Warren Bell

Warren Bell is a family physician who lives in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.  He is Past Founding President of Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment

Bafflegab reigns supreme as government disciplines conservation officer for saving bear cubs

What happens when public service actually has more to do with office politics than serving the public?

Opinion: Clark selling out future generations to placate Malaysian oil and gas giant

Christy Clark’s about to drive another nail into the coffin of B.C.’s economic and environmental future. It’s such an unusual move for the B.C. legislature that so far it isn’t even listed on the...
Is Christy Clark too close to the drug industry?

Is big pharma behind Clark's health firings?

It's time for the B.C. government to come clean about the real reasons why it fired eight health researchers.
What makes Rona Ambrose mad - cannabis

Ambrose ire all smoke, no fire

Minister of Health disagrees with the Supreme Court of Canada over marijuana ruling.

Menstrual products debate reveals dissension in Stephen Harper's kingdom

Finally, science and human biology meet Conservative Party political rhetoric. The result is dissension in Conservative Party ranks. Menstrual Products and the GST Everyone’s talking about taxes on...
First past the post, Proportional representation, Canadian politics

Lessons from the UK: why Canada needs proportional representation

Britain, the so-called birthplace of democracy, has just come through another wasteful, unbalanced, damaging first-past-the-post (FPTP) national election. And although two-thirds of Britons would...

Harper at fault? English Bay oil crisis took 3 years to build

When things go wrong, it's a good idea to look back, and see where the problem arose. In this case, a bad decision three years ago started the ball rolling.

Harper's rhetoric fuels racist and xenophobic expression

Xenophobia and racism are flourishing in Canada, under the influence of Stephen Harper’s rigid stance on Muslim women's headscarves. Stephen Harper has told us that wearing the niqab, a scarf that...
Students writing exam

Canadian students crushed by debt

Is it time to follow the example of Chile and Quebec and protest against high tuition and student debt?
Image of Bill C-51

World Interfaith Harmony Week embodies values Harper rejects

The core of all spiritual teachings is love. In my opinion, Stephen Harper has veered sharply away from this core value, but others have not.