Tag: justin trudeau

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…

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…

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…

Playing with the Dragon III : Why the LPC’s historical alliance with China is one to watch amid current disputes

  Everything Old Is New Again It was back in 2012 when I first started following Canada-China relations, prompted by then CSIS director RIchard Faddens comments that CSIS was investigating foreign influence on Canadian politicians. The research I did lead to this post, which…