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Weaving of the Green

The purpose of this presentation is to press The BC Green Party to deal with the issue of Independent Power Producers in a manner satisfactory to environmentalists. My sole concern is that BC has a viable Green Party  option for next May’s election. I have never met Dr. Weaver. Independent Power Producers (IPP´s), created by […]

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It was a wonderful evening – it was a very difficult evening. Last Saturday, June 4, 2016 was the 60th reunion for the UBC Law Class of 1956 of which I was one. It was difficult because we couldn’t and didn’t want to forget all those classmates we have lost; it was a wonderful evening […]

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2016 Major League Baseball outlook

Play ball! It’s time for my annual baseball pitching and prediction column. I’m a bit late this year because I got off to a late start. I’m not quite sure why that happened. I think it had something to do with the early games being the same old same old as the year before. Newcomers […]

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Vin Scully’s upcoming retirement

I ask, nay beg all sports announcers to catch one of Scully’s games before he goes and see how it’s done – anecdotes of considerable interest, not mindless statistics; the ability at 88 to carry the ballgame himself, and real knowledge, not notes passed by a kid with a laptop. I, a devoted baseball fan […]

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I find myself in a pissing match with Dr. Andrew Weaver, leader ot the BC Green Party. It occurred over this week’s column in the Common Sense Canadian, printed below. Dr. Weaver’s fulsome complaints can be found on Facebook. The column is about the Energy Policy of the Green Party and was prompted by Weaver […]

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New World Encyclopedia definition: Civil disobedience encompasses the active refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government or of an occupying power without resorting to physical violence. Based on the position that laws can be unjust, and that there are human rights that supersede such laws, civil disobedience developed in an effort […]

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Presumption of innocence

A response to Further separation of enforcement and judicial powers needed, by Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun, March 4, 2016 Hi Ian… Once more I arrive on your doorstep singing praises. It is long overdue that someone examined the summary process we have adopted for drinking and driving offenses. It became so politically incorrect to raise […]

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New Year’s Message for 2016

I wish you all the very best for 2016 – may you have sufficient wealth and 100% good health. Some political predictions for the coming year: There will be moves to replace both Christy Clark and John Horgan, neither of which will succeed. In the case of Clark there is no obvious heir nor any […]

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Review of I Remember Horsebuns

By K.Hess at Chanticleer Book Reviews: I Remember Horsebuns by Rafe Mair, a historical memoir You can purchase it in paperback here.

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No tears from me for Arthur Topham

It’s deja vu all over again. A decade or more ago it was the late Doug Collins who was insulting minorities left and right, denying the Holocaust, or the extent of it, and defending his bile by saying he was exercising free speech. Tendentious though that claim was, I defended Collins in print and on […]

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