The elephant in all rooms
We need scientists and we need poets, we need Indigenous reconciliation. But, in the words of an IPCC report, we need 'rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.' So, yes, we need the private sector. And perhaps we need them all in the same room.
Prince Charles, pictured in Ottawa on May 18, 2022. Poet and ecologist Madhur Anand got the chance to talk to Prince Charles about the environment and climate change at a reception at the Governor General's. He looked me in the eye, shook my hand, and said 'Everyone should just listen to you! I have been trying for so long, and what do they need? A bonk in the face?' And he proceeded to bonk his own nose, writes Anand. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia