Canada

18/09/20
Author: 
E. McIntosh
Students at Simon Fraser University protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in fall 2019, before COVID-19. Photo courtesy Justice, No Pipeline

September 18th 2020

With the Liberal government’s throne speech days away, groups representing 180,000 post-secondary students are asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to abandon the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

18/09/20
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Construction at the Burnaby Terminal with downtown Vancouver in the background. Photo Trans Mountain

September 18th 2020

Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has talked about using the revenue from the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to pay for green energy projects. But what if that revenue never comes because there’s little demand for oil in the first place?

17/09/20
Author: 
E. McIntosh
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, pictured in 2018, used the slogan 'Take Back Canada' during his leadership campaign. Now, a group of climate activists are attempting to trademark the phrase. File photo by Alex Tétreault

September 17th 2020

A group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth climate activists have filed to trademark the 'Take Back Canada’ slogan used by Conservative Party of Canada Leader Erin O’Toole.

16/09/20
Author: 
Linda Solomon Wood
PM Trudeau speaks with media at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa. June 18, 2020. Photo from PMO Flickr feed.

[Editor: Too bad that the Author's answer to the question "So what can people do to push back against this barrage of disinformation and denial?" is only "We can all write letters to our MPs, demand more action from the federal government now, for a start."  Though she does say ". . for a start"!! ]

September 15th 2020

As of Sunday, around 4 million acres have been scorched by wildfires in California, Washington and Oregon.

15/09/20
Author: 
stand.earth
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

new report shows that Premier John Horgan’s British Columbia government has become one of the most generous subsidizers of oil and gas in Canada. 

The report, released by Stand.earth, reveals that BC is now second only to Alberta in providing subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. 

15/09/20
Author: 
Patrick DeRochie
LNG=Fracking, Fracking=LNG

October 26, 2018

The oil and gas industry is hailing a new fossil fuel project—dubbed LNG Canada—as a huge breakthrough that supposedly shows that it’s competitive to deliver Canadian fracked gas to markets in Asia. But what they don’t tell you is that the foreign consortium behind LNG Canada only decided to move forward with the project because it’s receiving $6.6 billion dollars in public handouts.

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