Jun 052020
 

April 23, 2020 TO:  Michael Bryant, Executive Director and General Counsel, CCLA (Canadian Civil Liberties Assoc) CC:  Brenda McPhail It was good to hear Michael Enright’s interview of CCLA’s Brenda McPhail, Sunday Edition, April 19th   (CCLA, Director, Privacy, Technology & Surveillance Project). Brenda did a fine job of addressing the implications of Personal Data Collection. […]

May 152020
 
2020-05  Why women leaders are excelling during the coronavirus pandemic (Flawed argument), Concordia University

In my view,  cause-and-effect have been confused in this article. Explained at:  http://sandrafinley.ca/blog/?p=24998 – – – – – – – – – Why women leaders are excelling during the coronavirus pandemic Since the beginning of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there’s been a lot of media attention paid to the relationship between female leaders at the helm […]

Apr 152020
 
2020-04-14  Alberta's Bill 10 is an affront to the rule of law,  John Carpay, National Post

The legislation, which rushed through the legislature in less than 48 hours, gives cabinet ministers new power to write de facto laws and create new penalties without the approval of the legislative assembly Special to National Post John Carpay As though following Machiavellian advice to never let a crisis go to waste, the Alberta government […]

Feb 202020
 

NOTE:  I have not watched the video (link at bottom) – – am trusting that it’s a balanced presentation. I know the story well because I could not believe it happened in Canada.  It was an outrageous injustice to First Nations people.  The matter dragged out over 50 years during which an abundance of government […]

Feb 032020
 

Feb 3, 2020 TO:  Bernadette Jordan South Shore—St. Margarets Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard FROM:  Sandra Finley  (contact info)   Dear Minister Jordan,   RE:  Herring Fishery, BC   I lived in Nova Scotia from 1974 to 1990. During that time the cod fishery collapsed. I now live on Vancouver Island. […]

Dec 052019
 

2018-11-05 REMINDER: A tally, Canadians are on the hook for . . . Add the following to the TALLY: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/houston-oil-gas-orphaned-wells_ca_5dc32adde4b03ddc02ee7ba9?utm_hp_ref=ca-homepage It will cost more than $80 million to clean this up. Dan Healing,  Canadian Press EXCERPT: The Alberta Energy Regulator suspended all of Houston’s licences for wells producing natural gas containing toxic hydrogen sulphide on Aug. […]

Nov 282019
 

No fines for misusing information in political campaigns, because privacy commissioners don’t have power to impose penalties. Andrew MacLeod Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee’s Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria and the author of All Together Healthy (Douglas & McIntyre, 2018). Find him on Twitter or reach him at amacleod@thetyee.ca   Federal privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien […]

Sep 152019
 

  I do not understand why the people of Saskatchewan continue to put up with this very long-standing, well-documented corruption. Re: From D’Arcy Hande, retired archivist Here is an article that I wrote and published online this weekend.  I have shared it to facebook and twitter and also with my media contacts. https://www.pinehouse.info/the-house-that-rosalena-built-how-a-social-housing-program-went-awry-in-pinehouse/ From: Sandra […]

Sep 122019
 

Robt F Kennedey Jr, press conference, video.  Tells it the way it is. Click on the little square on RFK’s chest.  It takes you to “Children’s Health Defence ” Go down a little to press conference Sept 9, 2019, RFK.   Click on the button there,  NOT the video on top right. CA SB 276 & […]