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November 15, 2019

“The water and the people are intertwined in every way.” - Deepa Joshi, feminist and political ecologist currently coordinating two projects on the themes of environmental justice and climate change in the Eastern Himalayas.

Deepa Joshi @ Ki Ta Ski Naw, 09Nov2019.

 

November 14, 2019

Trees and mountains reflected in lake

 

Maude Barlow’s new book Whose Water Is it Anyway? Taking Water Protection Into Public Hands is making a big splash. The book was reviewed in the Globe and Mail by Michael Valpy, who stressed that even though we are in a global environmental crisis, Barlow's book is about hope.

Read below for an excerpt from Valpy’s review:

 

November 13, 2019

"prairie grass" by **** j a z z z i *** is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0It wasn’t a surprise that the prairies went predominantly blue in this federal election. Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan have remained fairly steady in their voting patterns for decades. What has been significant is the sensationalization of western alienation as something new and newsworthy – this expression of frustration has been happening in some form or another for longer than the prairies have been voting conservative. 

This new, more extreme wave of western alienation has been the subject of endless articles, op-eds, and social media posts that paint it as the dominant conversation happening across the region. 

November 12, 2019

Guests Sheila Davies and John Weber speaking in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.

 

“It is up to you to stop offshore oil drilling off of Nova Scotia. You can’t expect someone else to do it for you.”

 

November 8, 2019

I thought a lot about public health care on election night, and how the impacts of the federal election would impact health care in Ontario – including provincial cuts by Premier Doug Ford. The outcome of a Liberal minority offers an opportunity to negotiate in favour of better health care, including a much-needed pharmacare program.  Given the major cuts to Ontario health care services that the Doug Ford and the Ontario PCs are pushing through, the broader Canadian political landscape puts us in a Good News, Bad News, and more Good news situation.  

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The Good News:

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