Jun 052012
 
2012-06-05  News report: Elizabeth May refers the omnibus Budget bill, C-38, to the Speaker.  It is out-of-order.  Awaiting Speaker's decision.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/103704-may-budget-bill-an-outrage By PAUL McLEOD   Ottawa Bureau Green leader argues C-38 breaks rules Green Leader Elizabeth May asked Andrew Scheer, the Speaker of the House of Commons, to rule the Conservatives’ budget bill out of order.  (PETER PARSONS / Staff) The fate of this year’s and all future omnibus budget bills will be placed in the […]

Jun 032012
 

Somehow we have to help more Canadians “get it”. Talk to our neighbours.   Understand WHY Canadians are protesting – get out and help them. This brief note drives the point home.   BY ELIZABETH MAY It always struck me as a bit odd, from when I first heard it heralded in the 2011 Speech from the Throne, […]

May 312012
 

Franke James’ work gives me such a high, I think I must be on drugs! Try this:   What is Harper Afraid of? – – – – – – – – –  – – – – – – – When I read that Harper put a stop to Franke’s European tour last year, I was going […]

May 252012
 

Elizabeth May will be in Saskatoon on Sunday June 3rd, as a guest speaker at the Annual Convention of the FCM (Federation of Canadian Municipalities).   We are organizing two other opportunities for people to hear her speak.  (I never tire of hearing her clarity.) Author Lyanda Haupt’s words (below) and Elizabeth May give me reason to soldier […]

Apr 242012
 
2012-04-24  Matt Gurney: If strategic voting killed the Wildrose, others should take note

This from the movement to reform the electoral system, Fair Vote Canada: Friends Matt Gurney has quickly and cleverly connected the dots. It appears that many Liberal and NDP supporters in Alberta felt it necessary to vote PC to prevent the impending victory of an ultra-Conservative Wild Rose party. It’s negative voting, the opposite of sincere […]

Feb 272012
 

Postmedia reporters Stephen Maher and Glen McGregor broke this story on Feb 23.  If you want to know how “Racknine” and robo calls work, their article from the Vancouver Sun is posted at: http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=4483 You can hear Stephen Maher in the CBC interview on the programme, The House:  http://www.cbc.ca/thehouse/ (go to the second listening link).  […]

Feb 272012
 

‘Robocalls’ tried to discourage voters http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Robocalls+tried+discourage+voters/6196549/story.html By Stephen Maher And Glen McGregor, Postmedia News February 23, 2012 6:08 AM Elections Canada has traced fraudulent phone calls made during the federal election to an Edmonton voice-broadcast company that worked for the Conservative Party across the country. Also, the Conservatives are conducting an internal probe. A party […]

Dec 122011
 

 Many thanks to Dianne Rhodes for collecting, assessing and donating –  excellent material for understanding today’s world.   The “library” is at my place;  half of it is lent out.    Most of the items are available at your local Library, too.   Get a video, invite 4 friends to come over and watch it with you!    Len is adding a couple […]

Nov 052011
 

 The Green Party of Saskatchewan is opposed to all new nuclear development in the province.  It regards government funding of Hitachi’s “small reactor” programme and of a “Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation” as a dangerous and irresponsible waste of taxpayers’ money.86% opposition to nuclear waste disposal and storage, only 12% support Deputy Leader Mark Bigland-Pritchard […]

Oct 302011
 

Note:  This interview with Paul Martin is not directly about Paul Hawken’s book “Natural Capitalism” (Hawken who also wrote “Blessed Unrest”).  http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=3492 .  Paul Martin on Natural Capital http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2011/10/28/paul-martin-on-natural-capital/?mid=516   Friday October 28, 2011 Former Prime Minister Paul Martin tells us about a concept called natural capital, an idea that would see our water, forests and […]