Life is lived on a bell curve. Many attributes of a population – height, for example - are distributed on a bell-shaped curve, with the average at the centre and then decreasing numbers of people as we get further from the centre.Read more
Podcast with Charles Pascal hosted by Trish HennessyRead more
We need to give up thinking about nature and society as distinct entities if we want to better the lives of Canadians in the 21st century.Read more
It’s 6:45 am, still dark on this winter morning, but six floors below me on the major thoroughfare which is the street that I live on, a loud, persistent HOOOOONK awakens me.Read more
Canada’s federal government seems poised to prop up the status quo instead of going upstreamRead more
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently released a report on the top ten threats to health in 2019. Strikingly, several are related to global ecological change, marking perhaps a turning point in the recognition of the health implications of the rapid and massive ecological changes we are causing.Read more
Let’s get to the heart of the matter
Here at Upstream, we’re promoting ideas aimed at rethinking our traditional approach to public policy in Canada. We’re looking at the root causes of social and economic ailments instead of just treating the symptoms. Our goal is to change the conversation about the key challenges of our time—income inequality, climate change, and the need for collective action. Will 2019 be the year Canada’s decision-makers take an upstream approach to policy making? Here’s what I’ll be tracking.
Trish HennessyRead more
Oshawa is reeling from GM’s decision to stop auto production there. How does a community bounce back from such a jolt?