There’s an old saying: follow the money. In the case of the upcoming referendum on whether or not BC should change our voting system from First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) to a form of Proportional Representation (ProRep), those most vocally opposed to a change seem to have one thing in common: they are people who think they would lose power under ProRep -- power to govern
To The Editor:
The Honourable Marc Garneau, MP
Minister of Transport
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
Dear Minister Garneau:
Recently, Greyhound Canada, a private extra-provincial bus company, announced that they would no longer provide service to most of British Columbia.
In 2007, Canada was one of four countries to vote against the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (with New Zealand, the United States and Australia).
A mind in movement across space and time: Part III
Traveller Chaos, Column Coherence
Last week I spent three days in Spokane at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region meetings. Over 600 legislators, business people, and other interested folks from BC, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and Northwest Territories gathered to talk about issues important to this region.
A little over a year ago, I became Premier of B.C.
It’s been a challenging and rewarding year, and I’m energized by everything we’ve been able to do for the people of B.C.
Our priority is working for you, to make life more affordable, improve the services you and your family rely on, and create good jobs and a strong, sustainable economy throughout B.C.
Echo chambers has been popular as a buzz phrase as of late, the idea that we post and share links and opinions that we agree with on social media to others that also agree with them, thereby amplifying their echo.
What happens to those chambers, though, when 'dark echoes' infect public debate?
To The Editor:
People in Canada discard about 57 million plastic drinking straws every day. In my hometown of Vancouver, we toss out 2.6 million disposable cups every week. It’s a global problem. Plastic products are choking landfills and waterways and causing devastation in the oceans.
There are large, loud and expensive ads urging people to vote against Proportional Representation in this fall’s referendum. Are the points made in those ads valid?