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Can you keep a secret?

Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 - It could be a self-parody, but it isn’t. In the wake of the breaking scandal about Canada’s espionage unit spying on the Government of Brazil, I realized I wasn’t sure about the origins and mandate...

The Senate Scandal Is Really Stephen’s Scandal

Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 - I tweeted last night that Andrew Coyne had the best line of the day. In his Post Media column he called the senate events “edifying” and went on to describe the situation as one of “discreet...

The mania for monuments

Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 - My intention with the Speech from the Throne, as in all my work as a Member of Parliament, is to quicken the pulse of democracy  -- to find ways to increase awareness  among Canadians about the...

EU-Canada trade agreement - Far-reaching deal threatens agriculture, services and environment protection

Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 - Green MEPs will also fight CETA. - Elizabeth Commenting on the conclusion of negotiations between the EU and Canada on a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, Green trade policy spokesperson...

Cross-Canada Townhall Road Trip

Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 - Since my last article in Island Tides, I have spoken almost from coast to coast to coast: from Victoria to Halifax and Fredericton, and to our north—Whitehorse and Dawson City. As we drove by Lake...

Why we need a national Lyme disease strategy

Monday, 07 Oct 2013 - I know a health policy briefing should touch on all areas of health policy. We have critical issues ahead as we work to protect universal access to top-notch health care, reduce wait-times and drug...

Climate science settled – Earth is warming, climate stability is a thing of the past, and humans are responsible

Saturday, 28 Sep 2013 - The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, all 900 pages - will be officially tabled on Monday.  Meanwhile, the key chapters and the Summary for Policy Makers...

Taking Town Halls on the Road

Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 - From September 4-13, I held the fall 2013 round of Town Halls in Saanich-Gulf Islands.  The Town Hall meeting is my favourite way to connect directly with voters between elections.  And the fact that...

Doing Enbridge’s homework

Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 - The very idea that the federal government, having slashed scientific research into climate change, freshwater science, ozone depletion and contamination of marine mammals (to provide an incomplete...

Reality Check: Northern Gateway Project

Friday, 06 Sep 2013 - We were anticipating that the Conservative response to our press conference about the internal government activity, labeled "Northern Gateway Project," consuming $78 million this year and $42 million...