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    Lia Versaevel (photo: BC Green Party)

    Rafe: BC Green candidate Lia Versaevel brings a lot to the table

    Rafe Mair takes a close look at BC Green candidate Lia Versaevel, whose depth and character make her a potential political force to be reckoned with.


    BCNDP Leader John Horgan (Flickr/BCNDP) and Premier Christy Clark (Flickr/Province of BC)

    Rafe: BC Liberals taking heavy fire, but NDP need to pour on the gasoline

    Rafe Mair weighs in on the early BC election situation, noting that while the Liberals are under attack from all corners, the NDP aren't yet doing what they need to in order to capitalize.



    Christy Clark (Province of BC/Flickr and John Horgan (BCNDP/Flickr)

    Rafe Mair: The BC election no one can win

    Rafe Mair details the blunders and flaws of both major BC parties and their leaders as we head into an election which the public is sure to lose.


    Justin Trudeau hasn't learned much about BC in the time he lived here and through visits like this one to the north coast in 2014 (Flickr/Justin Trudeau)

    Rafe’s New Year’s letter to Trudeau: Time for PM to get to know BC…for real

    Rafe Mair gives Justin Trudeau a lesson on BC: "The land between the Alberta Tar Sands and the Pacific Ocean is extremely important to us, not only economically but as part of the ecology that we must protect...We didn't ask fo...



    First-Nations-to-Ottawa--Scrap-Site-C-Dam-or-LNG-is-a-no-go

    Rafe: Site C Dam shows how broken our democracy is

    Our democracy is officially broken, says Rafe Mair. If you don't believe it, just look at the massively unpopular, multi-billion-dollar boondoggle that is Site C Dam and how our elected leaders have championed it over the publi...


    84 year-old retried librarian Barbara Grant getting arrested at Burnaby Mountain (Burnaby Mountain Updates/facebook)

    If not Civil Disobedience, what? Letters to the editor?…Rafe Mair on the necessary response to Site C Dam, Kinder Morgan

    Rafe Mair says the only appropriate response left to controversial energy projects like Kinder Morgan and Site C Dam is serious CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE.



    Justin Trudeau is greeted in Alberta by Rachel Notley (Premier of Alberta/Flickr CC licence)

    Rafe: Trudeau, Notley’s defence of Kinder Morgan doesn’t wash for BC

    Former BC Environment Minister Rafe Mair tells Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley where to go with their Kinder Morgan pipeline plans for BC: "We have the inherent right, like all good Canadians, to protect our ho...


    Recent Kinder Morgan protest in Vancouver (Photo: Lu Iz/Facebook)

    Rafe: Gary Mason, quit lecturing Vancouverites for opposing pipelines

    Rafe Mair: "Now comes Gary Mason and the Toronto Globe and Mail telling us that British Columbians are wrong to be proud of caring about their surroundings and taking increasing steps to protect them and that when the likes of ...



    Justin Trudeau speaks at the Paris climate talks - flanked by Canadian premiers (Province of BC/Flickr)

    Rafe Mair to Justin Trudeau: BC is not yours to give away

    On the approval of Kinder Morgan, Rafe Mair goes inside the mind of a British Columbian, explaining to Justin Trudeau what he clearly doesn't get: Just how pissed off we really are.


    Recent Vancouver rally against Kinder Morgan (Photo: David Suzuki Foundation/Facebook)

    Rafe: Trudeau will have hell to pay in BC if he approves Kinder Morgan

    "British Columbians say, 'enough is enough!' From here on, our values speak as loudly as those from the businessmen's clubs of Bay Street and the nests of political party strategists," says Rafe Mair. "If you approve Kinder Mor...