Homage to the Best Known Canadian Environmentalist

Canada has many outstanding environmentalists, but few who are as well known as David Suzuki.  He has recently published a short book that summarizes his thoughts on the serious consequences of climate change, entitled “The Legacy: An Elder’s Vision of Our Sustainable Future”.  Nearly 70 of the 113 pages explain why we are on the …

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Development of the Oil Sands – The Elephant in the Room!

On Tuesday, February 15th, the Alberta Research and Innovation Authority, an advisory body funded by the Government of Alberta, sponsored a six-page information feature published in the Globe & Mail. The commentaries in the feature respond to public criticism of Alberta’s oil sands development, first that it contributes to pollution, and secondly that the extraction …

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January 26th Climate Forum – “Political Change for a Climate in Crisis”

 The panellists, Lynn MacDonald and Peter Russell, spoke to this well-attended meeting co-sponsored by For Our Grandchildren. The third panellist, Glen Murray, (Ontario Minister for Research & Innovation) was unable to attend because of illness, but promised to participate in a public forum on the topic at a subsequent date. In her opening remarks, Lynn MacDonald noted …

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