All posts by Tom Niemann

An untenable situation (October 3, 2021)

First the things to celebrate!  Courts!! Justice!!

So unusual to celebrate…  My early legal fight to stop the spraying of Agent Orange led to my sainted mother, at that point still extant, to frequently say, “Judges should be taken out and beaten with chains.”  My mom’s book on the herbicide case was rejected by Farley Mowat’s dear friend Jack McClelland, famous Canadian publisher https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_McClelland_(publisher) Continue reading An untenable situation (October 3, 2021)

Hold to 1.5 degrees (September 26, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

The very happy news is that Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig are home in Canada. Damn the whole geo-political, Donald Trump manipulation and the kidnapping of innocent Canadians by the Peoples’ Republic of China. Lots more to unpack about this scandalous treatment of two of our fellow citizens caught in a web by the heartless and manipulative power brokers of the world. For now, thank God they are safe. Continue reading Hold to 1.5 degrees (September 26, 2021)

Our best prospects (September 19, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

Two more days – today and Monday and Election 2021 is a wrap.

I am feeling positive about the energy on the ground here in Saanich-Gulf Islands and Nanaimo Ladysmith. And hoping we will elect other Green MPs as well. Right now our best prospects are for Mike Morrice in Kitchener Centre, Nicole O’Byrne in Fredericton, and my fingers are crossed for a few more in BC. And of course, Annamie Paul in Toronto Centre! Continue reading Our best prospects (September 19, 2021)

SGI Meet and Greet Cancelled (September 12)

Canada is now embroiled in an election campaign that nobody wished for and that arrived two years before it needed to.
One result of this was the cancellation of our September 12 Saanich-Gulf Islands AGM. Our executive group had decided to turn that event into a meet and greet opportunity with Elizabeth.
Unfortunately, the campaign wheel keeps turning and the time and opportunity available to our Executive Council and our volunteers is increasingly sparse, as are any spare moments on Elizabeth’s calendar. There is also uncertainty created by Covid concerns.
It is my obligation to regretfully inform you that the event we had scheduled for September 12 has been cancelled. This was not an easy decision as it involves a get-together of our Green family.
As a result, we will gather after the election, when it is safe to do so and we can enjoy each other’s company.
Thank you very much.
Dan Kells
Interim CEO
Saanich-Gulf Islands EDA
Green Party of Canada