By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, April 19, 2017, page 4
What is democracy?
According to Noam Chomsky, democracy is when the people determine the actions of a government. Democracy, in theory, puts power into the hands of the general population.
This simple definition raises many questions: What role can …
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By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, April 5, 2017, page 4
The art of persuasion surrounds us — on television or online platforms like YouTube and Facebook, on billboards and public transit, in newspapers, magazines, logos, and — let’s not forget — the public relations departments in nearly every large institution …
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By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, March 22, 2017, page 5 “History is back, with a vengeance.”
Jennifer Welsh, who joins the Salt Spring Forum in conversation at ArtSpring on Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m., delivered this arresting message in her 2016 CBC Massey Lecture titled The Return of History: …
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By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, March 8, 2017, page 5
All-gender and gender-neutral signs are appearing on local single-stall bathrooms, including at ArtSpring, Salt Spring Coffee and in some of our public schools.
This is a very important change, since it represents increased acceptance, inclusion and safety for those who …
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By Jim Standen Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, February 15, 2017, page 16
On Sunday evening, Feb. 5 at ArtSpring, approximately 100 folks braved the historically harsh elements to spend a few hours with Kent Rathwell at a Salt Spring Forum event.
It began with a welcoming Tesla Model X on display on the …
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By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, February 1, 2017, page 4
Are you an entrepreneur? An environmentalist? A concerned citizen? Either way, you’ll want to attend the Salt Spring Forum’s next event.
Kent Rathwell is a highly successful businessperson who is changing the Canadian business model.
On Sunday, Feb. 5 at …
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By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, January 4, 2017, page 5
This past year was eventful, to say the least! Many countries saw a rise in right-wing populism, British citizens voted to leave the European Union, and Donald Trump was elected president of the United States.
If that wasn’t enough, what’s …
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By Sean McIntyre Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, November 30, 2016, page 3
It isn’t often that guests on the ArtSpring stage receive a standing ovation before uttering a single word, but such is the moral weight of the message shared by Stewart and Joan Phillip.
From the landmark 1974 fisheries dispute at Frank’s …
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By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, November 23, 2016, page 4
From speaking out against the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline expansion, to signing a pan-continental treaty alliance against the Alberta oil sands, to declining to attend a royal ceremony with Prince William earlier this fall – Grand Chief Stewart Phillip has …
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By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, November 16, 2016, page 5
Elon Musk intends to colonize Mars. The founder of Tesla, Solar City and SpaceX builds great machines, but it’s not clear that he’s worked through all the philosophical, political and legal implications of inter-planetary travel.
Sixteen students from the University …
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