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Nine cheeky ideas for books on medicine

Nine cheeky ideas for books on medicine

Jan 1, 2016

DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels •  Looking forward to a fresh new year of reporting from the underbelly of health and drugs, many ideas rush to mind. Surely another book is in the works? To start the year out right, here’s nine new, tongue-in-cheek ideas for books on health and pharmaceutical subjects that I think need a full airing. Let me ask you this: which...

John Lennon – “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)”

John Lennon – “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)”

Dec 11, 2015

This song, written over forty years ago, still resonates today. It’s been performed and set to video in many ways. Here are two approaches, one in an operatic setting, the other highlighting those suffering from war and...

Natural infrastructure

Natural infrastructure

Dec 1, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • Across Canada, towns and cities face a one-two punch: aging infrastructure and the extreme weather climate change brings. Unless we do something, many of our roads, railways, transit lines, bridges, stormwater pipes and other built structures could become obsolete. Our newly elected federal government took up the...

Alert to ‘Roundup Ready Crops’

Alert to ‘Roundup Ready Crops’

Nov 12, 2015

Here is a presentation by Thierry Vrain focussing on GMOs, specifically ‘Roundup-ready crops’ and their nutritional implications. From the American College of Nutrition channel on YouTube.

Bernie Saunders on religion

Bernie Saunders on religion

Nov 5, 2015

Bernie Saunders, running to become Democratic nominee for the 2016 presidential election in the United States, responds to the question of his religion.

Mainstream media the big election loser

Mainstream media the big election loser

Nov 1, 2015

READ IT by Bruce Mason • “Anybody” won the federal election – as in “Anybody but Conservatives” (ABCs) and “Anybody but Harper.” But almost everybody lost something. The Greens were temporarily stunted and shunted and the NDP either misread or misplaced their ticket to “destiny.” Ultimately, we avoided a Conservative train-wreck, relieved...

Next step: proportional representation

– Fair Vote Canada • After an election in which 9,093,630 (51.8%) votes went nowhere, Justin Trudeau has a golden opportunity to bring a more democratic voting system to Canada. Liberals won a majority with 39.5% of the popular vote and more than half of all voters were unable to cast an effective ballot. They now will wait another four years to have the...

When people lead, politicians follow…or fall!

When people lead, politicians follow…or fall!

Nov 1, 2015

by Joseph Roberts   • The true honour in the recent election goes to Canadians who saw through the deception and destruction of Harper’s regime. The leadership debates were for the most part: guarded, vacuous and stiff, with very little inspiration. The staging made a pretence of neutrality, was male biased, gave Harper centre stage and the best camera...

Democracy for all Canadians

Democracy for all Canadians

Nov 1, 2015

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • I’ve lived through many elections, but I don’t recall many in which emotions ran so high. In the heat of such a campaign, things get said, disagreements arise and tensions increase. Now that we’ve elected a new government, I want to commend Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau on his positive campaign and...

LeadNow’s Vote Together campaign

LeadNow’s Vote Together campaign

Oct 1, 2015

Leadnow: Vote Together campaign aims to defeat Harper’s Conservatives by Bruce Mason • If we wake up to a new government on October 20, the vast majority of Canadians will have defeated Stephen Harper at his own strategy game. Nursing a hangover from the longest, costliest and arguably the most significant campaign in our history, many will be vowing...