Date: 2017/03/02 -- Category/Categories: Blogs, Island Tides, Publications

Fake News, propaganda and motion 103 by Elizabeth May March 2, 2017 We are in a post-truth era.  President Trump denounces journalists as “enemies of the people” and any inconvenient truths as “fake news.” There is such a thing as “fake news.”  I first encountered it back in 2009 in the midst of the disastrous ...

Date: 2017/02/16 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Publications

Dissecting the Prime Minister’s excuses for ditching his promise of fair voting February 16, 2017 Elizabeth May I t was a massive blow to my faith in Trudeau’s good intentions when he re-wrote the mandate letter to the Minister of Democratic Institutions to remove the responsibility for bringing in a new voting system. Since then, ...

Date: 2017/02/02 -- Category/Categories: Blogs, Island Tides, Publications

The Trump inaugural address and the lies it told January 24, 2017 Elizabeth May MP The web of lies in the narrative spun in 16 minutes by President Donald Trump represents a chilling foreshadowing of his world view. Of course, no one can know for sure if Donald Trump believes the things he says.  His ...

Date: 2017/01/25 -- Category/Categories: Blogs, Island Tides, Publications

What trains show us by Elizabeth May, M.P. When people were shocked Trump won the US election, I wasn’t as surprised as most.  And when people asked me why, I said it was the view out the train window. When you fly across continents all you see is the sameness of the airports. The airports ...

Date: 2016/11/17 -- Category/Categories: Island Tides, Publications

The Liberal government led by Right Honourable Justin Trudeau was elected on October 19 and sworn in on November 4, last year. So, how is the current administration doing? The grading of a new government needs to start by setting out the context for assessment. However, setting the bar by the previous government is too ...

Date: 2016/10/18 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides

How corrupt is the environmental review process? Or how is it that DFO, CEAA and NRCan decided that Petronas LNG was not a threat to the Skeena Salmon? I do not use the word ‘corrupt’ lightly. If not for a fairly random connection, I would merely be heart-broken at the environmental and climate atrocity wrapped ...

Date: 2016/10/03 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides, Kinder Morgan

The following is an excerpt from my submission to the Supplemental panel on Kinder Morgan: The KM project has not been reviewed by any regulatory body or agency to assess if it is in Canada’s economic interest. There is no information from any credible source to claim the project is in our economic interest. In ...

Date: 2016/09/17 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides

In another stunning development in pipeline politics on September 9th, the three person panel of National Energy Board Commissioners stepped down, recusing themselves from the Energy East pipeline review.  Mike De Souza of the National Observer uncovered the fact that the panel members had met with former Quebec Premier Jean Charest, while he was paid ...

Date: 2016/09/03 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides

The summer of 2016 was a record breaker. July was the hottest month ever recorded and 2016 is on track to be the hottest year ever recorded. The heat wave in the United States was described as a “heat dome.” California fires due to tinder dry conditions threatened communities. And while parts of North America ...

Date: 2016/07/25 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Island Tides

It is not an experience that I talk about. The other day I had cause to think about August 1968 for the first time in a long time.  A reporter for the Canadian Press in Washington DC called me to ask about any parallels between the current us political scene, the unruly political convention season ...

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