Monthly Archives: February 2022

SGI Greens February 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to the February SGI News. In this edition you will find a message from Elizabeth, a report on the recent SGI Annual General Meeting, a volunteer call-out for the upcoming GPC Virtual General Meeting, upcoming local BC Greens events,  highlighting Creatively United for the Planet, and a gardening update from Gary and Nancy among other things. Continue reading SGI Greens February 2022 Newsletter

A threat to our democracy (February 20, 2022)

Good Sunday Morning!

As you read this, I have been in Parliament since 7 am (ET) debating the declaration promulgated by Cabinet on Monday, February 14 under the Emergencies Act. By unanimous consent, we had scheduled five long days in debate  – an extraordinary run of 17 hour days from Thursday until midnight, Friday from 7 am until midnight with the same hours for Saturday and Sunday and then Monday, 7 am until we vote at 8 pm Monday night. Continue reading A threat to our democracy (February 20, 2022)

Non-violent civil disobedience (February 13, 2022)

Good Sunday Morning!

I hate to sound like a broken record, but I think I started last week’s letter saying it had been a weird week.  I had no idea about how weird weird can be! Last week, I was in parliament, but from familiar surroundings, zooming into the Chamber from home.  This week I worked in Ottawa, amid pandemic restrictions, icy sidewalks and – by the way – the surrealistic experience of a city in the midst of what exactly? Not like any protest I have ever seen.  The claims it is a peaceful protest must come from those with no idea of what a peaceful protest is.  The standard of “peaceful” is not met based on no one being injured nor that people are intimidated verbally, but not punched. Continue reading Non-violent civil disobedience (February 13, 2022)