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Monthly Archive for September, 2016

Developing a climate plan to meet Canada’s Paris Agreement commitments is a challenging but achievable task for the federal government. Doing so while meeting Alberta’s and BC’s oil and gas production growth aspirations, however, will be virtually impossible. The oil and gas industry is certainly not going away any time soon, but if Canada is […]

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I’m a lawyer by trade and recently helped celebrate the 60th anniversary of the UBC Law Class of 1956. Like all of my classmates, I am very proud of our Class, one of those of those extraordinary comings together of individuals who somehow become an identifiable entity. Out of the 56 who graduated, 14 became […]

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Story by Jayson Stark at ESPN: The Man. The Voice. The Stories. One man, no added interviews in the middle of the game, no mindless giggling with a colleague no one had ever heard of before either, no insane irrelevancies pulled off the internet to help him fill the time, just Vin Scully. There were […]

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Of course Donald Trump could beat Hillary in November. I think he will, but before going further, let me say that this would be an enormous worldwide tragedy and we must pray that there is a God and He will save us. Back to the election. Trump is in a lot better shape than the […]

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The 2016 Baseball Fall Classic

It’s time again for the Fall Classic, folks. No, the World Series will have to wait a couple of months, I refer to my annual pre-World Series baseball column. I bring to this effort a lifetime of experience going back to the school playground at Maple Grove Elementary where my baseball career started. I was […]

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It’s always difficult to lose a friend even, perhaps especially when it is mostly a friend of convenience. Friendship covers a lot of ground, all the way from that which leads consenting adults into the sack through the Arab expression “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. Political friendship is cynical, temporary, and, far […]

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Yes, yes, yes, I know, Mr. Editor, we’re in the last stretch before the last stretch just before a big, real last stretch going into next May’s election and I should be thinking wall-to-wall BC politics. Well, sir, I’m not going to do that today, for a couple reasons. I have commented till hell won’t […]

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