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Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: With fracking, tankers “world-class safety” is a weasel word

It is great to read more from Rafe Mair once again. He is still on the mend but has come a long way and is reading and writing once again.

I had believed every word from our Premier but Rafe has set me straight! I feel so much better now. Enjoy.

BC Premier Christy . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Rafe: With fracking, tankers “world-class safety” is a weasel word

Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your Monday reading.

– Stephen Hume writes about the importance of tax revenue in building a functional and compassionate Canada: My taxes provide our mostly peaceful, prosperous and safe society; a health care system that for all its flaws and glitches is pretty darn good compared to the alternatives; a policing and . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

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 . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Government of Canada Must Respect the First Nations Rights and Treaties

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading.

– Lana Payne writes that Canadians care plenty about the well-being of hungry children even if the Cons don’t: After a firestorm of shocked responses from Canadians, Mr. Moore apologized for his “insensitive comment” uttered days before Christmas. What he did not apologize for or reassess was his belief . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week.

– Don Lenihan is the latest to highlight the difference between citizens and consumers – as well as why we should want to act as the former: In the old view, public debate is all about defining the public interest by establishing collective needs. This requires a very different . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Pesky people’s politics plague premier’s petroleum pipeline plans

The Gardner Canal, a Pacific Ocean inlet near Kitimat, B.C., planned terminus of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. What’s in the project for British Columbians? Not much, and they know it. Below: B.C. Premier Christy Clark, Alberta Premier Alison Redford.

Premier Alison Redford’s biggest problem with Alberta’s leaky pipeline file isn’t really the breach . . . → Read More: David Climenhaga’s Alberta Diary: Pesky people’s politics plague premier’s petroleum pipeline plans

Alberta Diary: Pesky people’s politics plague premier’s petroleum pipeline plans

The Gardner Canal, a Pacific Ocean inlet near Kitimat, B.C., planned terminus of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. What’s in the project for British Columbians? Not much, and they know it. Below: B.C. Premier Christy Clark, Alberta Premier Alison Redford.

Premier Alison Redford’s biggest problem with Alberta’s leaky pipeline file isn’t really the breach . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Pesky people’s politics plague premier’s petroleum pipeline plans