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Reflections on Covid, the BCED back to school plan… and why we have to get it right.

Its 6 am in the morning and after grabbing a coffee, I’m sitting back in bed with my laptop propped on a pillow on my lap. It’s been 6 months since my kids went to school and looking back, opting not to send them… Continue Reading “Reflections on Covid, the BCED back to school plan… and why we have to get it right.”

An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Preface *In recent weeks I, like all Canadians, have watched the ’emergency’ aid packages roll out. While I applaud the efforts to do so, I have wondered-as someone who advocated in my former column for a Universal Basic Income-why the government did not choose… Continue Reading “An open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau”

Lessons not learned from the SARS inquiry: The Precautionary Principle be expressly adopted as a guiding principle

A question of hindsight: Why did officials wait so long? Many may not know that following the deadly SARS outbreak in Canada in the early 2000’s, an inquiry was held to determine what went wrong ( and quite a bit did ), how to… Continue Reading “Lessons not learned from the SARS inquiry: The Precautionary Principle be expressly adopted as a guiding principle”

LNG, Lobbyists & policy: Why big money is still a very big problem in BC politics.

Too often government responds to the whispers of lobbyists before the cries of the people. Andrew Cuomo Having been a firm critic of fracking and the pursuit of LNG in BC for many more years than the NDP have been in power, I can… Continue Reading “LNG, Lobbyists & policy: Why big money is still a very big problem in BC politics.”