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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...

Earth Hour - One million acts of Green II

Saturday, 28 Mar 2009 - It is Saturday March 28th and around the world, lights are going out. Here in Brussels, the EU Parliament will be in candlelight at the dinner gathering of over one thousand Greens, including the 70...

When is a budget a bulldozer?

Friday, 13 Mar 2009 - Sometimes budgets contain more than spending proposals. Sometimes governments put in provisions for non-monetary matters. This is often when a government has a majority or when a minority...

Green Convention

Tuesday, 03 Mar 2009 - We just held the most successful convention in Green Party history. It was Green in so many ways. We held it in a town that welcomed us with open arms. Small, locally owned businesses in Pictou...