We know that we cannot return to the way things were before the COVID-19 pandemic. A return to business-as-usual is not an option. Rising to the challenge, hundreds of Canadian organizations and campaign groups have launched the Just Recovery...
As the coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, we must not ignore the climate crisis. The evidence is all around us. Global warming threatens our very existence. As Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said recently, "Just because we're in...
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Canadians (and the rest of the world) to hit the pause button. How do we recover back better? Can we? Do we want to? This is especially true of our energy transition to a...
“Delay is the deadliest form of denial," once said C. Northcote Parkinson. And "Most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it,” according to George R.R. Martin ( A Game of Thrones). And as the world struggles...
"This is the time for a Great Reset," writes George Monbiot in a recent Op-ed in The Guardian. He refers to "a collective failure: a crashing lapse in education, that is designed for a world in which we no...
"Capitalism’s shield has been breached — we can now see its soul," writes Brad Zarett in a recent article first published in Medium. Brad writes about avoiding the trap of getting 'back to normal' once we get through the...
The way we are tackling the corona crisis is a rehearsal for how we might deal with the climate crisis which is just on our doorstep. The only difference is that "one's happening in real time, one in deep...
Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system. — Wangari Maathai, Kenyan political activist In his recent article—first published in The Tyee and featured in...
Truth and life lessons often come to us the hard way. An old Chinese proverb says that one way to learn to do something right is to do something wrong. And we humans have been doing many things wrong...
It seems almost inevitable that the Canadian government will bail out (once again) the oil and gas sector. But should governments around the world give bailouts to the wealthiest and most polluting industry in our economy? "A smart response to...