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David Cookson

David Cookson lives in Vancouver and works part-time as a consultant in the field of renewable energy and part-time supporting community development projects.

In his spare time David writes op-ed commentary and provides his Canadian perspective on matters of global political and social justice as it relates to Canadian policy and the role of Canada in the world, often resulting in direct challenges to mainstream narratives emanating from the United States.

David has a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University and a dual MBA degree from the National University of Singapore. He speaks English, French and Spanish fluently.

City Opera Vancouver glosses over Iraqi suffering in Fallujah

As a financial supporter of City Opera Vancouver (‘COV’), I am writing you to express my horrible disappointment over COV’s decision to put so much creative effort towards producing the opera as...