Greens on COVID (April 11, 2021)

Today marks the end of Holocaust Remembrance Week (April 4-11, 2021).  In Ottawa, every year after my election in 2011, I attended the very moving National Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony with dozens of other MPs, Supreme Court Justices, ambassadors and Holocaust survivors and their families. That is every year until last when the April 21, 2020 service was canceled due to COVID.  Leaders from every party, including Greens, would speak and join Holocaust survivors in lighting a candle. 

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Fairy Creek Injunction (April 4, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!!

Happy last day of Passover! Chag Pesach Sameach!

Happy Easter! Hallelujah!

And – believe it or not – Happy International Carrot Day!

Give your Easter bunny a carrot.

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TMX (March 28, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning

Happy Passover! Chag Pesach Sameach!


And Happy Palm Sunday! As RuPaul might say “Can I get a Hosanna up in here?”


Yesterday, on the first day of Passover, Annamie Paul posted a lovely sentiment. “This year’s Passover serves as a reminder that the world has overcome plagues before and will again. In a time of COVID19, it is a very comforting thought.”

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Faith (March 21, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!!

And Happy Spring!

 

The equinox actually happened yesterday morning around 5 AM Eastern time.  But March 21st always feels like the right day for the first day of Spring!

 

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Long Haulers (March 14, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

My whole last week was intense work in parliament – on zoom. So, I thought I would share some of the week’s highs and low points.

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100 Women MPs (March 7, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

Tomorrow is both Commonwealth Day and International Women’s Day – as well as the birthday of two dear friends - so a shout out to Amelia Clarke in Waterloo and my dear adopted mom Dorothy Cutting on Salt Spring Island!

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Not outraged (February 28, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

And ushering in March tomorrow – marking a full year of pandemic.

My husband remarked the other morning as our dog Xo came bounding along, all chipper and ready for another really fun doggy day, “The best description of dogs I have ever heard,” said John, “is the ‘Designated Optimist.’”

And - boy oh boy - do we ever need a way to bottle optimism and have it handy!!

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Mining vs Indigenous Rights (February 21, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

As I wrote in last Sunday’s missive I would, I made a pitch to the Speaker on Monday to ensure fairness in Question Period.  I asked him to rule we have rights to participate in QP and to direct that the other parties meet with us and negotiate a fair distribution of questions, including a slot to ask Wednesday questions.  Wednesday has become a critical day in QP as Justin Trudeau is on his feet in response to every question.  One cannot say he actually answers the questions, but he does stand up. (Actually on zoom he remains seated, but he does do the zoom equivalent – his video camera is engaged!)

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House Rules Matter (February 14, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

And a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here on Vancouver Island, we had an uncommonly large snowfall yesterday after a deep chill from the Polar Vortex that has gripped much of Canada.  Another reminder of the climate emergency generally missed by our nightly news and weather reports. 

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UVic divests, banks fund fossil fuels (February 7, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

Let’s start with some good news.  The fantastic climate campaigners at University of Victoria scored a major win on February 2nd .

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