November/december 2018, Canadian Geographic and special guest editor Minister Catherine Mckenna look into climate change and our environment
About a year ago, Canadian Geographic received an unusual invitation. It came from Parks Canada, asking if Aaron Kylie, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, would join a trip to Labrador’s Torngat Mountains National Park. While such opportunities come along fairly routinely, this one had a unique twist: among the small group of guests on the trip would be Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine Mckenna. Getting a few minutes with a federal minister can be a challenge, but the chance to spend days with one is especially rare — so Canadian Geographic jumped on it. Whether you agree or disagree with Minister Mckenna’s opinions, hopefully we can all agree she’s extremely knowledgeable about issues relating to the environment, climate change, wildlife, parks, the North and more. Coincidentally, many of those subjects are top areas of interest for Canadian Geographic’s audience, so during that trip, Kylie floated the idea to Minister Mckenna of her acting as a guest editor of an issue — an offer she accepted. The November/december 2018 issue is the result of a months-long collaboration with Minister Mckenna to provide a snapshot of Canada’s environment, its protected areas and its stewards. Award-winning journalist Julian Brave Noisecat explores the Indigenous Guardian program and how it’s helping manage some of Canada’s protected areas, renowned marine ecologist Boris Worm reflects on the state and success of Canada’s marine protected areas and Canadian photographers show a distressing view of climate change’s effects across the country. “Canadian Geographic’s focus on Canada’s natural and cultural places links well with what we do,” says Mckenna. “And I’m excited to share these stories about Canada’s incredible natural spaces and the people who protect them.”
Subscribe or renew today at canadiangeographic.ca/subscribe or by calling 1-800-267-0824. The November/december 2018 issue hits newsstands October 27.
Pack ice melting in Franklin Strait, which is located between the Boothia Peninsula and Prince of Wales Island in Nunavut ( top). A lion’s mane jellyfish drifts in the currents along Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore ( above).