Many readers of this blog will remember 1994-1996 when Paul Martin, as minister of finance inherited a significant deficit. He made it his priority to eliminate this deficit.
In this blog we have rarely responded to the content of columns prepared by local politicians, nevertheless, issues raised by Mr. Falk in his column last week are very relevant to the core of “Rethinking Lifestyle” as seen by the South Eastman Transition Initiative. This has prompted me to give another perspective on remarks Justin Trudeau made at the UN in September.
I recently watched David Attenborough’s latest documentary, A Life on our Planet. It’s available on Netflix. I recommend this to anyone.
My kitchen stove was built sometime in the 1970s. I bought it as part of a full set of cheap, old appliances when I moved into my house ten years ago.
Growth is the marker of success in news reports about the state of the economy. Greater growth is considered good, slow growth or recession is considered bad.
Fresh food abounds after the summer growing season, which means there is no better time to focus on eating local. Connecting to your food, land, community and the farmers who grow it, are just some of the many reasons to focus on local and seasonal eating.
This is the time of year many parents struggle with how their children get to school. True, COVID-19 has made this a year like no other, nevertheless as parents decide whether to “take the car”, very little has changed in that respect.
In a recent conversation a farmer friend quipped that with the equipment he now has, he can get as much work done before breakfast, as his father, who had also been a farmer, could do in a week.
Responsible, compassionate governments, whether on the right or on the left, have always struggled with poverty. Who can deny that poverty exists. The question is what does one do about it.