Monthly Archives: November 2021

2021 AGM — on January 22

To all present and prospective members of the Saanich-Gulf Islands EDA,

I am pleased to announce that the 2021 AGM is coming … in 2022.

To say the year of 2021 has been difficult is an understatement. I do not need to remind you of the litany of problems that arose this year. Suffice to say that our AGM was scheduled, and postponed, twice.

We have now scheduled our upcoming AGM to be held on January 22 at 2 pm and it will be a virtual session. Please mark this date on your calendar and come and join your executive and fellow members for our event. The AGM is our opportunity to deal with the business of our EDA but also to renew friendships within the membership. Invite a friend to join you for this occasion and to meet our group. Continue reading 2021 AGM — on January 22

Post-COP 26 Debrief (November 21, 2021)

Good Sunday Morning!

And thanks so much to John for filling in for me last Sunday.  The all-day Saturday November 13 (until late evening) negotiations kept me quite tied up.  The last-minute change to the text was so disappointing.  As you all likely know, it changed from “phase-out” coal to “phase down” coal. Changing a massive COP decision through a verbal amendment from the floor – clearly cooked up in the to-ing and fro-ing of deal-making around the room in informal milling about – is simply unheard of in a United Nations setting. It violated the normal negotiations of the multilateral process.  I have been to 12 COPs and never seen anything like it. Continue reading Post-COP 26 Debrief (November 21, 2021)