Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
Eva Sleire/Equinor

Sept. 22, 2022

Canada must make an “audacious and hopeful offer” to oil and gas workers communities with a new Climate Emergency Just Transition Transfer to deliver clean economy jobs, the Commons Finance Committee heard yesterday.

John Woodside
Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief Namoks marches with delegates and supporters while in Toronto for RBC's annual general meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Photo by Christopher Katsarov / Canada's National Observer

Sept. 22, 2022

As Coastal GasLink prepares to drill under the Wedzin Kwa (Morice River), Wet’suwet’en hereditary leadership and their allies are saying the fight is reaching a flashpoint — and supporters across the country are on notice.

Michelle Gamage
Gibsons, BC, crunched the numbers on the value of its natural assets. ‘The foreshore area of our beaches acts as a natural seawall,’ the city says — for example this foreshore area at Labonte Park. Photo by NothingEatsYou via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.

“It’s so painful to realize some of the local initiatives are directly undermined by weak provincial and federal policies where government seeks to reduce emissions with one hand and increase emissions with the other by building fossil fuel projects,” he [Jens Wieting] says. “It’s so important for municipalities to increase pressure on senior levels of government to stop pursuing policies that are destructive and undermine local progress.” 

Sept. 19, 2022

David Macdonald
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is followed by reporters on Parliament Hill, Oct. 1, 2018. In this new session, MPs will have to get down to business. Photo by Alex Tétreault

The fall session of Parliament will test all five parties’ mettle.

Newly minted Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre will be scrutinized for whether he can shift from polarizing far-right rhetoric towards a narrative that is more parliamentarian — or whether he’s digging in his heels.

Adam D.K. King
Scaffolding - Photo via Josh Sorenson on Pexels.

Sept. 16, 2022

Collectively refusing to work overtime can be illegal in Alberta, highlighting Canada’s poor labour standards.

A couple of weeks ago, workers who install scaffolding at a Suncor Inc. site in Alberta were informed by their employer that if they didn’t stop refusing “voluntary” overtime, they could be fired, fined or possibly jailed. 

Dan Darrah
NDP/Lib dental image

Sept. 15, 2022

Dental care promise has advocates—and private industry—on high alert

Clashing priorities as dental care advocates, Canadian Dental Association seek to fill in program details

The NDP is hinging their continued support of the federal government on the launch of a dental care program next year. But exactly how the program will be designed—and for whose benefit—remain major questions, and the pressure is on the Liberal Party to provide answers. 



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