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The Women’s Coalition - It's Good to Dream

Blog | Friday, 06 Mar 2015
(OTTAWA) - I could claim “last night I had the strangest dream...”.  It had to do with International Womens’ Day. And suddenly the male leadership decided it had really made too big a mess of things...

Dear Bitumen - Breaking up with Fossil Fuels

Blog | Friday, 13 Feb 2015
Dear Bitumen, I must be blunt – I don’t know what we ever saw in you. You seemed popular, like all of the countries wanted to be with you. We thought maybe your exports could support us financially....

Community-based health research key to preventing diseases caused by environmental degradation

Blog | Monday, 09 Feb 2015
(OTTAWA) - Canada needs far more research on preventing human diseases caused by environmental degradation. This research must be more community-based. This will lead to preventive measures better...

Harper’s police state law

Blog | Sunday, 08 Feb 2015
(OTTAWA) - ​ I remember the events of October 22. While I was in lock-down on Parliament Hill, I remember who hid in a closet and who ran toward gun fire. The guy in the closet is now planning to...

Writer didn’t ask me; Others did

Blog | Friday, 09 Jan 2015
(CHARLOTTETOWN) - A Thunder Bay Chronicle Journal letter to the editor from December 3 stated that “Hyer did not consult his constituents” regarding my vote on the decision to commit Canadian fighter...

Down to the wire – Was the Lima decision better than nothing?

Blog | Sunday, 14 Dec 2014
(LIMA) - As you likely have heard, the COP20 talks wrapped earlier this morning at around 3:30 AM.  The deal was done in seconds following the break for countries to review a new text tabled by the...

The COP that would not die...

Blog | Friday, 12 Dec 2014
(LIMA) -Okay, I know that sounds like a Bruce Willis movie and my apologies... but this COP has achieved that dreamlike-nightmarish quality that obscures what day it is, what time it is.  So...

Fanfare and backrooms

Blog | Thursday, 11 Dec 2014
(LIMA) - As the available hours for negotiations wind down, we have entered the usual phase at such negotiations of high-level speeches extolling negotiators to finish the work and deliver on our...

Climate march in Lima and fresh ideas in talks

Blog | Thursday, 11 Dec 2014
(OTTAWA) - The COP20 talks are taking place in an unlikely venue  - a military base outside of town.  Despite the reporting of its carbon footprint, being built from scratch to accommodate ten...

Canada’s Dismal Presence in Lima at COP20

Blog | Tuesday, 09 Dec 2014
Leona Aglukkaq has been in Lima at COP20 arriving on the same flight I took to Peru. She was in first class so I didn’t see her, but I was reliably informed by a friend in the front cabin that she...