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Monthly Archive for July, 2014

Different strokes…

They are pretty thick in central Canada – especially in the media. They simply do not understand what makes BC tick. There seems to be this misapprehension that large international predators can pounce upon British Columbia at will and hack and slash away to their hearts content. The central Canadian media has chided us for […]

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Farewell, old friends

This is a sad, two hanky, story. Over the years I have collected over 1000 books. Because I became ill, it was necessary to convert the room at the very bottom of our townhouse into my bedroom and workshop. This required pulling down most of the bookshelves. Our townhouse is very small so now we […]

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Gone are childish notions dismissive of native land claims. The Tsilhqot’in (Roger William) case is a game changer. There is aboriginal title and it does not depend, as our title to our houses does, upon the Crown but is totally independent of Crown interests. Moreover — and this is perhaps of more immediate concern — […]

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The Tsilhqot’in First Nation’s Roger Williams case victory settles the question once and for all: there is aboriginal title, it is effective, and it can be enforced by aboriginal peoples. This is a long way from where the law was 25 years ago and for many people that will take some getting used to. No doubt […]

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My Canada Day message for 2014

This a great year for anniversaries for Canada. 50 years ago we had D-Day, at which we distinguished ourselves greatly, and Dieppe where we got our asses waxed thanks to the brilliant strategy of Lord Louis Mountbatten. For the purposes of this essay the anniversary of importance is the 100th of the First World War. […]

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