Category Archives: Good Sunday Morning

“Silly season” (June 12, 2022)

Good Sunday Morning!

Thanks to all for so many birthday greetings this week. My 68th birthday was Thursday – June 9th being a shared birthday with many of my friends here in Saanich-Gulf Islands – Heather, Nancy and Donna plus Green Party of Ontario leader Mike Schreiner, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault, former Ontario Environment Minister John Gerritsen, with Green Party BC leader Sonia Furstenau on June 8th.  Lots of Geminis! Continue reading “Silly season” (June 12, 2022)

“Captive regulator” (May 29, 2022)

Good Sunday Morning!

When I wrote last week’s letter, I mentioned storm warnings for Ottawa and high winds in Guelph. Clearly, as more reports came in, it became clear that large areas of Ontario and Quebec had been hit by an unprecedented extreme weather event driven by the climate crisis. Eleven people died. Power was out to tens of thousands for the whole week as Hydro One in Ottawa explained damage was more severe than in the 1998 ice storm – also a climate event. As has become typical, most news media rushed to explain new terms, bypassing the obvious: we are in a climate emergency. Continue reading “Captive regulator” (May 29, 2022)

Free parking for freighters (May 8, 2022)

Good Sunday Morning!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Originally, Mothers Day was one women’s effort to honour her own mother.  Ann Reeves Jarvis, who died in 1905, had been a peace activist in the American Civil War. She and Julia Ward Howe, another peace activist, started “Mother’s Day for Peace.” Her daughter took the effort to governments to gain official recognition for Mother’s Day. And then Hallmark cards took over. Continue reading Free parking for freighters (May 8, 2022)

“Now or Never” (April 24, 2022)

Good Sunday Morning!

Hope everyone had a Happy Earth Day! Although it is hard to be exuberant when two stalwart defenders of old growth, Brent Eichler and Howard Breen, have been on a hunger strike for weeks. Their demands are so modest. They just want to meet with John Horgan or his Forests Minister Katrine Konroy. Here is the link to an excellent story about their brave stance from Georgia Straight. Continue reading “Now or Never” (April 24, 2022)