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Alykhan Velshi

Board member, Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Alykhan Velshi is a lawyer, writer, and policy analyst. He has worked as a press spokesman and campaign strategist for the Conservative Party of Canada during two national election campaigns, and as the senior communications and legislative affairs advisor to two cabinet ministers. He was the founder of EthicalOil.org, a pro-oilsands advocacy organization. He is currently on the board of directors of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, an municipal agency of the City of Toronto.

Let Them Eat Carbon

Let Them Eat Carbon, the provocative new book by my friend Matthew Sinclair of the UK Taxpayers' Alliance, injects a welcome dose of original thinking into environmental debates. It is a wake-up call for those of us who care about the natural and built environment, but worry that we are paying more for less
10/09/2011 03:02 EDT
Alykhan Velshi

There Is Such a Thing as 'Ethical Oil'

Most people don't think about oil as something that can be ethical. They should. Many of us drink fair trade coffee because we like that it's produced ethically; we don't want to wear clothes made using child labour; and we try to eat poultry that is raised humanely. Surely the same logic applies to oil.
09/01/2011 06:19 EDT