Canada

23/03/22
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
The Liberals and New Democrats strike deal to stay in power.

Mar. 23, 2022

[Editor: Cautious optimism? Just another reminder that electoral politics isn't dealing with the climate emergency?]

A new agreement between the federal NDP and the Liberal government promises political stability until 2025, which will be key for climate action despite its underwhelming commitments, political scientists say.

20/03/22
Author: 
Jessica Green, Laura Tozer & Emily Eaton

As long as Canada continues to underwrite the oil and gas industry, it cannot make meaningful progress on the economic transformation needed to address climate change.

15/03/22
Author: 
Amanda Follett Hosgood
Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’Moks, left, speaks with a Coastal GasLink worker. ‘I’m sure they don’t want the public to know how much the public is paying to guard an industry.’ Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.

Mar. 2, 2022

Spending dropped quite a bit in 2021, but the force still has a significant presence in Wet’suwet’en territory.

The RCMP’s costs for policing a remote resource road on Wet’suwet’en territory have steadily dropped over the past three years, according to information obtained by The Tyee through freedom of information laws.

08/03/22
Author: 
Tonda MacCharles

Mar. 8, 2022

Trudeau met with Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš in Riga at the prime minister’s office.

RIGA, Latvia—Canada will extend its NATO military mission in Latvia, which was due to end next year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday.

It is welcome news to many of the military commanders here.

In an interview before the announcement, Canada’s top soldier told the Star that Canadian soldiers leading the NATO battle group in a country bordering Russia are on the “front lines of freedom.”

08/03/22
Author: 
Max Fawcett
When it comes to climate change and fossil fuels, Jason Kenney has more in common with Vladimir Putin than Volodymyr Zelensky, writes columnist Max Fawcett. Photo via Alberta Newsroom / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Mar. 5, 2022

It’s been clear for some time now that Canadian oil and gas advocates will do almost anything to get new pipelines built, from spinning stories about the “ethics” of our oil to weaponizing the economic insecurity of Indigenous communities. But they plumbed new depths of depravity with their willingness to treat the crisis in Ukraine as an opportunity to push, yet again, for projects like Keystone XL and Energy East.

04/03/22
Author: 
John Woodside
A Gazprom oil-producing facility in Russia's Yamal region. Canadian banks and insurance companies have invested millions in the country's oil and gas companies, which make up nearly 40 per cent of Russia's revenue. (AP Photo/Petr Shelomovskiy)

Mar. 2, 2022

Canadian banks, insurance companies and asset managers have pumped millions into Russian-owned oil and gas companies that have flowed into the petrostate’s war chest.

02/03/22
Author: 
John Woodside
Ditching fossil fuels is a key part of tackling climate change and keeping our planet fit for human life, but Bay Street and Big Oil are standing in the way. Artwork by Ata Ojani / Canada's National Observer

March 2, 2022

Climate change is already threatening everyone on the planet.

For everyone alive today, this is an inescapable truth. We are on a road to extinction. Until we bring greenhouse gas emissions down to zero everywhere in the world, the planet will continue to warm. The only question is, how long will we stay on this path?

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