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Green car thinking should include size

A common theme that has been running through some of my recent public transportation-related posts (not nearly as frequent as I would wish, my apologies) has been about the vast amount of urban real estate committed to accommodating personal vehicles.

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Posted in Canada, Economics, Environment, Public Transit, Transportation

Trudeau has mostly the right idea on Freedom

Justin Trudeau’s Canadian style liberty goes in the right direction, but its success is not a matter of balance With a federal election to be held by October, a potentially damaging Senate scandal trial to begin in April, and the Canadian

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Posted in Canada, Human Rights, Politics, Terrorism

Whether it’s vaccinations or public transportation, skepticism hinders public interest

In his speech to the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, the US Oval Office’s annual function honoring its press corps, Seth Meyers essentially remarked how skepticism has gotten so out of hand that when it came to President Barack Obama’s

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Posted in Canada, Health, Metro Vancouver, Politics, Public Transit, Science, Transportation

Responding to the politics of fear

There are a pair of important ballots coming up this year for Metro Vancouver residents, one a mail-in vote on the plan to raise the sales tax by half a percentage point to fund long term regional public transit plans

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Posted in Canada, Politics, Transportation

Beyond Charlie Hebdo – It’s not always personal

While I said in my Je suis Charlie Chaplin post a few days ago that I had nothing new to directly contribute about the terrible shootings in Paris last week, I do have something to say about the debate over

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Canada, Politics

A Canadian rant and accolade to Charlie Hebdo

Currently fine-tuning a new post, but thought it would be worthwhile to share a couple of pieces of commentary on the Charlie Hebdo attack from a Canadian perspective.  I haven’t had that many viewers of this blog so far since I launched

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Posted in Canada, Terrorism

Social conservative waning fortunes setting the tone for upcoming Canadian election?

The holidays are almost over, our guest has gone home, and I’ve just been notified I’m no longer needed for jury duty later this month.  Not totally out of the woods yet, but can finally turn some attention to the

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Posted in Canada, Politics, Public Policy

A brief thank you and goodbye to 2014

As much as the outer world is amazing and limitless, if you are a regular follower of my blog, you can imagine I am someone more attentive to the internal journey of our existence.  So one thing this past month

Posted in Canada

Newtown and the deep problem of gun rights (#NaBloPoMo Day 22)

A few days ago, a fellow NaBloPoMo participant urged fellow bloggers to speak up for common sense gun regulations. As a Canadian, an observation I make is that a major part of the problem is that gun advocates think that

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Canada, Justice, Politics, Public Policy

A time to Evoke, as well as Remember (#NaBloPoMo Day 11)

Today, we honor and remember those who dared to face the horrors of war on our behalf.  Too many have paid too high of a cost in the war one hundred years ago that was to end all wars and

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Posted in 4D Framework themes, Canada, Politics