Covid has changed most people’s lives. Covid cut me off from family and friends, and brought a crashing halt to my packed calendar of climate talks. So what have I done instead? My updates include: 1. Re-opening my environmental law practice, SaxeFacts Law Professional Corporation; 2. Receiving the Law Society Medal for exemplary leadership in environmental […]
I was not surprised that @fordnation doesn’t #FollowTheScience on Covid. One of his first acts as Premier was to fire Ontario’s Chief Scientist, and he almost never follows the science on climate. As John Ibbitson pointed out in the Globe today, the Conservatives typically distrust scientists and other experts who work to protect public health […]
Thank you to everyone who asked me, “Why did you use a flyer?” People in University-Rosedale are environmentally conscious, so lots of mail boxes are labelled “no flyers” or “no junk mail”. Political communications are exempt from “no flyer” restrictions, but some residents consider paper flyers wasteful, and were puzzled (or worse) that an environmental […]
Here is the beautiful flyer that our energetic volunteers have been distributing across University Rosedale. Please share it with your friends. Thank you to Jason Brown and Fred Carter for the great photos and design, and to Tim Grant for masterminding the flyer distribution campaign.
Today, I was a panelist on Smart Prosperity’s Politics of Carbon Pricing webinar, representing the Green Party. This is what I said: The climate crisis is like a wildfire, where the embers are already sizzling on our roof. The Liberal and NDP policies are like trying to save the house with a garden hose. A garden […]
Please enjoy my Op Ed from the March 25, 2021 Toronto Star: In our growing climate crisis, today is a pretty good day. The Supreme Court of Canada rejected Conservative premiers’ attacks on Canada’s federal carbon price, despite our complicated constitution. This should be the end of the anti- carbon price dead end. We have […]
Climate change and environmental collapse are poised to sweep a just and fair society well out of our reach even for those of us lucky enough to live and practice in Canada. As the chief justice said, those who are already the most vulnerable will suffer the most, just as we have seen with COVID-19.
It’s great to hear from former NDP stalwarts who are now switching to support the Green Party, and me. Here are two: Folksinger Bob Bossin’s comic shows his switch after a lifetime of NDP support. Note the changing dogs: Per former NDP candidate /activist David Hitchcock: “I was a New Democratic Party activist for 55 […]
One of the great features of a clean, green, compact city is shopping streets lined with small retail businesses and local restaurants. These shopping streets keep the community vibrant, create good careers and allow residents to meet their needs by foot, on bicycle, and by public transit. Such streets are one of the things I […]
Please, I need your help to get elected as Ontario’s second Green MPP. We need hundreds of volunteers, thousands of new Green Party members and more than $100,000. SHORT VERSION: Today is a good day to: – join our team of enthusiastic volunteers, from all over Ontario, at https://votefordianne.ca,– join the Green Party of Ontario and ask five other […]