Category Archives: Canadian politics

Canadians with dementia have the right to a peaceful death

Many of you will remember Sue Rodriguez — the very brave woman who went to court in the 1990s seeking the right to die. She had a terminal illness and wished to die with dignity. Unfortunately, she was unsuccessful in … Continue reading

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A no-brainer: Support pro rep!

One voting opportunity has just finished — our municipal election — and another is underway — the referendum on our provincial electoral system. Elections BC mailed voting packages to everyone on the voters list just a few days ago. The … Continue reading

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The COPE election victory in context

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — COPE is back! Last Saturday was election day and for the first time since 2011, COPE had candidates elected not just to Vancouver’s city council, where Jean Swanson came in … Continue reading

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