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COP23 wraps up – without triumph or disaster

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 - Late Sunday afternoon at Heathrow and changing planes en route home. I really should have written the wrap up blog on Saturday, but my mind played tricks on me.  I felt as though I had written it...

Friday in Bonn – Not over yet…

Friday, 17 Nov 2017 - It’s Friday in Bonn at COP23 and negotiations continue in back rooms to resolve issues of long-term financing and details of various funds to assist developing countries. Still, within a few hours,...

COP23 Blog - Negotiations Continue

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 - Every Conference of the Parties has a very similar schedule of work over a two week period.  Some have more work, more pressure and tougher issues to negotiate, but the pattern largely remains the...

COP23 – Climate action as a technical slow motion process

Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 - This is an in between sort of COP.  I have said for years that there are “good cops and bad cops.”  This one is a pun waiting to happen, taken from the great Quebecois film “Bon Cop; Bad Cop.” This...

Remembering Dr. Susan Roddy

Friday, 27 Oct 2017 - On behalf of myself, and the members of the Green Party of Canada, I wish to convey our profound sadness and sense of loss upon learning of the death of Dr. Susan Roddy. As most are aware, Susan was...

Key promised reforms dealing with C-51 and omnibus budget bills C-38 and C-45

Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 - Now that we have had 18 months under the new Trudeau administration, a pattern has become clear. In approaching promises from the campaign to reverse changes made under the previous government, those...

Elizabeth May: The Slow Pace of Parliament (Policy Magazine)

Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 - The Slow Pace of Parliament Policy Magazine, June 2017 Right after the 2015 election, I wrote a two-part blog titled “Fixing what Harper broke.” It serves as an ongoing checklist of the areas that...

Elizabeth May: The Liberals’ climate plan? A chocolate cake diet

Sunday, 21 May 2017 - First, let’s get out of the way any notion that the Trudeau administration is no better than the Conservatives under Stephen Harper. Trudeau and his cabinet are far superior by any sensible...

Elizabeth May: A Green Balance of Power in BC – Policy Magazine

Monday, 15 May 2017 - A Green Balance of Power in BCAt a moment in politics when it seems positive firsts are few and far between, the news that the BC Green Party — the BC cousin of the federal Greens — will be forming...

Elizabeth in Island Tides: Another Liberal promise about to be broken on Canada’s navigable waters?

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 - This article originally appeared in Island Tides (April 27, 2017). Read the Green Party of Canada's related media release here. Another promise about to be broken?  Will Liberals restore the...