Given the climate emergency, can Canadians overcome the political obstacles to dramatically reducing their dependence on fossil fuels? Former environmental commissioner Dianne Saxe provides a roadmap to do it.
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10 principles to guide the transition to a green economy

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Given the climate emergency, can Canadians overcome the political obstacles to dramatically reducing their dependence on fossil fuels? Former environmental commissioner Dianne Saxe provides a roadmap to do it.
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Five questions with…. retired Lt.-Gen Roméo Dallaire

Retired Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire speaks with OpenCanada ahead of 6 Degrees next week, where he will receive the 2019 Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship.
Fridays for Future

Have we improved the way we talk about climate change?

Better communication may be key to sustain efforts to save the planet, writes Kamyar Razavi.
Ottawa's Centre Block

A chance to rebuild democracy — one brick at a time

In Case You Missed It: Legislatures around the world are getting facelifts, giving parliamentarians an opportunity to shore up democracy, too. Will they take it? By Madelaine Drohan.

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On truth and trust

Is it possible to have too much scepticism, William Davies asks, in this essay for The Guardian. One would think critical voters, ones with access to an infinite amount of data, would make for a more informed citizenry. But, as Davies writes, "this radically sceptical age... is a liberation of sorts, but it is also at the heart of our deteriorating confidence in public institutions."

A changing North

Photographer Weronika Murray takes us to the Northwest Territories, where a climate change monitoring program combines Western science-based research and Indigenous knowledge. The program also provides continuous data collection — something that fills a research gap. For The Narwhal, Murray captures those involved in the project, explaining along the way the impact of climate change in the North and why projects like this matter.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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6 Degrees 2019

Sept. 23, 2019, Toronto
The three-day annual forum on inclusion, produced by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, runs this year from September 23 to 25. It includes a keynote lecture from Adam Gopnik, the presentation of the Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship to General Roméo Dallaire, and workshops featuring Cory Doctorow, Ryan McMahon and Nadya Tolokonnikova, among others.
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Is Canada Still a Good International Citizen?

Sept. 24, 2019, Ottawa
What is Canada’s current record as a good international citizen? In the new geopolitical context, what should — and can —  be done to strengthen democracy and promote peace and prosperity abroad? A panel featuring Gabrielle Bardall, CIPS research fellow, Stephen Brown, professor of political science at the University of Ottawa, and Aniket Bushan of the Canadian International Development Platform.
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Fake News and Elections: What We Need to Know Before Heading to the Polls

Oct. 3, 2019, Waterloo
As Canadians head to the polls on October 21 for the federal election, is fake news and social media impacting our elections?A discussion with Darrell Bricker, CIGI senior fellow, and Aaron Shull, CIGI managing director.

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