Posts by Kai Nagata - Page 13

Strategic voting didn’t defeat Harper. Voter turnout did.

October 23, 2015 | 

History rarely repeats itself, but it does rhyme. Long before Justin Trudeau ever contemplated a life in politics, his father stoked the embers of Western alienation that would give ...

Spare a Thought for the Cannon Fodder Candidates

September 28, 2015 | 

This article first appeared in TheTyee.ca on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. In the last federal election, 1,279 brave Canadians, most of them earnestly wishing to serve their country, ran ...

An urgent appeal from Kai Nagata

August 28, 2015 | 

There’s no time to waste. We need national media attention on the Unist’ot’en Camp in Northern B.C. – before dozens, even hundreds of officers in tactical gear move in. ...

The Ballad of Rich and Bill

Dear panel, Ms. Young and NEB staff, I have decided to offer my comments on Kinder Morgan’s proposal in the form of a rhyming ballad. Neither the proponent nor ...

Hello, CSIS

August 12, 2015 | 

I should confess: I talk to lamp fixtures. I wink at ceiling vents, sing to the dashboard in my car, apologize to the people eavesdropping on my phone calls ...

Why do Conservatives fear Dogwood?

Want to make a difference in the federal election? Come work with Dogwood Initiative. At least, that’s what Conservative Party veterans like Stockwell Day and John Duncan seem to ...

Is Northern Gateway B.C.’s National Energy Program?

June 19, 2015 | 

This piece originally appeared in the National Post, June 19, 2015. It’s a program that has engendered distrust and alienation between Ottawa and the West: a symbol of the ...

How to kill a pipeline

April 13, 2015 | 

A version of this article originally appeared in The Tyee. On the night of April 12, 2014, I was a long way from the North Coast. Surrounded by a ...

Climate change is not a left-right issue

March 23, 2015 | 

Climate change shouldn’t be a left-wing versus right-wing political issue. I might take some flak for saying this, but “progressives” who claim only they have the correct ideas to ...

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