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    Today is my last day as Chair of Living Green Barrie. In a few hours, I will get up in front of a few people at our Annual General Meeting for the last... read more
    Nov 24, 2016 1:25 pm | , Scarborough—Rouge River

Oct 19th

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    Last year I left my part-time job working as a teller for a major Canadian bank. Having left that, a few months ago I decided to move my money to a… credit union. Meridian to be exact. While job hunting, (I am available for hire, by the way,) I have come across a few job posts from a few credit unions. And the reality is their sales force has the same sales goals as the major Canadian banks. I’m told this is not a bad thing as credit unions profits get paid out to their members. Which is true. Even credit unions that have investment shares – those shares can usually only be purchased by members. And they do the whole one member, one vote thing. There are some downsides, however – if you tend to travel a lot, you won’t find your branch outside your home province. Because in Canada there is an entire one federal credit union – and it’s a french credit union. (So no, Vancity and Meridian are not federal credit unions.) This means if you want to do banking outside your home province, you’ll have to rely on your phone, computer, or an ATM linked to your credit union. (Ask them for details.) On the positive side, from personal experience, I find employees at credit unions seem happier. Perhaps it’s the same reason people prefer to work for non-profits. (Though I should note, Canada’s credit unions are for-profit and pay corporate taxes.) Also, credit unions are supposedly easier to borrow from if you need a loan. Why? Because it’s my money you’re borrowing. Members supporting members and all that. Think a credit union is the right choice for you? Good news, bank transfer day is coming up November 5th! Call your local credit union for an appointment. Operators are standing by. read more
    Oct 19, 2016 10:00 am | , Scarborough—Rouge River

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    Since my last post, a lot has happened. This past November the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre Picture of my grandfather undergoing dialysis. (Photo... read more
    Mar 02, 2016 1:27 pm | , Scarborough—Rouge River

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    The list for a donor organ in Belgium is 1,248 patients long. Many will wait more than three years to receive a kidney. Roel Marien, 39 and the father... read more
    Apr 17, 2015 9:34 am | , Scarborough—Rouge River

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    On this Thanksgiving weekend, I think we are all drawn toward the counting of blessings. As my new book tries to set out, I think of “who we are” as... read more
    Oct 13, 2014 1:50 pm | British Columbia, Saanich—Gulf Islands

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    The readership of Island Tides is, in my experience, among the best informed and most conscientious about our collective and individual ecological footprint... read more
    Sep 03, 2014 9:00 pm | British Columbia, Saanich—Gulf Islands

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    One can be forgiven for dismissing the appointment of Canada’s new ambassador to the Vatican as a matter of no consequence. But this posting in the midst... read more
    Aug 20, 2014 9:00 pm | British Columbia, Saanich—Gulf Islands

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    This article was primarily written for an international audience, but I thought Canadian Greens might want to join me too! On Sunday September 21 I will... read more
    Aug 07, 2014 5:32 pm | British Columbia, Saanich—Gulf Islands

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    English: St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada – at night from Queen Street. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I’ll agree that there... read more
    Jun 21, 2014 6:23 pm | , Scarborough—Rouge River

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    First off is an amazing YouTube video that if you haven’t seen it, you’ve been living under a rock. It comes to us from Volkswagen. It’s... read more
    Jun 10, 2014 2:40 pm | , Scarborough—Rouge River

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    In the last few weeks, there were a few shake-ups on the Canadian political scene. Allison Redford resigned as Premier of Alberta, the Supreme Court ruled... read more
    Apr 03, 2014 1:52 pm | British Columbia, Saanich—Gulf Islands

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    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Photo credit: Wikipedia) On April 13th, I will be stepping down as President & CEO of the Barrie Green Party... read more
    Apr 01, 2014 5:48 pm | , Scarborough—Rouge River

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    Last week I wrote to US Secretary of State John Kerry to urge him to reject the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.  In the letter I was clear about four... read more
    Mar 17, 2014 9:31 am | British Columbia, Saanich—Gulf Islands

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    I have been a renal patient since the age of 6. I had chicken pox, and that lead my already diseased kidney’s Kidney location after transplantation.... read more
    Feb 15, 2014 7:47 pm | , Scarborough—Rouge River
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    On second thought, this blog should be titled, “Why no self-respecting MP should vote for the budget.” And it’s not because it’s a “do nothing... read more
    Feb 15, 2014 7:20 pm | British Columbia, Saanich—Gulf Islands

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