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…
On a glorious day in Vancouver, an overflow crowd milled around in the lobby of the federal courthouse. Attendees passed around a bag of summer strawberries and shared stories of what had drawn them here, to witness the appeal of the Federal Court ruling on Hupacasath First Nation v. Canada.
Conservative British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously declared on many occasions that “there is no alternative” to economic liberalism and free trade. This popular slogan, referred to by the acronym “TINA,” has persisted beyond Thatcher’s own time in office, which ended in 1990, and has become a widely accepted wisdom.
There’s no debate about its deterioration. BC’s ferry system is on its knees, reeling rudderlessly over a tipping point, sinking into a death spiral of declining ridership – now at a 22-year low – while draconian service cuts and ongoing fare increases generate less revenue.
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
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.