Ottawa Could Use a Leader like Jacinda Ardern

“Jacinda Ardern just keeps getting it right. Since being elected as New Zealand’s prime minister almost four years ago, the young politician has been leading a progressive policy with an impressive combination of determination, compassion and modesty,” Toronto Star contributing columnist, and associate professor of finance at HEC Montréal, Amir Barnea reports.

“Whether it is navigating a recovery from the pandemic, tackling a housing bubble, fighting the climate crisis or supporting marginalised populations, Ardern is a leader and an inspiration,” according to Barnea

“Canada and New Zealand face similar challenges. Hopefully, Ardern’s unconventional, bold thinking will find its way to Ottawa. It could sure use some of her courage, decisive and visionary leadership.”

Original article by Amir Barnea, Toronto Star, May 1, 2021.


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Zealandia a Nature Reserve with a 500-Year Plan

Zealandia a Nature Reserve with a 500-Year Plan

“In the past 30 years, a wilderness has grown up in the heart of New Zealand’s capital – so successfully its neighbours now complain about the raucous racket of rare birds….