Date: 2020/04/05 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Publications

Good Sunday Morning And for those of you who observe Christian holidays, Happy Palm Sunday! It is hard to keep track of time. It is almost Passover. One week until Easter, but each day is like the one before. For most of us, we are working from home and only going out for essential things. ...

Date: 2020/03/29 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, COVID 19, Democracy, Issues, News, Publications, Uncategorized

A mixed week (March 29, 2020) Good Sunday Morning! And for one Sunday, I am trying to focus on things non-COVID19. (And apologies for this being longer than usual. I broke it up with headings, for speed reading!) Green Party news: A chance to participate in an activity consistent with public health rules: TODAY -the ...

Date: 2020/03/23 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News, Publications

Good Sunday Morning!   Dear friends, It has been one weird week. I have been self-isolating at home in Sidney. I am half-way through my two week period of self-imposed quarantine.  Given the number of MPs who were in contact with people with COVID19, not to mention the numbers of people I run into on ...

Date: 2020/03/20 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, COVID 19, Democracy, Publications

  Teachers tend to children sick with Spanish Flu at Collège La Salle in Thetford Mines, Que. Photo: Centre d’archives de la région de Thetford – Fonds Galerie de nos ancêtres de l’or blanc. Donated by Juliette Dallaire In the midst of this COVID-19 societal upheaval that feels like paralysis, it is far too soon ...

Date: 2020/03/19 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, COVID 19, News, Publications

Hi all, I know all of us like to be social, so social-distancing is a challenge, but please do it! I am keeping our Sidney office staffed, but only one staff person at a time. Please call ahead as we are not taking walk-in meetings. We are dealing with quite a few stranded constituents and ...

Date: 2020/03/15 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News, Publications, Uncategorized

Good Sunday Morning, And, if it isn’t the Ides of March… Not to be superstitious, but on Friday the 13th, Parliament adjourned.  We set the date of April 20 to return, but essentially pre-approved staying out longer if required – or coming back sooner if economic and other pressing matters require it. We are in ...

Date: 2020/03/09 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Democracy, News

Good Sunday Morning! And Happy International Women’s Day! March 8, 1980 was a huge day for me in finding my path. I had always wanted to be an environmental lawyer, but my parents’ decision to move us to Cape Breton Island had resulted in big financial reversals. From 1973, when we moved, until 1980, I ...

Date: 2020/03/06 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Climate Change, Publications

At a time when the toll of climate change is becoming increasingly apparent in both human and economic costs, recent events have also revealed the role corruption plays in the policy intractability around the issue. In Australia, where unprecedented bushfires have galvanized attention on the issue, the revolving door from fossil fuel lobbying to politics ...

On Friday, February 7, 2020, the CEO of Trans Mountain pipeline, Ian Anderson, announced that the costs of building the pipeline expansion have “soared from an initial estimate of $7.4 billion to $12.6 billion.” That seemingly straight-forward statement is replete with misconceptions.For one thing, the pipeline’s “initial estimate” was not $7.4 billion. In the National ...

Date: 2019/05/29 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Climate Change, Democracy, In the News, News, Publications

In December 2015, the world agreed to the Paris Accord; to slash greenhouse gas emissions to hold global average temperature increase to 1.5 degrees C (over what it was before the Industrial Revolution), and, if we miss that target, to as far below 2 degrees as possible. The International Energy Agency (IEA) is not an ...

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