Stoking Canada’s racism

Chris Corrigan

” Nenshi shares his thoughts and stories on citizenship and on how that is changing in Canada. As a white skinned man, I grew up hearing racist chatter, even from my dark skinned grandfather. “Privilege” in Canada – being an “ Old Stock Canadian ” to use Stephen Harper’s egregious phrase, accords you a special window on people’s real views about things.

Making invisible water governance networks visisble – the case of the Okanagan valley (by Nelson Jatel)

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This is the abstract: “This is a study of water governance in the semi-arid Okanagan valley, British Columbia, Canada. My thesis question for this study is: how does the relationship among actors influence water governance in the Okanagan basin, British Columbia Canada?

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Presentation at the National Research Council Canada

Making CommunitySense

On Monday, I will give another version of the talk “From Inspiration to Activation: Making Online Collaborative Communities Work&# that I gave at the University of Alabama in Huntsville , this time at the National Research Council Canada Institute for Information Technology in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Applications ranging from e-government to scientific collaborations are discussed.

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What Canada Could Be

How to Save the World

BLOG What Canada Could Be. His chief occupation is extermination of other animals and his own species, which, however, multiplies with such insistent rapidity as to infest the whole habitable earth, and Canada.") Most of Canada's large private employers are foreign-owned, which means that a large proportion of us work for foreigners, selling our labour, our resources and our intellectual capital, and getting very little in return. I t's not easy being Canadian.

The Maturing of Social Networking into a Business Discipline -- PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada

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Liberating Structures in Higher Ed: Vancouver 2018

Full Circle Associates

government, health care, private) are welcome! events facilitation Liberating Structures BCCampus CanadaSource: » Liberating Structures 2017 Image by Tracy Kelly As I noted in yesterday’s post, I’m heading up to Vancouver to co-host a couple of workshops.

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Will our government rescue us?

Chris Corrigan

After much effort and a huge amount of opposition here in Canada, the federal government finally relented and said he would be allowed to return if he could produce a pre-paid airline ticket. Instead 115 Canadians defied the federal government’s threat to charge them under anti-terrorism legislation and raised money to buy him a ticket and bring him home. He is in a bind not of his doing and his own government refuses to help him come home.

Re-Imagining Aluminum Smelting

Michael Sampson - Currents

And Apple has partnered with both aluminum companies, and the Governments of Canada and Quebec, to collectively invest a combined $144 million to future research and development. From Apple: Aluminum is a key material in many of Apple’s most popular products, and for more than 130 years, it’s been produced the same way. But that’s about to change.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

July 13, 2007 If You Were the President A colleague asked me the other day, what I would do if I were,magically, the Prime Minister of Canada, with a supportive legislature.I A Wilderness Trust: Creation and nurturing of a national WildernessTrust, beginning with all existing tracts of Crown and government lands inexcess of 10 contiguous acres, expanded by purchase of sensitive andhigh-biodiversity properties, all to be set aside in perpetuity forzero development and natural stewardship.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Canadas Cops Continue to Slide into US-style Corruption and Brutality: For the last year, starting with the report of how the RCMP wascomplicit in the US arrest and deportation to Syria for torture ofCanadian businessman Maher Arar, there has been a depressing litany ofreports of bad police behaviour at every level: the beating and murderof First Nations people, widespread corruption, kickbacks, theft andextortion, the use of excessive force in making arrests andextracting confessions, and more.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Failure to provide adequate resources for enforcementof the law(as determined by government auditors) would constitute a breach ofduty and be an indictable offence. The cost savings could be used to ensure properenforcement of laws, which are now routinely and conveniently ignoredby governments that dont like them. BLOG TOOLS Salon Blog Rankings Salon Blog Recent Updates Technorati Cosmos Bloglines My RSS Subscribers Flickr: My Photos GeoURL World as a Blog BlogStreet Blogs Canada.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

He was so unhappy with Bush he announced plans in 2004 to moveto Canada and renounce his US citizenship. Nationalmedia inboth Canada and the US were holdinga bit of a circle jerk over the patriotic American who was ready tobecome atraitor to his country. Government is a wonderful thing. BLOG TOOLS Salon Blog Rankings Salon Blog Recent Updates Technorati Cosmos Bloglines My RSS Subscribers Flickr: My Photos GeoURL World as a Blog BlogStreet Blogs Canada.

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My Master’s Thesis

Michelle Laurie

. . Canada's Youth Summit Team - October 2001. . In 2003, I wrote my master’s thesis on Canada’s Youth Summit Team. This was a select group of diverse, geographically representative youth helping Canada’s government and young people prepare for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002). For anyone who spent time writing a master’s thesis, you will understand my feelings of joy.

Differences are real; divisiveness is a choice

Chris Corrigan

It was a timely gathering for 70 people from government, civil society, and social enterprise to come and learn how to work with differences. In Canada’s only bilingual province, language is a massive difference between people, and New Brunswick has a multitude of language cultures.

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A couple of musings on democracy

Chris Corrigan

Two links in the feed this morning had me thinking about democracy, participation and local governance. Threats to the voting system are global, affecting every country and every level of government. How are you involved in your local governments?

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Reconciliation: a practical guide for non-indigenous people

Chris Corrigan

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission reported out this week. I think it’s important to understand that Canada was founded on two parallel strategies: brute force colonization and agreements meant to uphold the “honour of the Crown.” Not only governments.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008 A Progressive, Majority Government for Canada? BLOG A Progressive,Majority Government for Canada? This is an opportunity to show the Canadian people thata government based on proportionate representation can work. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays. In search of a better way to live and make a living, and a better understanding of how the world really works.

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What Vimy Ridge says about who we should be.

Chris Corrigan

But for Canada, that was and still is, the greatest single loss of life in a day of military action. Much is made of Vimy, especially these days when Canada’s military role has now fully evolved from peacekeeper to combat again. My kids approaching the Vimy Monument.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

January 30, 2008 Ten Signs the US and Canada are Failing States L ast year I reported on Jeff Vails analysis of México as a failing state. An economy dominated by (in)security: Defense is now the #1 industry in the US (by a huge margin), and ismoving up fast in Canada.

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Capacity building and scaling a participatory approach

Chris Corrigan

Our biggest work the last 9 years has been providing the Leadership 2020 program to social service workers in British Columbia working with children, youth and families in agencies, indigenous communities and government. (

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Discussing big society without using the words 'big society'

Neighbourhoods

' The We're-So-Rubbish-In-This-Country-Other-Places-Do-It-Better standard proclamation: 'In Germany and parts of the US and Canada you have to clear the path in front of your house of snow by law.' '   Tags: Big Society Governance and participation

Simply put, What First Nations want

Chris Corrigan

Since 1986 I have been working for our communities across Canada. I have worked in probably more than fifty communities but have hosted meetings with citizens of almost every First Nation in Canada. The Crown made treaties with First Nations starting in the 1700s specifically to manage the relationship between governments. When RCAP was created in 1992 it was in response to the way in which Canada had handled the 1990 Oka crises. So Canada, make it easy on yourself.

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Social Innovation Meetup: “Exploring Labs for Social Change” – presentation notes

Making CommunitySense

Keynote speakers sharing innovation stories from Kenya, Finland, and Canada were Daudi Were of Ushahid i, Marco Steinberg of the Helsinki Design Lab and Vanessa Timmer of One Earth. Sitra , the Finnish Innovation Fund, has an endowment to innovate government.

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Oppose him

Chris Corrigan

I have often wondered about what happened to the formal capacity for dissent within American government. I remember at the time being struck by the fact that in the Parliamentary system in both Canada and the UK dissent and opposition is built into governance.

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E-Learning 3.0: Cloud Computing

Jenny Connected

Government of Canada , 2018/11/01. The second topic in Stephen Downes’ E-Learning 3.0 MOOC, bears the title ‘Cloud’ Stephen has provided a good synopsis of the week’s content on the course site, where he starts by saying: The joke is that “the cloud” is just shorthand for “someone else’s computer.”

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The State of Social Network Analysis in Business: LINKS Workshop Report

21st Century Organization

Worlshop attendees came from Canada, England, France, Italy and Sweden as well as across the U.S. June 7- 11 I had the good fortune of taking a deeper dive into social network analysis (SNA) at the University of Kentucky's Links Center Summer Workshop. .

How to Save the World

How to Save the World

With unrepayable government, corporate and personaldebt levels, high vulnerability to interest rates, dependence onChinas ever-fragile and reckless economy, and dependence on cheap oil,the market is beginning to realize that the US dollar is essentiallyworthless. Both the US and Russia have put Canada on notice that they do not recognize Canadiansovereignty over Canadas oil- and water-rich Arctic.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

August 1, 2008 Bruce Ivins and Squalene T healternative media are abuzz with the news that Bruce Ivins, theUSAMRIID research scientist at the US government lab at Fort Detrickwho was in charge of work on anthrax vaccines, and who reportedlycommitted suicide Tuesday, was about to be charged with sending the2001 anthrax-laced letters (including the one at right) and theresultant murder of five victims. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Recentlyhe submitted a paper "Toward a Steady-State Economy" to the UK governments Sustainable Development Commission outlining and explaining the 10 public policy steps needed to achievesuch an economy. People with wealth and power simply dont give itup without a fight, and I know of few governments that would have theheart for such an unpopular fight. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

Smith/European Pressphoto Agency L ately Ive been on a rant about the declining quality ofproducts, services and infrastructure in our society, as corporationsand governments alike cut corners to try to reduce costs. January 2008 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Dec Feb SEARCH BLOG How to Save the World Subscribe to this blog by MADE IN CANADA trust yourinstincts HOME E-mail Me.

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Some of the slaves freed from years of forcedlabour in a brickworks owned by a senior Chinese government official Whats Important This Week: Yet More Chinese Atrocities: This week brings news of widespread forced slavery in Chinas construction trades, mines, and even Olympic trinkets manufacturing. Finally,if they have surrounded themselves with bricks in such a way that theycan neither be seen nor heard from, put them in Government.

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How to Save the World

How to Save the World

The sign (erected by Zapatista rebels in M é xico)says "Here the people lead and the government follows." If the people aresufficiently ill-informed, governments of nation-states can keep thecountry together, and ravage its wealth for the personal gain ofthemselves and their supporters, for a long period of time by doingthis. Dave Pollards environmental philosophy, creative works, business papers and essays.

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Participatory Facilitation Techniques

Michelle Laurie

The CRT is an international agreement between Canada and the United States which governs how water is managed in our region (You can learn more at www.cbt.org/crt). A few weeks ago I facilitated a 1.5 day meeting for young leaders on the topic of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT).

The strange case of Canadian contempt

Chris Corrigan

In fact the Auditor-General of Canada said that First Nations are TOO accountable. But just because you can’t be bothered to look up the financial statements from publicly funded governments does not mean they are not accountable. All governments receive tax dollars for services. Also, there is no federal or provincial government that is not in debt. In Canada there is one law for all. Aboriginal people have merged with Canada. And this is Canada.

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Stealing the promise of democracy

Chris Corrigan

Last fall, the Conservatives won their long sought after majority and this gave the Prime Minister the power to enact his intention to remake Canada so that we would “not recognize it.” Repealing the definition of an “insured person” under the Canada Health Act. The complete construction of a new government department called Shared Services Canada. I don’t trust this government at all. I am sad for Canada.

Farewell electoral reform

Chris Corrigan

I am not at all surprised by the announcement today that the government is abandoning its promise to reform the electoral system. Furthermore, without a clear preference or a clear question, a referendum would not be in Canada’s interest.

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Gratitude for refugees

Chris Corrigan

We can complain about government, he said, but the fact is that they fund this work rather than sending out death squads to kill the people doing it. And also, this current federal government is taking a dim view of refugees and immigrants. This is the most oppressive and anti-immigrant government we have had in Canada in recent memory. This is a problem because many refugees who come here have a hard time feeling welcomed to Canada.

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Radical innovation is never acceptable

Chris Corrigan

All revolutions are illegal until they succeed, and then they become the government and all of the sudden these people are celebrated as heroes and all that kind of stuff.

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Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

Here’s an excellent 8-part explanation of why our economy is so fragile and over-extended, and what it will mean when it collapses beyond the capacity of bankrupt governments to put back together, from economist Mari Werner.

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We are all treaty people

Chris Corrigan

Idle No More is drawing attention to the fact that Canada has been founded on a relationship, a relationship that has been set out many times in treaties. Treaty rights are so foundational to the existence of this country that they are enshrined and protected in the Constitution of Canada. Without the consent to enter into a different kind of relationship between First Nations and Canada, Aboriginal title exists. Trust me, setller governments got the bargain of the millenium.

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A call to ignore our prime minister in Copenhagen

Chris Corrigan

Canada is about to be roundly shamed at the Copenhagen summit, and it can’t happen swiftly enough or with enough emphasis for me. Our government is showing itself to be a dinosaur when it comes to tackling climate change. It seems that, doing the bidding of big oil, Canada will try to scuttle the talks by dividing and conquering the conference.

Principles focused evaluation and racial equity

Chris Corrigan

My own thinking on this topic has largely been informed by the work I’ve done over thirty years at the intersection between indigenous and non-indigenous communities and people in Canada.

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My heart is with you, my American friends

Chris Corrigan

The premium this family pays, even now under the plan they want to keep, are more than twice what I pay for a family of four in a public health care system in Canada, and because we make more than $30,000 a year we are in the highest bracket in BC. How would you feel if you had the thought that paying premiums to the state for accessible health care was actually a peace of mind situation rather than the actions of an overzealous government seeking to limit your freedoms?

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