“Love each other or perish” – W.H. Auden
CBC Sunday with Michael Enright hosts a fascinating Canadian program on planning our future. What kind of Canada do we wish for? How do we get there? The cities need billions of dollars to fix their crumbling urbanscapes yet hundreds of km north, our Canadians have contaminated water and no housing. How do reconcile food banks and 1% multi millionaires in a civil society with an unsustainable resource economy?
What do we owe the future? (at 04:16)
As we contemplate the approach of another new year, we will look beyond 2014 – way beyond – to what we owe the future. Michael talks to three eminent and thoughtful Canadians; Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada; David MacDonald, a United Church minister who was a long-time Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament, and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi. They have a wide-ranging conversation about our obligations to the future generations we will never meet.
( CBC url )
Enright, Michael, and Susan Mahoney, prod. “Michael’s Essay; Our Debt to the
Future;.” Sunday Edition. CBC, 29 Dec. 2013. Web. 29 Dec. 2013.
WH Auden Quotes. Goodreads.com, n.d. Web. 29 Dec. 2013.