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Monthly Archive for November, 2011

On November 24th a “roast” was held for me and it was a fantastic night. During my speech I raised the “Ryerson” incident that was recently revived. About 10 years ago I received a call from a young woman from the Ryerson School of Journalism who asked if I would write the main article for […]

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If citizens of our age need a scathing anthem, here’s one from 1927. 2012 bids fair to being a year of violence, which makes me think of Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez and other chroniclers of the ’60s who eloquently and effectively wrote the anthems to which the peace movement marched. This revolt against […]

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Joe Trasolini, long time civic politician and Mayor in Port Moody, has opted to run for the NDP in the forthcoming by-election. This is shattering news for the Campbell/Clark Liberals for a number of reasons. First off, it was always assumed, by the Liberals at any rate, that he was a Liberal and likely their […]

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A version of this article first appeared on the website of Strategic Culture Foundation, a Russian online paper. Let me explain the title to this article. Canada’s overriding mission, according to its constitution. is “Peace, Order and Good Government”, yet I see violence ahead and It’s all about the Tar Sands in Alberta, the worst […]

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Enbridge and Kinder Morgan each aim to pump more tar sands gunk to our coast. Now that the Obama administration has delayed its decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta’s oil sands to refineries in Texas, we had better gear up for quite a fight here in British Columbia. The pressure […]

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There are two mining stories out of last week in Lotusland. For openers, let’s deal with “Prosperity” Lake which, before the corporate flacks got involved, was called Fish Lake. The short story is that this is a mine prospect held by Taseko Mines. While the Provincial government approved it, it was turned down by the […]

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