Jerry West

Gold River, Vancouver Island

Jerry West is the publisher, editor and janitor for The Record, an independent, progressive regional publication for Nootka Sound and Canada’s West Coast. This column originally appeared in his paper, and is posted on rabble with permission. West is a former Sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps and a Vietnam-era anti-war activist.

Jerry West
Jul 9, 2008

B.C.'s carbon circus continues

British Columbia's carbon circus continues. On July 5 Premier Gordon Campbell published an editorial in the <i>Vancouver Sun</i> titled "Climate change is our problem to solve."
Jun 25, 2008

Carbon tax shell game

The new B.C. carbon tax takes effect July 1. The Liberals and Green Party are praising it, the NDP opposes it as a tax grab. The question to be asking here is why employ a tax to solve this problem
May 14, 2008

Creeping sprawl targets farmland

Last week I read an article in the <i>Fresno Bee</i> about a workshop sponsored by the Fresno County Farm Bureau. The focus was on how to stop urban sprawl and save farmland.
May 1, 2008

Negotiating a sustainable fishing future

With the total closure of salmon fishing off of the U.S. coast this year, the salmon farming industry is licking its chops and using the situation to set the stage for more pressure to expand the ind
Apr 21, 2008

Of food and fuel

Food prices have been in the news quite a bit lately. Publications everywhere are warning of a coming crisis as the cost of food continues to rise. In the last two years the average world food price
Mar 20, 2008

Carbon tax not the solution

Using market regulation as the primary tool to effect social and economic change both favours the wealthy and provides no certainty that much of the desired change will be accomplished.
Feb 6, 2008

Canada's wrongs in protecting rights abroad

This week the Globe and Mail featured a web exclusive editorial titled "Our Afghan detainees deserve Charter protection." It argues that the protections of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms s


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