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[…]

A New Voting Block? Fiscally Conservative & Green

There is an emerging, new demographic in Canadian politics that I like to refer to as Young Green Tories. But don’t be fooled by the moniker – they are neither traditional Conservatives nor Green party activists. Rather, they are young, multi-partisan, hard-green fiscal conservatives who could well develop into Canada’s new must-have voting block –[…]

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[…]

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[…]