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Yes, racism is an environmental issue

October 7, 2019 | 

Calls to ‘focus on climate’ above justice or equity are misguided, even dangerous I know what Mike Le Couteur was thinking. When NDP leader Jagmeet Singh stood in Grassy ...

In Burnaby North-Seymour, a giant on the hillside

Trans Mountain looms large over this election. Where do our local candidates stand? “I’m really into politics,” my eight year old has declared. I guess it’s not surprising, given ...

Fishing for votes in Courtenay-Alberni

October 2, 2019 | 

In politics, like on the river, local knowledge goes a long way Port Alberni, Parksville, Courtenay. The Puntledge. The Stamp. The Englishman. Autumn is a time of reckoning in ...

What do we do with this momentum?

After years of groundwork, youth have pushed climate to the top of the national agenda. What comes next? Close to a million Canadians in the street. Groundbreaking resolutions passed ...

Greta Thunberg can’t vote. The rich and powerful like it that way.

September 26, 2019 | 

16-year-olds could boost turnout, revive democracy and keep climate top of the political agenda. A century ago, the people in power came up with some truly ridiculous reasons why ...

Jason Kenney’s Un-Canadian Witch Hunt

September 13, 2019 | 

Alberta premier announces crackdown on climate groups In September 2019, oil evangelist Jason Kenney launched a witch hunt – complete with a snitch line, a bully pulpit and a ...

Who gets to lead?

September 12, 2019 | 

B.C. youth leaders get ready for the fight of their lives “Greta Thunberg is clearly mentally unstable,” tweeted Maxime Bernier, former cabinet minister and leader of the far-right People’s ...

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 ...

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