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    Clarification regarding recent media reports

    Blog | Thursday, 30 Oct 2014
    The unfolding of the secret, vicious and violent life of one of Canada’s most popular radio hosts has dominated the news in Canada this week.  In the course of a fast-moving story, I initially...

    Elizabeth May regarding Jian Ghomeshi

    Blog | Monday, 27 Oct 2014
    I tweeted my support for Jian yesterday before seeing the news reported in today’s Toronto Star. Due to my schedule in Parliament, I did not have a chance to read the Toronto Star story until after...

    Counting our Blessings

    Blog | Monday, 13 Oct 2014
    On this Thanksgiving weekend, I think we are all drawn toward the counting of blessings. As my new book tries to set out, I think of “who we are” as a people and as a nation. And as both, we have...

    The speech I did not get to give

    Blog | Saturday, 11 Oct 2014
    I had thought that the debate on sending a military mission into Iraq would allow for me to make a 10 minute speech. Due to the motion for closure, I never had that chance. I had some rough notes of...

    Who decided biotech was a technology winner?

    Blog | Monday, 22 Sep 2014
    The federal government, regardless of political stripe, has a poor record of picking technology winners.  Canadians essentially lost tens of billions when the giant white radioactive elephant Atomic...

    The price of cheap shrimp

    Blog | Wednesday, 03 Sep 2014
    The readership of Island Tides is, in my experience, among the best informed and most conscientious about our collective and individual ecological footprint of any people on the planet. However, I...