The Failure of Our National Discourse

If you’re like me and believe that Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta’s oil sands to the BC coast will never come to fruition (and I’m clearly not alone in thinking this to be the case), then you have to ask yourself the question: what’s next for Canada’s energy debate? Northern Gateway is trending because[…]

A New Chapter

For almost two decades, the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition helped give a voice to an animal that few people knew existed, and empowered young people to put forward a vision to protect the rare white Kermode or spirit bear. Today, it can be said with confidence, that while the spirit bear is not saved, it[…]

Who wants to run for office?

I’ve long been accused of harbouring political ambitions. As those who know me well can attest, this couldn’t be further from the truth. While in politics it’s always said that one should never say never, I can say with ease that running for office is something I will never, never consider.  And I’m not alone in[…]

Reflections from the Campaign: Q&A Part 2

Part two of my favourite interviews with Charles Tsai: How would you describe your ideal environment? My ideal environment doesn’t just include the conservation of fragile beauty, complex ecosystems, and societal sustainability, it also includes a political equilibrium between environmental policy and economic policy. To me, this is an absolute must, for without political sustainability,[…]

Reflections from the Campaign: Q&A Part One

My good friend, colleague and mentor Charles Tsai – founder of Social Creatives and current innovation-driver at Ashoka Canada – is not just a great leader in his own right, but also a brilliant journalist, with a knack for asking great questions. Over the years, Charles has pushed me to reflect on the Spirit Bear[…]