Monthly Archives: August 2021

Off to the races (August 15, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

And we are off to the races… How appropriate that the metaphor is “off to the races.”  We still operate under the completely perverse First Past the Post (FPTP) voting system based on old rules for horses and jockeys. Of course, our telegenic prime minister famously promised that 2015 would be the last election under FPTP.  If only… If he had kept his promise, we would not be in another election.  If not for this anti-democratic voting system, the cynical Liberal backrooms would not be motivated to shed the fairer and more collaborative minority parliament for one where 39% of the vote delivers 100% of the power. Continue reading Off to the races (August 15, 2021)

“Our house is on fire” (August 8, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

Tomorrow, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release its most comprehensive review of the physical evidence of global warming since 2013.  While I have not heard any specifics, having tracked the IPCC since its creation in 1988, I can guarantee this: the report will underestimate the risk and over-estimate how much time we have to avoid that risk. Continue reading “Our house is on fire” (August 8, 2021)