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Educational consultant from Port Moody. "The Stuff Isn't What's Important" " School Wide Discipline Programmes Don't Work" " Vice Principals are crucial towards setting direction"

Trump is Winning

I’m very worried about the future of the US. I’m not sure the country can survive as a democracy. Trumpism’s partisans  are winning the pitched propaganda battle in the US. Trumpians have a 24/7 propaganda channel( Fox), a major web … Continue reading

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Trudeau is Right About Citizenship Guide

Justin Trudeau Is Right. Trudeau doesn’t think that our Canadian Citizenship Guide should use the word “barbaric” to describe “honour killings, female genital mutilations, forced marriages, and other gender based violence.” I agree with him. Trudeau abhors these cultural practices … Continue reading

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Should Remembrance Day be a Canadian Holiday?

My “let’s have a parade” colleague wants to make Remembrance Day a national holiday. He suspects that bigger, more overt displays on Remembrance Day might intensify our appreciation of the sacrifices made by those who went before. But would it? … Continue reading

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FSA Tests are a Political Football

AS I SEE IT – Jim Nelson So the annual hand wringing over the Foundation Skills Assessments tests begins again: Why are teachers so dead against them? Is it just that awful B.C.T.F. being radical again? Should we keep our … Continue reading

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“Gas Prices Up This Long Weekend? Oh, it’s the Eclipse”

    $1.37 per litre for gas this long weekend. Oil company apologists have absolutely abrogated any responsibility for this, outright gouging of Vancouver drivers. The price of gas has plummeted from $100.00 plus in 2010 to a little more … Continue reading

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Hamburg’s Weekly Magazine “Der Spiegel” Rips Donald Trump

Here’s the pertinent bits of Der Spiegel’s Trump indictment,which is both bacterial and viral!   “The U.S. elected a laughing stock to the presidency and has now made itself dependent on a joke of a man. The country is, as … Continue reading

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Four Reasons Why Losing the Courtenay/Comox Recount Might Help the N.D.P.

  If the BC(neo)Libs overturn the result in Courtenay /Comox, the parliament seat count would be 44- 40- 3. That looks like a majority, but another election would soon result, as the BC(neo)Libs have few policies even close to palatable … Continue reading

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Looks As If Greens are Feeling Premier Clark’s Love

It appears as if  Andrew Weaver’s Greens will likely go for BC(neo)Libs.They’ll not likely “join” them, just agree to a couple of policy changes in return for supporting Premier Clark’s revised “Green” budget. Greens seem more angry with the NDP … Continue reading

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So, in the U.S., Who’s Left to Call B.S.?

Can Americans not see what’s happening to their democracy? The U.S., by ceding control of its institutions to their President, is seemingly enthusiastically moving towards becoming a third world junta. With the summary firing of F.B.I. Director James Comey, President … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t John Horgan’s Fault – Don’t Even Think About It…

  Socreds win again. Four more foreflushing years focsussed on the health of business not people, crony capitalists rather than public service, of lies and scandals, punishing public schools and teachers. Worst of all it ‘s all buoyed by a complicit … Continue reading

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