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    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...

    Climate talks at national and sub-national levels

    Blog | Monday, 08 Dec 2014
    Sorry. That has to be my least inspired blog title ever.  Chalk it up to being immersed in UN-speak all day. The morning plenary dealt with two newly tabled documents --  a draft decision from the co...

    What’s at stake in Lima?

    Blog | Saturday, 06 Dec 2014
    I am in Lima, Peru for the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). COPs within the UNFCCC are the on-going process working to develop a...

    Harper’s assault on our national parks

    Blog | Friday, 05 Dec 2014
    Unlike our current prime minister’s attack on climate policy and push for every pipeline and tanker in sight, this one is flying under the radar.  In fact, Conservative Party talking points make...

    Pipeline Politics

    Blog | Friday, 14 Nov 2014
    As the debate rages south of the border about the Keystone pipeline, there are some key facts to bear in mind.  Every pipeline currently being promoted – whether Alberta to the Pacific (Enbridge and...

    A Notice of My Dad's Death

    Blog | Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014
    In lieu of flowers, the May family would appreciate donations to the Green Party of Canada in memory of John May. My father, John May, died early this morning.  He was born John Walter May but...