Alex Ballingall
A new poll suggests many Canadians support the idea of a huge public spending blitz to address climate change, similar to what politicians in the United States like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have dubbed a “Green New Deal.”  (SAUL LOEB / AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO)

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OTTAWA—A new poll suggests many Canadians support the idea of a huge public spending blitz to address climate change, similar to what politicians in the United States have dubbed a “Green New Deal.”

Keith Brower Brown, Jeremy Gong, Matt Huber, Jamie Munro
A truck delivers coal to Pacificorp's 1440 megawatt coal fired power plant on October 9, 2017 in Castle Dale, Utah. George Frey / Getty

If we want a Green New Deal that can take on climate change, we need to challenge powerful business interests.

n the morning of November 13, 2018, the Twitter account of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-based organization demanding a Green New Deal (GND), posted the following message:

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Contact: Kelsey Skaggs, (510) 883-3118;

Jonathan Blitzer

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Nato Green
Teachers at The Accelerated Schools, a community of public charter schools in South Los Angeles picket outside the school on second day of the Los Angeles school teachers strike on January 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Al Seib / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

TUESDAY, MAR 12, 2019

Union contract negotiations include mandatory and permissive subjects of bargaining. Employers are required by law to negotiate over mandatory subjects—wages, benefits and working conditions. Permissive subjects, such as decisions about which public services will be provided and how, have historically been the purview of management. We only negotiate over how managerial decisions affect members’ jobs. Employers may voluntarily agree to negotiate permissive subjects, but unions can’t legally strike over them.

Tracy Loew

Two Oregon lawmakers want to protect public drinking water sources by banning clear-cuts, pesticide and fertilizer applications, and new logging roads on private forestland in those watersheds.

The aim is to prevent disasters such as last year’s Detroit Lake algae bloom, which shut down drinking water supplies in the state Capital for more than a month.

Dan Young interviews Don Fitz and Stan Cox

Interchange – Is “Green Growth” Malignant? Perspectives on the Green New Deal

March 12, 2019 InterchangeNewsPublic Affairs 44 Views

Yves Engler
Hands off Venezuela

Many Canadians are familiar with the Monroe Doctrine. First issued in 1823, it warned European powers against renewed colonization of the Western Hemisphere. Presented as anti-imperialist, the Monroe Doctrine was later used to justify U.S. interference in regional affairs.

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Break the power of capitalists and guarantee a vibrant natural world that is home for humanity  and all forms of life, for many generations to come.
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Editor: Both of these works are interesting discussions of extending some of the ideas of the Green New Deal to the Canadian context.

Watch "What can a Green New Deal look like for Canada?" here.


And here is the link to the podcast described below:

February 12 2019:


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