Entries by David Suzuki from 12/2012

Are We Trading Away Our Rights and Environment?

| Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada

Because countries often have differing political and economic systems, agreements are needed to protect those invested in trade. Canada has signed numerous deals. Treaties, agreements and organizations to help settle disputes may be necessary, but they often favour the interests of business over citizens.

What's Canada's GNH -- Gross National Happiness?

| Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada

In 1971, Bhutan, nestled in the Himalayas between China and India, rejected the idea of gross domestic product as the measure of progress. Instead, leaders focused on gross national happiness. Life expectancy in Bhutan has doubled over the past 20 years. Our leaders could brighten all our lives by considering what really makes our societies strong, healthy and happy.