Category Archives: food security

It’s been a great ride!

I’ve been on the COPE executive on and off for some 30 years. But at our AGM in November I did not seek re-election to the executive board. At the same time, I announced I would not be running again … Continue reading

Posted in affordable housing, City Hall, COPE, fiscal responsibility, food security, HandyDART, Harry Rankin, Labour, NPA, TransLink, Vancouver, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver election, Vancouver Park Board, Vision Vancouver | 1 Comment

Diminished by a mega-mall

Tsawwassen Mills shopping mall had its official opening Wednesday, October 5. This is a shopping centre of truly gigantic proportions situated on Tsawwassen First Nation land in Delta near the ferry terminal. Described by some as “alarmingly big”, this mega-mall … Continue reading

Posted in British Columbia, food security, Indigenous sovereignty, Metro Vancouver, sustainability, Vancouver | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Trans-Pacific Partnership — Free trade agreement or investors’ Bill of Rights?

There was a time when borders were wide open for people and much more restricted to capital flowing in or out of countries. Only toward the end of the 20th century did it change when significant controls were enacted to … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian politics, City Hall, equality, food security, social justice, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Vancouver | Tagged , | 1 Comment

It’s looking like a melt down so what can we do right here?

Like most Vancouverites I’m enjoying the best summer I can remember! Day after day of clear skies, warm sun and beautiful outdoor times. Unfortunately, this recent lengthy bout of consistently dry, sunny weather is the result of cataclysmic changes in … Continue reading

Posted in climate change, food security, Planning, social justice, Transit, Vancouver | 1 Comment

What Has Tim Louis NOT Done for You Lately?

There are a lot of things I’ve done for Vancouver over the years. But there are a lot of things I haven’t done…happily. Vote for a Vancouver you can afford! Vote for Meena Wong for Mayor, Tim Louis for City … Continue reading

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Vancouver Food Policy Council Municipal Town Hall Meeting

I appeared at the Vancouver Food Policy Council’s Town Hall meeting on Oct. 15th at the Roundhouse. I have been a food security + justice activist for a long time. When I was last on City Council (2002-2005), I spearheaded … Continue reading

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