The Ecological Irresponsibility of Highway 413: Part 2

The development of Highway 413 is a highly controversial subject in Ontario, with the provincial government and developers pushing for its approval, while municipalities and environmentalists strongly oppose it. Due to the number of factors involved in the project, this article has been broken up into 2 parts. Part 1 will discuss what the proposedContinue reading “The Ecological Irresponsibility of Highway 413: Part 2”

Business & Sustainable Development: Businesses Role in Society

This article explores why it is so crucial for businesses to invest in sustainable development and address sustainability changes. Sustainable development is a crucial step towards progress for businesses to make. In 2005, an article was published in the journal Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, in which an encapsulating definition of sustainable developmentContinue reading “Business & Sustainable Development: Businesses Role in Society”

The Sustainable Development Goals & Canada: Are We on Track?

This article focuses on Canada’s progress on the Sustainable Development Goals pre-pandemic. In 2015 when the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were first established and agreed upon by many world leaders, the decided deadline was the year 2030. This timeline allowed for 15 years worth of dedicated action by the number of governments involved, toContinue reading “The Sustainable Development Goals & Canada: Are We on Track?”

The Sustainable Development Goals: Global Setbacks

How was global progress on the goals pre-COVID? How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted this progress? The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic will be hard-hitting and long-lasting, according to The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020. The 2020 Report includes data on each of the 17 goals before the outbreak of the pandemic, and how the outbreak has irreversiblyContinue reading “The Sustainable Development Goals: Global Setbacks”

The Sustainable Development Goals: What Are They? Why Do They Matter?

What Are They? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio in 2012. The aim of the conference was to produce a set of universal goals that would meet the urgent environmental, political, and socio-economic challenges facing our communities (UNDP, 2015). The Conference included 193 memberContinue reading “The Sustainable Development Goals: What Are They? Why Do They Matter?”

The Pandemic & Canada

COVID-19 Deaths in Canada Between January 3, and October 27, 2020, Canada has experienced 216,104 confirmed cases, and 9,946 deaths (WHO, 2020). The country experienced a severe spike in both deaths and cases from the end of April to June, and a smaller, but still prevalent spike, again at the beginning of October (see Figure 1).Continue reading “The Pandemic & Canada”