Poem: ‘Facing The Challenge’


Climate change is here


Canada rolls up its sleeves.


Lawyers present their case.

Judges listen.


From the thawing permafrost

in the Northwest Territories

to the diminishing herds

of the Eastern Migratory Caribou,

the fate of our planet

rests in the question:

Is managing carbon

a federal jurisdiction

or a provincial one?


(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)

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