This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: “Protecting farmland ensures locals can produce their own food”

In this week’s Duel, Brent and I decided to take a look at this question: Is food security a valid goal for the Agricultural Land Reserve? Brent’s wrote first this week and his column is a must read before you read mine below. http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2013/11/17/advocates-of-food-security-arent-doing-it-for-farmers There is just so much to be said about why food security shouldContinue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: “Protecting farmland ensures locals can produce their own food”

A note on political patronage and cronyism.

“I would argue that one of the issues which the public should be much more  emphatic about with all politicians… is patronage, appointing people to high  positions because they supported your campaign or helped you raise money.”  ~ John  Hickenlooper Yesterday will remain a fond memory for me in terms of news: Duffy squealing withContinue reading A note on political patronage and cronyism.

This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BC Needs to Strengthen local Food Supply

Columnists Laila Yuile and Brent Stafford battle over the issues of the day. The winner of last week’s duel on the proposed ‘urban resort’ in Vancouver was Brent with 71%. This week’s topic: Is it time to review and change the Agricultural Land Reserve? News flash for Brent: you don’t have to be from theContinue reading This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: BC Needs to Strengthen local Food Supply