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Conservatives, surprisingly, kill Internet bill

Conservatives, surprisingly, kill Internet bill

Last week, the federal Conservatives moved in a direction Canadians have yet to see them go - backwards. The government announced it would kill its much-reviled Bill C-30, better known as the Internet surveillance bill.
A fond farewell to NOW readers

A fond farewell to NOW readers

During the last 10 years, I've written about many profoundly personal topics in this paper: post-partum depression, struggles with weight, conflicts in marriage and parenting disasters, to name just a few.
Refugees seek safe haven

Refugees seek safe haven

Dear Editor: Re: Worried about impact, Letters to the Editor, Burnaby NOW, Jan. 30. Coreen Kerr is right to be concerned about the state of our social security system, but refugees are not to blame here.
Riding change reveals contempt

Riding change reveals contempt

Dear Editor: Not long ago, Canada went through a process of revising the electoral riding boundaries. Here in Burnaby-Douglas, the proposal involved putting a major water barrier right through the middle of the riding.
Take small steps to get to a good place

Take small steps to get to a good place

Are you happy with your life? If you are, congratulations! A cynic would say, "Enjoy it while you can. It won't last." Life can be a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows, successes and failures, good fortune and bad luck.
Lots of gas, but little substance in speech

Lots of gas, but little substance in speech

We don't normally expect a lot from any throne speech that timing dictates must be a key piece of a pre-election gambit. Fortunately, it means we are rarely disappointed.
Senate needs more than just an election

Senate needs more than just an election

Is it any wonder that according to a poll this week conducted by Canadian Press/Harris Decima, 32 per cent of respondents felt the Senate should be abolished. Another one-third felt the Senate should become an elected body.
Memories of B.C. NDP past

Memories of B.C. NDP past

Dear Editor: I'm not old enough to remember the 1990s, but I know many adults who do remember that time and how badly the NDP mismanaged the provincial economy.
Adrian Dix not trustworthy

Adrian Dix not trustworthy

Dear Editor: In my life, I have found that nothing is more important than trust.
Truths about oil tankers in B.C

Truths about oil tankers in B.C

Dear Editor: I suppose I'm like most people when it comes to assessing the risk of shipping oil by tanker.