They call it “LNG Canada”. But it’s a consortium of state-owned oil companies from China, Malaysia, Korea and Japan, plus Royal Dutch Shell. The only Canadian money behind this project is the taxpayer subsidies. LNG Canada has put millions into lobbying, political donations, advertising and activist campaigns here in B.C. And the return on that…

Read More

The following is a link to a great public relations ad for the Australian Voting System. Warning:  Some language may be offensive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bleyX4oMCgM&list=RD6BmbvTvFQ3g&index=34

Read More

Follow the link below to see Steve Paikin [the Agenda] with Anand Giridharadas on should Billionaires exist. The context:  Are billionaires such as Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates the American Dream personified? Do they reflect a healthy economy? Or, as Senator Bernie Sanders has said, should billionaires not exist in the first place? Anand Giridharadas,…

Read More

Like it or Not, the Law is the Law                                                                   February 17, 2020 You have a family home that has been in your family for years and years. You have decided to rent out a portion of it and, being the benevolent person you are, you agree that the tenant can make alterations to…

Read More

A Lot to Learn                                                                                         February 17, 2020   Bullies are not tolerated in the school yard, only in the Provincial Legislature. It has been over two decades since a full-scale teachers’ strike has occurred across the province. In October 1997 all teachers’ unions joined in solidarity against the government mandated restructuring of the…

Read More

This is a Public Relations Ad about the Australian Voting System. Although tongue-in-cheek, it is both explanatory and effective. It will appeal to a cross-section of people of all ages and perhaps more-so with succeeding generations. CAUTION: language may be offensive to some. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bleyX4oMCgM&list=RD6BmbvTvFQ3g&index=34

Read More

A text from Friends of Canadian Broadcasting highlighting a government panel’s call for significant reforms to Canada’s broadcasting laws to protect our culture, media and democracy. February 1, 2020 Big news out of Ottawa this week. A government panel that’s been studying the future of the CBC and our broadcasting laws has reported. They’re calling…

Read More

William E. Rees’ writes in The Tyee: “Yes, the Climate Crisis May Wipe Out Six Billion People”. Click of the following link to read the article. https://thetyee.ca/Analysis/2019/09/18/Climate-Crisis-Wipe-Out/?utm_source=national&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=190919

Read More

Humans are no longer valued for our creativity, says media theorist Douglas Rushkoff — in a world dominated by digital technology, we’re now just valued for our data. In a passionate talk, Rushkoff urges us to stop using technology to optimize people for the market and start using it to build a future centered on…

Read More

On September 7, 2019 Mike Nickerson wrote a summary of Jason Hickel’s article “Degrowth – a Theory of Radical Abundance” which espouses that “climate change requires changing society”.  Following Mike’s summary are comments offered by Lionel Enright. Mike’s Summary:      Hickel’s bottom line is:   “While austerity calls for scarcity in order to generate more growth, degrowth…

Read More