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The Green Party of Canada is facing a crisis. In the most recent election, it failed to gain more seats than in 2011. Bruce Hyer one of its deputy leaders... more
Green Party of Canada
Leadership Review
Elizabeth May
Colin Griffiths
participatory democracy
democracy
cdnpoli
Pontiac
Canada
As I have written before, I am not a lawyer. However to be a professional in procurement, one must have a general overview of the law and the various legal... more
Public Sector Procurement
public purchasing
I'm outraged. Like you, my cost of living is going up. Home insurance premiums are up due to extreme weather. Food prices are up due to extreme drought. Taxes... more
climate change
Carbon Tax
Fee and Dividend
Cap and Trade
nature
carbon pollution
Pollution
Ontario
Kathleen Wynne
science
Gas prices
Natural Gas
This is it! In under 24 hours, Ottawa City Council will hold a crucial vote on Internet Choice and Affordability. Tell your Councillor you want faster, more... more
CRTC
Internet
choice
Telecom
affordability
This week CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais ripped into journalism industry executives for asking for subsidies all while owning private yachts and helicopters.... more
CRTC
Jean-Pierre Blais
CBC funding
Media bias
Media Consortium
Accountability
Media in Canada
media ethics
media policy
Contract law is supposedly simple but as with all laws, they can be written poorly with unexpected consequences. Before further discussions of contract law... more
Public Sector Procurement
law
contract law
Developer’s plan fails to show ‘overall benefit’ for Kanata Lakes species at risk After intensive negotiations with the provincial Ministry of Natural... more
Blanding's Turtles
Kanata
species at risk
Endangered Species Act
Kanata Lakes
KNL
South March Highlands
Environment
Ottawa
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is an Islamic thinker and reformer, and one-time Islamic extremist from Egypt. He was a member of a radical Islamic organization Jamaa... more
Islam
Muslim
Religious extremism
radical Islam
Jews
Israel
Prophet Mohammad
Bin Laden
Hijab
France
terror
Terrorists
Muslims
Israel-Palestine
Middle East
polygamy
paedophilia
slavery
religion
Violence Against Women
Palestine
The Ontario Ombudsman’s office recently got new powers to investigate school boards, municipalities and universities.  The early months of these new expanded... more
Accountability
Government of Ontario
Ontario Ombudsman
CHFC
Co-operative Corporations Act
Here are a series of links to stories and articles I wrote on the Algonquin land claims process - please read and share... The Indigenous knowledge paradigm is... more
Indigenous way of life
Algonquin
Algonquin First Nations
Turtle
O Canada
Indigenous knowledge
rocks
land
Water
trees
birds
animals
mammals
fish
On Jan. 27, the Greenspace Alliance website featured a passionate letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Cabinet officials urging them to act now on a “once-in-a... more
Chaudière sacred islands & falls
Chaudière Falls
Algonquin First Nations
Algonquin land claims
Greenspace Alliance
Greenspace Alliance of Canada's Capital
Algonquin Anishinaabe Grandfather William Commanda
Justin Trudeau
Windmill Development Group
National Capital Commission
Ottawa River
City of Ottawa
Ottawa
The Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Court Martial Appeal Court and Tax Court are preparing to take the Canadian government... more
Supreme Court of Canada
Justin Trudeau
privacy
Data privacy
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
The South March Highlands (SMH) is a 10,000 year-old "wild island", currently 3x larger than Vancouver's Stanley Park, inside the City Limits of Ottawa.  It is... more
South March Highlands
sacred
urban forests
wetland
trees
natural environment
Environment
Trillium Woods
Monk Conservation Forest
Species
endangered species
Protect Endangered Species
City of Ottawa
Urban Forest Management Plan
City of Ottawa policy
Algonquin First Nations
First Nations
Algonquin Anishinaabe Grandfather William Commanda
Grandfather William Commanda
Ottawa
Pyramids
Stone Hedge
During the election the Liberals heard from Canadians on the new anti-terror bill C-51, and promised to repeal sections of this bill that are problematic. We... more
C51
Anti-terrorism act
Ralph Goodale
Civil Liberties
Liberal Party of Canada
cdnpoli
Public consultation
Canada
You will remember that in 2015, a judge ruled in the favour of a mother who filed suit against the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Hers was a case... more
2015
Bob Plecas
Hon. Stephanie Cadieux
Independent review
Judge Paul Walker
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond
Ministry of Children and Family Development
British Columbia
bcpoli

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