Canada

04/06/22
Author: 
Mitchell Beer
Frank Gruber/flickr

June 1, 2022

The decision by Canada’s six biggest banks to sink another $10 billion into the troubled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is no surprise after a federal loan guarantee made it a straightforward business decision to back the project, says the financial analyst who accurately predicted the decision 2½ months ago.

01/06/22
Author: 
Jason Proctor
Protesters display a Women's Warrior flag on Wet'suwet'en traditional territory on Dec. 19, 2021, after returning to blockade an area along the Coastal GasLink pipeline route. Crown is being asked to consider charges against 27 people arrested last fall in a series of blockades and actions against the pipeline. (Submitted by Arvin Singh)

Jun 01, 2022

The B.C. Prosecution Service plans to prosecute 15 protesters for criminal contempt for allegedly defying an injunction protecting construction of a controversial pipeline in northern British Columbia.

A Crown lawyer told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church on Wednesday that prosecutors need four more weeks to decide whether to charge 10 other protesters with criminal contempt in relation to blockades and actions last fall opposing Coastal GasLink's natural gas pipeline.

25/05/22
Author: 
Dimitri Lascaris
Green Party of Canada supporters march in downtown Toronto. Photo from Shutterstock.

May 19, 2022

I stand ready to help the GPC’s next leader to build the party into a champion of an eco-socialist movement in Canada

After months of reflection and consultations with family, friends and political allies, I’ve decided not to run in the upcoming Green Party of Canada leadership contest.

Without a doubt, this has been a difficult decision.

24/05/22
Author: 
Chris Hedges (via Passage - Introduction - Passage)
“No Guts No Glory” by Mr. Fish

May 22

24/05/22
Author: 
Taylor C. Noakes
 Montreal Subway - Photo by Ilia Usmanov

Mayor Valérie Plante’s recent statement that Montreal cannot afford to provide free public transit struck me as incredibly shortsighted: she might be surprised to learn how unaffordable terminal climate change is going to be.

24/05/22
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Vancouver is the first city in Canada to require all large, commercial buildings to use only renewable energy. Photo by Lukas Kloeppel / Pexels

May 24, 2022

Vancouver city council passed a motion last week requiring all large commercial buildings to use only renewable energy by 2040 and setting limits on carbon pollution for existing buildings, making it the first Canadian city to do so.

18/05/22
Author: 
CBC - The Early Edition
Editor: Interesting details.
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
 
17/05/22
Author: 
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:

Category: 
17/05/22
Author: 
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.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Canada