Canada

26/07/17
Author: 
Greenpeace staff

From: Jessica Wilson <jessica.wilson@greenpeace.org>
Date: Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 9:32 AM
Subject: [km_strategy] Some additional info on today's two Supreme Court of Canada rulings
To: "<km_strategy@googlegroups.com>" <km_strategy@googlegroups.com>

 

26/07/17
Author: 
Carl Meyer

Canadian authorities are seeking to beef up their oversight of publicly-traded companies so that they come clean about the costs of doing business on a warming planet.

22/07/17
Author: 
Tucker McLachlan & Chris Hatch
Shady Hafez, an advocate for Indigenous land rights from Kitigan Zibi, addresses a crowd protesting TD Bank's financial dealings with the Dakota Access and Kinder Morgan pipelines in Ottawa on April 8, 2017. Photo By Alex Tétreault

Canada's "big five" banks are the largest backers of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline project, according to the company's financial documents.

 

In total, 26 banks from Canada, the United States, Japan, Europe, and China have committed about $7.25 billion through a combination of share purchases and loans.

22/07/17
Author: 
Brian Mann
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the signing ceremony on climate change at the UN in 2016. Trudeau has committed Canada to steep reductions in carbon pollution, while pushing to expand tar sands oil production. Credit: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

For a lot of Americans these days, Justin Trudeau is the anti-Donald Trump, especially on things like climate change.

20/07/17
Author: 
Loujain Kurdi

Supreme Court to rule on historic Indigenous rights case on Wednesday July 26

20 July 2017 (OTTAWA) — Canada’s Supreme Court will deliver its ruling on the landmark Indigenous rights case Hamlet of Clyde River et al. v. Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. (PGS) et. al. next Wednesday, deciding whether or not it will allow a highly controversial oil exploration project in the Canadian Arctic to proceed against Inuit opposition.

29/06/17
Author: 
Clothilde Goujard

A Trudeau government plan based on "scientific opinion" will allow oil and gas exploration in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in the middle of a proposed protected area.

29/06/17
Author: 
Simon Druker

OTTAWA, ON. (NEWS 1130) – The country’s highest court has ruled against two First Nations hoping to delay the controversial Site C dam project. It will not hear appeals from the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations which had been asking for a judicial review of the mega-project which they feel was done without proper consultation.

21/06/17
Author: 
Staff

The Quebec Federation of Municipalities, representing more than 1,000 communities and 3.8 million people across the province, has declared itself against the Energy East pipeline.

In a resolution adopted unanimously at its June 1-2 board meeting, the federation also calls on TransCanada Corporation to put aside a $5-billion emergency fund “to respond to eventual disasters caused by its pipeline.”

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