Tsū. Vancouver Will Be Powered By 100% Renewable Energy. Thanks to FollowGreenLiving and Inhabitat| According to a recent announcement made at the ICLEI World Conference 2015 in Seoul, South Korea, Vancouver has pledged to run on 100 percent renewable energy.
This applies not only for their electricity, but also for their heating, cooling, and housing as well. Bordered by the Coast Mountain Range and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is a coastal harbour city in British Columbia, Canada, and recognized as one of the world’s most desirable cities. It now joins a list of 50 cities that pledge to be 100% sustainable and renewable. In fact, in 2007, the city of Vancouver received an award for being the greenest city among cities with a population of at least 100,000 inhabitants. The motion was initially put forward by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, pictured above. Now, what is it about Vancouver that makes it so green? Green Economy Vancouver already has a highly diversified home-grown green economy. Green Climate Green Buildings Green Transportation. Million Dollar Canadian Stamp Collection, For Sale on youtube ! USA.CA $$$$$$$$$$$$$ STAMPS USA.CA. Canadian Gov't Dissolves Thousands of Same-Sex Marriages (Including Dan Savage's)
The reversal of federal policy is revealed in a document filed in a Toronto test case launched recently by a lesbian couple seeking a divorce. Wed in Toronto in 2005, the couple have been told they cannot divorce because they were never really married – a Department of Justice lawyer says their marriage is not legal in Canada since they could not have lawfully wed in Florida or England, where the two partners reside. The two women – professionals in the their early 30s – cannot be identified under a court order. WANTED. Have you seen this man? « Sister Sage's Musings. How quickly Christy Clark has forgotten her radio host roots. Not that long ago, Christy Clark the radio host would have had a field day with Christy Clark the politician.
Before Ms. Clark became B.C. BC Liberal Constitution. January 24, 2011 UPDATE: Possibly as a result of yesterday's article and coverage of it by CKNW, the BC Liberals have restored access to their constitution on their party's website.
Two issues remain: First, will delegates to their Feb 12 constitutional convention be given a list that shows the number of members for each of the 85 constituencies compared to the average membership? NDP inexperience shows in latest gaffes. NDP handoutNewly-elected NDP MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault.
The week began on a high for the New Democratic Party, but in the few days since its sweeping victory, a number of public relations gaffes have played into the hands of critics, skeptical of the party’s ability to transition from third party to Official Opposition status with an especially young and inexperienced caucus.
Early Thursday morning, the youngest MP in Canadian history, 19-year-old Pierre-Luc Dusseault raised eyebrows after an interview on the John Oakley Morning Show, in which he asserted the issue of Quebec’s role in Canada remains open and that the newly increased representation Quebec has in parliament will be reflected in the way the province relates to the rest if Canada. “The NDP and I respect sovereignty,” said the MP-elect who represents the Sherbrooke riding in Quebec. “Sovereignty will be done in Quebec. Quebecers will decide if they want to be a country.”
“Separatism in Quebec has not declined,” she said. Mr. Conservation Voters urge BCers to join the Liberal Party. Yesterday I received an email from the Conservation Voters of BC urging me to join the Liberal Party of B.C. so I could vote for their next leader.
I thought it might be a joke but reading the whole piece it was clear this group was serious. It is one of the most ill-considered and dishonest appeals I have ever received from normally progressive organizations. It represents incredibly bad judgement on the part of five respected organizations -- three of which I have actually given money to in the past year. The groups that make up the Conservation Votes are: Dogwood Initiative, Ecojustice, Georgia Strait Alliance, West Coast Environmental Law and Wildsight.
Politicians Don't Like Recall? Well, Why Would They? Recall and citizen initiatives hold MLAs accountable, and that's sorely needed.
Chance of getting the hook keeps politicians honest. "As citizens of this democracy, you are the rulers and the ruled, the law-givers and the law-abiding, the beginning and the end. " -- Adlai Stevenson, U.S. politician,1900-1965 Prominent British Columbia politicians of all persuasions really don't trust you, the voter. It doesn't matter if they hold a BC Liberal or BC New Democrat membership card or were premier or cabinet ministers -- your democratic rights are a threat to their privileged existence. That's the blunt lesson to be learned from the comments last week of a former B.C. premier, an ex-attorney general, a former finance minister and a former member of parliament and provincial cabinet minister, as well as current ministers.
What's got them absolutely steaming mad? Politics in BC 11 Dec 2010. It would be a serious mistake to allow Kevin Falcon any leadership position over the public trust.