there’s been lot written recently, both for and against proportional representation.  For those having trouble deciding how to vote, try the link provided at the bottom of this piece.

Some of what we've all seen has been outright false.  Claims that rural residents will “lose representation” with...

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