This BC Liberal government has been mired in near criminal controversy since its inception, the latest example being just last Thursday when Clark exempted herself, cabinet and companies from court orders demanding the BC Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: This BC Liberal Government has been mired in near criminal controversy since its inception
It is instructive and even amusing to watch the reactions from the pundits, bloggers, columnists and political loyalists. Sunday morning in our household often includes having Michael Enright join us for a look see at Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Ruckus In Our Parliament Is Now Being Called ‘Elbow Gate’
The media is buzzing over the rhubarb in the parliament that was more than unflattering to all participants PM Justin Trudeau, after making a beeline to the knot of NDP MP’s that appeared to be Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Justin Trudeau’s supposed elbow assault nothing but a set up. NDP deception.
Green Party leader Elizabeth May has connected the raging fires that wiped out Fort McMurray sending 88, 000 residents fleeing for their lives with Global Warming. She stated the obvious and is being critized by Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau Critical Of Elizabeth May For Tying Fort McMurray Fires To Global Warming
It has become crystal clear that our governments will only move as far and fast as they have to. The pressure from the corporate fossil fuel world, their bankers, and their obedient politicians Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Disobedience-The Rise Of Global Fossil Fuel Resistance
It’s well worth it to pause for a moment, read this devastating report, think on it, and if if grabs you as it did me, demand to see your MLA & MP, and raise Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Death in the Peace-Wildlife Devastated
The impact of this decision tosses the ‘Equivalency Agreement’ with the highly suspect and biased National Energy Board back into the province’s lap. Earlier this month, B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) officially notifi… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Province Steps Into Kinder Morgan Pipeline Proposal
By Éric Grenier, for CBC News The Manitoba Progressive Conservatives under Brian Pallister won a majority government in a historic fashion Tuesday night, putting up some of the biggest numbers by any party in Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Manitoba PC’s Thump the NDP – Whither Today’s NDP!
Read More I see that Bill Tieleman has lept to action in today’s column in ‘The Tyee.’ He deceptively attempts to reframe the play away from a common sense approach to facing the challenges of Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The ‘Leap’ is Not a Protest, It is a Plan Democratically Supported At The NDP Convention
by Avi Lewis, Naomi Klein, Bianca Mugyenyi, Katie McKenna & Martin Lukacs Climate Science and Impacts, The Leap Manifesto We are heartened by the news that the New Democratic Party of Canada has passed Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Statement On The Passing Of The NDP Leap Resolution
Our recently elected MP Alistair McGregor for Cowichan-Langford has been up to the mountain and seen the long lines of trucks with pups loaded with contaminants destined for the Shawnigan Watershed. As a rookie MP Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Alistair McGregor NDP MP Introduces A Bill To Help Protect Shawnigan Lake
PM Justin Trudeau has kept his promise to end Canada’s bombing mission in Syria. Conservative opposition leader Rona Ambrose and her caucus have been very critical suggesting that we will not be pulling our weight Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau announces end of Islamic State bombing mission by Feb 22
Adam Olsen’s eloquent summary presentation before the National Energy Board provides a moving expression of his values and understanding regarding what the Kinder Morgan expansion means to him, to his family, his people and our Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Adam Olsen’s eloquent summary presentation before the National Energy Board
During the past federal election Thomas Mulcair promised to oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Unfortunately, under the influence of and Hill and Knowlton advisors he also advanced another promise and that was to assure Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: TPP should not be ratified unless the interests of Canada are fully and fairly represented, in open, transparent deals.
This is the second loss for the NDP when leading out of the gate. In both cases the professional corporate spinners such as Hill and Knowlton’s Brad Lavigne and of course the Kool, Topp Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rabble Poll On NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s Leadership
Sharon Jackson-City of Duncan Councillor In early November a group in Montreal had started a Facebook page called “25,000 tuques” in order to mobilize Canadians to knit head gear for the 25,000 women, children, Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Calling all Knitters and Crochet People
Don Maroc One thing we can feel secure about, a lot of out neighbours seem to know a great deal about what’s happening in Paris, France and Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, and all the other Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: When Is War, War?
Our new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that we will welcome 25,000 refugees by years end. Locally a fundraising event organized by Matrea Centre and the Cowichan Intercultural Society has been set up for Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Fundraiser for Syrian Refugees – Silver Bridge Inn 140 TCH-Duncan 7:30PM
CBC-The return to 24 Sussex Dr. can’t be easy on a family whose early years were torn apart there
Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes
I scanned this earlier and put it up ‘On the ‘Left Side.’
Monday night most of the world went to bed seeing Canada with an arrogantly evil smirk on its formerly amiable face. By the next morning all they could see was a million-dollar
It’s a beautiful day in the neighbourhood.
This post should write itself. I should be able to rest my fingers on the keyboard and have them automatically write of the defeat of Conservative PM
Tomorrow is the big day my friends! This year’s federal election is one of the most important we have ever faced in this country. We have a chance to elect a new