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    Elections and Expectations | COP21 Blog Series

    Reflections from Emilia Belliveau, BCCIC Youth Delegate to COP21 Two weeks, Canadian voters elected a new federal government. Our first-past-the-post electoral system has given the power of a majority to the Liberal party and Justin Trudeau as Prime Minister- designate. Forgive the repetitive rhetoric, but indeed this was a “vote for change” from Stephen Harper’s […]

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    The full circle story | Canadian at COP 21 Blog Series

    Reflections from Emilia Belliveau, BCCIC Youth Delegate to COP21 Full disclosure, I wasn’t privy to the COP acronym until the end of my first year of undergraduate studies at Dalhousie University. I was pursuing a combined honours degree in Environment, Sustainability and Society, and Political Science, keen to find practical application for my studies. Learning […]

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    I went to New York and all anyone wants to know is if I saw the Pope

    Reflections from Kareen Wong, ICN Youth Delegate to the UN Summit It’s been a week since I’ve returned from New York where 193 world leaders gathered to sign on to the most ambitious global agenda of our time. Attending the UN Summit on Sustainable Development in New York was a dream come true and one […]

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    BCCIC Kootenays Sustainable Development Tour

    Greetings from Invermere! BCCIC has hit the road to promote the UN’s Global Goals and to learn how organizations and individuals are already contributing to sustainable development throughout the province. We are currently mid-way through the Kootenays’ tour and have enjoyed warm hospitality and engaging roundtable discussions with key groups in Castlegar, Nelson, Cranbrook and Kimberley. The purpose of […]

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    Canada, We Can Do Better

    I am here at the United Nations in New York with Kareen Wong, our Communications Officer at the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation along with seven other passionate youth from across Canada. The Pope has just finished making an impassioned speech recognizing that the environment has “rights” and that we need to step up […]

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    Would you like to get engaged?

    Like tidal waters, the relationship between government and civil society shifts with regularity; sometimes cold and at other times warming up…