Society

Posted on January 02, 2014

(via Reviving Gaia)

I recently took part in a “Village Workshop” at the Klahoose New Relationship Building on Cortes Island, in Western Canada. This is a novel introduction to the Native American perception of their history in that it involves role playing. There were…

Posted on April 09, 2014

Canadian whistleblower Marc Mayrand is in the fight of our lives. As Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer, Mayrand blew the whistle on Bill C-23, the Harper government’s grossly misnamed Fair Elections Act.  In testimony to a House of Commons Committee in early March, Mayrand detailed numerous controversial features of the proposed Act, including its potential to make it very difficult for hundreds of thousands of Canadian citizens

Posted on March 11, 2014

Environmental and First Nations activists are increasingly appalled by the continuing revelations that they are being spied on by police and the Canadian security establishment on behalf of the corporate sector.

Posted on March 09, 2014

Defend Our Marine Highways Rally

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 - 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Provincial Legislature Lawn

Victoria, B.C.

Posted on February 24, 2014

I am very concerned about the direction being taken with the new curriculum for BC students.  

Posted on January 02, 2014

On October 18, 2013, after four years of negotiations, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, signed a “tentative” CETA agreement in Brussels. CETA stands for Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, and is said by Harper to be the biggest trade deal Canada has ever made, even bigger than North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Posted on January 02, 2014

by Elizabeth May

When I practiced environmental law, I used to joke that the challenge in Canada was that we didn’t have environmental laws to enforce. When Richard Nixon was US President, he brought in a slew of strong laws, with scope for enforcement by the courts.  The National Environmental Protection Act (which mandated advance environmental reviews), the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act were all brought in under Nixon. The US Endangered Species Act allowed a judge to review the habitat requirements for the

Posted on January 02, 2014

by Susan MacVittie

Many of us are familiar with the endless amount of emails stuffed into our Inbox asking us to sign an online petition. Petition sites such as Avaaz, Change.org, SumofUs, and LeadNow have given a digital voice to millions of people and organizations. They  use online petitions to work towards changing laws, influencing corporate behaviour, and making communities healthier and more equitable.

Posted on July 02, 2013


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