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Slow progress towards electoral reform?

December 7, 2005 | 

Another attempt at bringingproportional representation into Canadian antiquated electoral system hasfailed. Or has it?   Last week PEIopened their polling stations in hopes of passing a plebiscite on a ...

The Hupacasath win, but Weyerhaeuser and Brascan get rich

December 6, 2005 | 

After months of delay, Justice Lynn Smith ofthe BC Supreme Court releasedher decision in the Hupacasath First Nation lawsuit seeking to quash the decision of the Minister of Forests that approves ...

The Tar Sands – the Elephant In Canada’s Energy Future

December 5, 2005 | 

It will be interesting as the federal election campaign unravels how the major parties deal with the elephant in Canada’s energy future-the tar sands. Politicians and oil industry executives ...

Walking the Talk on Campaign Finance Reform

November 29, 2005 | 

It’s time to walk the talk. If the federaland provincial politicians really support campaign financial reform, theyshould be setting the example by voluntarily refusing donations from non-voterssuch as corporations ...

Transparency in Tahltan Country?

November 22, 2005 | 

Attempts by the TahltanCentral Council (TCC) to force through a participation agreement with Nova Goldare facing stiff opposition. In the past few weeks, the TCC, aprovincially registered society that ...

Spinning Softwood News

November 18, 2005 | 

The rhetoric about the ongoing softwood dispute is taking on a life of its ownin the buildup to a federal election. Mr. Martin is talking tough to buttress his ...

Court Postpones Sacred Headwaters injunction decision

November 15, 2005 | 

Fortune Minerals went to court Monday, November 14, 2005 in Vancouverto extend its injunction for a year. But this time the Tahltan trying toprotect the Sacred Headwaters from Fortune ...

Accountability in Tahltan country? (2)

November 11, 2005 | 

As Accountability in Tahltan Country?(1) described, First Nations in Northwestern BC are opposed to business asusual development within their territories. They are raising questions aboutwhether the “new relationship” the ...

Shell, BC and Ken Saro-Wiwa

November 10, 2005 | 

Events that occured a decade ago in a land half a world away have relevance here in BC today. In the 10 years since the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa ...

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