I must start out by reminding readers that I am neither first nation, nor a member of the Pacheedaht first nation. That being said, the recent chain of events has me wondering the mindset of the Pacheedaht who were outnumbered by the protesters blockading their lands in an attempt to stop a duly signed logging … Continue reading My heart aches for the Pacheedaht
I posted an image to my facebook and twitter that was largely critical of the Fairy Creek protesters. They appeared to be basking in the self promoting they were doing of stopping all logging on Pacheedaht territory on the same day that the country was reeling from the news of 215 bodies of native children … Continue reading Divide and Conquer
President Joe Biden just signed a bill that allows foreign flagged cruise ships to bypass a foreign port on their way to another US port. In english, this means that a cruise ship is no longer going to stop in Vancouver or Victoria on their way from Seattle to Alaska. This is meant as a … Continue reading Just when you thought the BC Liberals couldn’t sink any lower..
Before I get into the gears of my post, I want to be clear that I am no expert on first nation reconciliation and UNDRIP; certainly as it pertains to natural resources on land controlled by a first nation. I also want to stress that I am not first nation. My family lineage extends into … Continue reading This isn’t sitting well with me. At all.
In order for you to have a valid argument to make on covid19 countermeasures, you first have to accept that covid19 is real and deadly; that it's a dangerous pandemic that must be met with all available measures to mitigate loss of life as best we know how. Because for you do deny the science … Continue reading Criticizing covid19 countermeasures should have a test applied
There seems to be a rush to claim credit for a program nobody can figure out how its paid for or who's jurisdiction it is. If you came to me for that answer, sorry, I don't have it. But what I do have is an idea that might work - if politicians are ready to … Continue reading Paid sick leave isn’t urgent because its a contest to see who can deliver it first, its urgent because its necessary and right.
We have gone from zero to deploying millions of vaccines in a global pandemic in less than two years. Nobody assumed that everything would perfectly go to plan, nor that the plans were perfect. This has been quite a difficult journey and a lot of good people lost their lives as a result. But if … Continue reading The last mile is the hardest.
Least of all, one that markets itself as left-of-centre. Today we're learning of the suspension of Jeremy Corbyn from the UK Labour Party caucus pending an investigation of his conduct regarding internal processes of handling incidents of antisemitism. I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on the internal mechanisms of the Labour Party … Continue reading Every party should root out bigots in their ranks
The new federal Green Party leader lost a byelection which was called before she was selected as leader - to replace the Liberal MP who was finance minister. As per party constitution, the NDP promptly selected a candidate, Brian Chang, a person who campaigned under the party banner in 2019 general election and finished a … Continue reading Green elitism on full display
So an NDP Premier was re-elected. That's a first. Taking a precarious minority to a substantial majority is major news too. But nobody should be surprised by this. The NDP led a campaign that was disciplined and focused while their opposition flailed about. It turns out that the 'steady as she goes' narrative is what … Continue reading Epilogue for BC Election 2020