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There’s not enough maple syrup in the world…

Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 - It was reported on CBC this morning that in a last ditch effort to win over votes for a seat on the U.N. Security Council, Canadian diplomats were giving out maple-leaf shaped bottles of maple syrup...

Is it just me, or is it hot in here?

Thursday, 07 Oct 2010 - I keep feeling as though the barrier between Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novels and the evening news has begun to melt.  Like the news story on CBC this week about how whole giant mammoths are...

Wade Davis supports Greens; Greens support his effort to protect the Sacred Headwaters

Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 - On Saturday night in Vancouver, the Green Party received an overwhelming and ringing endorsement from anthropologist Wade Davis. In 2009, Wade Davis delivered the prestigious Massey lectures. Wade's...

Flaherty previews election

Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 - On Monday, I woke up to Jim Flaherty's voice.  Sunday night, I took the red eye from BC to Toronto, and after not sleeping a wink, raced to downtown Union Station and got the 6:50 am train to Ottawa...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...