Category: Dermod Travis

Mr. Travis served as the Executive Director of the Canada Tibet Committee from 2007 to 2011, and is the founder of PIRA Communications.

He is a former member of Quebec’s Estates General on the Situation and the Future of the French Language and its Comité d’examen sur la langue d’enseignement.

He has given guest lectures at the Université de Montréal, Columbia University, Concordia University, Carleton University and McGill University. His political commentaries have been published in the Montreal Gazette, Le Devoir, La Presse, the Ottawa Citizen, the Victoria Times Colonist, the Georgia Straight and The Tyee.

As well his views have been sought by a variety of Canadian and international media, including Japan’s Asahi Shimbum, the Washington Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera, The Congressional Record, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, La Presse, CTV, CBC and Radio- Canada.

At IntegrityBC, he is responsible for managing the office and the organization’s strategic direction.


The Sport of Kings Takes a Beating

From the deaths of 30 horses at California’s Santa Anita Park this racing season to last month’s raid at Vancouver’s Hastings Racecourse by the Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA), the sport of kings is taking a beating this summer

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The Buck Stops With The Legislative Assembly Management Committee

“It’s your fault.” “No it’s not, it’s yours.” “Stop bickering, why don’t we all just agree to blame it on the Speaker?” “We can’t do that.” “Why not? It makes perfect sense and it gets us all off the hook at the same time.” Hate to break up the blame game, but no matter how much a few MLAs want to lay it at someone else’s doorstep, the fault belongs entirely to the members of the Legislative Assembly Management Committee (LAMC).

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B.C.’s Police Forces: Under Budgeted, Over Stressed and Over Stretched

Over the past few days, British Columbians have been treated to a second Surrey city councillor, Brenda Locke, jumping Mayor Doug McCallum’s Safe Surrey Coalition for possibly more treacherous waters, six of Surrey’s largest Sikh and Hindu temples calling on Solicitor General Mike Farnworth to approve McCallum’s plan to switch from the RCMP to a municipal police force and a few featuring the health employer tax as one of the causes behind the Victoria police department’s budgetary woes.

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It’s a Matter of Judgment, Sound Judgment

After weeks of work on a file, a few things are bound to stick with you, like this comment: “Ryan Kam’s head was not chopped off. He was hit on the head numerous times with a hatchet to kill him.” Amazingly, the research that led to that assertion started from some sponsored advertising content for Mother’s Day, of all things, in a May 2012 issue of the Goldstream Gazette, by the now defunct West Coast Tap House.

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