Cowichan Conversations: All you need to know about LNG: Wade Davis, Dr. Eoin Finn, Damien Gillis panel discussion-VIDEO

Fractured Land LNG panel discussion feat. Wade Davis, Dr. Aion Finn and Damien Gillis from Fractured Land on Vimeo.

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: By backing LNG, the Horgan NDP lost election before it began

The following is the first in a two-part opinion letter series. In a sequel letter, Common Sense Canadian publisher Damien Gillis will do what he rarely does: disagree with his old pal and partner, Rafe Read more…

In-Sights: Fractured Land, a Rayher/Gillis production

Visit the Fractured Land website for the entire story.November and December Screenings: • Nov. 28 @ 12:30 PM: Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, BC (purchase tickets, get more info) • Dec. 1 @ 6:30 PM: Feat. Wade Davis @ Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver, BC (purchase tickets, get more info) • Dec. 3 @ 8:15 PM: Vancity ...

Cowichan Conversations: Damien Gillis–A Primer–LNG In A Nutshell

Damien Gillis clearly explains the processes of producing the so called clean LNG fuel.

Northern Insight / Perceptivity: Astroturfing, Liberally

Damien Gillis of The Common Sense Canadian talked with Ian Jessop on CFAX1070 about a group that is funded by government and industry. The audio segment is available below. We should pay attention to this organization because it aims to convince citizens that natural resource extraction should occur with little oversight and a minimal share ...

Cowichan Conversations: LNG, Fracking and BC’s Energy Future: Nanaimo Event-Wednesday 7PM

Damien Gillis filmmaker and Rafe Mair’s partner in the CommonSense Canadian will be speaking at an event at Beban Park Social Centre, 2300 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC   LNG, Fracking and BC’s Energy Future: Nanaimo eventThe Common Sense Canadian’s Damien Gillis and retired KPMG partner and chemistry Ph.D Eoin Finn will be in Nanaimo Wednesday night ...

Cowichan Conversations: The Government of Canada Must Respect the First Nations Rights and Treaties

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Hardly a day goes by without hearing of another environmental disaster. In most cases they are easily traceable back to the doorsteps of greedy ‘Oil and Gas Corporations’ combined with reduced or eliminated federal and provincial regulations. Do we hear outrage and a call to action from our Prime Minister over the ...

Cowichan Conversations: Save our BC Farmland-Kindred Spirits Speak Out!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger Political life and involvement has its’ ups and downs , but between the garbage and the flowers I have been fortunate meeting and being inspired by ‘fellow travellers’ of many dimensions and persuasions. I am grateful for these kindred spirits whose paths I have crossed and was reminded of the common thread that ...

Cowichan Conversations: A Little Common Sense Goes A Long Way!

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Political Blogger Our friends over at the Common Sense Canadian, Rafe Mair and Damien Gillis are putting out some of the best journalism available in Canada today. Running independent blogs helps keep the MSM and our politicians at all levels on their toes. It is important to all of us. Rafe, Damien and ...

Cowichan Conversations: Rafe Mair Takes It To The Liberals Over Their Economic Incompetence!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger I steal more from the ‘Common Sense Canadian’ than most other sites and am happy to continue my larcenous behaviour in that regard. Rafe was a Social Credit Cabinet Minister of Environment in the Bill Bennett and he knows of what he speaks. Along with Damien Gillis they hit the Hinterlands and ...

Northern Insight: CFIA – Inept custodian of food safety

Food Safety Agency Should Protect Public, Not Cover up Virus for Salmon Farming Industry, Damien Gillis, The Common Sense Canadian, Dec. 1, 2012 “…Charged with ensuring your food is safe to eat, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) increasingly appears to be acting as a political arm of the Harper Government and an inept custodian ...

Cowichan Conversations: Cohen Report Embraces ‘The Precautionary Principle’ For Sockeye Salmon

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes – Political Blogger- I never met a Sockeye that I didn’t like. When I heard the news of the Cohen Report I immediately thought of the majestic sockeye and all the campaigner’s who fought valiantly for the salmon who have suffered losses, disease and death often due to the highly irresponsible permitting ...

Cowichan Conversations: Wilderness Committee Recognizes Rafe Mair’s Efforts (Video)

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes – Political Blogger It was with a smile on my face that I read of the recognition and tribute of Rafe Mair. The Wildnerness Committee have had an up close and personal relationship with Rafe and recognizing him will I am sure be an absolute delight for our dear friend Rafe Mair. ...

Cowichan Conversations: Two Veteran Environmental Warriors Rafe Mair & Economist Erik Anderson on the Site C Damn

Richard Hub Hughes-Political Blogger   Our friend and fellow blogger Rafe Mair delves into today’s energy issues with Economist Erik Anderson. Damien Gillis has put this video together with two important environmental warriors. Well worth a look. Video: Rafe Mair and Economist Erik Andersen, Pt. 2 – LNG, Site C Dam and the Global Economy ...

Cowichan Conversations: A number of people should go to jail for what has been done to BC Hyrdo!

Good Morning, Damien Gillis from the Commonsense Canadian produced and has made available this excellent interview that is shocking to say the least. In it Rafe questions economist Erik Anderson about the real story of what is happening and what has happened to BC Hydro and why. Part 1 of Rafe Mair’s July 2012 interview ...

Northern Insights / Perceptivity: Vancouver Sun: FAIL!

On the left you can see yesterday’s Vancouver Sun cover page the day after more than 60 First Nations annouced they will not allow the Enbridge pipeline through their territories, on the right you can see today’s Vancouver Sun cover page the day after one First Nation annouced they support the pipeline. Reprint of an ...

Northern Insights / Perceptivity: Snoozing, slothful syndicate of political poodles…

At the Rafe Mair birthday celebration last week, we got to hear Rafe tell an anecdote about writing for Ryerson School of Journalism a piece that celebrated free speech, one Ryerson refused to publish. I suspect Rafe got more than a few requests to write the story for the website that he and Damien Gillis ...

Northern Insights / Perceptivity: More contempt for the public by public officials

While we consider the subject of contempt for the public by public officials, Damien Gillis provides a definitive view of its existence. In a must read report on testimony at the Cohen Commission, Gillis demonstrates how private citizen Alexandra Morton, backed only by non-commercial supporters, confronts obstruction by two levels of government and the multi-national aquaculture industry. ...

Northern Insights / Perceptivity: A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk, along the briny beach

“The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax– Of cabbages–and kings– And why the sea is boiling hot– And whether pigs have wings.” Tzeporah Berman is in town promoting a book and an upcoming speech but also rehabilitating her faded reputation as a guardian of the natural ...

Science versus Photo Ops

I was watching the cbc news this morning. I find it very sad to witness the decline of that once proud public broadcaster. The cbc used to provide some fine investigative journalism. It’s one story in particular that caught my eye today however, that speaks to the disconnect between government and the media and we, ...