Monthly Archives: July 2020

Climate change with little coverage (July 26, 2020)

Good Sunday Morning!

Let me start with a mea culpa.

I was brought up short last Sunday morning for forgetting to make note that July 20, 2020 – an auspicious date – is the 149th anniversary of British Columbia joining Canada.  On July 20, 1871 B.C. became the sixth province in Canada.  Happy Birthday! Continue reading Climate change with little coverage (July 26, 2020)

Activist in a pandemic (July 19, 2020)

Good Sunday Morning!

By my COVID timeline, we are just heading into week 19 of our new existence.

News from south of the border makes us want to seal the border ever tighter. My constituency office is deluged with calls of concern about foreign license plates. I raised the so-called “Alaska loophole” again in parliament last week. Meanwhile, our local tourism businesses – from iconic Butchart Gardens to Wilsons bus line – are wondering how they can hold on without those tourists. Continue reading Activist in a pandemic (July 19, 2020)

Modern Monetary Theory (July 12, 2020)

It’s not every day I get good news about a campaign I have been working on for decades.  My family home in Cape Breton was on the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The fossil fuel industry set its eyes on this environmentally sensitive habitat for whales and endangered leatherback turtles and healthy fisheries while I was still at Sierra Club.  First, the industry wanted near shore permits to drill for gas. That fight took years.  Then they wanted to drill for oil in the deep waters off the western coast of Newfoundland. Continue reading Modern Monetary Theory (July 12, 2020)