Why Canada Needs a Green New Deal

Society’s approach of infinite growth on a finite planet has led to a morass of intersecting problems. The largely unregulated global economy has led to massive wealth inequality. The fossil fuels that drove economic expansion have filled our atmosphere with enough CO2 to create the climate crisis that society is finally waking up to. To have a chance of turning … Read more…

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Green New Deal Town Hall in Peterborough

On Thursday evening excited Peterborough-area voters joined other concerned Canadians from more than 150 communities across Canada holding town hall meetings on a Green New Deal to respond to the societal, economic and environmental disruption coming with the climate emergency. The Canadian Green New Deal, similar in principle to the one being discussed in the U.S., rests on two fundamental … Read more…

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First Annual Nogojiwanong / Peterborough Reconciliation Gathering

On Friday the Peterborough Leap co-hosted the First Annual Nogojiwanong/Peterborough Reconciliation Gathering as reported here in the Peterborough Examiner and here on the CBC. The forecast of thunderstorms caused us to move to our backup location in Peterborough Square in the large space that was temporarily the home of the library. Elder Shirley Williams opened the day with a traditional … Read more…

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News from Leap Peterborough

Someone pointed out to me a few days ago that Leap Peterborough has been quite inactive, at least as far as you can tell from our web site. I promised to correct that. Much of our efforts have been directed towards an event to be held on Friday June 1 at Millennium Park. The event’s title is “Reconciliation”, and you … Read more…

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Save PDI Coalition

Please check the new Save PDI Coalition web site for recent news. This article in the MyKawartha gives a great summary of the whole saga. The Save PDI Coalition arose in response to the threat of the sale of Peterborough Distribution Incorporated, the well respected electric utility owned by the city of Peterborough, to Hydro One. In spite of opposition … Read more…

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