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COP21 Blog Update – Day 3

Thursday, 03 Dec 2015 -   If this blog were a climate text, it would look like this: [ [Inviting]  [Encouraging] Green party supporters [observers] and [other interested parties] civil society actors to consider the [...

COP21 Blog Update - Day 2

Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015 - This was the second day of COP, but our first day of negotiations.  The leaders of nations from around the world have jetted home.  (My friend New Zealand Green MP Kennedy Graham pointed out in his...

COP21 Blog - Kicking Things Off

Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015 - At the end of the first day of the 21st Conference of the Parties I feel like we must be at day 4, or 5.  Why the sense of exhaustion?  Over 150 world leaders speaking one after the other.  The...

Why it matters to appoint a Cabinet with gender balance

Wednesday, 04 Nov 2015 - I don’t know about you, but I have been astonished at the many media pundits who question Justin Trudeau’s decision to appoint a Cabinet with gender parity. The CBC panel on November 1 with Walrus...

Fixing What Harper Broke - Part Two

Monday, 02 Nov 2015 - Fixing What Harper Broke – Part Two The first “to-do” list focussed on changes to policy and legislation brought in under the Harper administration. But the damage was not confined to omnibus laws...

Fixing What Harper Broke: a to-do list for the incoming Government

Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 - We need a stock-taking. A “to-do” list. Some of what the Harper administration broke will be easy to fix; much will be very hard indeed. What we must do is insist the damage be reversed. There is an...

Campaign Blog - 2 days to go!

Saturday, 17 Oct 2015 - For the last 75 days I have been put on the defensive. Facing an onslaught of "strategic voting" mania. I have talked about how we actually favour cooperation, how we asked the Liberals and the NDP...

Campaign Blog – 11 days till Harper is gone

Thursday, 08 Oct 2015 - Well, he won’t be “gone.”  Stephen Harper will (I hope) go on to a long and tranquil retirement.  He will (just a guess) enjoy time on the board of Barrick Gold or maybe Encana (likely both). In the...

Campaign Blog - E-Day minus 17

Saturday, 03 Oct 2015 - When I started attacking the "Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act" in the House this spring, I knew it was a campaign tactic masquerading as legislation.  I knew it had nothing to do...

Campaign Blog - E-Day minus 20

Wednesday, 30 Sep 2015 - The news broke today that there are now more Canadians over the age of 65 than there are under the age of 15. It was appropriate that I spoke at a local debate in Saanich Gulf Islands hosted by the...