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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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That Canadian journalist wounded in Thailand

Wednesday, 26 May 2010 - That’s what passes the newswires in the rest of Canada.  The injury is mentioned. Nationality.  Little in the way of details. Here in southern Vancouver Island where Chandler Vandergrift was studying...
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Spill! Baby, Spill

Thursday, 13 May 2010 - I mistakenly thought I had mused about the potential for Sarah Palin experiencing guilt in a recent blog.  In fact, I had written that for a local, and quite terrific, paper called "Island Tides." ...
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Chutzpah

Wednesday, 12 May 2010 - The new global chutzpah award should go to Sarah Palin.  (If there were such an award.  I will translate the Yiddish word “Chutzpah” as an “amazing, stunning amount of gall,” and await a correction...
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