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    The panda in the room

    Blog | Thursday, 28 Nov 2013
    It has been more than a year since the Harper government cabinet was in a legal position to ratify the Canada-China investment treaty. Thank goodness that step has not yet been taken. It is the...

    Warsaw COP19 – Daily Blog – Is this the worst COP ever?

    Blog | Thursday, 21 Nov 2013
    Well, that’s not quite a fair question.  Copenhagen, COP15, will, hopefully for all time, represent the low point in the effort to achieve meaningful action to avert disaster, but for in-between COPs...

    Warsaw COP19 – Daily Blog – Time is running out.

    Blog | Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013
    I thought the working session I was in last night had run late – after midnight. But in turns out, that was an early COP evening. The buzz in the morning was that the group working on “loss and...

    Warsaw COP19 – Daily Blog – Meeting with Ban Ki-Moon

    Blog | Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013
    Today was the official opening of the High-Level portion of the negotiations.  My day started with a real thrill, meeting the U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon.  Thanks to being an advisor to the...

    Warsaw COP19 – Daily Blog

    Blog | Sunday, 17 Nov 2013
    I will be here, in Warsaw over the next seven days, for what is called the “High Level Segment” of the 19th Conference of the Parties under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. It is not...

    The beginning of the end of Harper’s iron rule

    Blog | Thursday, 31 Oct 2013
    Okay, maybe this is not really the beginning of the end. I think the beginning of the end may have been last spring when some of the Conservative back-benchers had the temerity to complain publicly...

    Can you keep a secret?

    Blog | Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013
    It could be a self-parody, but it isn’t. In the wake of the breaking scandal about Canada’s espionage unit spying on the Government of Brazil, I realized I wasn’t sure about the origins and mandate...