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Australia's Greens

Friday, 10 Sep 2010 - With the exciting news out of Australia, you would think the Australian Green Party would be taken seriously.  Amazingly, CBC's The National with Peter Mansbridge, reported that Julia Gillard had...
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Alberta as Energy “Super Power”

Monday, 30 Aug 2010 - An item in the Victoria Times Colonist caught my attention the other day --  “It’s booze, gambling that powers Alberta.”  Amazing that with all the alleged oil wealth that drives the...
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The Inter-generational Party

Wednesday, 25 Aug 2010 - When people ask me the ways in which the Greens are different from the old line parties, I usually point out that we are consistently concerned with the long term issues  -- that we think about the...
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Time for a leadership race?

Sunday, 08 Aug 2010 - A great deal is on the blogs on the Green Party site and elsewhere that presumes a few things about current leadership questions.I have been trying to stay out of the discussion of leadership issues...
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Stephen Schneider

Saturday, 24 Jul 2010 - One of the world's leading climate scientists has died.  I knew him and respected his work and his commitment enormously.  Stephen Schneider did his work from Colorado but is perhaps best known for...
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Budget bill passed

Friday, 16 Jul 2010 - On July 6, I testified before the one legislative body that paused to examine the budget bill, the Senate Finance Committee.  In a series of rushed hearings, the Senators heard about the changes...
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The Jobs and Economic Growth Act

Tuesday, 06 Jul 2010 - Yup, that’s what they are calling Bill C-9, The Budget Implementation Act.  I testified before the Senate Finance Committee this morning about drastic changes to the Canadian Environmental...
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Prentice’s climate announcements

Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010 - On the evening of the G8-G20 Summits, the Harper government has discovered that, as host, it cannot completely control the agenda.  While the government convened face-to-face preliminary meetings for...
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Parliamentarian of the Year

Saturday, 05 Jun 2010 - The Macleans award of Parliamentarian of the Year to John Baird has done more than raise eyebrows.  It has caused widespread incredulity. So what happened? Ottawa scuttlebutt is that the vote was...
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When is a moratorium not a moratorium?

Thursday, 03 Jun 2010 - June 2nd’s Times Colonist broke the news that Enbridge claims both the federal and BC government have assured them that “there is no legislated moratorium on oil tankers entering BC ports.” Enbridge...
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