Most cities in Canada and the U.S. are lacking in infrastructure to move millions of people safely and affordably. With some notable exceptions, such as Vancouver and Calgary, no successful rapid transit infrastructure projects have been built in Canadian cities for decades.
Considering our vast cultural and political differences, is it really possible to collectively solve the world’s social, economic and environmental problems? And more importantly, if so, how do we formalize our commitments to change without an overarching global government? The highly recommended Global Governance and the UN: An Unfinished Journey is a bold attempt to answer these questions by emphasizing the value of international co-ordination in tackling the most pressing and challenging issues of the 21st century. Click through for our full review…
Getting A Grip 2: Clarity, Creativity and Courage for the World We Really Want is a revised edition of a book that addresses the common feeling that the planet is in trouble and we have little control over the outcome. Author Frances Moore Lappé tackles the issues of the world by acknowledging the problems and the overwhelming task of dealing with them, and then doesn’t waste any time offering up solutions.Click through for our full review…
Video clips of Bonnie Dawson, the Animal Alliance Environment Voters candidate in the N.W.T.’s Western Arctic riding discusses animal and environmental issues she feels are important in both the north and across Canada and a conversation with Eli Purchase: N.W.T. Green candidate
It’s official — the government has fallen from power, clearing the way for a spring election.
Vancouver, BC – The Wilderness Committee is raising concerns regarding inconsistencies and misinformation in the BC throne speech for 2009. Tuesday’s throne speech was a disappointing example of rhetoric over reality. The government is pushing forward a number of environmentally harmful initiatives all the while trying to pass them off as green. It’s green-washing, plain [...]
Vancouver, May 6 – With the election less than a week away, voters are still struggling to understand the parties’ environmental platforms. What is the difference between cap and trade and the carbon tax? Do party promises constitute real solutions? West Coast Environmental Law and the Pembina Institute have teamed up to offer voters an [...]
Opinion article from Peter Robinson, CEO of the David Suzuki Foundation May 6, 2009 – B.C voters can take heart that the environment is a key issue in this election. That all three major parties have made the environment central to their platforms gives citizens the opportunity to push whichever party forms government to follow [...]
Sharon Labchuk is a force of nature. She is the founder and leader of the Green Party of PEI. She served as the campaign manager for Elizabeth May’s successful campaign to become leader of the Green Party of Canada. And she served as the Co-Chair of the GPC Shadow Cabinet for the last two years that I was leader of the party.