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Premier - 'I knew why women stay silent'

June
9
,
2016
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Premier Christy Clark released a letter today (Thursday, June 9) revealing that she was the victim of an attempted sexual assault when she was 13 years old, and explaining her support for a Green party Bill on sexual assault. Here’s the text...

What would giving up oil cost us?

June
9
,
2016
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By GARY SEINEN BC Conservative Party HOW DOES a society regress, ignoring what made it great, quietly march down a path to its own demise? Can people willingly give up the source of their well-being? How did large numbers of human beings...

How does Kamloops compare on air quality?

May
31
,
2016
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Dr. Peter Tsigaris is a professor of economics at Thompson Rivers University. By PETER TSIGARIS Air pollution is responsible for more than 3 million deaths a year. It is considered the leading killer in the world with an...

McLEOD - PM needs to look at his anger

May
23
,
2016
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Excerpts from a speech by Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod in Parliament on May 19, 2016: I AM VERY TROUBLED, like many today who have stood up to speak. What I would really like to do is perhaps set the table a bit on how we found...

The dilemma of life or intolerable pain

May
10
,
2016
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Excerpts from a speech in the House of Commons by Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod on Bill C-14, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code. I WANT TO START with a quick reflection on some of the facts about this case and really the two...

Where are our MLAs on Ajax agreement?

April
21
,
2016
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A guest editorial by Coun. Donovan Cavers. EARLIER THIS MONTH the well-greased machine that is the KGHM Ajax public-relations department drove straight into the ditch. It was  refreshing to see such a public display of the idiocy...

Transparency needed in First Nations spending

April
13
,
2016
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A speech by Kamloops-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod in Parliament on Monday,April 11, 2016: MADAM SPEAKER, it is an opportunity for me to stand up today and speak to the 2016 budget. However, I do have to overlay two significant events. It was only...

Time for a new conversation about pipelines

February
27
,
2016
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By MURRAY EDWARDS Executive Chairman, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. & BRIAN FERGUSON President & CEO, Cenovus Energy  IT'S TIME for a new conversation about building pipelines in this country – a...

McLEOD - First Nations transparency ignored

February
20
,
2016
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An excerpt from remarks by Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod in the House of Commons on Feb. 18. MR. SPEAKER, I appreciate the opportunity to rise in the House today and follow up on my questions of Jan. 29 and Feb. 2....

The silencing of the white men of the West

January
12
,
2016
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SADLY, political correctness afflicts much of the world; in particular the Western world. At its inception in the counterculture of the sixties and beyond it was a force for good. It moved us to examine our hatreds, prejudices, values and words. It...