One of the main campaign issues that will occur during this year’s Federal election will be the carbon tax. All provinces and territories will have some form of carbon pricing mechanism in place. Those provinces that haven’t will have a backstop system in place which is an “output-based system for industries with industries exceeding 50 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year and the carbon levy on the carbon content of all liquid fuels (such as gasoline, diesel and fuel oil), natural gas and electricity produced from emissions-intensive energy sources such as coal, petroleum coke and natural gas”, as summarized by Dalhousie Professor Larry Hughes.
While Canada is increasingly diverse, including our workplaces, the leadership within the planning profession does not reflect its membership, which was one of the decisions for me to not renew.
A student planner asked me as someone of colour how do I navigate through the profession? This is where I begin.