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Monthly Archive for July, 2011

Just before I get down to business, I know that all environmentalists will be saddened that a former member of the group, Patrick Moore, allegedly got stiffed by a client for $120,000. I hate to sound like a “Johnny-come-lately” with good advice but, Pat, there are some professions where it’s wise to get your money […]

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The revelation by the Sun and the Province that a scientist in DFO, Dr. Kristi Miller, has been muzzled by the DFO and the Privy Council (which supports the Prime Minister’s Office) simply underscores how badly they have covered environmental matters in general and salmon concerns specifically. For example, back in the mid-nineties there was […]

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Do You Want the NDP Back in?

Good question. In asking it, a number of points to consider. The Campbell/Clark Liberal government makes Peter Sellers as Chief Inspector Clouseau look brilliant — both were bumbling and stupid, but at least Clouseau meant well. The answer to the ongoing mess seems to be, “Do you want the NDP back in?” Premier Campbell, a […]

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I commented here last week upon Premier Clark’s silence on all the great issues she faces and questioned what her policies will be. I expect no answer because she wants to put all Gordon Campbell did into the darkest corner of the cupboard. The strategy is “that was then and now is now”; I am […]

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I worry a lot when politicians are talking – usually double or even triple talk. Did I do that when I was in government?… Well it takes one to know one. I worry even more when they say nothing, something that Premier Christy Clark finds impossible when fudging on motherhood “issues” and tossing out the […]

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Why is it that the mainstream media ignore the down and dirty part of the environment? Yes, they do stuff on global warming and it’s good that they do but when it comes to local issues, apart from where Vancouver sends its garbage, they’re nowhere to be found. Consider the fish farm issue. This from […]

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“Blockbuster” hardly describes an internal DFO memo recently uncovered through the Cohen Commission on collapsing Fraser sockeye stocks – now made public in a blog by Don Staniford, the doughty fighter against Atlantic Salmon fish farmers, which battle has included a lawsuit by the shameless bastards. The 2003 memo (download here) contains some truly shocking […]

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I urge everyone to read this story about shark fins in the July 10 Province. It’s a tragic story and proves once again that corporations – who have no environmental concerns whatever – will log the last tree, dam the last river, and kill the last fish. Mentioned prominently is my good friend Anthony Marr. […]

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Why I’m Not Liked at My Swish Club

And other consequences for daring to speak the plain truth as I see it. Today’s effort is inspired by a recent Globe and Mail article on CBC reporter Terry Milewski, where Terry observes that in his line of work, one doesn’t make a lot of friends. I’m not in Terry’s league, but I know what […]

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I have had a rocky relationship with royalty although I must admit it doesn’t seem to have troubled them! It started when I was a little boy of 8 when my cousin Hugh Bardon and I stood on 41st Avenue to watch King George and Queen Elizabeth whiz by so fast that had I sneezed […]

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