There is a great deal of debate and discussion taking place following the Green Party convention where the membership joined with other human rights forces worldwide in opposition to the ongoing seizure of Palestinian lands. Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Green Party In Disarray-Elizabeth May Walk
The up and down world of politics has visited British Columbia driven to a large extent by the LNG plays of Premier Christy Clark and the evolving positions or near positions of NDP leader John Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: NDP’s LNG reversal is a game-changer for BC election
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Andrew Weaver is not wasting much time putting his oar in the water. As the only and BC’s first Green MLA he is under a lot of pressure.
I wish him every success pushing both the Liberals and the NDP into greener pastures.
Some of his earlier moves . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Green Party MLA Andrew Weaver Changes Colours-Green Mixed with Red Makes Brown
In a stunning upset of “Dewey Defeats Truman” proportions, the BC Liberals have defied all the polls save one and returned to power with a fourth straight majority government. No doubt, there will be much soul searching and wound licking over the coming weeks. I believe that five lessons — real, imagined, and not-quite-clear . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Five Lessons — Real and Imagined — from BC’s Election Results
You are asking me? One thing I’ll say is that this did not remind me of last year’s Alberta polling cock-up. The B.C. NDP are not an untried bunch, and the charges of radicalism that were flung at them are par for the course in a B.C. election, so I can’t see them having had . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: WTF Happened In B.C.?
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I was tooling around on Facebook this morning, and some of my Green Party of BC FaceBook friends were talking about this full-page advertisement for Jane Sterk and the BC Greens in the Times Colony. You know, one of the most read newspapers on . . . → Read More: Not an Official Green Party Canada Site: BC Liberals Advertising for the Greens in Victoria!
I am pleased to introduce Brian Fisher to Cowichan Conversations readers. It is hoped that this will be just the first offering and that Brian will send us his thoughtful observations as we burst into spring.
He is an internationally known arborist with a degree in Psychology and Business. He . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Opportunity To Demonstrate Strategic Cooperation
UVIC climate scientist (and Nobel Peace Price recipient) Andrew Weaver will be running under the GP banner in B.C.’s next provincial election. . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Andrew Weaver To Run For B.C. Greens
Reading the tea leaves: “Climate scientist Andrew Weaver turns to B.C. Greens for political run.” A provincial development but it may signify an undercurrent in Canadian politics. Weaver, renowned climate scientist, is running for the Greens and not the NDP in BC when it’s looking like the NDP are shaping up to be the next . . . → Read More: Impolitical: Weaver to run for B.C. Greens
Last week, world-renowned University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver, lead author of several IPCC reports, shocked friends and enemies alike by publishing an article in Nature Climate Change in which he makes an unexpected claim. He and co-author Neil Swart (a UVIC PhD student) find that Alberta’s Athabasca tar sands have a surprisingly . . . → Read More: Song of the Watermelon: Andrew Weaver on the Tar Sands
As I predicted, there was much hype this week about Andrew Weaver’s research from the oil industry and some specious logic from a few suckered journalists who hopped on the story as a repudiation of exaggerated claims made by environmentalists about the tar sands. But, as Weaver himself points out (http://t.co/v5E28Xr3), his findings are not a . . . → Read More: Politics and Entertainment: Weaver’s Data is on #tarsands is Incomplete: It’s not the Whole Picture