May 312019
 
2019-05-30  Tax Fairness Weekly

Canadians for Tax Fairness does important work.   As you’ll see in this weekly report, the problem of tax fairness is international.   People from around the world are working shoulder-to-shoulder – – we shall overcome. I shake my head when I see progress in other countries;  Canada is lagging.  BUT!  forward the Tax Fairness Weekly […]

Jan 172019
 
2019-01-16  Canadian military claimed a report didn't exist — even though it 'clearly' did, Ottawa Citizen

Details of the incident emerged shortly after a court heard about alleged attempts by officers to hide records needed by Vice Admiral Mark Norman Judge Advocate General Commodore Geneviève Bernatchez, who endorsed a recommendation by one of her staff to tell DND officials that the report didn’t exist, according to a briefing document.David Kawai/The Canadian […]

Jan 172019
 
2019-01-15  “Cash-for-access dinners have made a return to Ontario politics and it’s a bad sign for democracy. ... “At $1,250 per-plate to buy the ear of the premier, this is not a ‘government for the people.’ It’s a government for big banks, big developers, big nuclear, and big oil.”

“Cash-for-access dinners have made a return to Ontario politics and it’s a bad sign for democracy. Pay-to-play politics is good for those with deep pockets, but not good for the people,” said Schreiner. “At $1,250 per-plate to buy the ear of the premier, this is not a ‘government for the people.’ It’s a government for […]

Nov 052018
 

(This was originally Item #2  in 2010-02-11   Manipulators without conscience. This is your food. Bayer’s GM rice. Triffid (U of S) GM flax.  Jane Jacobs on separation of commerce and governance.)   THE PROBLEMS WE GET INTO WHEN WE DO NOT HAVE A SEPARATION OF POWERS BETWEEN THE STATE AND COMMERCE: JANE JACOBS The GM […]

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 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 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 […]

Aug 192018
 
2017-10  Book, Oil's Deep State, How the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming - in Alberta, and in Ottawa, by Kevin Taft

RELATED: 2018-04-19 Kevin Taft on what turned Rachel Notley from crusading critic to big oil crusader, National Observer 2018-09-13 An evening with Kevin Taft, author, “Oil’s Deep State”.   https://kevintafttour.ca/   –  Who’s in Charge?   Oil’s Deep Statew the petroleum industry undermines democracy and stops action on global warming – in Alberta, and in Ottawa […]