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Informed consent

Informed consent

Apr 1, 2015

Take the ‘Kingdom of Alanastan’ statins quiz DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • If you haven’t heard the term “informed consent” before, it’s time you did. This term implies that anytime a medical treatment is offered to you, it must be explained in sufficient detail – as to its possible benefits and harms – so you can make a fully informed...

Spin city – transit plebiscite

Spin city – transit plebiscite

Apr 1, 2015

Scratching the surface of the plebiscite by Elizabeth Murphy • We must look beyond sound bites coming from the multi-million dollar, publically funded Yes campaign for the transportation plebiscite. The evidence shows that the plan for the Broadway Corridor is more about implementing Metrotown-scale development than it is about transporting people. With...

GMO Bites: April 2015

GMO Bites: April 2015

Apr 1, 2015

GMO Inquiry reveals where GMOs are in Canada In the ground and on our plates by Lucy Sharratt   • “Where in the world are GM crops and foods?” It should be an easy question to answer, but our government does not provide that information. The first report from CBAN’s GMO Inquiry 2015 is out and answers this question for the first time. We all want to...

NEWSBITES: April 2015

Scientists concerned about sugar   • The sugar industry is at it again. The official recommendations on updating the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans were just released and they include a critical step forward in curbing the growing health problems of sugar overconsumption by recommending a limit and label on added sugar – a step the sugar...

It’s time to end the grizzly trophy hunt

It’s time to end the grizzly trophy hunt

Apr 1, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • The spring grizzly kill starts April 1 and extends for several weeks, followed by a second fall season. By year’s end, several hundred will have died at the hands of humans, close to 90% shot by trophy hunters, many of them foreign licence holders as the BC government plans to enact new regulations to allow hunters from...

Copyright trolls could be on their way

Copyright trolls could be on their way

Apr 1, 2015

INDEPENDENT MEDIA by Meghan Sali and Steve Anderson   • Canada’s system of copyright enforcement is internationally recognized as a next-generation approach – striking a balance between the rights of artists and creators and those of Internet users. Our system is designed to protect people from false claims of infringement and needless...

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Mar 1, 2015

HeForShe UN campaign to end gender inequality an invitation from UN Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson • Last fall, British actor Emma Watson launched the United Nations campaign, HeForShe, a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity for the benefit of all. The HeForShe initiative...

Rules be damned!

Harper Conservatives bent on deregulation by Frants Attorp • Since they came to power in 2006, the Harper Conservatives have been on a single-minded mission to rid Canada of rules – rules that protect the environment, ensure public safety, protect workers’ rights, support social programs and promote Canadian culture. The name of the game is deregulation...

BC’s phoney “balanced budget”

by Reimar Kroecher • Our mainstream media is dutifully extolling BC’s achievement of a balanced budget. Our liberal government, so we are told, has earned bragging rights for tightly controlling spending and preventing tax increases. However, even a cursory look at this budget reveals a different picture. To begin with, on the income side, there are...

Lynne Quarmby

Lynne Quarmby

Mar 1, 2015

One scientist Harper can’t muzzle runs for Parliament by Bruce Mason • “Make It Happen,” the theme for International Women’s Day on March 8, is something Lynne Quarmby has long embraced and embodied. To honour her achievements and progress, Common Ground shares some of Lynne’s thoughts following her recent, rapid, high-profile, but highly...