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Old-growth logging protests in the Fairy Creek watershed have broken records for the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history. The CBC's Kathryn Marlow takes a deep dive into exactly how many arrests have been made, and what for.
Aired: May 17, 2022
William Rivers Pitt
A tired nurse leaves Mt. Sinai Morningside hospital in New York City, on April 23, 2020. B.A. VAN SISE / NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES

May 9, 2022

As far as medical publications go, it doesn’t get much better than The Lancet. Founded in 1823, the journal has published many of the most important peer-reviewed studies, articles and case reviews in the field.

Over the weekend, The Lancet dropped an editorial titled “COVID-19: the next phase and beyond.” It read:

Alex Hemmingway
British Columbia could massively increase public investment in below-market rental housing. (Nathan Shurr / Unsplash)

May 15, 2022

Public investment in below-market rental housing could leverage private-sector development to secure housing for all. This idea is being floated to address British Columbia’s housing crisis — and should be taken up everywhere.

n the face of a mounting housing crisis, British Columbia should massively increase public investment in below-market rental housing. This up-front investment could literally pay for itself, with no increase to taxpayer-supported debt.

Barry Saxifrage
Canada's forests are being logging faster than they can grow back and are spewing CO2 into our already destabilized climate. Images via Wikimedia Commons, illustration by Barry Saxifrage

May 17, 2022

For the last two decades, Canada's managed forest lands have been logged faster than they have grown back. This imbalance has created a huge — and rapidly rising — new source of carbon dioxide (CO2) pouring into our already destabilized climate.

Nora Loreto
Photo credit: BDS.Photo/Unsplash.

May 13, 2022

The Ontario NDP has updated its housing platform for the upcoming provincial election.

The party released its full election platform on Apr. 25, which cited a 2020 housing policy document called “Homes You Can Afford.” As we reported last month, the ONDP’s election platform did not mention key policy pledges from that document.

Darren Shore
When fossil fuel corporations don’t pay their taxes, our future generations will also pick up the tab — and at this rate, that bill will be gargantuan. Photo by Eelco Böhtlingk/Unsplash

May 12, 2022

Almost all debate about taxes and climate change has focused on carbon pricing, eclipsing an uncomfortable truth: Canada’s tax system is undermining our ability to move quickly on the transition to clean energy.

Damian Carrington and Matthew Taylor
Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger climate breakdown

"The Middle East and Russia often attract the most attention in relation to future oil and gas production but the US, Canada and Australia are among the countries with the biggest expansion plans and the highest number of carbon bombs. The US, Canada and Australia also give some of the world’s biggest subsidies for fossil fuels per capita."

May 11, 2022


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