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Monthly Archive for June, 2011

When Will We Vote for Integrity?

Public keeps letting governments with slimy records stay in office. Why? At some point, the voting public are going to demand integrity in government, a commodity not only long missing, but seemingly extinct. We just gave the federal Conservatives, on the heels of being found in contempt of Parliament, a resounding victory. We evidently don’t […]

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There is a reason that we who want to save our environment are losing the war and may lose it outright unless we gird up our loins and fight to the death, politically speaking. The reason is simple: no government set in authority over us will apply the “Precautionary Principle” (despite Canada’s international commitment to […]

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This will be harsh, I warn you. In preparation I urge you to read Dr. Marvin Shaffer’s (SFU) article in the Vancouver Sun last Monday. My position today is that the Vancouver Sun’s lead columnist, whom I once greatly admired, Vaughn Palmer, has abandoned his journalistic duty; while Energy Minister Rich Coleman, whom I had […]

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Paper runs SFU prof’s damning critique of BC Liberals’ misnamed ‘green’ energy policies. Hats off to the Vancouver Sun! In Tuesday’s edition, the op-ed page contained an article entitled Clean Energy Act Is What Needs Renewing by Dr. Marvin Shaffer, adjunct professor at the School of Public Policy at SFU and widely accepted as an […]

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I received an email recently saying I was too old and should begone – not his precise words but that was the gist of what he said. And I suppose that requires an answer. I am old and will be 80 on New Years Eve; there it is – make of it what you will. […]

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I favour civil disobedience if it’s done responsibly and for good reasons. Civil disobedience was practiced by Jesus; more recently Henry David Thoreau, the 19th Century American philosopher, is seen as father of the modern art of flouting authority. Thoreau had a strong impact on Mohandas Gandhi, who led protests first against South Africa’s laws […]

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BC Conservatives overrated as vote splitter for potential Lib supporters. We exaggerate the potential of the BC Conservatives and their newly affirmed leader John Cummins to seriously cut into the voting base of the BC Liberals. My experience is admittedly ancient, but in Kamloops in 1979, as a member of the Social Credit coalition, I […]

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