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Countdown to Copenhagen Rally

Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 - I am just back from a climate change “indoor rally.”  I am still over-whelmed by the outpouring of energy and people who mobilized on a rainy Tuesday night in Victoria. Over 1,000 people gathered in...

Time to get new targets? A short history of failed targets.

Saturday, 07 Nov 2009 - The Globe and Mail ran an editorial the other day denouncing the excellent report commissioned by the TD Bank, run under Mark Jaccard and Associates modelling and prepared by the Pembina Institute...

Trade as Relationship

Friday, 06 Nov 2009 - I only drink Fair trade, organic certified coffee.  It is not part of the 100 mile diet.  It is what keeps me awake.  And I have been happy to know that the coffee I buy is certified. Today I toured...

What are you doing on Saturday?

Thursday, 22 Oct 2009 - I know you have joined marches before.  You have turned out the lights for Earth Hour, changed your light bulbs, taken the bus, and signed petitions. So, another “day of action” may not be on your...

Young Greens Web Site

Thursday, 15 Oct 2009 - I am proud of the youth active in the Young Greens.  For that matter I am proud of youth engaged in any political party and in work in social movements --- whether Amnesty International, Engineers...

Trauma Farm

Tuesday, 06 Oct 2009 - I first met Brian Brett back in 1993 when he and Bill Deverell co-organized a brilliant fundraising event for Clayoquot Sound.   It was in Vancouver and was MC’d by Pierre Berton with...

Climate Science on the Hill

Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 - I was grateful for the invitation.  Denise Savoie, NDP MP from Victoria, is now Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole – an archaic title that essentially means she has a non-partisan beat...

STV Lessons Learned

Wednesday, 13 May 2009 - It is a very sad day for democracy. The vote in BC was not a surprise after the slinging of misinformation over the last few months. The No to STV used scare tactics, clever television ads in which...

Now is the time for proportional representation!

Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 - The British Columbia electorate has a chance to help all Canadians. I try to make the case in my new book. Here are some key points from the book: “The first-past-the-post (FPTP) system hails...

European Greens: fragments and notes from an inspiring gathering!

Monday, 30 Mar 2009 - When over 1,000 Greens from all across Europe gathered for their 3rd European Union Congress, meeting in the EU Parliament itself, the mood was electrifying -- a renewable, green kind of electricity...