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Mike Duffy, Nigel Wright and Stephen Harper

Sunday, 19 May 2013 - There are so many questions raised by the disclosure, by the Prime Minister’s Office no less, that the Chief of Staff cut a personal cheque to cover Mike Duffy’s illegitimate claims for a housing...

Being old is not what it used to be

Monday, 13 May 2013 - The CPP is sustainable and reliable, but it is time to review whether RRSP is working as a vehicle. “Old age is not for sissies,” said Bette Davis. Indeed, it is not, but the images from our...

Canadian democracy – pulse found!

Thursday, 09 May 2013 - The essence of Westminster Parliamentary democracy is that all MPs, including the Prime Minister, are equal, all are elected to represent their constituents, and that, even though a Prime Minister...

Why I voted against the NDP climate motion

Monday, 29 Apr 2013 - Goodness knows, I wish the NDP had put forward a motion I could have voted for.  We need a good debate on climate and we need a strong call for government action.  But, I couldn’t vote for...

Canadian Officials Should Be Ashamed For Attacking Scientists

Friday, 26 Apr 2013 - Earlier this week, our Minister for Natural Resources, the Hon. Joe Oliver, went to Washington on what the Canadian media mistakenly insists on calling a “charm offensive.” It really cannot be...

Pipelines to the east?

Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 - As the pro-bitumen export crowd notices the gathering storm clouds over their Northern Gateway and Kinder-Morgan options, and, further south, sees long shadows falling over the Keystone XL pipeline...

Reality check on Transport Canada’s claims for tanker safety

Monday, 15 Apr 2013 - Harper’s public relations and spin team hit Vancouver in March claiming to have substantially revamped environmental protections for pipelines and tankers.   Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver...

What Does Joe Oliver Know About Science? Not Much

Saturday, 13 Apr 2013 - Imagine you have this avuncular Uncle Joe. He doesn’t read much about climate science, but he looks at the websites that tell you the whole thing is overblown and there’s really no risk. It would...

Canada Goes Rogue

Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 - I am frequently asked how I maintain a positive attitude when confronted by Stephen Harper’s destructive agenda—dismembering our environmental laws and policies. Honestly, I can respond that most...

Greens do politics differently (But not in the way that Rex Murphy thinks)

Thursday, 04 Apr 2013 - In his Saturday National Post column, Rex Murphy claimed that Canada’s Green party has no goal other than to get me elected as an MP — and that this has been the case for “two or three general...