Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 19 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. In 2019, he was appointed the first Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence. He currently teaches an on-campus/online course called Green Rights.

Saving Canada’s Prison Farms

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.

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We Need Wild Law in the Gulf of Mexico

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.

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The Daily Glob – from the Society of Environmental Journalists

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.

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