Houston, we have a consensus. Well, almost.
All three parties in the B.C. legislature now support a ban on corporate and union donations, as well as setting a cap on personal contributions.
It's that last one that gets tricky. What's the right cap?
Perhaps B.C.'s new government should rip a page out of Alberta's NDP playbook.
The trouble with demonizing the leader of an unpopular government is that it gives the next leader way too much slack. I remember writing a column years ago comparing the hated Brian Mulroney with Paul Martin (who more or less ran Jean Chretien's government). Who was more destructive to the public interest and progressive government? Conventional wisdom would say Mulroney.
“Life is hard. Then you die.”
We have all heard this. “Life is difficult”, says M. Scott Peck, in the first sentence of his highly-recommended work on the psychology of love, The Road Less Travelled.* Some wit added the tagline – “then you die.”
They're the stories that tug at us.
Last Monday I travelled to Washington, DC with Tracey Ramsey, the NDP critic for International Trade. I was there in my role as NDP critic for Natural Resources, and we were both there to talk about softwood lumber with senators, congressmen and their staff.
By Carol Linnett. This article is from DeSmog Canada.
To The Editor:
Editor's Note: Last year, some of us were privileged to hear Sachi Komura Rummel, a survivor of the 1945 Hiroshima nuclear bomb, speak about her experiences.
Do you remember Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak? It turns out wizards aren’t the only ones who can vanish from sight with a special coat. Marine researchers have discovered shrimp-like crustaceans called hyperiids that can hide in the open using internal nanotechnology to cloak themselves in invisibility.