Deborah Jaremko


Canadian crude by rail activity is on the upswing again, according to new data from the National Energy Board. 

The NEB reports that rail offtake from the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin averaged 236,252 bbls/d in April 2019.

“This is a 40 percent increase over March 2019 exports but still down from the record high of 353,789 b/d in December 2018,” the NEB tweeted on Friday.

The Leap and partners

[Editor: video of event held in Vancouver on June 21, 2019.   If you don't have time to listen to the whole event (2 hours and 44 minutes),  then it is very worthwhile to go to the speech by Avi Lewis which begins just after  2:11:17.  The complete program includes speakers   David Suzuki, Kanahus Manuel, Harsha Walia, and Avi Lewis, with Anjali Appadurai as MC.]

Michael Harris
What Trudeau’s Liberals have done cannot be reconciled. Photo via Justin Trudeau Flickr.

He says Canadians can have it both ways. The facts say otherwise.

19 JUN 2019

As the planet slowly stews in its increasingly sultry juices, sled dogs are walking on water, but Justin Trudeau no longer is.

REUTERS Solar-powered scientific equipment records data in a landscape of partially thawed Arctic permafrost near Isachsen, Canada, in this handout photo released June 18, 2019.


Researchers said they came across an Arctic landscape that was unrecognizable.

LONDON — Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared.

Diverse BC Groups - Union, Environmental, Legal, First Nations, Youth, Advocacy


Widespread Opposition Reasserts the Trans Mountain Pipeline Will Never Be Built


For Immediate Release



Fatima Syed & Alastair Sharp
Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath celebrate during the provincial party's bi-annual convention in Hamilton, Ont. on June 16, 2019. Photo by Tijana Martin

June 17th 2019

Peter Tabuns remembers telling former NDP leader Jack Layton in 2004 that Canada had to diligently implement the Kyoto Protocol.

The longtime environment advocate and Ontario NDP MPP for Toronto-Danforth was then Layton’s special adviser on climate change, at a time when the phenomenon was just starting to be taken seriously by countries across the world.

Gordon Laxer

Report – Billion Dollar Buyout: How Canadian taxpayers bought a climate-killing pipeline and Trump’s trade deal supports it

Charlie Smith
Oil tankers are often seen off the beaches of Spanish Banks, Jericho, Kitsilano, and English Bay. YOLANDE COLE

June 13th, 2019

An economist and former ICBC president and CEO has adopted a new approach to raise public awareness about a controversial pipeline project.

Robyn Allan and BROKE

IT'S COMING DOWN TO THE WIRE!   On Tuesday June 18, Trudeau will announce the fate of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. Leading up to this, Robyn Allan is releasing a new novel which explores the fiction behind Ottawa’s commitment to address climate change and how Trans Mountain’s expansion is a global warming machine.

David Camfield


The push for a Green New Deal (GND) that’s become a big topic of political discussion in the US has come north. At the beginning of May 2019, the Pact for a GND was launched publicly in Canada. It was endorsed by a range of organizations and prominent individuals. Behind the scenes, staff from a number of major NGOs including Greenpeace and Leadnow are playing key roles in the initiative.


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