By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, November 9, 2016, page 23
You already know Dr. Amir Attaran because of his frequent commentary in national and international media on hot-button topics such as high generic drug costs, the slow development of the Ebola vaccine, the legalization of marijuana and assisted dying, and …
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By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, October 26, 2016, page 5
With Britain’s recent vote to leave the European Union, can we be sure that something similar will not happen in Quebec? Where do the majority of Quebecers currently stand on separation? What would an independent Quebec look like? What would …
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By Julian Paquette Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, October 19, 2016, page 17
What is a person to do when a major fossil fuel company sets its sights on building long-term fossil fuel infrastructure nearby?
Don Steinke, a retired high school teacher from Washington State who has become a highly effective leader in the …
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By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, October 12, 2016, page 23
When people think about the Arctic and climate change, they often think of melting glaciers, shrinking sea ice and desperate polar bears. Inuit living across the North, who are watching their way of life literally melt away, are too often …
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By Salt Spring Forum Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, September 21, 2016
Last March, Jian Ghomeshi — the former host of the popular CBC radio show Q — was acquitted of four charges of sexual assault and one charge of choking to overcome resistance.
The trial judge, William Horkins, said the verdict did not …
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By Julian Paquette Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, May 18th 2016
Maher Arar was abducted at New York’s JFK Airport in 2002 while trav- elling home to Ottawa after a vacation in Tunisia. The CIA took the Syrian- born Canadian citizen to Syria, where he was imprisoned without charge and tortured.
These events …
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By Julian Paquette Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, April 6th 2016
Do you remember the last time you were stung by a bee? Do you love the taste of honey on toast? Are you concerned about the shrinking number of bees in the world?
Bees are creatures of great mystery, wonder and importance. And …
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By Julian Paquette Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, March 30, 2016
In 2014, Naomi Klein spoke with the Salt Spring Forum about her international bestselling book, This Changes Everything. Now, the Forum is thrilled to host Avi Lewis, whose recently released documentary of the same name was inspired by his wife’s book.
To read …
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Judy Jackson (filmmaker and former Salt Spring Forum board member) on her time working with Adrienne Clarkson on CBC’s The Fifth Estate:
“Back in the day (1980), when Adrienne was a host of The Fifth Estate and I was a director, we went to Guatemala together. It was very dangerous. We were documenting the incredible …
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By Sean McIntyre Published in the Gulf Islands Driftwood, October 7, 2015
Candidates vying for votes in the Oct. 19 federal election faced off at Gulf Islands Secondary School Monday afternoon to discuss issues of importance to youth, seniors and all in between before an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 300 people.
Education, healthcare, Bill C-51, …
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