Ian Carey
Ian Carey is a writer from Toronto, ON. A graduate from the University of Toronto, Ian has been writing on social and environmental issues for over 5 years.

When not writing, Ian can be found bouncing around between the various waterfront cafes in Toronto that collectively make up his office.

Entries by Ian Carey

Please Stop Arresting Marijuana Activists, For Canada's Sake

(44) Comments | Posted March 13, 2017 | 2:14 PM

Last week police arrested Marc Emery for the 30th time. It is believed this is the first time he's been arrested since police in Montreal picked him up in December, but it's tough to keep track. Police also raided Cannabis Culture dispensaries owned by him and...

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We Should Feel Bad About How We Treated Rob Ford

(174) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 9:43 AM

I understand that this might not be a popular opinion to express, but I really do think that we should feel bad about how we treated Rob Ford. The news that Rob Ford, family beside him, is undergoing experimental treatment in the hopes of shrinking two tumors on...

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Miesha Tate And The UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2016 | 11:38 AM

Dana White has stated that he believes Ronda Rousey will be the first challenger for new UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate.

In speaking with ESPN the day after UFC 196 White stated that in all likelihood Rousey will get the first crack at Tate, whom she defeated...

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You Can Be Vegetarian and Keep Your Man Card, Too

(3) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 1:00 PM

Being a vegetarian or vegan is not considered "manly."

This may cause one to ask questions such as: How do gender roles impact attitudes and behaviour within our society? Is society's definition of gender too narrow? Are we taking a close enough look at how definitions of...

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An Open Letter to SeaWorld

(12) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 5:17 PM

Dear SeaWorld,

Boy, times have been tough for you lately huh? Profits are down 84 per cent, the public is very upset with you, and Steve-O from Jackass keeps climbing things to protest how you treat animals. It's a rough time for you, granted not as...

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Civil Disobedience Isn't Helping Your Cause

(47) Comments | Posted July 12, 2015 | 9:43 PM

Last week, activists protesting the climate summit blocked off a street near where I live. Not a big inconvenience for me since my schedule for the day only included binge watching Shark Week, but it was met with a fair amount of negativity from those I share a building with.

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What is so "Public" About the Enbridge Hearings?!

(9) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 1:36 PM

Public hearings are rarely closed to the public.

But that's exactly what happened on Wednesday at the National Energy Board (NEB) hearings in London, Ontario to review Enbridge's Line 9 proposal -- the first part of Enbridge's plan to construct a route to transport tar sands oil through...

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Oil Spills Happen

(3) Comments | Posted January 31, 2012 | 11:17 AM

Canada has one of the best backyards on the planet. Our Boreal Forest is the largest intact forest in the world and spans 1.3 billion acres. In addition to providing a carbon sink for CO2 emissions, the Boreal is home to many species of wolves, caribou, and bears, as well...

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How Do You Bring Up Climate Change at the Dinner Table?

(20) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 6:57 AM

Recently, Russell McLendon published a great article titled "How to Talk to your Uncle about Climate
Change." The article was handy enough that instead of jotting down talking points to prepare myself for the inevitable holiday dinner table discussion last month, I just emailed the article to...

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