To The Editor:
The B.C. government passed an amendment to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act on March 14, 2018 that protects corporate confidentiality. Ministry of Finance officials say the new confidentiality provision prevents them from disclosing what individual fossil fuel companies pay in royalties.
By Chrystia Freeland
The United States Mexico Canada Agreement is an updated, modernized North American trade agreement that is good for Canada and good for Canadians.
It is the result of Canada being tough at the negotiation table, united at home, and getting the job done.
By Seth Klein
Among the fear-mongering claims of the “No” side in BC’s electoral reform debate, a favorite is that proportional representation (pro rep) will result in unstable minority governments that can’t get anything done.
The claim is unsubstantiated nonsense.
It’s time to revisit the topic of corporal punishment of children: spanking, swatting, or otherwise hitting a child as punishment or “correction.” Is it ever acceptable? There are so many different views, but now we have some new research evidence favouring the totally non-violent approach to child-rearing.
When our children and grandchildren and those of us still here in 20 years look back to this time, will we say it was when the world finally got serious about the climate crisis? Or will we mark a tragic time when political and business leaders prioritized short-term economic gain over the future of humanity?
We tend to think of the post office as a place just to get and send our snail-mail, especially parcels. We may have to change that thought: Canada’s postal workers are in negotiations for a new contract, and they are proposing some interesting things. They’re also authorized to go on strike. But that’s the stick: they’re holding out a carrot too -- a bunch of carrots.
Would you vote for a party list without candidates? Of course, you wouldn't, and neither would anybody else.
Last week I became a grandfather for the first time. Politicians are fond of talking about what kind of future we will leave our grandchildren, but I can now say that having a grandchild sharpens that perspective dramatically.