Patricia Lane has been a lawyer for 35 years specializing in collaborative decision making and public policy creation. She has worked in every region of Canada and federally. Patricia has worked in areas as diverse as tax policy, human rights, economic and small business development, restructuring health care, labour law, human rights, securities law, climate change, real estate and land development, wilderness protection, renewable energy, housing, and Aboriginal rights and title. She has been a climate change campaigner for 15 years and an environmentalist all her life. She was the longest serving Director on the Sierra Club Board until 2019 and continues to actively support the organization in a variety of ways.
As part of a series highlighting the work of young people in addressing the climate crisis, writer Patricia Lane interviews Pier-Olivier Boudreault, conservation director for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Quebec.