Youtube: Why Canadian history isn’t as boring as you think it is

Author and journalist Chris Turner speaks at a TEDx in Vancouver, British Columbia on how Canadian history is not boring and more importantly, not irrelevant to our future as a country.

Chris Turner is one of Canada’s leading voices on sustainability, livable cities and the global cleantech boom. His most recent book, The Leap: How to Survive and Thrive in the Sustainable Economy, was published in 2011; the Globe and Mail called it “one of the most arresting arguments for building a green economy yet in print.” He is also the author of the bestsellers The Geography of Hope and Planet Simpson, and his feature writing has earned eight National Magazine Awards. He is a frequent contributor to The Walrus, The Globe & Mail, Alberta Views and Canadian Geographic, and a featured blogger at MNN.com. Turner was the Green Party candidate in the 2012 Calgary Centre byelection and a 2013 Berton House writer-in-residence in Dawson City, Yukon. His new book, The War On Science: Muzzled Scientists and Wilful Blindness in Stephen Harper’s Canada, is out in October. He lives in Calgary with his wife and two children.

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