Gary M Townsend

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Plastic bags no more: Victoria to implement ban July 1

The City of Victoria plans to ban businesses from offering plastic bags to consumers starting July 1, 2018.<p>Councillors have approved a bylaw which …

Pollution

Heretics welcome! Economics needs a new Reformation | Larry Elliott

Neoclassical economics has become an unquestioned belief system and treats those challenging the creed as dangerous<p>In October 1517, an unknown Augustinian monk by the name of Martin Luther changed the world when he grabbed a hammer and nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in …

Economics

Nearly half of Canadians want asylum seekers fleeing the US deported

On the night of Donald Trump’s election, so many Americans were wondering about moving to Canada that the country’s immigration website crashed. The United States’ northern neighbor has been known for its welcoming policies. In contrast to Trump railing against what he sees as the dangers posed by …

Immigration

No cardboard cut-outs of Trudeau, Canada diplomats told

<b>Canadian diplomatic missions in the United States have been told to stop using life-size cardboard cut-outs of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to promote the country.</b><p>The two-dimensional Trudeaus have been spotted at a number of promotional events in the US, most recently at a tourism stand at the …

Justin Trudeau selfie cut-outs mysteriously pulled at Canadian embassies in the US

Lifesize cardboard stand-ups of Trudeau have popped up at Canada Day events around the US in recent months.<p>Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has …

Bertrand Russell Writes an Artful Letter, Stating His Refusal to Debate British Fascist Leader Oswald Mosley (1962)

Changing the minds of others has never counted among humanity's easiest tasks, and it seems only to have become an ever-stiffer challenge as history …