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Oil sands: the difficult poster child for Canada’s environmental record

Blog | Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013
The Government of Canada will clearly spare no expense in extolling the environmental virtues of oil sands bitumen.  We spend millions in promotion, domestic advertizing for our “Responsible Resource...

Canada Day prescription

Blog | Thursday, 18 Jul 2013
On my Canada Day travels, I was asked what I would change about democracy in Canada. There is so much wrong in the current state of politics that people might think there is no available remedy. The...

Trains, pipelines and disasters

Blog | Monday, 15 Jul 2013
Every time I think of what happened in Lac-Mégantic, I have a hard time getting past the sense of total grief that a beautiful little town should have been victim of such a random, devastating and...

This session of parliament

Blog | Thursday, 04 Jul 2013
The headlines covered some of what happened: scandals, Senate fraud, a $90,000 cheque from the prime minister’s chief of staff, Nigel Wright, (who quickly became the former chief of staff) to pay off...

Climate Jeopardy

Blog | Friday, 28 Jun 2013
A. “Up a creek.’ Q. What is President Obama’s climate action plan and where does that leave Stephen Harper? I would have suggested the answer was “high and dry,” but given the increasing likelihood...

How Greens Vote in the EU Parliament

Blog | Friday, 28 Jun 2013
My daughter Cate just graduated from Kings University in Halifax in May and has been interning in Brussels with a friend of mine, Catherine Greze, Green Party of France MEP in the European Parliament...

What I Would Change About Politics in Canada

Blog | Monday, 24 Jun 2013
Democracy is, as Winston Churchill once quipped, the worst system of government, except all the others that have been tried. He also, less famously said, “The best argument against democracy is a...

Praising the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Blog | Sunday, 23 Jun 2013
I remain so grateful to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities for your leadership on issues of sustainability. Municipalities, large and small, rural and urban, represent a level of government...

The latest attempt to deny climate science

Blog | Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013
In case you missed it, earlier this month an article appeared in a little known physics journal, rated by scientists as of ‘low influence,’ the International Journal of Modern Physics B. The article...

Time to Put the Pieces of the Puzzle in Place

Blog | Thursday, 06 Jun 2013
If all the key pieces of Canada’s energy future – the climate crisis, a prosperous economy, labour issues, east-west connectivity, energy efficiency, technological innovation, federal-provincial...