December 15, 2014
Thank you for joining hands with Sierra Club Canada Foundation during these troubling times for Canada’s democracy and the environment.
I don’t have to tell you that Sierra Club is North America’s only major environmental group that is also democratic. Over the weekend, we elected a new Board of Directors. They're all volunteers and committed environmentalists prepared to commit their time and energy to the success of Sierra Club Canada Foundation.
You also know that year-end is every charity’s critical window for...
BENNETT BLOG / December 9th, 2014
One of the most appalling environmental tragedies in American history, Love Canal, is sending its toxic legacy to Sarnia. About 80 truckloads of material—deemed too contaminated to remain in the ground near a residential area of Wheatfield, New York—are headed for Sarnia.
There are several reasons to be concerned.
Sarnia residents, and those who live along the truck route from Love Canal, will be exposed to substantial risk from the mashed-up chemical cargo (containing powerful carcinogens). A spill, accident, or technical failure could all lead to environmental contamination. It’s another case of industry and government...
BENNETT BLOG / December 4th, 2014
It seems ‘Friends of Science’, Canada’s own climate change deniers, have rounded up some money from Big Oil for a campaign in Montreal and Calgary. Why? It is a classic disinformation campaign to counter important global talks on reducing greenhouse gas emissions that got underway this week in Lima, Peru.
Now, there is a difference between free speech and disinformation. Free speech is the right to express a point of view -- a right I rely on...
With international climate change negotiations set to begin on December 1st in Lima, Peru, I decided to unearth an old unpublished story of mine. At the end of last year’s UN climate talks in Warsaw (also known as COP 19) I interviewed an internationally recognized Canadian environmental journalist to get in the inside scoop on what had happened.
The journalist’s name is Stephen Leahy. Stephen Leahy happens to be my father.
The following interview took place last year on a chilly December night in a dimly lit café in Vienna.
Derek: Lets cut to the chase - did we save the world at the UN climate change negotiations in Warsaw?
Stephen Leahy: One meeting is not going to solve the climate crisis. We are facing the biggest issue in history and one that encompasses...
TransCanada's PR firm should be charged with plagiarism
Blog by John Bennett
[NOTE: Names of some individuals and political affiliations have not been included to comply with new Canada Revenue Agency rules on partisan activity.]
Bravo to Keith Stewart of Greenpeace for revealing that TransCanada Corporation hired a global PR firm to develop a ‘dirty tricks’ campaign to shove the #EnergyEast pipeline down our unwilling throats.
The leaked documents -- replete with...
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Nick Bakish (Quebec – At Large)
Since 2002, Nick has consistently been one of Investors Group's top Consultants and has received numerous awards of distinction. In the best interests of each client, Nick has also set himself apart with a tireless devotion to continuing education, having obtained the coveted CFA designation, recognized as the gold standard for the global investment industry, along with the Trust and Estate Practitioner, Chartered Life Underwriter and Financial Planner designations. Nick is a member of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, the Financial and Estate Planning Council of Montreal and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He is a Million Dollar Roundtable participant and was a part of the prestigious Court...
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