Geoff Plant

Bid To Ban Clapping In Legislature Rejected With Rousing Applause

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The House of Commons in the United Kingdom banned hissing and applause 323 years ago.

How Fear Is Stopping Drug Legalization

Jean Kavanagh | Posted 06.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jean Kavanagh

"I think there is a fear of change, a fear of change that is ungrounded in any rational apprehension about what will happen. We accept at some level that the whole prohibition policy is a total failure, yet in some other part of our brain we are afraid of change because we worry that society would just turn itself into a collection of drug-addled morons."

Make Access to Drugs Harder, Say Reform Advocates

Jean Kavanagh | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jean Kavanagh

They believe that regulation will make it harder to get drugs that are now sold on street corners, in shady back alleys and through dial-a-dope operations. And, they say that fear is the major reason people support prohibition even though reams of evidence show it doesn't fix the problems it is meant to solve.

West Coast Leads Push for Drug Reform in Canada

Jean Kavanagh | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jean Kavanagh

Kerrisdale residents Ray and Nichola Hall know too well the tragic outcomes of easily accessible illicit drugs. Both their sons, now in their mid 30s, were addicted to heroin and other drugs. They were raised in one of Vancouver's most-exclusive neighbourhoods, proving that the drug trade and addiction have no boundaries.

B.C. Hires Ex-AG To Grill Enbridge

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada British Columbia

RICHMOND, B.C. - The B.C. government has hired a former attorney general to oversee the province's grilling of Enbridge on its proposed Northern Gatew...

Lift Pot Ban: Ex-Attorneys General

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Four former B.C. attorneys general are calling for the legalization of marijuana, saying the current ban on pot is only fuelling gang viol...