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 ...

Date: 2019/03/23 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth

No matter where you sit on the political spectrum, the 2019 budget was all about spin. From the viewpoint of the Liberals, the main focus of this budget was not fiscal; it was political. They desperately want to divert attention from whatever the SNC Lavalin turmoil and the loss of two strong Cabinet ministers might ...

Date: 2019/03/13 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Blogs, Climate Change

We are in a climate emergency and we are doing nothing substantive or effective to confront it. Within Parliament and media circles, we ignore the urgency of the climate crisis. Some Members of Parliament understand the grave nature of the threat. Some of us grasp that when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports ...

Date: 2019/01/07 -- Category/Categories: Articles by Elizabeth, Climate Change

For politics watchers, the big event of 2019 is clearly the federal election. But for me, the central focus of every month is heeding the clear warnings of scientists that we must meet the climate crisis. I am keenly aware that the best electoral chances in 2019 for the 338 Green Party federal candidates are ...

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