Date: 2020/02/16 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Good Sunday Morning! This weekend of Valentine’s Day is also a time marking Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. This year is the thirtieth annual series of events and marches. On Wet’suwet’en Territory, The Hereditary chiefs and matriarchs were holding a ceremony to honour the memories of the missing and murdered indigenous women when they were ...

Date: 2020/02/09 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Good Sunday Morning! Did you know that today – February 9th – is the deadline for the Canadian government to table its new climate target with the United Nations? That’s okay, Justin Trudeau and his environment minister, Jonathan Wilkinson, don’t know it either. It is a little complicated. The Paris meeting, COP21, resulted in two ...

Date: 2020/02/02 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Good Sunday Morning! Happy Groundhog Day — which for me now conjures the Bill Murray movie of that name. I half expected to wake up to Sonny and Cher “I’ve got you babe.” (Apologies if any of you have never seen the movie….and the movie’s premise of a day that repeats itself endlessly until it ...

Date: 2020/01/26 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Good Sunday Morning! Last night was my last community meeting for January. Today I head back to Ottawa for the resumption of Parliament. Despite a round of significant winter storms, we only had to cancel one of the nine planned gatherings. We will be holding Saturna Island’s meeting in February and we have added another ...

Date: 2020/01/19 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Good Sunday Morning! Depending on where you are in Canada, you are likely dealing with one form of unpredictable extreme weather or another. For those of us on southern Vancouver Island, folks in Winnipeg and St. John’s are entitled to think we are a bunch of wimps who cannot handle winter. But, honestly, as a ...

Date: 2020/01/12 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

A Hard Morning! It is not possible to write a cheery “Good Sunday Morning” after the multiple tragedies of this week. As a country, we are in mourning with deep pockets of grief in ever widening circles around each victim. We grieve with increasing intensity as we learn more of the individual lives cut short ...

Date: 2020/01/05 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Good Sunday Morning! Happy first Sunday of the New Year! Do you make New Year’s resolutions? And if you do, do you keep them? I came across this wonderful set of resolutions from legendary folksinger Woodie Guthrie. On January 1, 1943, he put pen to paper and made 33 promises to himself.  He started ...

Date: 2019/12/29 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Happy Hanukkah – one last candle!  And Fourth Day of Christmas! It seems incredible, but this is the last Sunday of 2019.  I do not need to ask “where did the year go?”  My 2019 was busy -national tour of every province and one territory – 37 communities, a summer of coast to coast Pride ...

Date: 2019/12/22 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Good Sunday Morning!! Happy Solstice! And Good Sunday Morning from Bergen, Norway.  We arrived by train from Oslo yesterday evening to visit my two newly attached grandsons – John’s son and family live here.  So three more sleeps until Christmas!  God Jul! Being the festive season, time for some good news for a change. First ...

Date: 2019/12/15 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Good Sunday Morning! My Sunday morning started many hours ago.  As the clock ticked past midnight in Madrid (3 pm at home in BC), negotiations were still underway, as they continued throughout the night and early morning hours. It is now afternoon Sunday in Madrid. It is quite typical for climate negotiations to over-run their ...

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