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    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...

    Dumbing down of diplomacy

    Blog | Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014
    One can be forgiven for dismissing the appointment of Canada’s new ambassador to the Vatican as a matter of no consequence. But this posting in the midst of a hot summer of global conflict may have...

    Why I am marching

    Blog | Thursday, 07 Aug 2014
    This article was primarily written for an international audience, but I thought Canadian Greens might want to join me too! On Sunday September 21 I will be with my daughter in New York, marching with...

    How not to protect the lives of sex trade workers

    Blog | Friday, 11 Jul 2014
    The ruling from the Supreme Court of Canada was pretty clear in the Bedford case. The laws were preventing women (and men) in the business of selling sex from being unacceptably vulnerable to...

    Northern Gateway will help degrade environment

    Blog | Thursday, 19 Jun 2014
    Imagine your favourite lake — the one on which you have a cottage or fish for walleye. Now imagine it is going to be acidified for 40 years by a giant industrial project. Or imagine your favourite...

    Seas of Trouble

    Blog | Tuesday, 03 Jun 2014
    “Ad mare usque ad mare”—from sea to sea. So goes the motto emblazoned on Canada’s coat of arms. But with some significant exceptions, Canadians probably don’t see Canada as a maritime nation....