Andrew Sadauskas It was a cold Thursday morning when I set out on my quest. My mission? To find the heart of Melbourne’s housing affordability and traffic problems. My quest took me to the middle of Melbourne’s great southeastern sprawl, which now stretches as far as Pakenham. After a morning spent hunting for it on Melbourne’s public transport, I reached … Read More
Frank de Jong, Green Part of Ontario Leader Frank toured Australia this time last year for the True Cost Economics Forum. He wrote this piece in lieu of exciting developments in Canada. For the first time to my knowledge, Toronto will be collecting economic rent to pay for infrastructure — in this case to redevelop a section of a busy … Read More
Listen: Frank de Jong interviewed on RRR’s ‘The Word’ (13.9MB, 15 mins)
NZ YouTube interview (5mins)
Frank de Jong’s full speech ‘Combatting Greenwash Locally’ (VLGA, July 26th, 40mins)
Frank De Jong – Tools of Sustainability Tour
July 13 – Aug 3
Melbourne – Sydney – Auckland – Full Tour Itinerary
Frank De Jong, leader of the Ontario Greens (Canada), will be touring to discuss and demonstrate the economic tools the planet so desperately needs. Frank has a long history of campaigning, having competed in 12 Canadian elections over 20 years. He is renowned in Canada for having coined the term ‘the invisible green hand’ of market forces.
Frank will bring to audiences a positive message on how we can stay ahead of the greenwashing brigade. What are the latest sustainability trends in the Northern Hemisphere? How can we lobby for more environmentally efficient economic policy? Isn’t that true conservatism?
Beyond economic theory, Frank loves getting his hands dirty, having led protests against the largest nuclear power station in North America (Darlington), been arrested in Northern Ontario’s old growth forests and cycled through much of Canada.
Frank is an engaging speaker, making economics easy to understand.
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