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Mike Soron
Works at Sustainable SFU
Attended Simon Fraser University
Lives in Vancouver, BC
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I reported on this story for OpenFile Vancouver. An ambitious new food cooperative is caught up in re-development politics in Vancouver.
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Encouraging to see this finally happening. Non-commercial space flight is sadly floundering.
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> Valcent has struck the deal with EasyPark and local food supplier PSWJ Holdings to market and distribute the produce.

> Talks are also underway with a bicycle-based food delivery company and Ng figures to lure the city's top chefs aboard once the quality of the product is established.
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Naturally, Canada's federal government vows to fight EU plans to reduce air travel emissions w/ pollution pricing.

If states don't proceed with pricing carbon and other pollution from air travel immediately it's more likely that we'll have to restrict air travel ahead and introduce much much higher fees for pollution.
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In the article, Canada's Transport Minister. says, roughly: At this time of economic uncertainty, action on global warming must not affect international airlines.

This is a totally irrational, dangerous and sickening attitude.
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Canada is "slipping back" on research, innovation and evidence-based public policy. 
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More reckless climate science denial from the PM and Tory MPs.
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The Real Hunger Games: An impressive, culture-appropriating anti-austerity campaign from the States.
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Polling data shows growing generational divisions, a that sense quality of life is worsening for younger Canadians, and that the next generation will be worse off than the current.

"To make matters worse, next generations are losing faith not just in the economy, but also in public institutions and democracy. There is a sense that the political order and government favour the old over the young.

"Once such a vicious circle of despair takes hold, it may well be part of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Now may be the time to confront the reality of a new generational tension rooted in a belief of the end of progress."
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Laxer: "This country imports half its oil, and a growing portion comes from OPEC countries. We are as dependent on Middle East oil as the U.S., yet have no plan to direct domestic oil to Canadians. Canada is the only country in the 27-member International Energy Agency without strategic petroleum reserves."
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Urbanist, writer and sustainability professional
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  • Sustainable SFU
    Executive Director, 2012 - present
  • Simon Fraser University Graduate Student Society
    President/CERO, 2011 - 2012
  • University of Calgary Students' Union
    Government Relations Advisor, 2007 - 2009
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Cities. People. The Planet.
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  • Simon Fraser University
    Master of Urban Studies, 2009 - 2012
  • University of Calgary
    B.A. in Political Science, 2001 - 2006
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Michael Soron, Michael Barrett Soron