Date: 2020/01/27 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, News, Parliament, Statements

Mr. Speaker, this is a grief that particularly falls on the Iranian Canadian community, but it is a shared grief. We grieve as one country. As the other party leaders in this place have already said, this cut right to our hearts. I do not think there is a single member of the Iranian Canadian ...

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 ...

Date: 2019/12/15 -- Category/Categories: Democracy, In the News, Issues, News, Parliament, Publications, Week in Review, Week in Review

Week in Review: December 9 – 13 Welcome back to the parliamentary Week in Review for our Green Members of Parliament! After a long election, three Green MPs returned to Ottawa. Paul Manly and Elizabeth May were re-elected by their constituents, and they are joined by Jenica Atwin, the newest Green Party Member of Parliament ...

Date: 2019/12/08 -- Category/Categories: Blogs

Good Sunday Morning! As you read this, I am likely to be lugging a suitcase off the carousel at the Madrid airport. COP25 is about to enter its second week – known as the high-level segment. Every COP has the same rhythm, while some are more intense than others.  The Conference of the Parties (hence ...

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