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The Left? The Right?

Monday, 14 Jan 2019 - Last week, Maclean’s requested Elizabeth May’s Green perspective on a piece they were working on about the current left-right spectrum of Canadian politics. Elizabeth May responded that Greens do not...

Report from Poland

Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018 - When I was in my twenties, and living in a one-room log cabin in Cape Breton with my parents and brother, we heated with an old stove, called a “Warm Morning.”  It burned coal.  Cape Breton was then...

The Elections Modernization Act

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - On Monday April 30, 2018, a new set of amendments to Canada’s Elections Act was tabled. It is to be known as the Elections Modernization Act, C-76. It could be called the “Undoing Stephen Harper’s...

Brief Summary: New Elections Act Changes (C-76)

Friday, 04 May 2018 - On Monday April 30, 2018, a new set of amendments to Canada’s Elections Act was tabled. It is to be known as the Elections Modernization Act, C-76. It could be called the “Undoing Stephen Harper’s...

Letter to Andrew Scheer RE: Obstruction of S-203 in the Senate

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 - Dear Mr. Scheer, I am writing to ask you to end the Conservative senators’ obstruction of Bill S-203, the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act. Their procedural delay of this legislation...

Happy New Year - Climate Change for 2018

Tuesday, 02 Jan 2018 - Another year has passed and another opportunity has slipped away. Another 3 ppm CO2 has permanently found its way into the atmosphere boosting the current levels as of December 15, 2017, as measured...

COP23 wraps up – without triumph or disaster

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 - Late Sunday afternoon at Heathrow and changing planes en route home. I really should have written the wrap up blog on Saturday, but my mind played tricks on me.  I felt as though I had written it...

Friday in Bonn – Not over yet…

Friday, 17 Nov 2017 - It’s Friday in Bonn at COP23 and negotiations continue in back rooms to resolve issues of long-term financing and details of various funds to assist developing countries. Still, within a few hours,...

COP23 Blog - Negotiations Continue

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017 - Every Conference of the Parties has a very similar schedule of work over a two week period.  Some have more work, more pressure and tougher issues to negotiate, but the pattern largely remains the...
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