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    First week parliamentary wrap-up

    Blog | Saturday, 23 Sep 2006
    It has been a very busy week. Monday, September 18th was the opening day of the House of Commons after Summer Recess -- and the Green Party was there. I had asked the Speaker's Office for an assured...

    Farms as Culture

    Blog | Monday, 18 Sep 2006
    I had a terrific weekend visit to the Perth-Wellington EDA, which is the area around Stratford, Ontario including St. Mary's and a lot of farm land. There is no better expression of Green Party...

    Dawson College

    Blog | Friday, 15 Sep 2006
    How do any of us cope with senseless violence? How do we avoid becoming desensitized in a society in which some of our films and TV seem to glorify violence? How do we keep perspective about children...

    Green Weekend

    Blog | Wednesday, 13 Sep 2006
    I finally had a whole weekend at home. It was heaven. I didn't actually stop working, (we had our first federal council meeting Sunday night and I had to catch up on a a few hundred emails) but I did...

    Keep those cards and letters coming...

    Blog | Sunday, 10 Sep 2006
    I am still receiving the wave of congratulatory messages. Some may seem surprising -- the Ambassador from Libya beat the rest of the diplomatic corps to the punch, and then there was a warm, friendly...

    The last spike...

    Blog | Tuesday, 05 Sep 2006
    OK, my cross country trip was hardly Macdonald's "national dream." (I still need to complete the leg to Nova Scotia and will do so this fall....) Nevertheless, there is something epic about rail...

    Nearly in Toronto (seven hours to go...)

    Blog | Sunday, 03 Sep 2006
    If you have never taken the train across Canada, you really should put it on your life list. The book "1,000 places to see before you die" carries a nice energy. These are wonderful places to see......

    On the right (green) track ...

    Blog | Saturday, 02 Sep 2006
    "On the right hand side , ladies and gentlemen, we are passing Lake Yellowhead and Mount Fitzwilliam..." over the VIA loudspeaker. This glorious sunny Saturday morning, we have passed Moose Lake, the...