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COP21 Blog Update - Day 4

Blog | Friday, 04 Dec 2015
 The cracks hiding behind the diplomatic veneer are rising to the surface.  In ADP developing country negotiators spoke more clearly about why it is unfair for Industrialized countries to ignore...

COP21 Blog Update – Day 3

Blog | Thursday, 03 Dec 2015
  If this blog were a climate text, it would look like this: [ [Inviting]  [Encouraging] Green party supporters [observers] and [other interested parties] civil society actors to consider the [...

COP21 Blog Update - Day 2

Blog | Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015
This was the second day of COP, but our first day of negotiations.  The leaders of nations from around the world have jetted home.  (My friend New Zealand Green MP Kennedy Graham pointed out in his...

COP21 Blog - Kicking Things Off

Blog | Tuesday, 01 Dec 2015
At the end of the first day of the 21st Conference of the Parties I feel like we must be at day 4, or 5.  Why the sense of exhaustion?  Over 150 world leaders speaking one after the other.  The...

Why it matters to appoint a Cabinet with gender balance

Blog | Wednesday, 04 Nov 2015
I don’t know about you, but I have been astonished at the many media pundits who question Justin Trudeau’s decision to appoint a Cabinet with gender parity. The CBC panel on November 1 with Walrus...

Fixing What Harper Broke - Part Two

Blog | Monday, 02 Nov 2015
Fixing What Harper Broke – Part Two The first “to-do” list focussed on changes to policy and legislation brought in under the Harper administration. But the damage was not confined to omnibus laws...

Fixing What Harper Broke: a to-do list for the incoming Government

Blog | Thursday, 29 Oct 2015
We need a stock-taking. A “to-do” list. Some of what the Harper administration broke will be easy to fix; much will be very hard indeed. What we must do is insist the damage be reversed. There is an...

Campaign Blog - 2 days to go!

Blog | Saturday, 17 Oct 2015
For the last 75 days I have been put on the defensive. Facing an onslaught of "strategic voting" mania. I have talked about how we actually favour cooperation, how we asked the Liberals and the NDP...

Campaign Blog – 11 days till Harper is gone

Blog | Thursday, 08 Oct 2015
Well, he won’t be “gone.”  Stephen Harper will (I hope) go on to a long and tranquil retirement.  He will (just a guess) enjoy time on the board of Barrick Gold or maybe Encana (likely both). In the...

Campaign Blog - E-Day minus 17

Blog | Saturday, 03 Oct 2015
When I started attacking the "Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act" in the House this spring, I knew it was a campaign tactic masquerading as legislation.  I knew it had nothing to do...