Cats split the vote in a FPTP system: graphic.

The dream of proportional representation dies again; long live pro rep

I campaigned during the first and second referendums we had here in BC regarding proportional representation. We won the first one. 58% of voters voted yes for the Citizen Assembly […]


A cyclist rides over the Victoria bridge.

My picks for city of Victoria’s Mayor and Council

From housing and affordability, transportation, childcare, and budget priorities, here is how I’m voting on October 20th in the Victoria election for mayor and council…


Bill Morneau says Trans Mountain expansion, fuck yes!

Tsleil-Waututh Nation versus Bill Morneau, the duty to consult, and the public interest

Say it with me. The duty to consult Indigenous people does not conflict with the public interest…


Illustration of a wall of trophies of different kinds of animals, including the predator!

Nine animals that we should be trophy hunting instead of grizzly bears

I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think of how to help stop the commercial trophy hunting of bears in BC, which is ongoing and totally unethical. But I’m pretty smart, so I put this problem in my mind-vice and I’m a genius…


BC Election results from 2009

BC’s third parties and the election

Are you “tired” of the two main parties and planning on voting for a third party/independent? Some questions to consider


Sherwin writes at his desk

Trying to understand the American election

Here are few articles that might help put yesterday’s election in perspective. Or maybe not…


Beyoncé getting women in formation

#PantSuitNation is making me cry

There is much about this election that has provoked a roller coaster of emotions. I’m excited to see that some women have chosen to dress up in their pantsuits to vote.


The word "news" in quote marks has been written lightly over top of a light grey textured paper.

My friend is voting for Donald Trump, because reasons

So much media that passes as journalism isn’t, and this election has demonstrated the power of television and “news” in a remarkable and nauseating way…


A woman is tried for being a witch in a Salem court

Harper, Mulcair, Trudeau all members of anti-gay churches

The leaders of the three major parties in our federal election are all members of anti-gay churches. That is to say, simply, that they officially and explicitly believe that gay behaviour is sinful…