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In diversity there is strength

06.16.10 | Commentary |  Alan Hedley

Last month when I started this blog, I suggested we work together to find more equitable and sustainable ways to live our lives on spaceship Earth. How do we go about doing this and who specifically should be involved? Historically, those responsible for making most major decisions in society have not represented the community at […]

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Getting There

05.07.10 | Commentary |  Alan Hedley

By Alan Hedley Hello Dogwooders. I am a recently retired sociology professor from UVic. One thing I learned when I reached age 65 is that people aren’t telling me what to do all the time, which raised the question of what I wanted to do for the rest of my life: “What is really important […]

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Harper Avoids the Question

03.17.10 | Commentary |  Charles Campbell

I was among the few Canadians to have my question on global warming answered by the Prime Minister, and I would like to share my thoughts. On the issue of Global Warming Canada has been shown to be lacking on all the fronts that Stephen Harper mentioned.  Internationally we are known for reneging on our […]

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Unspinning the BC Budget

03.02.10 | Commentary |  Charles Campbell

The question you have to ask at the BC budget lock up is what’s the difference between the future the BC government says it’s creating and what the numbers actually tell us. While Colin Hansen is quick to point to new money for the Live Smart program and ‘clean energy’ the money allocated pales in […]

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A Public Relations War on all Fronts

03.01.10 | Commentary |  Eric Swanson

BC government aims to win hearts and minds in battle to open the province up to more mining, oil and gas Beyond rhetoric about improving competitiveness and establishing the province as a centre for innovation, among the most concrete strategies suggested in the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources 2010/11-2012/13 Service Plan are government […]

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10th Key Question of 2010

03.01.10 | Commentary |  Will Horter

Question 10: What happened to the Climate Action Team? David Copperfield should visit Stephen Harper and Gordon Campbell to learn how to make things disappear. They are both becoming experts, particularly related to energy matters. Harper’s Conservative’s conveniently ignore the 1972 moratorium on oil tanker traffic in northern BC waters – saying it never existed […]

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9th Key Questions of 2010:

02.25.10 | Commentary |  Will Horter

Question 9: Will budget shortfalls trump action on global warming? The upcoming announcements of the provincial and federal budgets will be litmus tests for whether our governments are more concerned about our long-term economic survival or scoring short-term political points. The economic downturn means Victoria and Ottawa will be facing declining revenues and budget deficits. […]

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8th Key Questions of 2010: Budget Priorities?

02.24.10 | Commentary |  Will Horter

 Question 8: Will BC prioritize green jobs and energy conservation or simply more subsidies to fossil fuel companies? Like many British Columbians I await next week’s budget with some anticipation. Will Gordon Campbell prioritize taxpayer money to ease the transition to a more efficient, sustainable economy or try to resurrect the old comodity export driven economy? […]

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