I haven’t posted here for a couple of weeks, but this is truly a unique opportunity. Our Elizabeth May interview will be posted in July, before this event. The Farley Mowat interview is already posted. — SDC
Once in a Lifetime
An evening with Farley and Claire Mowat, and Elizabeth May
Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St.
I was thrilled to get the message from Helen Forsey below protesting the closure and sale of Canada’s six prison farms. This issue has been nagging at me for months, and I haven’t had time to really think about it. But from every point of view — money, correctional practices, food policy, simple humanity, you name it — selling the prison farms is a colossally dumb idea that flies right in the face of the public’s growing engagement with food.
There’s a big article in the Toronto Globe and Mail today about the toxic flood of legal actions that’s likely to result from the toxic flood of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. I find myself both weeping and enraged at what’s going on down there — and as I read about all the claimants who are likely to sue, I was swept with a wave of fury that the shrimpers and whale-watchers can sue but the shrimp and the whales cannot.
The Society of Environmental Journalists – to which I belong – recently launched a website dedicated entirely to coverage of the tragedy unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s an excellent resource for anyone wanting to follow the story. The following is quoted from an email from Chris Rigel, the SEJ’s Director of Programs and Operations.