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“He did not care in which direction the car was travelling, so long as he remained in the driver’s seat.” – Lord Beaverbrook

A new friend who is rapidly becoming educated in the ways of government after having jumped into the deep end of the convoluted pool of BC politics, asked me a question I couldn’t answer recently: “Laila, I have to believe that when people enter… Continue Reading ““He did not care in which direction the car was travelling, so long as he remained in the driver’s seat.” – Lord Beaverbrook”

Treaty 8 Stewards of the Land issue 3-point plan for Site C, call on provincial and federal governments to act.

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/treaty-8-stewards-of-the-land-set-out-conditions-to-protect-lands-565628881.html ROCKY MOUNTAIN FORT CAMP, BC, Treaty 8 Territory, Jan. 18, 2016 /CNW/ – First Nation members today called on the Canadian and British Columbian governments to embrace a three-point plan that will protect lands at imminent threat of destruction as preparatory work continues… Continue Reading “Treaty 8 Stewards of the Land issue 3-point plan for Site C, call on provincial and federal governments to act.”

“Deception and privileged secrets are common facets of politics.” – Transparency & accountability on Site C lost at both provincial & federal levels.

There’s a common thread among many of the biggest and best stories I’ve covered here: lack of government accountability and transparency.  I recall contacting a BC government ministries media contact for a comment on a story I was doing once, only to get a… Continue Reading ““Deception and privileged secrets are common facets of politics.” – Transparency & accountability on Site C lost at both provincial & federal levels.”

Powerful and compelling words from Treaty 8 Elders at Rocky Mountain Fort Camp,but is anyone in government listening?

In reading some of the reports on the Treaty 8 campers and their supporters at Rocky Mountain Fort heritage site, one is left wondering who these people are, and why are they there? In the following video an elder who is in camp, shares… Continue Reading “Powerful and compelling words from Treaty 8 Elders at Rocky Mountain Fort Camp,but is anyone in government listening?”