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Finance, Budgets And Shuffles

Thursday, 03 Apr 2014 - In the last few weeks, there were a few shake-ups on the Canadian political scene. Allison Redford resigned as Premier of Alberta, the Supreme Court ruled that Stephen Harper’s new Quebec appointee...

For Canadian youth, the future isn't what it used to be

Monday, 24 Mar 2014 - “Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it, and by the same token save it from that ruin which except for renewal, except for the...

What’s up with FATCA? An issue that should concern more than those Canadians with ties to the US

Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 - There was a time when the United States had high regard for its own rules of citizenship. If a US citizen moved to another country, took up citizenship in that other country and lived there for more...

4 facts about Keystone XL:

Monday, 17 Mar 2014 - Last week I wrote to US Secretary of State John Kerry to urge him to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.  In the letter I was clear about four Keystone XL facts:- Keystone hurts the...

Places you will never find Stephen Harper…

Saturday, 22 Feb 2014 - The title might suggest I am about to point out you’ll never find him at the Saturday Farmer’s Market on Salt Spring Island or the Galiano Island Literary Festival, where I happen to be at the moment...

Why no MP should vote for the budget

Saturday, 15 Feb 2014 - On second thought, this blog should be titled, “Why no self-respecting MP should vote for the budget.” And it’s not because it’s a “do nothing budget,” as the approved NDP messaging has it.  Nor...

The globalization of the work force

Friday, 24 Jan 2014 - It used to be understood that a healthy economy included low unemployment and available jobs right across the country. Pockets of persistently high unemployment would receive help in stimulus...

Climate change also a security threat

Monday, 20 Jan 2014 - By Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Green MP Bruce Hyer We deserve an energy plan, a climate plan, and the new industrial revolution of clean-tech and renewables. The first step is for Harper to get...

That was the year that was…2013’s highs and lows

Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 - I have been over the last few days, like most Canadians, getting the deluge of retrospectives on 2013. Rob Ford’s name looms large in these reviews, along with Duffy and Wallin, Senate expenses and...

Double The Green Caucus for 2014

Friday, 13 Dec 2013 - As 2013 winds to a close, I have good news to share of a doubled caucus!  Independent MP Bruce Hyer (MP for Thunder Bay-Superior north) has taken out a membership in the Green Party of Canada and...