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    The Real Issue with the so-called "Fair Elections Act"

    Blog | Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014
    With all the talk about the Conservatives’ so-called “Fair Elections Act,” my mind keeps coming back to what Elizabeth May has said right from the start:“The crisis in Canadian democracy is not that...

    Passenger rail in Canada is in crisis

    Blog | Monday, 07 Apr 2014
    There has been a lot of attention of late to what moves on Canada’s rails. Train derailments, disasters such as Lac-Mégantic and near-disasters, such as the railcars loaded with toxic diluents that...

    Finance, Budgets And Shuffles

    Blog | Thursday, 03 Apr 2014
    In the last few weeks, there were a few shake-ups on the Canadian political scene. Allison Redford resigned as Premier of Alberta, the Supreme Court ruled that Stephen Harper’s new Quebec appointee...

    For Canadian youth, the future isn't what it used to be

    Blog | Monday, 24 Mar 2014
    “Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it, and by the same token save it from that ruin which except for renewal, except for the...

    4 facts about Keystone XL:

    Blog | Monday, 17 Mar 2014
    Last week I wrote to US Secretary of State John Kerry to urge him to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.  In the letter I was clear about four Keystone XL facts:- Keystone hurts the...

    Places you will never find Stephen Harper…

    Blog | Saturday, 22 Feb 2014
    The title might suggest I am about to point out you’ll never find him at the Saturday Farmer’s Market on Salt Spring Island or the Galiano Island Literary Festival, where I happen to be at the moment...

    Why no MP should vote for the budget

    Blog | Saturday, 15 Feb 2014
    On second thought, this blog should be titled, “Why no self-respecting MP should vote for the budget.” And it’s not because it’s a “do nothing budget,” as the approved NDP messaging has it.  Nor...

    Canada: Arms Control or Arms Sales?

    Blog | Friday, 14 Feb 2014
    Once a world leader in Human Rights, Canada is now reluctant to ratify the international Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). “Canada should take leadership and stop catering to gun lobbies and ratify the treaty...