Canada and Water: Destroying our Cultural Foundations

The disconnect between government policies and public opinion is hardly newsworthy, but it seems the divide has reached Grand Canyon proportions around Canadian environmental issues, particularly water. I (finally) got around to reading my latest issue of Canadian Geographic, which had a brief interview with Ed Burtynsky. He’s a Canadian photographer who this fall debuted…

Stirring the Hornet’s Nest

On Monday I published an op-ed over at iPolitics, looking at Leona Aglukkaq’s record as both Health Minister and head of the Arctic Council to glean some understanding of how she might fare in the Environment portfolio. The outcome wasn’t overly positive. I guess her media team was paying attention, because today they took issue…

Divide and conquer: Canadian environmental protection

Earlier this week, I joined many Canadians in celebrating the Ontario government stepping in to support the Experimental Lakes Area for a year. Stephen Harper claimed the federal government didn’t have the funds to run the facility, which came to ~$2 million per year. Fairly¬† ironic in the face of the latest Auditor General’s report…