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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Honourary doctorate in Environmental Studies

On June 14, 2022, the Faculty of Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo awarded me an honourary doctorate. Here is the address I gave to convocation: "When I am six years old, I fall in love with nature. Polio...

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International Women’s Day

Hurrah, it is International Women’s Day. Remember the groundbreaking Paris Agreement of 2015? It was women like Christina Figureres, the visionary and collaborative leader of the UNFCCC who made that Agreement possible. Today, I salute all the women leaders who...

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Becoming a corporate director

One of the ways I hope to make a difference is by sitting on appropriate corporate boards. I am therefore honoured and grateful to have been one of the four featured candidates in A Seat at the Table's December 2021/...

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Roadmap to Net Zero

I spent much of 2021 preparing, and consulting on, the Green Party of Ontario Roadmap to Net Zero, the plan that sets the Canadian benchmark for action on climate, environment and equity. This free webinar gives an overview of the...

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Fast green transition will save money too

An excellent new report from Oxford shows that a rapid green #energytransition will likely save many trillions of dollars - even before accounting for climate damages and co-benefits of climate policy, such as #cleanairforall. How? Continue exponentially increasing deployment of...

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