A key part of what makes CBC’s The Current so worthwhile to listen to is the interviewing ability of Anna Maria Tremonti, who manages to be appropriately skeptical and demanding with public figures but who can also demonstrate remarkable insight and compassion when interviewing people with difficult stories to tell. Her recent segment with bipolar […]


I was hired to photograph the launch of Massey College historian Judith Skelton Grant’s book: A Meeting of Minds: The Massey College Story. The book contains at least two of my photos. There is one of a Massey dinner which I have also made into a mosaic, used as a two-page spread for the front […]

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Justin Trudeau apparently dislikes being reminded about the science of climate change and the implications for Canada’s bitumen sands: The environmentalist advised Trudeau about accepting the internationally agreed target for a two-degree rise in global temperature means that 80 per cent of the oil sands would have to stay in the ground. Suzuki said Trudeau […]


On Thursday and Friday I photographed a conference at the Munk School, hosted in part by the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History: Regional Governments in International Affairs: Lessons from the Arctic.


Anonymous threats of violence against women and feminists at the University of Toronto have appeared online recently. In response, the women’s caucus of CUPE 3902 organized a demonstration against gendered violence.


At Massey College today a magnificent new sculpture was unveiled in the quad: a bronze cast of birch branches made by Camilla Geary-Martin. The artwork is dedicated in part to Ursula Franklin — a remarkable Senior Fellow of the College — as well as the late Boris Stoicheff.


Back in 2012, then-Conservative senator Hugh Segal gave an impressive lecture on achieving large-scale poverty reduction in Canada, including through the establishment of a guaranteed minimum income. Recently, he spoke with The Georgia Strait about how the topic is unlikely to come up during this election.


On Saturday, the Aamjiwnaang First Nation brought in about 200 people by bus to witness firsthand the petrochemical complex that surrounds their reserve. A number of members took part, partly as a means of showing solidarity and support for aboriginal communities who are resisting fossil fuel development and climate change.


Stephen Harper’s Conservatives won their first minority in Canada’s 39th general election in 2006, defeating the Liberals under Paul Martin with 124 seats to 103. In 2008, the Conservatives did better against the Liberals under Stéphane Dion, ending up with 143 and 77 seats respectively. In 2011, the Conservatives won a majority government with 166 […]



September 2, 2015

in Canada, Economics, Law, Politics, Travel

As a long-time student of politics, I often find myself wondering if Sweden simply has public policy basically figured out and everyone else is just screwing it up or governed by self-interested elites. Would nearly all countries be better off imprisoning their politicians and high-level civil servants, bringing in some Swedish politicians and bureaucrats, and […]