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columnists – Thinking Port

Daphne Bramham: It's not enough to just keep overdose victims alive

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2020 00:12:09 +0000

British Columbia’s overdose death numbers declined by a third last year. But that’s where the good news ends. With toxic brain injuries on the rise and gaping holes in the treatment system, the crisis is far from over as B.C. coroner emphasizes that it’s not enough to simply keep people alive.

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Vaughn Palmer: The fine print of moving forward on pipeline flows with uncertainty

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2020 03:02:42 +0000

OPINION: Premier Horgan stands accused of picking and choosing which clauses in the UN declaration to respect, though he insists his legislation was never intended to be applied to a project whose approval predates his time in office

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Against the odds, Canadian woman granted asylum in U.S. under UN Torture Convention

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:00:04 +0000

Her abuser pursued her for years, frequently attacking her. Canadian police did little. In the end, she fled the country

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Vaughn Palmer: Horgan's pipeline patience running out, refuses to cave to 'minority'

Credit to Author: Stephen Snelgrove| Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2020 01:57:11 +0000

OPINION: “I’m not going to accept responsibility for the decisions that the hereditary leaders are taking (or) for the positions they’re adopting. I do accept responsibility, as head of the government of B.C. that I stand ready to work with the hereditary leadership to find a peaceful resolution to this issue”

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Douglas Todd: SFU prof spotlighted foreign ownership in Vancouver 30 years ago

Credit to Author: Douglas Todd| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:05:16 +0000

Opinion: SFU professor emeritus laments how a host of Canadian politicians headed off on “trade missions” around the world to woo investment, which, alas, mostly went into real estate.

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Daphne Bramham: After decades of promises, has Canada finally reached a tipping point?

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:33:57 +0000

Opinion: Protests in support of indigenous rights that have brought Canadian railways to a halt and clogged traffic are no surprise. The only surprise is that the tipping point that’s triggered a national existential crisis is a small group of hereditary chiefs refusing to allow a pipeline through their remote territory.

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Daphne Bramham: After decades of promises, has Canada finally reached a tipping point?

Credit to Author: Daphne Bramham| Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:33:57 +0000

Opinion: Protests in support of indigenous rights that have brought Canadian railways to a halt and clogged traffic are no surprise. The only surprise is that the tipping point that’s triggered a national existential crisis is a small group of hereditary chiefs refusing to allow a pipeline through their remote territory.

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