A York professor’s new book offers the first comprehensive study of Ontario’s environmental policy and what it may spell for the future.
Blue-Green Province: The Environment and Political Economy of Ontario (University of British Columbia Press) will launch Thursday, Feb. 9, from 3 to 5pm, at 140 Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies Building, Keele campus. The launch is a joint collaboration between the Faculty of Environmental Studies Sustainable Energy Initiative and the York University Bookstore. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served.
The book explores the relationship between the environment and Ontario’s society, politics and economy through the Progressive Conservative dynasty of premiers George Drew, Leslie Frost, John Robarts and Bill Davis, the “quiet” and “common sense” revolutions of David Peterson, Bob Rae and Mike Harris, through to the Dalton McGuinty era.
Authored by Mark Winfield, a professor in York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies, the book includes examinations of the 2011 federal and provincial election outcomes and their implications for future environmental and energy policy in Ontario and Canada.
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