5 Reasons the Mikisew Legal Victory a Victory for Canada's Environment

Posted by Don Richardson

on Dec 21, 2014 9:05:00 PM

Mikisew Legal Victory is a Victory for Canada and the Environment
In the summer of 2012, the Government of Canada introduced and passed two controversial "Omnibus Budget Bills" - Bill C-38 and Bill C-45.  This legislation shattered a range of federal environmental laws that provided protection to Canadians and the Canadian environment.  With breathtaking speed, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the Fisheries Act, the Species at Risk Act and the Navigable Waters Protection Act were either thrown out and replaced, or transformed.
UPDATE - June, 2015: Canada has appealed the decision, and Mikisew is cross appealing on certain aspects of the decision that could have gone farther. The appeal will likely be heard sometime in the fall of 2015.
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Topics: Traditional Knowledge in Environmental Assessments

Social Intrapreneurship & Creating Shared Value- Reflections from EWB's Pivot Bootcamp

Posted by Meaghan Langille

on Dec 16, 2014 3:14:00 PM

 Photo Credit: Tyler Blacquiere
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Topics: B Corporations

Adaptive Leadership: Gaining Trust with Small, Step by Step Actions

Posted by Don Richardson

on Dec 11, 2014 7:21:00 AM


"You Gain Trust with Small, Step by Step Actions"

By Don Richardson, Managing Partner, Shared Value Solutions Ltd.

This was guidance given to me by David Miller when he was a City of Toronto Councillor in the Swansea ward, before becoming Mayor of Toronto.  I was working on the massive “brownfield” redevelopment of the former Stelco Swansea Works bolt factory at Windermere & The Queensway near the Humber River, the Gardiner Expressway, and an important local community gateway to Lake Ontario.  

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Topics: Local is the New Black, Sustainability Innovation in Ontario

First Nation, Inuit & Métis Peoples are Key to Climate Change Action

Posted by Don Richardson

on Dec 6, 2014 10:52:00 AM

Indigenous Knowledge and Climate Change

From December 1st through to December 12th, 2014, Peru hosts the 20th Conference of Parties (COP 20) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.  This is the latest in a series of meetings by the UN’s decision-making body on climate action.
The event in Peru is promoting the participation of indigenous peoples and their knowledge and views about solutions and adaptation.  This is not about political correctedness.  Indigenous peoples are a primary resource of knowledge and innovation for climate change solutions and adaptation. 

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Topics: Traditional Knowledge in Environmental Assessments, Ontario Climate Action