Don Iveson on growth: ‘We seem to avoid some of the conversations we need to have’ – The Globe and Mail

Don Iveson on growth: ‘We seem to avoid some of the conversations we need to have’ – The Globe and Mail

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 2014547 Views

Dec. 19 2014

In a six-week series of interviews, Canadians with a variety of experiences discuss the major challenges our country is facing and how best to address them. This instalment deals with building healthy communities.

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson was interviewed July 24 by Brenna Atnikov, a consultant with Reos Partners.

Atnikov: If you could talk with a clairvoyant about the future of Canada, what would you most want to know?

Iveson: What an opportunity. How will climate change affect this country in the coming decades? I worry that Canada may be less resilient to it because of scale. The vastness of the country is one of the things that makes us beautiful and means we have massive resources to benefit from. But because things are so spread out, we have thousands of miles of roads and pipes. All of that stuff is potentially vulnerable to changes in climate.

Read More: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/don-iveson-on-growth-we-seem-to-avoid-some-of-the-conversations-we-need-to-have/article22151888/

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