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Cowichan Conversations: Province Steps Into Kinder Morgan Pipeline Proposal

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

Cowichan Conversations: Manitoba PC’s Thump the NDP – Whither Today’s NDP!

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!

Cowichan Conversations: The ‘Leap’ is Not a Protest, It is a Plan Democratically Supported At The NDP Convention

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

Cowichan Conversations: Statement On The Passing Of The NDP Leap Resolution

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

Cowichan Conversations: Alistair McGregor NDP MP Introduces A Bill To Help Protect Shawnigan Lake

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

Cowichan Conversations: Trudeau announces end of Islamic State bombing mission by Feb 22

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

Cowichan Conversations: Adam Olsen’s eloquent summary presentation before the National Energy Board

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

Cowichan Conversations: TPP should not be ratified unless the interests of Canada are fully and fairly represented, in open, transparent deals.

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.

Cowichan Conversations: COMER Lawsuit Claims That Canadians Have Been Swindled Out Of Trillions Since 1974

Constitutional lawyer Rocco Galati’s lawsuit on behalf of Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER) has cleared another hurdle of opposition and headed to the Supreme Court. Many of you will recall The late Bill Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: COMER Lawsuit Claims That Canadians Have Been Swindled Out Of Trillions Since 1974

Cowichan Conversations: Rabble Poll On NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair’s Leadership

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

Cowichan Conversations: Calling all Knitters and Crochet People

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

Cowichan Conversations: When Is War, War?

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?

Cowichan Conversations: Fundraiser for Syrian Refugees – Silver Bridge Inn 140 TCH-Duncan 7:30PM

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

Cowichan Conversations: Council of Canadians Present ‘This Changes Everything-The Documentary

Cowichan Conversations: NDP Lost The Election When They Stopped Being The Social Conscience Of Canada

Don Maroc

Coming out of the starting gate with what they thought was a good lead Jeremy Corbyn. They were bounced from a strong position as the Queen’s Loyal Opposition, with 103 seats, to

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Cowichan Conversations: ANALYSIS Let’s give Margaret Trudeau the respect she deserves

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.’

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Cowichan Conversations: Canada, twisted by the distorted beliefs of neoconservative prairie reformers, rid itself of Stephen Harper

Don Maroc

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

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Cowichan Conversations: Welcome Back To Canada- The Sun Is Shining Brighter!

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

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Cowichan Conversations: This Year’s Federal Election Is One Of The Most Important We Have Ever Faced In This Country.

Rob Douglas

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

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Cowichan Conversations: What Is Your Strategy for Voting This Monday?

Georgia Collins

Will you vote with your heart?

My heart yearns for a transformation of this entire electoral process. I want to see greater collaboration in government, more women represented, and have our parliament

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Cowichan Conversations: Early Voter Engagement Strong, Elections Canada Chief Says

Richard Hughes

This CBC report below tells of substantial voting by students across Canada.

These students face years of struggle to pay back huge student loans and may well be motivated.

Will they send

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Cowichan Conversations: Potentially Scandalous Probe into Muzzled Scientists Not Likely Out by Oct.19

Here is another excellent National Observer article. This time By Mychaylo Prystupa looks into the reality facing Canadian muzzled scientists.

Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault in a photo by The Canadian Press

A potentially explosive

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Cowichan Conversations: Steelhead LNG and KERN have even more grandiose plans for Sarita Bay on Port Alberni Inlet

Don Maroc

Steelhead LNG and the Malahat First Nation have scheduled another public meeting to try to convince local south Cowichan residents of the incredible benefits of operating a floating liquid natural gas processing

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Cowichan Conversations: The Gloves Are Off- This Will Be A Hardball Fight Until Election Day

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger

We now have the stage set for the final 5 weeks of Canada’s second longest election ever. There was a fair amount of chatter and speculation regarding Liberal-NDP and even Green

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Cowichan Conversations: From CBC Polls Éric Grenier’s Poll Tracker-From ThreeHundredEight.com

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called on the Governor General to dissolve parliament and schedule an election for October 19th.

This will be a Harper big money push to

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