The Common Sense Canadian

Support the new Common Sense Canadian - a leading-edge web and social media platform focusing on key issues shaping our future - our economy and environment.

We need your Common Cents!

It is only through the support of readers like you that The Common Sense Canadian can thrive as a voice for the public and environmental interest - which is why Rafe Mair and I need your help. 

With this easy-to-use tool, you can get some awesome rewards for supporting independent media we know you value and enjoy.

Donating online not your thing? We happily accept cheques :-)

How this fundraiser works

  1. Click on a reward or "perk" from the right hand column
  2. Fill in your email address
  3. Provide your credit card information

It’s that easy!

Media that YOU own

It's no secret that much of mainstream media no longer serves us. The old bastions of journalism not only fail to cover the issues that matter, but they're steadily going out of business. 

Many of us spend tens or hundreds of dollars a month on newspaper and cable subscriptions. What if some of those funds went to support a different model of journalism?

Many of you have spent time at The Common Sense Canadian in the three years since Rafe Mair and I co-founded it - so you have a sense of what we're capable of. What you may not be aware of is how much we've managed to do with so little.

Your support will go a long way!

We already reach a hundred thousand people, primarily in Western Canada - but we want to be speaking to a half million, across the country and beyond. That's where you come in.

Your Support Will Go A Long Way

We've been working hard for the past year at taking The Common Sense Canadian to the next level. By investing in this campaign, you will help fund:

  • Our new web platform
  • Heightened reporting and coverage of key stories
  • Investigative research
  • New videos and infograhics  
  • Public forums

    The Common Sense Canadian

    We'll keep hammering away at the issues that really matter

    From Enbridge, Kinder Morgan and Keystone XL to "fracking" and LNG; from elusive salmon viruses to billions in hidden government debt; from the destruction of BC Hydro to Canada's lagging support for innovation; from foreign trade deals to solving our transportation challenges; from resource politics and climate change to balancing our need for jobs with our need for a clean environment - the team of independent experts and commentators at The Common Sense Canadian have been there with fresh insights, a dogged pursuit of the truth and defence of the public interest.

    This isn't a one-way street - get awesome rewards for your support!

    By chosing to support our independent journalism, you're also eligible for some unique rewards!

    • HD digital downloads of Sean Holman's new doc, "Whipped" and "Rafe Mair: 80 and Still Kicking Ass"
    • Exclusive web video chat, invitation to Networking Party, dinner with Rafe and me
    • Modo Car Co-op - free membership, $50 discount
    • All-new e-book - "A Dose of Common Sense"
    • Limited, signed Ian McAllister prints

    Some of our rewards

    Other Ways You Can Help

    Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help:

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    A citizen-supported media project dedicated to the environment and public interest...now that's common sense!


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