Carl Meyer
Export Development Canada headquarters in downtown Ottawa, June 25, 2018. Photo by Alex Tétreault
May 5th 2021

A Crown corporation’s financial support to the oil and gas sector came under scrutiny Tuesday as part of a new legal opinion outlining Canada’s obligations in responding to the climate crisis.

Socialist Project
Azadeh Reisdana and Sam Gindin

Editor: This is an interesting interview on the subject of how democratic socialism might be advanced.

May 2, 2021

Azadeh Reisdana interviews Sam Gindin on the recent growth of democratic socialism in developing countries and as an ideology which attracts a new younger generation of socialists. They also discuss the expansion of democratic socialism to not only a political theory but also as an economic application. This was recorded online during the Covid lockdown, March 2021.

Amanda Coletta
02 May 21

or Michigan’s governor, the 645-mile pipeline jeopardizes the Great Lakes. For Canada’s natural resources minister, its continued operation is “nonnegotiable.”

Robert Hackett & Hanna Araza
If Canadians want a conversation about energy and climate policy undistorted by Big Oil's outsized influence, newspapers still matter. Are they doing the job? Illustration by Hanna Araza

April 29th 2021

We are living in a climate emergency. Canada's government admits that. But as Seth Klein has brilliantly shown in A Good War, provincial and federal policies fall far short of the scale of the challenge. One reason for Canada's laggardly climate policies is the economic, cultural and political power of the fossil fuel industries.

Insure Our Future
Oil pipes

Coalition Denounces Decision, Pledges to Ramp Up Pressure on Remaining Insurers to Cut Ties with Trans Mountain

Laura Stone, Jeff Gray, Queen's Park Reporters

Apr. 28, 2021

Ontario will provide workers with three paid sick days to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic until the fall, a major turnaround for Premier Doug Ford’s government that critics said was still inadequate.

Chris Campbell
This photo shows workers creating a tunnel.Trans Mountain

Apr. 27, 2021

TMX says it will last 200 days

A project that will dig and complete a 2.6-kilometre tunnel connecting Burnaby Terminal to Westridge Marine Terminal is “quickly approaching,” according to a new post by Trans Mountain put up on Earth Day.

“We're quickly approaching a significant Expansion Project milestone – the start of tunnel boring for the Burnaby Mountain Tunnel,” reads the post that includes a video (posted below) demonstrating how the project will take place.

Inayat Singh, Alice Hopton

Without a transition plan, advocates say oil and gas workers fill face involuntary layoffs and a lack of options for retraining. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press)


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