Working for a fair, more inclusive and innovative economy in Vancouver as a municipal planner, and director of Simon Fraser University's Community Economic Development (CED) program. Occasionally I find time to write about it in my blog.


Ken Hughes, former Alberta Minister of Energy, has implored Canadians to be “honest with each other" in a recent Globe and Mail opinion piece, when raising the question “How does Canada work?” Mr Hughes’ premise is that the recent cancelations of oil and gas pipelines and other projects reveals a...
The SFU CED program has undergone a number of evolutions in the roughly 20 years that it has existed. It is currently undergoing another one of those evolutions as its relationship to Simon Fraser University and the Faculty of Environment in which it is situated deepens and expands. Constant throughout...
It’s not easy running a small business. It takes years of effort, late nights worrying about the pedantic details of name, brand, location, or how much debt you’re taking on. Have you got all the permits and licenses? Are you confident with the terms of your lease agreement? Will your...

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