Tackling the Democratic Deficit

Just because you’ll never see my name on a ballot, doesn’t mean that I’ve quit believing in the importance of politics. (Though sometimes I’d like to fool myself into believing it doesn’t matter…thanks Toronto City Hall!) I vote. Always. And I’ll work to support candidates I believe in – across party lines. However, as we[…]

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[…]