Ben Milne

Show me your love!

When I was young my class went on a field trip to Britannia Mine near Squamish.  We got to pan for gold and take home the flakes that we found.  As someone with limited long-term memory...

The Conservatives don't have this one

I urge everyone who’s reading this to contact Rob Nicholson and include a link or two about this Robert Pickton fellow and the zany case of how he got away with murder for so long.

Gordon Campbell and Stephen Harper and the fathers in my life

 Gordon Campbell’s decision to make the HST plebiscite binding got me thinking about how politicians react in different ways to unpopular decisions that they make.  Say what you will about...

Hey Gregor, get the inquiry going yourself!

B.C.’s Solicitor General, Mike De Jong, is mulling an inquiry into the police’s handling of the disappearance of at least 26 women (the minimum counts of murder Pickton is charged with).  The...

Enough Stanley, already

I hereby propose that the name of the Stanley Cup be changed to the Xwayxway Cup.  After the honorable members not from Vancouver (that would be James Moore and Stockwell Day) decided that we...

On Canada's abortion position abroad, PEI exerts influence. But should it?

Let's start here: has Stephen Harper ever been pregnant?

Local Trans Film Not to be Missed

As part of a short series of films documenting the impact the UBC Film program has had on local filmmaking, Gwen Haworth’s She’s a Boy I Knew will be screening on May 7th at 7 P.M. at the Pacific...

Time for Libby Davies to consider jumping ship to become Canada's minister on status of women

Without even getting into any of the current allegations involving Helena Guergis, I can’t think of anyone who has better comported herself in a manner becoming of someone charged to promote equality...

In All This Son's Command

I’ve been away the past two weeks, working in China, so I only got to hear about the Conservatives’ decision to review the Canadian national anthem after they changed their minds. To think that I was...