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A BC Ferry winds it's way between Victoria and Vancouver on the Salish Sea.

The many boats of climate change

Their (the IPCC’s) dramatic report on keeping that rise under 1.5 degrees C says the world is now completely off track, heading instead towards 3C.Keeping to the preferred target of 1.5C above pre-industrial levels will mean “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”. – Final call to save the world from ‘climate catastrophe […]

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House boats rest on calm harbour waters at Fisherman's Wharf in Victoria, BC.

Let all residents vote in Canada

This year, I will be asking Victoria’s municipal election candidates where they stand on letting permanent residents vote in our elections. Join me!

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A vintage postcard image of Dallas Road Victoria on a summer's afternoon

Who is local?

Using visa status to determine residency, and providing no sensible exceptions for locals with alternative paper work is lazy and thoughtless policy making

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Dallas Rd, Marine Drive, Victoria, BC

Buying ourselves out of homes

Renting and buying homes, for BC residents, is becoming less and less affordable. We’re experiencing the result of decades of deregulation and rabid speculation…

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Image of push button to activate crossing signal with hashtag Don't Make Me Beg

Retire the beg button

It’s time for us to walk without pushing buttons, and our community plans prioritize people walking, so, #DontMakeMeBeg…

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Image of coffee beans

Coffee Roasting and popcorn lung

Turns out, coffee roasters are vulnerable to lung harming diacetyl exposure, and worker exposure to toxics is under-reported…

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A drawing of hounds standing around with the hammer and sickle overlaid (sports socialism obviously)

Sports socialism for all

I would love for professional sports to be a test bed for innovative cooperative/socialist models. The features that keep professional sport sustainable and competitive should make it out into the greater …

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Black dog silhouette at the park

Sharing public space

BC Transit in Victoria is currently seeking feedback on a proposal to allow larger sized dogs on buses. The trick is to actually engage in a creative discussion about possible strategies without dismissing perspectives other than your own as unimportant…

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The sun sets on a windy day over the Victoria harbour

The Craigslist problem

So, why is Craigslist so successful anyway? Because everyone (well, almost) uses it. But, it does not have to be so. The availability of open access rental data is a public good…

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Two different kinds of pregnancy tests that read positive

Spontaneous acts of reproductive justice

Reproductive justice is more than the right to have an abortion. It’s about access to judgement-free information, comprehensive sexual education and understanding the complex realities of racism and colonization…

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Break the link between employment and healthcare

It’s almost as if there’s an unspoken moral argument here, you don’t deserve good teeth or a massage if you don’t work for a living…