There are conflicting guesses about how long the oilsands will be viable. Suncor’s CEO suggests 100 years, Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr, pictured, says 30 to 40. But once decarbonization takes hold (as it is, in Europe and China and California) the change could come quickly. Energy East will be remembered, if it is remembered at all, as the last twitch of a declining industry. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Our current government likes to boast we are a world leader in AI. We are doing some good research and training good researchers. But we shouldn’t let that make us complacent. AI research is just the tip of the iceberg. Much more is needed.
If one of these generals actually found himself in the position of having to stop Trump, he would face an agonizing decision. All his training tells him that he must obey civilian authority, and he will certainly be court-martialled if he disobeys a presidential order. On the other hand, he must not allow millions of human beings to die because of a stupid mistake.
The federal government could foster these solutions by holding firm on their caribou deadlines next spring. It gets even better. Protecting caribou habitat can be part of goal to meet the Aichi Convention on Biodiversity, to conserve at least 17 per cent of lands by 2020.
Canada's Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence should be in the Heritage Department, not Public Safety.
Jimmy Carter’s speech, as Delacourt points out, was 'prescient' in predicting the rise of Donald Trump. While his warnings about public confidence in government were not heeded, let us not ignore his references to faith, because it is faith that ultimately underpins and influences our thoughts and actions, whether we have it or not.