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.


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...
Last week, Malaysian energy giant Petronas announced an end to its controversial LNG mega-project in B.C. due to changes in global energy markets. While proponents of the project claim this is a “tragedy for Canada,” there’s a more positive way of looking at things. After several years with B.C.’s economic...
The legacy of Stephen Harper may be Canada's clearest historical example of corporate regulatory capture at the highest levels. Just this past Friday the National Energy Board (NEB) halted the review process for the proposed Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline twinning. It wasn’t because scientists and concerned residents had been...

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