“The only way to change it, is to vote. People are responsible.” ~ Paul Wellstone

Settled deep into the halcyon days of summer, mid-August triggers a sense of urgency for many Canadians regardless of where you live. Every day is a tick of the clock counting down the coveted days of  a northern summer that for many, is all too short. And while most of us will use every free …

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This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: Who’s Harper working for?

Is the China-Canada investment agreement a sell-out for Canada? When an agreement is conducted with so much secrecy and lack of consultation with Canadians that Rick Mercer dedicates an entire rant to the subject, you know something is up. Two years ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and then-president Hu Jintao quietly witnessed the signing of …

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Stories within stories: Harper,why we must stop the Canada-China FIPA and the deal you still don’t really know about.

“I can retain neither respect nor affection for government which has been moving from wrong to wrong in order to defend its immorality” ~ Mahatma Gandhi There are two very important things I would ask my readers to do today. First, head on over to http://thecanadian.org/item/1803-how-you-can-help-prevent-the-ratification-of-canada-china-fipa  At the link above, you will find detailed and …

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” How the Conservatives stole environmental protection.”

It is not often -well never, actually -you have found me quoting Elizabeth May. I guess there is a first for everything. This piece is a must read for all. And it gives some extra heft to the very reason why Robyn Allans request for Clark to repeal the agreement signed with Ottawa... scroll down  for details... is so damn …

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“Democracy has become a government of bullies, tempered by editors” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A strong statement and I think most would agree, an exact one. Particularly at this point in Canadian history. Here we are, a couple of days after yet another federal election, and there are many who still are jubilant in victory, many who are angry in defeat, and even more who are licking their wounds …

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Is Stephen Harper a POSER????

Well, well, well....... it seems that our Prime Minister IS (was)a lot like Australia's Prime minister... so much so that they once used the same words, in the same order, in the exact same manner. Well, once that we know about - who knows how many times this has happened. The Vancouver Sun is reporting this …

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