About the Author
From his lifelong professional career as an ecological consultant Dr. Ludwig brings a unique perspective to some of the most pressing of Canada's challenges - economic, geopolitical, demographic and hydrological as well as climatological. He suggests creation of an all-Canadian East-West Infrastructure Corridor to reverse Canada's drift into dangerous (for Canada) continentalism. This proposal will not be popular with those of our federal and provincial politicians who are committed to failed neoliberal ideology. Nevertheless, for the rest of us, his perceptive analyses should stimulate critical thinking and even, let us hope, collective action. Dr. Bruce Partridge speaks from his successive careers as Executive Vice President of one of the leading US universities, President of a Canadian university, and Vice President & General Counsel of one of Canada's largest multinational mining corporations. Hailing from Port Huron, Michigan, James P. Ludwig earned his Ph.D from the University of Michigan in 1968. Jim's forty-year career ranges from teaching university level biology, to independent consulting as an ecologist. As a research scientist, Jim's academic and field-work have resulted in sixty-eight peer-reviewed published studies focusing on the Great Lakes, toxic contaminants, colonial water birds, and public policy. Since marrying a Canadian in 1993, Jim has lived in five provinces and now holds dual citizenship. He has consulted with corporations, federal agencies in the US and Canada, two provinces, six states, and many private parties. He has written environmental assessments, done mine reclamation and large volume waste handling, and developed innovative ways to manage devastated landscapes. Jim lives in Fort Vermilion, Alberta, with his wife, Alison, and border terrier companion, Harry. He continues to advise clients on means to reclaim difficult contaminated sites and polluted waters to beneficial uses.