Protest - Revolt

Eric Doherty
Canada - parliament hill

MARCH 4, 2020

The federal government is acting like it doesn't take its own climate emergency declaration seriously

With another federal budget looming, the government still doesn’t seem to be taking its own declaration of a “climate emergency” seriously.

Last month, the Office of the Auditor General of Canada announced that it will audit the $186.7-billion “Investing in Canada” infrastructure program. An opposition motion in the House of Commons asked for the audit, noting an incomplete accounting of changes to the government’s spending plan.

CBC News
The company behind plans to build a liquefied natural gas plant by the Saguenay port says the loss of a significant investor doesn't mean the end of the project. (Radio-Canada)

Mar 05, 2020 

Berkshire Hathaway opts not to invest $4B in liquified natural gas plant and pipeline

Warren Buffett's investment company Berkshire Hathaway has decided not to invest $4 billion in a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant by the Saguenay port.

The marine terminal to ship LNG to overseas markets is slated to be built roughly 230 kilometres northeast of Quebec City, at a cost of $9.5 billion.

Damian Carrington
 Munira Wilson and Sarah Olney, the MPs for Twickenham and Richmond Park, cheer alongisde other campaigners outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London after the ruling. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Appeal court says decision to give go-ahead not consistent with Paris agreement

Plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been ruled illegal by the court of appeal because ministers did not adequately take into account the government’s commitments to tackle the climate crisis.

Salmaan Farooqui
Protesters gather outside the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada mining industry convention in Toronto on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Photo by The Canadian Press/Chris Young

March 2nd 2020

More than 100 people protested outside a mining convention Sunday in downtown Toronto, where they blocked traffic on multiple roads and stood in front of entrances to the event.

Organizers said they were demonstrating against the harmful effects of resource extraction to the environment and to Indigenous lands.

At one point, protesters attempted to enter the convention but were stopped by police.

Marlee Kokotovic
Protest against Constitution Pipeline US

March 3, 2020

This is a huge victory for environmental activists, pro-development advocates, and clean water advocates.

First Nations Leaders
Despite a widespread media narrative spreading incorrect information, NO agreements have been made on the Coastal Gas Link Pipeline, and the call for solidarity actions remains firmly in place!
Wayne Bradley

Feb 27, 2020 - I hope we will soon see political analysts and commentators acknowledging that the massive uprising we are seeing in Canada is far more than spontaneous solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people, although it certainly is that.


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