Feb 042019

CN Radio: Australian Ambassador Tony Kevin’s Plan to Free Julian Assange Consortium News Tony Kevin, a former Australian ambassador, defends Julian Assange & WikiLeaks & reveals a plan to get him safely from Ecuador’s London embassy back to Australia. He is interviewed by CN Editor Joe Lauria for Unity4J.

Jan 312019

Return to INDEX  Wikipedia has a map of BC, with the Regional District boundaries:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_regional_districts_of_British_Columbia   Union of B.C. Municipalities  Member List: Head office location (from Wikipedia)   Alberni-Clayoquot     Port Alberni 2.   Bulkley-Nechako    Burns Lake 3.   Capital     Victoria 4.   Cariboo  Williams Lake 5.   Central Coast Bella Coola 6.   Central Kootenay   Nelson 7.   Central Okanagan   Kelowna 8.   […]

Jan 132019
2019-01-07  Plastic recycling to hit oil producers, from Petroleum Economist

The rise of plastics recycling plants may stunt demand for oil Reaction against the environmentally damaging effect of plastic packaging is fuelling the development of plants in Europe and elsewhere that can recycle it as liquid feedstock or fuel in a trend that is likely to reduce refineries’ demand for oil. Many say the chemicals […]

Jan 042019
2004-11-18  Supreme Court of Canada decision, Haida Nation v. British Columbia, Terri-Lynn Williams, Haida Gwaii lawyer,  sucessfully argued aboriginal title/right, tree farm licenses.

Ref: Book “The Haida Gwaii Lesson; A Strategic Playbook for Indigenous Sovereignty”, by Mark Dowie, 2017.  Pages 110-116 are specifically related to the court case, Haida Nation v. British Columbia. The book itself is an eye-opener for Canadians. When time permits, I’ll try to post more about the book.  In the meantime,  here’s an introduction […]

Dec 222018
2018-03-14   Canadian court awards $2.6 billion in Sino-Forest fraud case, Reuters

Wednesday’s decision followed a July ruling by the Ontario Securities Commission that Chan and his top executives “engaged in deceitful or dishonest conduct” that they knew constituted fraud and violated securities law. – – – –  – – – – – – – – I am interested in Corruption, and the effectiveness of Canadian courts.   […]

Dec 192018
"Unsettling Canada",  excerpts;  Also, the obituary of its' author Arthur Manuel.

“Unsettling Canada“, by Arthur Manuel, should be required reading, it’s a “page turner” to boot.  I don’t have time just now to write more.  The article below tells some of the story. A companion book, easy to read, also enlightening: The Haida Gwaii Lesson,  A Strategic Playbook for Indigenous Sovereignty, by Mark Dowie.   See 2004-11-18   […]

Dec 052018
2018-12-05   US:  1st Criminal Charges Filed in Off-Shore Banking Activity, teleSUR.  Panama Papers

U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York charges four men on grounds of wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy, connected to tax haven use, leaving three arrested and one at large. On Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York charged four people for taking part in a scheme, similar to the […]