I understand now that magic is not for wickedness, not for the devil, not for those with cruel hearts. It's for hope. For survival. It thrives in the darkness not because it is dark in nature but because the fire shines brightest then.
He loved you so much that when you died, he might as well died with you.
I don't think that, you know, adherence to ignorance is really something that encourages voters to support you.
The reality is that Rachel Notley's adherence to pipelines and exporting raw bitumen doesn't make sense for Alberta's economy and it doesn't make sense for Canada.
I'm not interested in a balance of power in order to have power for the Green party. What I'm interested in is the balance of responsibility.
The process of forming government in a minority is one where you talk to everyone and see: What do you have in common? And is there enough commonality?
People who are good at maintaining a deep oil well will also be very helpful in converting it to a geothermal green energy source. People who have been laying pipe, it's the same skill as putting up a wind turbine.
I was part of Environment Canada's work to stop acid rain, create national parks, clean up the Great Lakes, develop new environmental legislation and negotiate the treaty that saved the ozone layer.
I stick to stuff I'm pretty sure of and I know this: when the price of a barrel of oil is under $80 a barrel and you build a pipeline, you are driving up greenhouse gases.
The safest way to ship bitumen is by rail. Now, there are other things that you get doing it that way. There's probably more greenhouse gases in shipping it by rail. I think certainly there are.
To improve humanity's chances of survival, it is critical that Canada assume a leadership role, first ramping up our own ambition and then pushing for more ambition overall in global negotiations.
The Lester B. Pearson era is what I hope to replicate.
The most important thing is guaranteed livable income, which will take a while to bring in because it means all the provinces have to participate.
If we're serious about our kids having a livable world, building fossil fuel infrastructure in 2018 is a sign of deep negligence, which is the kindest thing I can say about it.
It is personal - deep in my bones and my flesh - the knowledge that we squandered our chance to avoid the climate emergency; to act when it would have been so much easier, as we did to stop acid rain, to save the ozone layer.
And of course the Green Party wants to remove carcinogens from our food, our cosmetics, our backyard pesticides.
The oilsands will be phased out by 2030 or 2035.
The greatest level of hostility and venom, really, is between parties closest to each other on the political spectrum.
I've never made any statements about the abortion issue at any time in my life - never retreating one inch - from a woman's rights to legal abortion. Ever.
In the world of globalization, the fossil fuel masters of the universe who are digging up our boreal forest and our muskeg and scraping out the bitumen would rather have Canadians take all the risks - and then the oceans take the risks to ship it to refineries that they've already built in other countries rather than create jobs for Canadians here.