John Woodside
RBC CEO David McKay is broadcast on a laptop screen at the Royal Bank of Canada annual general meeting in Toronto on April 7, 2022. Photo by Christopher Katsarov/National Observer

Apr. 13, 2023

Canada’s largest bank provided more money to the fossil fuel sector last year than any other bank in the world, new financial data reveals.

Andrew Nikiforuk
Cobalt mining in Congo, says journalist Siddharth Kara, ‘drags humanity back to a time when the people of Africa were valued only their replacement cost.’ Photo via Harvard Kennedy School.

Apr. 7, 2023

The Rising Chorus of Renewable Energy Skeptics

The green techno-dream is so vastly destructive, they say, ‘we have to come up with a different plan.’

John Woodside
Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs Gisdaya and Na'Moks and other representatives from the nation attend RBC's annual shareholder meeting in Saskatoon on April 5, 2023. Photo by Katie Wilson

Apr. 6, 2023

Indigenous leaders and climate advocates say they were met with the “highest insult” Wednesday as security guards turned them away from the main room of RBC's annual shareholder meeting in Saskatoon.

Brett Wilkins
Pope Francis meets with Indigenous leaders in Maskwa Park, Alberta, Canada on July 25, 2022. (Photo: Ron Palmer/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Mar. 31, 2023

One Native American group hopes the historic move "is more than mere words, but rather is the beginning of a full acknowledgment of the history of oppression and a full accounting of the legacies of colonialism."

In a historic shift long sought by Indigenous-led activists, the Holy See on Thursday formally repudiated the doctrine of discovery, a dubious legal theory born from a series of 15th-century papal decrees used by colonizers including the United States to legally justify the genocidal conquest of non-Christian peoples and their land.

Verity Stevenson
Pamela Haiala, originally from Congo, looks towards Canada with her son as they wait to cross into Canada at Roxham Road, an illegal crossing point from New York State to Quebec, in Champlain, N.Y., on March 24, 2023. (Carlos Osorio/Reuters)

Mar. 25, 2023

Stunned faces and heartbreak for migrants heading to Roxham as they learn Canada will likely send them back

Changes to Safe Third Country Agreement took migrants by surprise

At 4 a.m. on Saturday morning, two buses from New York City arrived at a gas station in Plattsburgh, N.Y., where groups of migrants carrying luggage and determined to cross into Canada disembarked with no knowledge of the closure of Roxham Road. 

Natasha Bulowski & John Woodside
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland takes questions from reporters before tabling Budget 2023 on March 28 at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa. Photo by Natasha Bulowski

Mar. 28, 2023

The federal government is banking on tax breaks for companies — to the tune of more than $80 billion — to usher Canada into a low-carbon economy, Tuesday’s budget announcements show.

Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood
While the private sector certainly has a role to play, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland's 2023 budget should not be leaving vital clean-tech investments up to chance. File photo by Alex Tétreault

Mar. 28, 2023

Corporate tax breaks are the future of Canadian climate policy, according to the latest federal budget, which commits $80 billion over the next decade — of which $56 billion is new money — to subsidies for clean investments.

Mia Rabson & Laura Osman
A family of asylum seekers from Colombia is met by RCMP officers after crossing the border at Roxham Road into Canada on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023 in Champlain, File photo by The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz

Mar. 24, 2023

Canada and the United States have agreed to have asylum seekers turned back at irregular border crossings across the border, including Roxham Road in Quebec.

Amnesty International
Amnesty International logo

Mar. 24, 2023

Amnesty International Canada condemns the U.S. and Canadian governments’ agreement to expand, rather than rescind, the Safe Third Country Agreement in response to border crossings at Roxham Road.


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