The wealthy of the world have trillions of dollars in assets hidden in offshore accounts or tax havens. These is one of the findings of a recent report called The Price of Offshore revisited. We speak with James Henry, economist, lawyer and board member of the Tax Justice Network.
Amy Barrington is the coordinator Concordia University’s new farmers market called Marché Locale. It’s the organization’s first year and it’s based around a few groups that have already worked with or currently work with Concordia. Amy did Sustainable Concordia’s City Farm school last year – a multi-day program that teaches the basics of everything from composting and pest control, to plant rotation and biodiversity. She’s been working with Action Communiterre for over a year and eats a lot of veggies from local organic farm, Les Jardins de la Resistance.
This week, CityTalk features an interview with Eco-Quartier Peter McGill about an initiative they’re starting called Quartier 21, near Concordia. It’s a green alleyway project to combat the heat island effect downtown.