Time for mutual care (June 20, 2021)

I’m Cate, Elizabeth’s daughter, excited to have an opportunity to write my mom’s usual column this Sunday. She is out of commission for a couple weeks, because she had a knee replacement surgery on Wednesday!

 

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Jenica Atwin crosses the floor (June 13, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

As all of you know, this has been a very hard week for the Green Party of Canada. I cannot remember a worse moment for us.

But it was a very hard week for Canada. Many things to share with you on this Sunday.

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So Many Places (June 6, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning! My head is in so many places all at once. I know some regular readers will want updates on Fairy Creek, but I am still in the midst of C-12 (Climate Accountability Act) amendments, and then there’s TMX news, and World Environment Day – and we are reeling from the mass grave in Kamloops and the anniversary of the report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit peoples… and the first anniversary of the killing of Chantel Moore (June 4th). And I have been working on all of the above- all week. Read more
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RCMP and Bill C-12 (May 30, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

The last Sunday in May. Let’s hope that we are entering a month with more opportunities to see each other – safely.  I still worry that the risks are high of too many people feeling liberated from COVID – too soon. Be careful. Stay safe.

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LNG (May 23, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!!

And so excellent to be looking forward to good Monday holiday morning!  Happy Birthday to Queen Victoria, whose birthday May 24th gave us this holiday weekend ever since 1854.

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Israel (May 16, 2021)

Good Sunday morning!

Here on Vancouver Island, we have had a treat of sunny weather the last few days.

With parliament in recess until Tuesday, May 25, I am hoping to be able to get outdoors and enjoy it.  Some of you may have heard that John and I, with dear friends, (now business partners) Sylvia Olsen and Tex McLeod are the new owners of the Saturna Lodge.  Once COVID restrictions end, we can let you know what kind of business we will have.  But, for now, we are busy with the move.

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Mother Earth (May 9, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

Happy Mother’s Day!!

To our mothers, to our Mother Earth.

I have been looking on line for quotes about Mother Earth. What turns up the most are references to Saint Francis of Assisi (the Canticle for all Creatures) and those of many indigenous leaders.  It is fashionable to reject the clear world view of indigenous people globally, expressing “the Earth is our mother,” as some sort of modern romanticism.  The debunking of the letter allegedly written by Chief Seattle, that was actually from a Hollywood screenplay, has supported this notion.

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Ten Years! (May 2, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

Happy May Day +1

And for me a day of memories of our big win ten years ago today.  I was sorting through photos of election night. My favourite is from the celebration I couldn’t join - from the front page of the Driftwood with the joyful faces of our Salt Spring Island team at Moby’s.  It is such a gorgeous photo.

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Climate Leaders' Summit (April 25, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

And heading into the last week of April 2021, our first month lived twice in COVID.  Sadly, not our last.  I am looking forward to getting my vaccination on Thursday.  Thankfully (and genuinely thankful for prayers) my family members with COVID are on the mend. I look at poor India and wonder at the enormity of exponential growth and how we could have managed the pandemic so much better.

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Earth Day (April 18, 2021)

The race between vaccines and variants is much on my mind. Family members have COVID and a dear friend died of COVID this week (in Nova Scotia).  Some readers will know her or know of her - Clotilda Yakimchuk.  She was an incredible human being.

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