D-1 Until COP21

The 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (or COP21 for short) is about to kick off in Paris tomorrow and will run until December 11th.  We’ve all heard about it in the news lately I’m sure, especially as Prime Minister Trudeau has invited opposition party leaders and premiers to…

National Housing Day Rally 2015

On November 20th I gathered with the crowd outside the Supreme Court of Justice, waiting for this year’s National Housing Rally to begin.  This was my first rally – ever –  I had no clue what to expect.  But the Supreme Courts, which had failed to recognize housing as a public right just two years earlier,…

The Walking School Bus

When I lived in Japan my host family had two elementary age daughters, and every morning their mom would wake them up, feed them, and get them ready just in time to make the bus — only this bus wasn’t a bus at all, it was a walking school bus!  It’s actually a common sight…

Vote October 19th!

For those of you that didn’t make it out to the advanced polls to vote, Monday will be your last chance to have your say in the Federal election!  Make sure you get out there to vote.  Here’s my round-up of the urban-centric portions of each party’s campaign platform, plus a few of my comments…