Dianne Saxe is one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyers and was the environmental commissioner of Ontario from 2015 to 2019. She was appointed unanimously by all MPPs to report to the Legislature on Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and to be the guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights. She now heads Saxe Facts, a business providing strategic advice and presentations on climate, energy and environment.
The pandemic has revealed much that was fragile and dangerous in the old “normal” most took for granted only a few short weeks ago. The silver lining, if there is one, is laying bare so much we need to do, and why prompt action is critical.