Oct 182018
 

FURTHER to: 2018-10-12    Here’s how I think we can Keep Monsanto milk out of Canada (bovine growth hormone (rBGH / rBST), NAFTA 2.0 UPDATE:  the rBGH Petition to Prime Minister Trudeau, as of Oct 19th noon on the West Coast,  is 60 signatures short of 21,000. Note:  to be clear, Monsanto hasn’t owned rBGH (“Posilac”) […]

Oct 142018
 

“In his new book, Stephen Harper warns that standing up for the environment makes for bad politics, especially in a populist age when parties are looking for the votes of ‘ordinary’ people.” Susan Delacourt quotes a new book entitled Right Here, Right Now: “Political parties, including mine, have won elections just by opposing a carbon […]

Oct 122018
 

UPDATE: See  2018-10-18    A Time-Line on “Monsanto Milk” (rBGH) reveals . . . – – – – – – – – – In memory of Senator Eugene Whelan, and the Whistle blowers. EXCERPT from the Senate Report, 1999: Recombinant bovine somatotropin is a non-therapeutic drug, produced by genetic engineering, which can increase milk production in […]

Oct 112018
 
2018-10-10    Proportional Representation, BC Referendum #PR4BC.  "Common Ground" Oct issue, "Let's talk democracy".  Letter-to-Editor published.  And  "Look who's for PR!"

The local paper published my letter-to-editor re Proportional Representation.  But there’s much better! Common Ground, October Issue  has excellent articles that draw on actual RESEARCH by, for example: Arend Lijphart who has a long career in studying and comparing the outcomes of various political systems. Susan Delacourt‘s book, “Shopping for Votes“. Time for one article? […]

Oct 022018
 

Not so many years ago,   I did not know of the existence, role, how to use it, or importance, of the provincial Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner.   Myself and others are indebted to D’Arcy Hande for teaching us. RELATED: 2018-08-02  NEWS RELEASE: University of Saskatchewan is taken to Court, Refuses to disclose Right […]

Oct 012018
 

With thanks to Karen: Greetings.   Looks like you are in the final days of campaigning for one of the most important issues of our time and country. This email just in from Fair Vote Canada, wasn’t sure if you get info from them so I thought I would share it. Is there anyone you […]

Sep 092018
 

 by Kevin Taft Canada is fortunate indeed to have a court system that produces rulings of the depth and quality of the Federal Court of Appeal’s judgment on the Trans Mountain Project. Covering 254 pages, it is clearly written, well informed, and thoughtful to the point of wisdom. In an era when democracy itself seems […]

Sep 092018
 
2018-04-19  Kevin Taft on what turned Rachel Notley from crusading critic to big oil crusader,   National Observer

 by Kevin Taft  Alberta Premier Rachel Notley I (Kevin Taft) spent four years in the Alberta legislature with Rachel Notley, from 2008 to 2012. I liked and admired her and was delighted when she became premier in 2015. Today when I watch her on pipeline and oil issues I ask myself, what happened to the […]

Sep 052018
 

You know how the mafia works?   . . .  controlling territory, providing “protection” services, collecting protection money,  rewarding your henchmen, punishing the disloyal (those who go to a competing boss)? View Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as 2 competing MAFIA bosses. The big money in Canada expected Hillary to win the election.   If they contributed […]

Sep 022018
 

EXCERPT:   The Nazi henchman Hermann Göring explained in Nuremberg prison how easy it is to mobilize the public to war: “Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists […]