Canada

27/11/19
Author: 
Mia Rabson The Canadian Press
Bill Morneau, who remains Minister of Finance, arrives for a swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. File photo by The Canadian Press/Justin Tang

November 26th 2019

The federal government says the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will bring another $500 million a year in corporate tax revenue to be spent on fighting climate change, but the Liberals won't say where they got that number.

The figure was cited by the government when it approved the project a second time last June and was also included in the Liberals' campaign platform.

27/11/19
Author: 
Ross Belot

Nov. 26, 2019

Justin Trudeau and Jason Kenny are peddling a fantasy when it comes to fossil fuel development in Canada. Both play to Alberta’s desire for the boom years to return, rather than dealing with the likely future.

27/11/19
Author: 
Chris Turner
Jason Kenney and Justin Trudeau. File photo

n a recent speech at an oil industry conference, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney trafficked, as he often does, in climate inaccuracy. In itself, that’s not remarkable. The sun also rose and set that day.

27/11/19
Author: 
Alastair Sharp
The seven young Ontarians who served notice on Doug Ford's government over climate inaction with two Ecojustice lawyers representing them. Photo courtesy of Ecojustice

November 26th 2019

"We need to go into their court system and show them their own laws and that you need to be practicing and following them," said Beze Gray, one of seven young Ontarians who on Tuesday served legal notice on the Doug Ford government over its climate inaction.

The gang of seven are taking their climate protest from the street to the courthouse, arguing that Ford’s weakened climate targets breach their constitutional right to life, liberty and security.

25/11/19
Author: 
Bob Weber
Ice floats in Slidre Fjord outside the Eureka Weather Station, on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, on Monday, July 24, 2006. File photo by The Canadian Press/Jeff McIntosh

November 24th 2019

For Keith Morrison, the consequences of this fall's extraordinarily warm weather across the North all came down to an urgent call for help.

The fire chief for the Arctic community of Cambridge Bay in Nunavut was at home the evening of Oct. 6 when he got word that a couple had fallen through the ice near a river mouth.

"It was pitch black," Morrison recalled.

21/11/19
Author: 
Laura Kane
Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. File photo by The Canadian Press/Jason Franson

November 19th 2019

The Trans Mountain pipeline received $320 million in subsidies from the Canadian and Alberta governments in the first half of 2019, says a new report by an economic institute that analyzes environmental issues.

The money included $135.8 million in direct subsidies and $183.8 million in indirect subsidies that were not clearly disclosed to taxpayers, says the report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.

21/11/19
Author: 
Carl Meyer
File photo of diesel fuel storage tanks at an oilsands facility in 2014. Pembina Institute Photo

November 20th 2019

Canada’s biggest pension fund says it's “unfathomable” that the fossil fuel sector could wield disproportionate influence over its investment decisions, after a new report claims members of its board of directors and staff are "entangled with the oil and gas industry."

18/11/19
Author: 
Scott Akenhead

Nov. 1, 2019

This summer, Fisheries and Oceans Canada released a beautiful-looking report “State of Canadian Pacific Salmon: Responses to Changing Climate and Habitats” which your intrepid editor, asked me to “process into layman terms” for TAKE 5. She didn’t actually say, “Your mission, should you choose to accept it,” but … you remember that music?

I definitely heard it.

15/11/19
Author: 
Carlito Pablo
Former union local president Gene McGuckin is a member of the Vancouver Ecosocialists organization.

November 13th, 2019

Gene McGuckin says he has yet to meet a member of the Green Party of Canada who is an avowed ecosocialist.

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