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Andrew Lodge

Andrew Lodge is a physician and faculty member of the University of British Columbia. He recently spent a year teaching at a medical school in Nepal.

Left, G20 leaders in Brisbane, Australia. Right: Bob Geldof

G20 and Bob Geldof put band aid solutions over a deadly hemorrhage

The G20 summit wrapped up this month with the world's richest economies, Canada included, pledging to raise gross domestic products globally by strengthening the private sector. During the...

Dark side of Canadian mining activities overseas brought to light

Compared to the oil industry, Canada's mining industry isn't known for controversy.  In poorer parts of the world, however, the Canadian mining sector is seen in a different light.  Canada'...

Ebola debacle the latest in a series of crises ignored by developed countries

Talk of Ebola is now ubiquitous. Preparations – or lack thereof – for the coming storm are being discussed in every major news media outlet in North America and around the world. Morally marginal...
Desmond Tutu in Fort McMurray. Photo by Bill Weaver

Desmond Tutu is right about climate change and its inextricable links to human rights

Desmond Tutu is not one to shy away from a cause he believes in.   This past week the South African Archbishop  – for years the spiritual leader of the anti-apartheid movement –...
Gillian Bennett right to die assisted suicide

The right to die? B.C. physician reflects on Gillian Bennett's suicide

"I will take my life today around noon. It is time."

What Mount Polley can tell us about public spending in BC

The fallout from Mount Polley is only just beginning. The story will no doubt unfold painfully over time. This is, however, a chance for all of us to reflect on how we first got here in the first...

Sex work and the politics of rape: why the government owes women an apology

It's stunning that the government has still not addressed the comments in any meaningful way and has refused to remove Goguen for the remainder of the process.