In the media


2017

Public services need public scrutiny to protect public interest,” Vancouver Sun, June 9, 2017.

Canada remains dedicated to Paris Agreement despite U.S. decision,” Women’s Post, June 6, 2017.

Report card finds Canada needs improvement on climate action,” National Observer, June 5, 2017.

“Columbia Institute issues report card on federal climate action,” Municipal Information Network, June 2, 2017

Build local capacity, Energy democracy, Report card urges Ottawa,” Energy Mix, June 1, 2017.

Columbia Institute’s Centre for Civic Governance issues report card on federal climate action,” Press Briefing at House of Commons, June 1, 2017.

2016

Older and Wiser: Local seniors programs meet needs Socializing with peers an important part of active aging,” North Shore News, October 31, 2016.

Opinion: Community services vital component of seniors’ care,” Vancouver Sun, October 21, 2016.

Municipalities have important role to ensure seniors’ health and well-being,” Postmedia Network, Vancouver 24, October 18, 2016.

Municipalities have important role to ensure seniors’ health and well being: report,” Vancouver Sun, October 18, 2016.

104-year-old woman shining example of municipal programs’ success, says report,” CBC News, October 18, 2016.

Opinion: Like London and Paris, Sooke BC is voting privatization out of style,” The Tyee, September 21, 2016.

New report: Top asks for climate action” – Ramping up low carbon communities,” Ontario Climate Consortium-Climate Connections,” June 21, 2016.

Snow removal cheaper in-house: Port Hawkesbury mayor: Mayor Billy Joe MacLean said the town saved $120,000 last winter,” CBC News, June 7, 2016.

Canada revamping up climate action by empowering low-carbon communities,” ICLEI, June 10, 2016.

There’s a plan to turn Toronto into the low-carbon city of the future,” National Observer, June 9, 2016 (online).

“Early wins to ramp up climate action; Municipalities can lead the way,” Yahoo Finance, June 9, 2016

CUPE highlights value of in-house services at municipal conference,” CUPE website, June 6, 2016.

Change to School-Leaving Certificates Positive but Lacks Oversight: Advocate: Around 60 Indigenous students set to get Evergreens instead of diplomas, violating new rules,” The Tyee, April 11, 2016.

Ontario, Nova Scotia blaze a path to fund energy efficient retrofits,” Climate Examiner, PICS Weekly Round-up, April 7, 2016.

The Unsexy Climate Solution That’s a Total No-Brainer,” DeSmogCanada, March 23, 2016 (online).

“This Green House,” PICSnews-Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Winter 2016 (online).

Change to School-Leaving Certificates Positive but Lacks Oversight: Advocate: Around 60 Indigenous students set to get Evergreens instead of diplomas, violating new rules,” The Tyee, April 11, 2016 (online).

2015

Inside the UBCM: A rookie visit,” TriCity News, September 23, 2015.

Labour movement continues to go green,” Burnaby Now, September 2, 2015.

Editorial: Municipalities get dumped on,” Times Colonist, June 19, 2015.

Squamish feels the weight of downloading,” Squamish Chief, May 28, 2015.

Vancouver Transit Plan Would Raise Jobs, Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Finds New Report,” DeSmog Canada, March 27, 2015.

Calgary beats Toronto in mayor’s pay,” Metro.ca, January 25, 2015.

2014

Municipalities struggle to cover the costs of federal and provincial cutbacks,” rabble.ca, September 26, 2014.

Duelling B.C. reports offer vastly different takes on municipal spending,” Globe & Mail / Canadian Press, September 18, 2014.

Columbia Institute report highlights municipal leadership, says FCM,” Federation of Canadian Municipalities, September 9, 2014.

How downloaded costs are steamrolling local governments,” The Tyee, September 24, 2014.

Local governments face major financial strain as federal/provincial funding drops,” Radio Canada International, September 18, 2014.

Port Moody council has eye on the next election,” \TriCity News, June 12, 2014.

Would a lottery get you vote?,” Georgia Straight, May 6, 2014

The B.C. lose jobs plan,” Vancouver Sun, March 10, 2014.

The B.C. lose jobs plan,” Saskatchewan Leader Post, March 10, 2014.

The B.C. lose jobs plan,” canada.com, March 10, 2014.

Building More Ferries in BC would benefit the local economy,” The Tyee, March 10, 2104.

Study forecasts massive benefits to BC economy if shipbuilding industry returns to province,” Business in Vancouver, March 10, 2014

Would Make Big Gains From Building Ferries Locally,” Money News: BC, March 10, 2014.

Would Make Big Gains From Building Ferries Locally,” Yahoo Finance, March 10, 2014.

“Would Make Big Gains From Building Ferries Locally,” also was featured on CFAX, CKNW and Nelson Radio.

2013

Op-Ed: Municipalities concerned over new recycling plan,” Vancouver, Sun, Sept 6, 2013.

Conservation could create 25,000 jobs by 2025,” Toronto Star, August 21, 2013.

Economic study supports ‘buy local’ as Harper tries to ban it in EU trade deal,” rabble.ca, June 7, 2013.

Quantifying the economic impact of purchasing,” UBC Sustainability, June 2013.

Cities would benefit from national energy strategy based on renewable energy,” Vancouver Sun, May 31, 2013.

Don’t Exclude Cities from Canada’s Energy Plan,” The Tyee, May 31, 2013.

2012

Opinion: More leaked documents rip lid off CETA giveaways,” The Tyee, December 12, 2012.

This Green House,” Municipal World Magazine, November 1, 2012.

2011

This Saturday, Occupy the Ballot Box,” The Tyee, Nov 18, 2011.

Municipalities Need Resources, Not Auditor,” The Tyee, Sept. 29, 2011.

Wild Weather Hammers Home Case for Green Jobs, The Tyee, June 6, 2011.

2010

EU trade pact may imperil local control over water,” Toronto Star, May 29, 2010.

2009

Cities at centre of energy revolution,” The Tyee, Dec. 17, 2009.

Conference reaches capacity as clock winds down,” The Tyee, Dec 15, 2009.

Police, demonstrators flood the streets of Copenhagen,” The Tyee, December 13, 2009.

World youth push for a ‘real deal,” The Tyee, Dec 11, 2009.

Why BC Schools Are Always Short of Money,” The Tyee, February 11, 2009.

Young Councillors more open to green ideas,” The Tyee, March 9, 2009.

Sick of Sprawl?,” The Tyee, March 12, 2009.

How communities can combat ‘climate fatigue,” The Tyee, March 12, 2009.

2008

Your vote counts in municipal elections, too,” Vancouver, Sun, November 13, 2008.

Trustees gather for symposium on climate change,”  Times Colonist, January 23rd, 2008.

2007

Cities should tackle global warming,” The Province, September 25, 2007.

Cities get a raw deal, most Ontarians say,” Toronto Star, September 25, 2007.