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.

The Green Party and the Leaders’ Debates


In this Canadian federal election, the major parties have connived with the national broadcasters to prevent the inclusion of Green Party leader Elizabeth May in the televised “debates” that have become such an important feature of modern elections. The official fiction is that because the Greens have no seats in Parliament, they are not a national party – though they are running candidates in every riding, and won 7% of the vote — nearly a million votes — in the last election.

To counter that fiction, Elizabeth has been holding rallies from coast to coast – and on Saturday I spoke at the one in Halifax. I’m not a Green – Elizabeth would say, with a smile, “not yet” — but a member of the New Democratic Party, Canada’s social democratic party, which forms the provincial government here in Nova Scotia. If you’d like to see my five-minute speech, click here:

By sheer coincidence, my eldest son, Dr. Maxwell Cameron, also spoke to the same point — but in a very different context.  He is a political scientist at UBC. Here’s his video clip: