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Monthly Archive for November, 2014

I’m inspired, if that’s the right word, from two quite irreconcilable sources. First, the Vancouver Sun editorial of last Thursday, and secondly a wonderful movie called Revolution, by Canadian Rob Stewart, which I urge you to see. The Sun editorial, amongst other things, mocks those who are protesting at Burnaby Mountain and all who generally […]

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What We Forgot on Remembrance Day

Where is the democracy our brave soldiers fought and died for? At our Remembrance Day ceremony in Lions Bay, we heard a great deal about sacrifices made in two world wars for democracy and freedom — a pretty constant theme, I dare say, right across the country. This troubles me greatly. Those who died for […]

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Derek Corrigan is my kind of mayor. So is Gregor Robertson. Both of these mayors are prepared to look beyond the immediate concerns of their city and take a broader view. I have no doubt that Robertson, who won very handily I might add, did so because he was fighting Kinder Morgan. Without any question, […]

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“If the Law says that”, said Mr. Bumble, “the Law is an ass”. The good citizens of Burnaby have lost their case against the large international corporation, Houston-based Kinder Morgan, who wish to extend their pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby. The company sought and received from the Court an injunction to keep protesters from interfering with their […]

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Election post mortem

The Vancouver Sun and Province have egg all over their collective faces after the election results in Vancouver and in Surrey. Both papers obviously did not want Gregor Robertson to win in Vancouver. Just why they supported the NPA is open to conjecture but one has to assume, reading these papers for the last 10 […]

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Radical as it sounds, government intervention is key to our survival. In 1989, we’ve been told, communism died. But did capitalism win? Perhaps for a while. It’s still acting as if it did, but time has shown that capitalism as we knew it is outdated, and to say the least, undemocratic. The reasons for communism […]

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I’m sure, like me, you were excited to read in the Vancouver Sun for November 4 that LNG Canada (Shell and its Asian partners) will build a plant in Kitimat which will be very, very “green” and put even less greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere than the maximum prescribed by the BC government. Oh, there […]

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