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Letters Of This Type

Who will commemorate the Nakba in Canada? BRIAR PATCH – BLOG by Morgan Duchesney   May 14, 2018 This week marks the anniversary of conflicting narratives:... more
Palestine / Israel
April fool’s Day – Catholic Style I’m doubt if religious bureaucrats are better qualified than so-called laypeople to offer philosophical commentary based on... more
religious pablum
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast
First Nations
Pope Francis
Roman Catholic Church
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WHY WE NEED A TAX ON CARBON EMISSIONS Many, if not all of you, have gone into a bookstore and seen the series of books entitled “The Dummy's Guide to this,... more
Post Media’s John Robson on Jerusalem: Anti-Semitic Accusations and Mythology Columnist and history lecturer John Robson recently flung generalized accusations... more
David Suzuki is calling for political and economic revolution. The acclaimed scientist, broadcaster, and Great Canadian has seen it all. But he’s disillusioned... more
David Suzuki
National Observer
Justin Trudeau
Andrew Weaver
climate change
Pipelines
Economy
Revolution
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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER Dear Prime Minister,  If I may I would like to give you a brief lesson in arithmetic then go on to demonstrate why this... more
extinction
social collapse
exponential growth
Justin Trudeau
climate change
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Will there be room for bikes on Ottawa’s new $2.1-billion LRT system? At last Wednesday’s Transit Commission meeting, staff recommended that bikes be banned... more
 
February 26, 2018
LRT
Cycling in Ottawa
While Ecumenical Patriarchate was preparing to start a discussion of prospects of having a representation in Kyiv, Ukrainian government gave up monitoring the... more
Ecumenical Patriarchate
Autocephaly
Kyiv
Moscow
Metropolitan Epiphany
Archbishop Yevstratiy
Patriarch Filaret
Patriarch Kirill
Government
Patriarch Bartholomew
This week’s developments on the light-rail transit file have left me pondering questions about core roles and responsibilities in our democratic system. Much... more
LRT
City of Ottawa
Mayor Jim Watson
2018 Municipal Budget
ottpoli
Tobi Nussbaum
governance
democracy
Congratulations to the parents and students who championed a public high school in Stittsville. The school is long overdue. Teens spending their time being... more
Children
Cycling
Walking
health canada
Land Use Planning Reform: Is Ottawa Ready? by Erwin Dreessen The Province is heralding a new era in the way land use planning is to be done in Ontario. Bill 73... more
In May 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the USA began an investigation into VW. This lasted more than a year since VW originally argued that... more
Phoenix
Volkswagen
contract management
Access to Information
by Duff Conacher In all the spin and the counter-spin concerning Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s conflicts of interest scandal, what are the real problems, and... more
Bill Morneau
Ethics
Liberal Party of Canada
Justin Trudeau
Ethics Commissioner
democracy
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Democracy Watch
While legislation tells us that no public servant reserves the right to monopolize access to power and circumvent processes meant for the fairness of the... more
 
November 8, 2017
Economic development and its impact on the status of democracy is a fascinating discussion. Western democracies have long established a perfect correlation... more
Barbara Geddes
Yasser Harrak
Samuel Huntington
Leonardo Villaton
Matthew Loveless
Arend Lijphart
Ross Bukhart

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