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The Trans Pacific Partnership

The Trans Pacific Partnership

Apr 1, 2016

A bad deal for Canada, our food and our health by Bobbie Blair   • More than a decade after he was fired from his position as senior scientific advisor at Health Canada for telling the truth, Canadian ‘whistleblower’ Dr. Shiv Chopra is now warning us about a new threat to our health and our food safety: the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). In 2004,...

The impacts of Expo 86 – 30 years later

The impacts of Expo 86 – 30 years later

Apr 1, 2016

by Bruce Mason • It’s three decades since Vancouver sold its soul. Threw future generations out with dirty False Creek water. If you’re 30-something, you missed the mega-party, so it’s ironic, or pathetic, that you’re now paying more than your fair (pun intended) share of the tab. The more you know about ‘then,’ the better you to understand...

ISIS is Saudi Arabia

ISIS is Saudi Arabia

Mar 1, 2016

  Saudi Arabia Beheaded Twice as Many People as ISIS in 2015 Since mass media news is now entertainment, let’s use entertainment to tell the news and connect the dots. Yes, folks that’s the Saudi king and two US presidents. And golly shucks that is George Bush and the Saudi king laughing with swords over their shoulders, like the one on Saudi...

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...