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COVID-19: Lessons from our grandparents

March 19, 2020 | 

The “greatest generation” endured WWII. Now it’s our turn to defend them – and our health care system During World War II most Canadians were not on the front ...

Land, money and markets: three things every pipeline needs

Indigenous solidarity is part of a powerful three-pronged strategy to stop fossil fuel expansion Long after the last pipeline has been dug up and recycled, Wet’suwet’en people will decide ...

Wet’suwet’en raids spell trouble for the BC NDP

Like Idle No More in 2013, the battle for Wet’suwet’en land has set events in motion no government can control “Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis ...

Casey Jones

Trudeau’s centrist cabinet on the track of no return There’s an old song from the popular folk-rock album Working Man’s Dead about the infamous train conductor Casey Jones. As ...

A crisis of imagination

The spirit Canada needs to fight climate change is missing in action On September 10, 1939, Canada officially declared war on Germany. The vote to support that declaration occurred ...

First Nations head back to court to stop Trans Mountain

Federal Court of Appeal tosses out cases on climate, orcas and Charter rights of youth In a rare public decision, the Federal Court of Appeal announced that six Indigenous ...

The rise of the petro-nationalists

Photo credit: Andrew Forget How long will Canadians sit back and take what the “War Room” is dishing? Over the last couple of years, the tension over how to ...

One big step for democracy

Premier Horgan has announced a public inquiry. But it was British Columbians who sounded the alarm until he had no choice. There I stood, face-to-face with the beast. Do ...

Fuel supply tight? Make transit free

April 29, 2019 | 

Jason Kenney is building a “war room”. B.C. needs a wartime mindset of its own During World War II motor fuels were strictly rationed across North America. Everyone pitched ...

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