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Cowichan Conversations: Flaherty cites terrorism when asked why CRA is auditing environmental charities

Harper’s enforcer Jim Flaherty

The heavy hand of oppression being directed towards effective environmental organizations smacks of extremism once unthinkable in Canada.

When advocating for the protection of our rivers, lakes, oceans, fisheries, air, farmland, wildlife and aquifers earns the attention of the Canadian Revenue Agencies ‘A’ team then we know just how . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Flaherty cites terrorism when asked why CRA is auditing environmental charities

OPSEU Diablogue: CPP reform: Pensions and population health objectives should be linked

There are two accepted axioms in health care: 1. The older you get, the more health care you use. 2. Wealth is closely linked to health, or what policy wonks like to talk about as the “social determinants of health.” … Continue reading →

350 or bust: Can’t Make It To Victoria To Defend Our Coast? Be Part of A “Flash Phone Mob”

Hundreds, if not thousands, of Canadians are going to be gathering in Victoria, B.C. today to take a stand against the Northern Gateway Pipeline that Enbridge, and our current federal government, is intent on building through the pristine Great Bear Rainforest to the northern B.C. coast. One of my daughters is planning to attend, but . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Can’t Make It To Victoria To Defend Our Coast? Be Part of A “Flash Phone Mob”

The Star’s Tim Harper: Harper bets on big resources and kicks environment to the curb

OTTAWA Stephen Harper, finally freed of the constraints that of the minority years, had no need to deliver anything in his 2012 budget to placate his political opponents. So, unfettered, he delivered big time for big business and carved a path for a resource-based economy shorn of impediments for years to come. He has stacked . . . → Read More: The Star’s Tim Harper: Harper bets on big resources and kicks environment to the curb