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[…]

The Absudity of the Pipeline Debate

“The real risk is not regulatory rejection but regulatory approval, undermined by subsequent legal challenges and the absence of ‘social license’ to operate,” Jim Prentice, (then) CIBC executive and former Harper environment minister, on the reality of National Energy Board approval for Northern Gateway. In the greatest non-shock of recent political history, the National Energy[…]

Wildlife Photography is Critical to Wildlife Conservation

Since seeing my first wild bear at the age of seven, my passion for the wild has been fuelled by my passion for nature photography. Ghost Bear Photography – named in honour of the two decade fight to save the white Kermode or spirit bear – hopes to, like the spirit bear campaign itself, reconnect[…]

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,[…]