On a recent Saturday morning, as I settled in with a pot of Earl Grey and the weekend edition of the Globe & Mail, four seemingly unrelated articles snapped me to attention. While diverting individually, when read as a collective they were a bracing reminder that we are in serious danger of entering the “dark age” that Jane Jacobs alerted us to in her book of the same name in 2004. It’s time to connect the metaphorical dots and chart a new and better course for our communities and society, writ large. Let me explain.
Posted on August 18th, 2013
In mid-March, The Globe and Mail published an article (“B.C.’s loony green scheme”) that challenged the efficacy of British Columbia’s carbon neutral government (CNG) program. A report on carbon neutral government released at the end of March by B.C. Auditor General John Doyle sparked further debate about climate action and in particular, the policy tools that government can use in building its response. Whether you’re for or against the steps that B.C. has taken to address climate change, which includes the purchasing of carbon offsets to help the public sector achieve carbon neutrality, dialogue and debate is a good thing – it spurs reflection and refinement of policy choices that protect the public interest.
Posted on April 12th, 2013
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