Ben Pasha

Ben is a former student intern at CPJ. Ben has a varied background in social services and social justice as a frontline worker having worked with; kidsLINK and Family and Children Services in the Kitchener-Waterloo Region and with the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre and the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board in Ottawa. Before moving to Ottawa, Ben studied legal studies and sociology at the University of Waterloo where he also played varsity hockey and was a three-time academic all-Canadian.

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Posts by Ben Pasha

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is Cleaning Up Its Act

“These standards make Nova Scotia one of the most progressive energy jurisdictions in the world”

– Darrell Dexter, former Premier of Nova Scotia 

Nova Scotia is making major moves to renewable energy sources that can be seen as a benchmark for the rest of the country. The province, notorious for its reliance on coal, has begun a shift towards renewable resources. In April 2010, Nova Scotia passed the Renewable Energy Plan, committing to have 25% of its energy come from renewable resources by 2015 and 40% reliant on renewables by 2020. Nova Scotia is seeing the results of these measures already with the use of renewable energy sources increasing from 11 to 17% between 2006 and 2011 and it is expected that the 2020 target will be met.

How is Nova Scotia meeting these ambitious commitments? Here are five key changes:

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Carbon pricing would boost government’s credibility

(Originally published in Embassy News) The timing seems all too perfect. The critical COP 21 climate conference in Paris at the end of 2015 comes but a few months after the next federal election here in Canada. Nearly two years out, preparations for both events have already begun. But will they actually coincide to bring…

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