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Dear NCC, Gatineau Park is in serious trouble: four new houses are being built[i]; the government is covering up its report on the violation of the Species at... more
Gatineau Park
parc de la Gatineau
Commission de la capitale nationale
Blanding's Turtles
Tortues mouchetées
Dmitri, thanks for sharing your perspective in written form. Many of us share various misgivings about the kind of media coverage that editors use to get... more
Ukraine
green
Green Party of Canada
Global Greens
nuclear weapons
Russia
Russian-Ukrainian War
 Introduction  With so many recent developments, it’s already time for an update to last year’s review of publicly funded campaign finance. There is still a... more
city governance
Canadian democracy
Municipal Elections Finance
Ontario
A small forest, one of the last remaining naturalized areas in a Stittsville neighbourhood, was clear-cut last month. It’s shocking that an education... more
ONPoli
ottpoli
Environment
According to information obtained from Environment Canada, the National Capital Commission (NCC) violated the Species at Risk Act in a project involving... more
National Capital Commission
Gatineau Park
#cdnpoli
Environment Canada
Blanding's Turtles
Species at Risk Act
Scourge of Private Properties in a Conservation Park
What do you do when a young friend shows up at your door with some warm socks for the “poor truckers” and wants you to drive them to protest with the Freedom... more
trucker protest
Ottawa
governance
covid-19
Clive Doucet
cdnpoli
Throughout human history, societies have singled out minority groups to blame for all their problems and punish ritually to try to save the community from... more
covid
vaccines
scapegoating
othering
trucker convoy
Canadian Museum of Human Rights
Human Rights
Mayor Jim Watson’s announced departure means that his lock-grip on committees and votes comes to an end. Suddenly new future pathways and new choices are... more
City of Ottawa
Budget 2022
climate change
climate action
ottpoli
Mayor Jim Watson
University of Ottawa epidemiologist Raywat Deonandan proposed recently that the world undertake a global ‘Manhattan Project’ to flood the world with COVID... more
Covid-19 vaccines
epidemiology
Global Affairs
social justice
Canadians will be living with pandemic fallout for a long time to come.   Not just in health care and the economy – in our social and political order. In... more
covid-19
mandates
passports
civil
rights
vaccine
election
federal
Government
EI
Further comments related to the City of Ottawa's proposed new Official Plan.  See PDF below to read or download the text. 
Ottawa official plan
Development
Ottcity
Ottawa
ottpoli
On July 7th of this year, the world was shocked to learn of the assassination of the President of Haiti Jovenel Moïse by unknown assailants.  At the time of... more
Haiti
assassination of Jovenel Moïse
Canadian Foreign Policy
Nizar Binat’s June 24 death at the hands of Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces is a harsh reminder of the PA’s attitude toward Palestinians who dare to... more
Israel-Palestine conflict
Canadian Foreign Policy
BDS
Jane Goodall once said, “Being evil is only something that only humans are capable of.” Humans can sometimes be described as horrid, terrible monsters, selfish... more
xenophobia
anti-Asian racism
pandemic prejudice
Racism
#ottawa
This heavy piece is a reflection of my identity as a Muslim and as an individual who tries to show-up as an ally for the many Indigenous communities of... more
white supremacy
Residential Schools
child graves
Indigenous Peoples
Hate crimes

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