Date: 2020/03/15 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News, Publications, Uncategorized

Good Sunday Morning, And, if it isn’t the Ides of March… Not to be superstitious, but on Friday the 13th, Parliament adjourned.  We set the date of April 20 to return, but essentially pre-approved staying out longer if required – or coming back sooner if economic and other pressing matters require it. We are in ...

Date: 2020/03/09 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News

Good Sunday Morning! And Happy International Women’s Day! March 8, 1980 was a huge day for me in finding my path. I had always wanted to be an environmental lawyer, but my parents’ decision to move us to Cape Breton Island had resulted in big financial reversals. From 1973, when we moved, until 1980, I ...

Date: 2020/03/01 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Good Sunday Morning! And welcome to March. We do have reason to celebrate on this Sunday Morning. Seven days ago, on a very good Sunday evening, Teck Resources issued a public letter withdrawing its application to build one of the largest oil sands mines in Alberta’s history – the Teck Frontier project. The Liberal Cabinet ...

Date: 2020/02/23 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Good Sunday Morning! I just spent some time in jail. Along with friends and colleagues Jody Wilson-Raybould, and Senator Pao Woo and Senator Kim Pate, on Friday morning I visited the William Head prison outside Victoria. In the evening, we toured a hell-hole of a detention centre in the basement of the Vancouver airport. It ...

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: 2020/01/26 -- 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 ...

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