Yup, First Nations should have a veto.

There has to be a ‘Get to No’.

Addendum: A day later I read this piece in Maclean’s. I highly recommended reading it…. before or after you read my opinion, of course. 🙂

As the protests and blockades in support of the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs opposed to the TC Energy Coastal Gas Link pipeline have escalated across the country I’ve watched as people become more entrenched in their positions, myself included.

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On Wet’suwet’en: The Deafening Silence of Cowardice.

I seem to write about this kind of thing a lot. I have always been disappointed by the cowardice of politicians and there is unfortunately no lack of examples today in Canada or around the world.

The Wet’suwet’en and Coastal Gas Link pipeline issue rolls on as the RCMP remove indigenous people from their territory, and dozens of protests happen in solidarity all over the country blocking railways, roads, highways and ports.

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Evolution of the Federal riding in Port Alberni since 1896.

Wow, that’s a lot of data.

On January 30, I stumbled across an amazing and new resource called election-atlas.ca. It has compiled, through maps, the results of every Canadian federal and provincial election since Canada was a country! Amazing!

In this blog you will find a story of the riding that has included Port Alberni for the past 124 years.

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