As has been pointed out by too many people, 2016 was a devastating year for progressives (a homely term for all those who are want equality, democracy and ecological sanity).
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Hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but 2017 is an election year in British Columbia.
On the presumption they're not the same thing, government and election ads should be over by the Stanley Cup semi-finals.
There are bits of unfinished business the B.C. government could attend to in the meantime, though.
The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we’ve known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we’re seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.
2016 is almost a wrap and – safe to say – one for the books.
In keeping with the spirit of the season, though, it's time for a few New Year's resolutions for B.C.'s political parties to consider in their on-going quest for self-improvement.
1. Anticipate more, scramble less
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is Canada's national radio and television broadcaster -- loved by many, reviled by others. Its exact date of origin may be open to interpretation; its predecessor, the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission, was established as a state-owned company in 1932, following a 1929 report that raised concerns about Canadian airwaves being taken over by A
The House of Commons has risen for the Christmas break and I’m certainly happy to be home for the holidays. This season will be especially eventful for my family as we are traveling to New Zealand for my son’s wedding—but we’ll also be taking part in the usual Christmas traditions that every family has.
All for ourselves, and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind.
-- Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations
How much stuff will you give and receive this holiday season? Add it to the growing pile — the 30-trillion-tonne pile. That’s how much technology and goods humans have produced, according to a study by an international team led by England’s University of Leicester. It adds up to more than all living matter on the planet, estimated at around four trillion tonnes.