Commentary

Baiting Olympic Protesters

I’m pro-Olympics - with a twist, which means I love the sport, but hate the politics. First in a three part series.

Next Weeks May be Explosive as Massive Contracts for the City of Vancouver Get Hammered Out

    There seem to be three main targets for the “rewards” of civic government – real estate, community grants and services that are being contracted out. But with the filth that is...

David Suzuki For Sale?

I respect David Suzuki.  He is a great Canadian (number 5 in the CBC’s 2004 Greatest Canadian contest, as voted by the public), and a visionary that was and is well ahead of his time when it...

At Home with H1N1

"That was it," I thought bitterly, as the minutes dragged on and the BC HealthLink recorded message to please hold repeated itself for the fifth time. "That was where I got it."

The ABC's of a Pro-D

One day last February, I found myself standing in front of an audience of 150, solemnly reciting a co-authored haiku poem about my brain. Four colleagues stood beside me in a row, waving their...

On Violence in 2010

The prospects for Olympics violence has been in the news of late, in part prompted by comments made to the CBC by Gord Hill, a well-known anti-Olympic activist.  The story, in turn, triggered a...

Loving Steve Nash

"The traffic on Taylor Way is unbelievable.  They're lined up to see Steve Nash.  They've come from all over the Lower Mainland...for him.  The Lion's Gate Bridge is crazy.  It's...

Strange Bedfellows: Walmart Canada Snags David Suzuki as Keynote Speaker

Walmart Canada has just announced that it is hosting a Green Business Summit which will bring together business leaders, government officials, NGOs and environmentalists on February 10, 2010 at the...

Congress Begins Push to Stop Cruise Industry from Dumping Sewage, but what will Canada do?

Friends of the Earth sent out a press release today announcing that in the U.S., Senator Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Representative Sam Farr (D-Calif.) had introduced legislation  that would...

From the Asper Model to Fresh Media

It was just over two years ago that I, along with a network of organizations and individuals, would launch what would be the first of many public campaigns to keep Canada’s media open and democratic...