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Why Pope Francis’s statement is important

Blog | Friday, 19 Jun 2015
(OTTAWA) - It is increasingly odd to realize that the voices of the established order, sources of top-down control and out-dated structures, are suddenly allies.  My experience for decades was to...

Why Pope Francis’s statement is important

Blog | Friday, 19 Jun 2015
It is increasingly odd to realize that the voices of the established order, sources of top-down control and out-dated structures, are suddenly allies.  My experience for decades was to deride the...

5 Things You Need to Know about Bill C-51

Blog | Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015
5 Things You Need to Know about Bill C-51 The Harper Government’s So-Called “Anti-Terror Bill” 1. It is an omnibus bill. Bill C-51 is actually five new pieces of legislation rolled into one. To add...

Statement by Deputy Leader Bruce Hyer on IARC report about malathion and glyphosate pesticides

Blog | Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015
(OTTAWA) - I know all too well how pesticides are inadequately tested and regulated in both the USA and Canada. I was formerly a senior environmental analyst in charge of pesticide registration for...

The Women’s Coalition - It's Good to Dream

Blog | Friday, 06 Mar 2015
(OTTAWA) - I could claim “last night I had the strangest dream...”.  It had to do with International Womens’ Day. And suddenly the male leadership decided it had really made too big a mess of things...

Dear Bitumen - Breaking up with Fossil Fuels

Blog | Friday, 13 Feb 2015
Dear Bitumen, I must be blunt – I don’t know what we ever saw in you. You seemed popular, like all of the countries wanted to be with you. We thought maybe your exports could support us financially....

Community-based health research key to preventing diseases caused by environmental degradation

Blog | Monday, 09 Feb 2015
(OTTAWA) - Canada needs far more research on preventing human diseases caused by environmental degradation. This research must be more community-based. This will lead to preventive measures better...

Harper’s police state law

Blog | Sunday, 08 Feb 2015
(OTTAWA) - ​ I remember the events of October 22. While I was in lock-down on Parliament Hill, I remember who hid in a closet and who ran toward gun fire. The guy in the closet is now planning to...

Writer didn’t ask me; Others did

Blog | Friday, 09 Jan 2015
(CHARLOTTETOWN) - A Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal letter to the editor from December 3 stated that “Hyer did not consult his constituents” regarding my vote on the decision to commit Canadian fighter...

Down to the wire – Was the Lima decision better than nothing?

Blog | Sunday, 14 Dec 2014
(LIMA) - As you likely have heard, the COP20 talks wrapped earlier this morning at around 3:30 AM.  The deal was done in seconds following the break for countries to review a new text tabled by the...