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Lest we forget

by Bruce Mason • Remembrance Day, 2014, as wars rage, Canadians may want to consider reading the chapter, “Delay, Deny, and Die,” in the newly published book, Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover, by Michael Harris. It concludes, “Returning veterans with mental and physical wounds inhabit a harsh and ongoing reality: how to push...

Party of One: Stephen Harper’s Canadian Makeover

Party of One: Stephen Harper’s Canadian Makeover

Nov 1, 2014

The beginning of the end? READ IT by Bruce Mason • Canada’s 42nd federal election – arguably the most pivotal in our history – is scheduled for October 2015. In the meantime, a book worthy of everyone’s attention, Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover, has just been published. Between now and then, it’s essential that as many...

American invasions

American invasions

Nov 1, 2014

Canada to Afghanistan 1775 to 2014 by Dr. Rocky M. Mirza • After a career as an academic economist, I decided in 2004 that I would devote an increasing part of my time to write about American foreign policy. This choice of topic was inspired by the re-election of George W. Bush as president and commander-in-chief of the American Empire. The fact that the...

Herbicide pollution and GMO labelling

a open letter to the Minister of Health by Thierry Vrain • In October, Dr. Thierry Vrain requested a meeting in Ottawa with the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Canada’s Minister of Health, to discuss GMO labelling. The meeting was cancelled, then granted, then cancelled again. At press time, Dr. Vrain had still not met with the Minister, but he did provide her with...

Voting matters

Voting matters

Nov 1, 2014

Stay tuned if you want democracy on November 15 by Elizabeth Murphy • The November 15, 2014 civic election is upon us, with advance polling in Vancouver starting on November 4. This election is more important than those in the past. The election cycle has now been extended from three to four years. This City of Vancouver election needs to be about restoring...

Greens in power

Greens in power

Nov 1, 2014

by Elizabeth May • Elizabeth May is the leader of the Green Party of Canada and Canada’s first elected Green MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands. She is the author of eight books on environmental and political topics, including her latest work Who We Are: Reflections on My Life and Canada, which was published last month. November 12: Elizabeth May launches her...

First they came for the terrorists

First they came for the terrorists

Nov 1, 2014

by Adam S. Sealey • On Wednesday, October 22nd, a deranged and disillusioned young man, with a record of criminal acts and a drug addiction, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau,  shot and killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a reservist standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier War Memorial in Ottawa. A very heart-breaking and senseless crime was committed. Bibeau then...

Canada’s fantastic failure

Canada’s fantastic failure

Nov 1, 2014

SCIENCE MATTERS by David Suzuki • Canadians expect to have our environment protected and to know how it’s being protected. A report from Canada’s Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development shows we’re being short-changed. “In many key areas that we looked at, it is not clear how the government intends to address the significant...

Data fracking

Data fracking

Oct 1, 2014

A quagmire rife with rhetoric DRUG BUST by Alan Cassels • The people’s briefing note on prescription drugs It pollutes our water, warms our planet and destroys the environment. Or…it provides jobs, reduces our dependence on foreign oil and delivers economic growth. It’s either a godsend or evil incarnate. What’s the “it” we’re talking about...

The real reason we are bombing Syria

by Dennis Kucinich • The Administration’s response to the conjunction of the September 21st People’s Climate March and the International Day of Peace? 1. Bomb Syria the following day, to wrest control of the oil from ISIS which gained its foothold directly in the region through the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Jordan, funding and arming ISIS’...