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Time for a Bloc Cascadien in Canadian politics

With a weak federal government and hostile neighbours, B.C. needs to stand up for itself B.C. is the front line of the overdose crisis and the housing crisis. We ...

Why I won’t be voting today

Meet three passionate advocates for social change who can’t – or don’t – participate in elections. On October 21, many Canadians will head to the polls to vote for ...

Get to know your future MP

Who will be your champion in Ottawa? With ten years left to put the brakes on runaway climate change, it will be up to the next federal government to ...

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 ...