British Columbia

18/03/19
Author: 
Fatima Syed & Brenna Owen
Students walked out of school to gather on the south lawn of Queens Park in Toronto to rally for climate change on March 15, 2019. Photo by Carlos Osorio

[Editor: complete article at link.]

Twelve-year-old Roy Bateman already knows what he’d say if he met Ontario Premier Doug Ford.

18/03/19
Author: 
Jennifer Nathan

[Nathan was sentenced to 150 hours of community service for violating the Court injunction against obstructing work by TransMountain Pipelines Inc. at its Burnaby B.C. terminal.]

 

March 11, 2019

 

I would apologize for taking up the court’s time, but I can’t, because I found it necessary to be here.

 

11/03/19
Author: 
Robert Hackett
Extinction Economy

Climate action involves challenging the petrobloc and its corporate messaging

08/03/19
Author: 
Robyn Allan
Left, file photo of Alberta Premier Rachel Notley by Alex Tétreault. Centre, photo of Alberta oilsands by Andrew S. Wright. Right, photo of United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney by Alex Tétreault

Dear Rachel Notley and Jason Kenney,

Whichever one of you is entrusted with the opportunity to lead Alberta into the future after the provincial election, here is what you need to know to navigate the most challenging issue in your province’s history — the era of stranded assets in the oilsands.

 

07/03/19
Author: 
Christopher Pollon
The Skeena River. Photo: Sam Beebe / Flickr

Feb. 28, 2019

A rushed process that emphasizes hatcheries and coastal fisheries over habitat restoration and inland spawning streams has some worried the province’s new plan is meant, first and foremost, to serve commercial fishing interests

Efforts to create a made-in-B.C. strategy to assure the future abundance of wild salmon is off to a rocky start — marred by rushed consultations and a process dominated by coastal fishing interests, leaving environmentalists, scientists and interior communities on the outside looking in.

05/03/19
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
CEASE WORK ORDERS ISSUED TO COASTAL GASLINK

HEAL THE PEOPLE - DEFEND THE LAND 
04/03/19
Author: 
Ben Parfitt
March 4, 2019
 

In April 2010, when then-premier Gordon Campbell announced that B.C. was resurrecting plans to build the Site C dam, atmospheric scientist Andrew Weaver was along to lend support.

Well before he became an MLA, and later the leader of the B.C. Green party, Weaver used words to describe the controversial project that became a template for Liberal and NDP premiers to come:

Hydro power is “clean.” It is “zero-emitting” power. It “does not produce greenhouse gas emissions.” Therefore, it is good.

28/02/19
Author: 
The Canadian Press
The latest figure on the cost of the dam is $10.7 billion and when complete on the Peace River in northeast B.C. it would power the equivalent of 450,000 homes a year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

The trial was expected to start in 2022

Feb. 26, 2019 

The British Columbia government, BC Hydro and two First Nations have entered talks to avoid court action over the massive Site C hydroelectric dam.

The parties were in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday to set a 120-day trial that was expected to start in 2022.

28/02/19
Author: 
Norm Farrell

A study written for Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives by earth scientist J. David Hughes offered a conclusion on the success of neoliberal politics in Canada. Success, that is, for the corporate world.

A pull quote in the executive summary of the Hughes report provides the gist:

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