Canada

17/05/22
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Canada's forests are being logging faster than they can grow back and are spewing CO2 into our already destabilized climate. Images via Wikimedia Commons, illustration by Barry Saxifrage

May 17, 2022

For the last two decades, Canada's managed forest lands have been logged faster than they have grown back. This imbalance has created a huge — and rapidly rising — new source of carbon dioxide (CO2) pouring into our already destabilized climate.

14/05/22
Author: 
Nora Loreto
Photo credit: BDS.Photo/Unsplash.

May 13, 2022

The Ontario NDP has updated its housing platform for the upcoming provincial election.

The party released its full election platform on Apr. 25, which cited a 2020 housing policy document called “Homes You Can Afford.” As we reported last month, the ONDP’s election platform did not mention key policy pledges from that document.

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12/05/22
Author: 
Darren Shore
When fossil fuel corporations don’t pay their taxes, our future generations will also pick up the tab — and at this rate, that bill will be gargantuan. Photo by Eelco Böhtlingk/Unsplash

May 12, 2022

Almost all debate about taxes and climate change has focused on carbon pricing, eclipsing an uncomfortable truth: Canada’s tax system is undermining our ability to move quickly on the transition to clean energy.

12/05/22
Author: 
Damian Carrington and Matthew Taylor
Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger climate breakdown

"The Middle East and Russia often attract the most attention in relation to future oil and gas production but the US, Canada and Australia are among the countries with the biggest expansion plans and the highest number of carbon bombs. The US, Canada and Australia also give some of the world’s biggest subsidies for fossil fuels per capita."

May 11, 2022

11/05/22
Author: 
Zi-Ann Lum
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced a freeze on public funding for the TMX project in February. | Hector Vivas/Getty Images

May 10, 2022

The federal government, which halted new public funding for the pipeline, insists the transaction is not a change of course.

OTTAWA, Ont. — Trudeau Cabinet ministers recently approved a special C$10 billion loan guarantee to entice investment in the government-owned Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

11/05/22
Author: 
Davide Mastracci
Photo via Sean Marshall on Flickr, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.

May 11, 2022

A fare evasion ticket is significantly more expensive than a parking ticket in major cities throughout the country.

Last year, I wrote an article arguing that Canada should “ban the sale of pickup trucks to all consumers unless they’re able to meet strict requirements to prove it will be used primarily for work purposes.” I argued that one reason such a ban would be desirable is the incredibly damaging impact pickup trucks have on the climate. 

10/05/22
Author: 
Brent Jang

May 6, 2022

From difficult terrain to pipeline politics, Canada is so close to becoming a global liquefied natural gas player, but faces obstacles

From Darrin Marshall’s viewpoint, a mountain stands in the way of Woodfibre LNG’s goal of shipping liquefied natural gas overseas from Canada’s West Coast.

As FortisBC’s project director for a new pipeline that would feed Woodfibre LNG’s proposed export terminal, he has devised plans to bore through the mountain near Squamish, B.C., about 65 kilometres north of Vancouver.

10/05/22
Author: 
Colette Derworiz
A picker unloads pipe from a truck and stacks it in a Trans Mountain yard in Edson, Alta. (Terry Reith/CBC)

May 10, 2022

UCP government has called the Impact Assessment Act a 'Trojan Horse'

The Alberta Court of Appeal says the federal government's environmental impact law is unconstitutional.

The Alberta government, calling it a Trojan Horse, had challenged the Impact Assessment Act over what the province argued was its overreach into provincial powers.

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