Category: Norm Reynolds

It’s About The Kids

You’d think that the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world would be a most compelling motivator, but the weak kneed response by governments more concerned with economic growth than collapsing civilizations left the conference with much unresolved and little reason to believe current governments will rise to the challenge of keeping our Earth from rising another devastating 1.5 C.

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Extracting The Oil From Democracy

This year’s annual World Community Film Fest(WCFF)–the twenty-eighth film fest in the Comox Valley—was, in my humble opinion, the most informative, enjoyable, entertaining, emotionally animating and intellectually disturbing film fest (or any event for that matter) I have attended in a very long time.

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Bitter Tears No More

I’m done crying. I’m done with feeding salty/bitter tears over our failed BC referendum on electoral reform. Many wonderful people gave almost bottomlessly to the hope that we might vote in an electoral system that would see the members of our legislature actually reflect the parties/people that we vote for.

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A Long Time Coming

It’s been a long time coming, but in 2019 Canadians who face the challenges of living with physical or mental impairment will, finally, see the enactment of federal legislation—Bill C-81:The Accessible Canada Act that will enshrine their right to participate in the rights and privileges that all the rest of us enjoy.

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The Times They Are A Changin’

Wow! This is the first time EVER that Courtenay has elected a “progressive” council. I was in the packed reception room in the Courtenay Museum when Bob Wells arrived from the vote count to triumphantly announce, “We all won!” He, of course was referring to the fact that he will be mayor of a council dominated by five progressive councilors: Will Cole-Hamilton, Melanie McCollum, David Frisch, Wendy Morin, and Doug Hillian. Courtenay elected a progressive council despite big, BIG pre-election advertising by the old boys’ network.

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