Jon Milton

Oct. 9, 2019

Montreal-area NDP candidates speak in favour of urban transit and housing proposals central to proposed ‘Green New Deal of the North’

hen the largest demonstration in Canadian history happened, Montreal’s car traffic came to a standstill. It was predictable — hundreds of thousands of people were expected to descend on the downtown that day, conditions that aren’t exactly ripe for the free flow of cars.

David Gray-Donald and Emily Eaton
The coal fired Keephills Power Station in Wabamun, Alberta. Photo by Amber Bracken.

Oct 10, 2019  12 min read

As enthusiasm for a Green New Deal for Canada grows, what type of planning will bring about a just transition to a low-carbon society?

Specifically, we turn to two questions.

First, how can plans for a just transition, from their very beginning, respect the principle of free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples?

Charlie Smith
The Burrard Bridge belonged to pedestrians, not cyclists, on October 7. CHARLIE SMITH

October 8th, 2019

Environmental protesters scored a major coup on October 7 in Vancouver. Their climate demonstration managed to lead all the late-night newscasts.

It’s because the Vancouver chapter of Extinction Rebellion peacefully blocked the Burrard Bridge to traffic all day and evening.

This was the group’s first major direct action in Vancouver and it was part of an “International Week of Rebellion” for the climate in more than 60 cities.

Chloe Rockarts
Photo by Alexis Fawn
 October 1, 2019 
On September 27, workers across the world went out on strike in the largest global climate strike in history, walking out of their classrooms and workplaces to protest government inaction on climate change. This comes following the September 20 ‘School Strike for Climate’, which saw millions of young people and students in over 150 countries walk-out three days before the U.N.’s Climate Summit. 

Alberta’s climate

Extinction Rebellion Vancouver
The Global Rebellion Begins October 7

You are called on.

Something is happening. You know it is, you can feel it. You are called to be a part of it.

CBC staff
Hundreds of thousands of young people took to the streets across Canada on Friday, September 27th, as part of a global climate strike. (Rachel Bergen/CBC)
Sep 27, 2019
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Millions of young people around the world have been marching for climate action over the past two weeks, in what has become the largest climate protest movement in world history. 

Stephanie Sanger ASSOCIATE Vancouver, BC, Bridget Gilbride PARTNER Vancouver, BC Mary Wallace ASSOCIATE Vancouver, BC

Kai Nagata - Dogwood BC
The B.C. government is ready to enact a new Environmental Assessment law that could go a long way toward protecting the environment when new mines and other industrial projects are proposed.

But all of it is worthless if companies continue to dodge the Environmental Assessment process altogether – and I’m afraid that’s why I’m writing to you today.


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