Opeds

  • Courtenay – Comox :  Where Every Vote Counts

    June 1, 2017 – The BC election finally has a winner – and it’s us, the electorate!  1,973,914 of us voted and we have elected 87 MLAs who will represent our hopes and expectations for good governance over the next four years and who will be expected to consider a wide range of issues moving […]

  • Get Out the Vote and Make BC a Leader in the Global Goals

    No poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being. Worthy causes, but unattainable aspirations at first glance. What is the meaning of these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), if, as critics attest, their attainment is ‘virtually impossible?’ The 193 United Nations Member States that support the 17 goals recognize that they are aspirational, interconnected, and […]

  • Why a Global Perspective Matters in the BC Election

    Since the writ dropped, the last few weeks have been unmistakably filled with tell-tale signs of an upcoming election: candidate signs popping up overnight, inboxes filling with reminders to vote and partisan ads playing on loop on our TVs and radios. The talk is familiar, candidates debate the economy, housing, and healthcare. Environmental regulation and […]