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Monthly Archive for October, 2009

Rafe on Talk 1410 radio, Oct. 26

Rafe Mair is a guest most Monday mornings on the Simi Sara show on Talk 1410 AM (CFUN). Click here to listen to an MP3 clip of Rafe’s appearance on October 26. The topics are the recent escape of salmon from the Broughton Archipelago salmon farms, and the cuts to mental health by the provincial […]

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Today’s column is from the “we had to destroy the village in order to save it” school of thought. This from a CBC report: “An estimated 90 agencies that have contracts with the Vancouver Coastal Health Region are being told to reduce costs, but provincial Health Minister Kevin Falcon says the reductions will not mean […]

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Buried on Page 2 of the Vancouver Province today, October 20, is a headline “Province halts major transmission system inquiry.” This means that, when you look behind the Campbell government’s never abating never ending fog about energy, this means that the BC Utilities Commission, the public’s watchdog will not carry on its independent investigation into […]

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Rafe on Talk 1410 radio, Oct. 19

Rafe Mair is a guest most Monday mornings on the Simi Sara show on Talk 1410 AM (CFUN). Click here to listen to an MP3 clip of Rafe’s appearance on October 19. The topic is the invasion of civil liberties that is coming with the 2010 Olympics, and Chris Shaw.

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Chris Shaw was right

My apologies to the early 2010 critic, now stalked by cops. He tried to tell me the Olympics were a bad bet. Dr. Chris Shaw is a professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of British Columbia. In his field of neurological disease research, he is the author of more than 200 published […]

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Where I can be found

I’m often asked where I’m plying my trade these days so here’s the answer … in no special order … CBC AM 690 Monday mornings at 7:40 AM (political panel with Moe Sihota and Erin Chutter). CFUN 1410AM Monday mornings at 8:00 AM where I comment upon environmental matters with host Simi Sara. “The Search” […]

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Rafe on Talk 1410 radio, Oct. 13

Rafe Mair is a guest most Monday mornings on the Simi Sara show on Talk 1410 AM (CFUN). Click here to listen to an MP3 clip of Rafe’s appearance on October 13. The topics of discussion are Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize and the Rally for Wild Salmon on October 3.

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A referendum on the HST?

When I was at sea recently – NO, not that sort of at sea, I mean on the ocean – I read a weighty but masterful book called The Life And Death Of Democracy, by Australian historian John Keane who also, incidentally authored a fine biography of Thomas Paine a few years ago. Amongst many […]

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