2014 – A good year for Climate Action

2014 was a good year for climate change action on the international front. It should leave us hopeful for further action in 2015 and it should encourage us in Canada to fight to get our own house in order. China – US Climate Pact. Many commentators say that this agreement is no big deal, but the …

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Carbon Tax discussion goes main stream

Carbon tax awareness among the general population really is increasing. Last Wednesday’s Ontario Today question was “Are you willing to pay a Carbon Tax?” Invited guests were Glenn Murray, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Andrew Weaver, a well known climate scientist and MPP in British Columbia, and Nick Rivers, Canada Research Chair in …

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More Bang for our Buck

This summer I had a thoroughly pleasant morning with an old friend at the Fredericton Saturday farmers’ market. Steve stopped to chat with friends wherever he turned, we bought provisions, and I bought a few gifts for my family. I was intrigued by the number of people wearing yellow t-shirts with the logo you see at …

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Drew Monkman Dreams of a Better Future

A very high profile issue in Peterborough for a number of years and continuing in the current municipal election has been the proposed extension of The Parkway. Even if you’re not from Peterborough you can imagine the debate. It must be something like the debate in Toronto that in 1971 successfully blocked the completion of the …

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