Sam Wainwright
The challenge for the left is to solidarise with the Ukrainian and Russian people demanding an end to the war, while challenging the federal government's hypocrisy and militarism. Photo: Mathias PR/Pexels

As Canada’s flag-waving government (with no criticisms from their new NDP supporters) cheers for war and plans a HUGE increase in military spending, the real problems of climate disruption, healthcare failings, and shrinking purchasing power (among others)  go unaddressed. This Australian piece lays out a clear description/analysis of what the NATO/Russia/Ukraine tragedy is all about

  • Gene McGuckin

Mar. 16, 2022

Seth Klein
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Photos by Alex Tétreault

Mar. 28, 2022

Last Tuesday, we awoke to news the federal Liberals and NDP had entered into a “supply-and-confidence agreement” (SACA). The agreement would see them collaborate on a shared policy agenda, and so long as the terms of the SACA are honoured, the NDP will pass the Liberals’ next four budgets and support other confidence motions, allowing the Liberals to maintain government until June 2025.

Primary Author: Mitchell Beer

Mar. 23, 2022

The federal Liberals and New Democrats must make good use of the next three-plus years of political stability by embracing more decisive climate action than they promised in the supply and confidence agreement (SCA) unveiled yesterday, leading climate policy analysts have told The Energy Mix.

Susan Lazaruk
Transit advocate Nathan Davidowicz at Oakridge Skytrain Station in Vancouver. PHOTO BY ARLEN REDEKOP /PNG

Mar. 24, 2022

A transit user advocate says raising fares discourages passengers from returning to the transit system, which is down 50 per cent of pre-pandemic ridership numbers

Beginning July 1, it is going to cost more to ride transit in Metro Vancouver.


With little discussion at a TransLink board meeting on Thursday, the transit authority approved an average 2.3-per-cent fare hike, bucking a nationwide trend to combat low ridership by freezing fees after two years of the pandemic.


Andrea Palframan - RAVEN
RAVEN - Victory for Beaver Lake Cree

Mar. 18, 2022

Beaver Lake Cree set powerful precedent for Indigenous access to justice in Canada’s Supreme Court


Robert Tuttle
Carbon capture is a process where the carbon dioxide from oil and gas production facilities is sequestered and injected back into the ground. PHOTO BY TODD KOROL/REUTERS

Jan. 20, 2022

Massive subsidy for fossil fuel industry would be better spent on renewable energy, electrification, energy efficiency, letter said

Canada’s plans to introduce a tax credit for carbon capture in the country’s oilpatch would amount to a fossil fuel subsidy for an ineffective technology, a group of academics said in a letter to the deputy prime minister.

Nina Lakhani
Forests, such as this one in Indonesia, do lmore than just store carbon. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

Mar. 24, 2022

New data suggests forests help keep the Earth at least half of a degree cooler, protecting us from the effects of climate crisis

The world’s forests play a far greater and more complex role in tackling climate crisis than previously thought, due to their physical effects on global and local temperatures, according to new research.

Marc Lee
Image - Dollar sign drip from gas hose

As the last paragraph below says, excess profit taxes have been imposed during wars. In the Second World War that kind of tax was 75-100%. Ottawa should now impose that kind of tax at all times, not just during the current gas price spike. The "war" against climate disruption and other environmental destroyers must be won for the children, and the current gougers should bloody well pay for it (until their destructive industry is nationalized and wound down).

         -- Gene McGuckin 

Mar. 17, 2020

Ministry of Just Transition Collective
Government of Canada - Ministry of Just Transition

Mar. 24, 2022

A press conference from a Climate Emergency Coalition Government three years into the future reports on its progress towards climate justice

As we near the end of 2025, it’s worth reflecting on the first 1000 days of a new era. 


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