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What’s up with FATCA? An issue that should concern more than those Canadians with ties to the US

Blog | Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014
There was a time when the United States had high regard for its own rules of citizenship. If a US citizen moved to another country, took up citizenship in that other country and lived there for more...

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...

Canada could be a world leader in clean energy through innovation

Blog | Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014
Clean technologies can pave a path to innovation and sustainable economic growth. The global clean-tech industry has huge economic potential for Canada. Clean energy technology is efficient and...

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...

Real threat to Arctic sovereignty is Canada

Blog | Monday, 27 Jan 2014
Conservative Arctic policy has recently come to the forefront, as Canada took over the two-year chairmanship of the Arctic Council last year. To no one’s surprise, Prime Minister Stephen Harper...

The globalization of the work force

Blog | Friday, 24 Jan 2014
It used to be understood that a healthy economy included low unemployment and available jobs right across the country. Pockets of persistently high unemployment would receive help in stimulus...

Climate change also a security threat

Blog | Monday, 20 Jan 2014
By Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Green MP Bruce Hyer We deserve an energy plan, a climate plan, and the new industrial revolution of clean-tech and renewables. The first step is for Harper to get...

Book Review “The Longer I’m Prime Minister” by Paul Wells

Blog | Monday, 20 Jan 2014
“He won, but he won’t last…the people are on to him, and soon his own party will turn on him...”  But of course Stephen Harper kept winning: in 2006, again in 2008, and by the time he won his...