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Why I applaud the Federal Court ruling against York University for copyright infringement

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Justice | Comments Off on Why I applaud the Federal Court ruling against York University for copyright infringement

The Federal Court of Canada has ruled that writers like me are entitled to fair compensation for work we have created. York University thought otherwise.

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Will a new BC government stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion from proceeding? Likely not.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Politics | Comments Off on Will a new BC government stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion from proceeding? Likely not.

Is the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion project in jeopardy now that BC has a new government firmly opposed to it? The jury is out but the indications are that the project will still proceed, albeit at a slower rate than before.

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Press freedom has been threatened before, in Canada

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Justice, Media, Press freedom | 0 comments

In 1937, a Canadian province tried to muzzle the press. It failed.

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Updating Alberta’s Labour Relation Code

Posted by on May 27, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Job losses, Labour relations, Politics | Comments Off on Updating Alberta’s Labour Relation Code

The Alberta government has retooled the province’s dated labour laws. The result isn’t perfect, but it’s a start.

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Lifetime achievement award

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

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Chuck Berry RIP

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

Chuck Berry had a reputation for not giving interviews to reporters. But he gave one to me.

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