Canada’s murky bailout deal for oil and gas will cost us all

The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with low oil prices, have created extraordinarily hard times in oil producing provinces such as Alberta, and unemployment not seen since the Great Depression. Quite properly, the federal government has promised to help. But it is shameful that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is using your tax dollars to bail out the oil and gas exploration and production industry, perhaps the wealthiest and most polluting industry in human history. For details, see my op ed in the National Observer.

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Join me for two great webinars on carbon pricing

Following the Supreme Court decision, upholding the federal carbon pricing law, smart prosperity hosted two great conversations. I moderated the first webinar, on the legal significance of the case, and represented the Green party in the second webinar on the...

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Carbon pricing win at Supreme Court- now the real work begins

In our growing climate crisis, March 25 was a pretty good day. The Supreme Court of Canada rejected Conservative premiers’ attacks on Canada’s federal carbon pricing law, despite our complicated constitution. This should be the end of the anti-carbon-price dead...

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Receiving the Law Society Medal

On December 8, 2020, Treasurer Theresa Donnelly, head of the Law Society of Ontario officially awarded me a 2020 Law Society Medal for leadership in environmental law, on behalf of Ontario's 55,000 lawyers and 9000 paralegals. This is what I...

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Why I am running for the Greens in University- Rosedale

Thank you for the overwhelming warm welcome for my decision to run for the Ontario Green Party in the 2022 election. After 45 years of being meticulously non-partisan, I can no longer stand aside and merely shout at the radio...

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Excellent Massey climate conference

What a great finale we had yesterday to Massey is #MissingCOP26. It’s been an exciting two weeks. Massey is Missing COP26 climate conference This fifth and last session of the Massey is Missing COP 26 climate conference, hosted by Rosemary McCarney and...

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