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COP16 Tuesday Update

Tuesday, 07 Dec 2010 - I had a wonderful meeting last night with an inspiring group of Canadian youth. We went around the circle at their low rent hostel in the centre of Cancun as they introduced themselves and where they...

Sir Nicholas Stern on Canada

Monday, 06 Dec 2010 - After his talk, I asked Sir Nicholas what he made of the Canadian PM, who has a degree in economics but claims that meeting necessary GHG reduction targets will cost "millions of jobs." He replied, "...

COP16 - Monday

Monday, 06 Dec 2010 - The economic case for a low carbon path was presented by Sir Nicholas Stern, former Senior Economist to the World Bank and author of the landmark Stern Review. Five years ago, he presented his...

Sunday - More Informal Session

Sunday, 05 Dec 2010 - Colombia speaking passionately about naming the "elephant in the room--  the ghost of Copenhagen."  We must overcome the ghost of Copenhagen. The tragedies caused by failing to take action. We are...

COP16 - Sunday AM Update

Sunday, 05 Dec 2010 - In an informal plenary, the President of the COP, Mexico's Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa, just set out some process rules going forward. The rules would not make sense if you had not experienced...

COP16 - Saturday

Sunday, 05 Dec 2010 - For a meeting that the media ignored, that governments down-played and that even environmental groups thought would be a snoozer, COP16 in Cancun is off to a far more interesting start.The good news...

Climate Change bill defeated without debate in the Senate

Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 - I am currently in a sustainable communities conference in Kelowna and unable to express outrage in my own words at what just happened. Please read this release from Senator Grant Mitchell's office (...

Prosperity

Friday, 12 Nov 2010 - On Tuesday, Adriane Carr and I made a visit to our wonderful candidate in Prince George-Cariboo, Heidi Redl.  We had planned it for some time (and on to Prince George the next day with our other...

Let’s speak out now to shut down attack ads

Sunday, 31 Oct 2010 - If you have any access to US television stations, you have probably been using the mute button a lot lately.  As the US voters prepare to go to the polls, the airwaves are...

Harper’s new crack down on smugglers

Friday, 22 Oct 2010 - It is all in the framing.  The crack down is described as a way to deal with “human smugglers.”  The image conjured is of boat-loads of potential terrorists who may land on our shores.What if you...