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Monthly Archive for March, 2015

I am a lifetime contrarian. Whatever I’m supposed to do, I rebel against. I have not changed much in my dotage. But I’m going to vote “Yes” in the Transit Plebiscite, notwithstanding the fact that I have grave concerns about the Translink and the city councils offering their ideas about how to spend the money. There are […]

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Howe Sound needs the help of all British Columbians and it needs it now. The proposed Woodfibre LNG plant in Squamish has got some very powerful allies. Both governments support it. That means that there’s no point in citizens seeking help from their MP or MLA, who in fact are the vanguard of the enemy […]

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Canada’s list of wrongs against minorities is long. On March 9, Justin Trudeau made a speech where he castigated Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his views on the niqab issue and civil liberties in general. “These are troubling times,” Trudeau said. “Across Canada, and especially in my home province, Canadians are being encouraged by their […]

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Young and old are fed up with mounting betrayals from their ‘betters.’ I foresee a collision coming. Not between French Canada and the rest, not between East and West (although there is a role played by these stresses) but between the “establishment” and the general public. The “establishment” is difficult to define except everyone knows […]

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I must apologize for being an alarmist. I now discover there is no reason for concern about hydraulic fracturing, commonly called “fracking”. I have been alleging that this process of “mining” natural gas is dangerous not only to the atmosphere and the people around the process, but to the water used and the potential damage […]

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Harper’s niqab stand seems ‘deliciously timed’ for a fall election. What the hell is the matter with us, anyway? The prime minister of Canada goes out of his way to criticize the Federal Court of Canada because it permitted a woman to take the oath of citizenship while wearing a niqab, a veil. She made […]

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