Date: 2021/01/24 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Good Sunday Morning, Publications

And Happy Robbie Burns Day for those who celebrate! Apologies to my brother in Cape Breton who decries the veneration of a lowland Scot who spoke no Gaelic! I have been thinking a lot lately about the nature of Canadian federation and the challenges, in so many areas of public policy, caused by jurisdictional boundaries ...

Date: 2021/01/10 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Good Sunday Morning! What a week!! Before diving into the events south of the border, I do not want to ignore the week’s events here. In some parts of the country more than others, but everywhere, we face very worrying trends in COVID19.  Ontario Premier Doug Ford called the projections “scary” but left the people of ...

Date: 2021/01/03 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

I hope everyone had a restful, peaceful and not too lonely holiday. It is the first time in my 66 years that it has been so hard to frame a cheery seasonal greeting. As we look forward to 2021, much remains unknowable.  How long will COVID continue to dominate our lives?  How effectively will the vaccine be ...

Date: 2020/12/13 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Yesterday was the five year anniversary of the historic conclusion of the climate negotiations in Paris.  I remember it as if it were yesterday. Claire Martin, Jaymini Bhika and I had pulled three all nighters in a row as the negotiations wore on. But then again I remember the signing of the United Nations Framework Convention ...

Date: 2020/12/06 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

We are nearing the end of this parliamentary session as the House will rise December 11 until late January 2021. This week, we have to get through the measures required by the Fall Economic Statement (confidence votes tomorrow), as well as Bill C-7 on Medical Assistance in Dying, slowed down by Conservative opposition. As well, ...

Date: 2020/11/29 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Good Sunday Morning! And November draws to a close. Tomorrow will be Chrystia Freeland’s Financial Update, to which I will respond from Command Central – my home office in Sidney. I will speak, beamed into the House of Commons on a big screen as the last of the speakers from each Opposition party in reply ...

Date: 2020/11/22 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Today’s missive is intended to be something you can post on Facebook pages and share with friends by email.  Please share and please take steps to demand better. On Thursday, the long-awaited Climate Accountability Act – full name “An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the ...

Date: 2020/11/15 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Blustery and cold here on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. We have been shivering for a while in unseasonable cold, while for early November, Toronto, Ottawa and much of eastern Canada have been experiencing unseasonable warmth.  Across southern Ontario records were being smashed. It looks like more normal temperatures are returning in Ontario with snow ...

Date: 2020/11/08 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications, Uncategorized

This morning’s newsletter is dedicated to the memory of my brother-in-law, Peter Anthony Kidder, who left this world yesterday morning. Much loved and much missed. (April 15, 1960- November 7,2020)   Good Sunday Morning! Well, the agonizing wait ended yesterday morning with the news that Joe Biden is President-Elect. I am so relieved in so many ways, ...

Date: 2020/11/01 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Publications

Green elections and oil pipelines (November 1, 2020) Good Sunday Morning Welcome to our 9th month of pandemic- November. Hard to stay cheerful, but we must keep trying! Getting back to trying to share actual news about oil and pipelines, but first some really good Green news! You all know this by now, but we can ...

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