Canada

30/10/19
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Amani Khalfan, a coordinator for Extinction Rebellion in Ottawa, at a protest on Oct. 18, 2019. Photo by Kamara Morozuk

October 29th 2019

Amani Khalfan gives a hearty laugh when she's asked what she thinks of Canada’s election results.

As a coordinator for Extinction Rebellion (XR) in Ottawa, Khalfan finds it difficult to see much daylight between the promises made by Canada’s federal political parties — even between those on the left.

“No political parties, even the NDP or Greens, have committed to acting as quickly as needed to reduce global emissions, and (ban) new fossil fuel infrastructure,” she told National Observer.

30/10/19
Author: 
The Leap

[Editor: Interesting discussions here..]

The second On Fire book club conversation: Labour Organizing, Strikes, and the Green New Deal. Yesterday, we were joined by Meredith Whittaker, Lauren Burke, Raj Patel, and Deena Ladd for a captivating conversation about building worker power across silos: from bridging the divide between unionized and non-unionized workers, to connecting climate justice with other struggles.

28/10/19
Author: 
Pierre Beaudet

 October 28, 2019  •  

It is still early to interpret fully the results of Canada’s October 21 federal election. But behind the immediate results some trends are clear.

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26/10/19
Author: 
Alain Savard
Hundreds of thousands marched in Montreal against climate change on September 27, including 7,500 workers on strike. Photo: Félix Sésé.

October 25, 2019

With a crowd of 500,000, Montreal’s march for the climate was the largest in the world during the September 20-27 week of climate action. Yet it was also noteworthy for another reason.

Despite provincial labor laws preventing unions from striking over political issues, 11 locals representing 7,500 workers formally voted to go on strike for a day.

23/10/19
Author: 
The Energy Mix
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OCTOBER 22, 2019
 
Both veteran legislators and newly-elected Members of Parliament would have stood to learn a great deal from the recent C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, where participants shared best practices for fighting global warming while ensuring that workers whose livelihoods depend on fossil fuels aren’t left out in the cold, former Toronto mayor David Miller writes for the Globe and Mail.
 
23/10/19
Author: 
Carl Meyer
A Grey seal in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park. Parks Canada Photo: J.-L. Provencher

October 23rd 2019

Do you like the idea of a new multibillion-dollar fossil fuel pipeline in Canada? You have three weeks to tell a federal environmental agency what you think.

21/10/19
Author: 
The Canadian Press
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at a rally at the Alberta Legislature Building in Edmonton, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. File photo by The Canadian Press/Dave Chidley

The chief of a northern Alberta First Nation says he gave climate activist Greta Thunberg a message during a quietly arranged meeting in Fort McMurray on Friday night.

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Chief Allan Adam says he told the 16-year-old Swede that Europeans are major investors in the area's oilsands, and she needs to get people to lobby those investors for greener technology to extract Alberta energy.

21/10/19
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Oct. 21, 2019

By now, you've heard a lot from us about the Green New Deal — and how this bold, integrated vision could guide us to a better future. But here’s the thing: to turn that vision into reality, we also have to talk about saving our democracy, right now.

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