Carbon pricing

Hugo Cordeau
TMX construction in 2016. All eyes will be on the expected federal emissions reduction plan for the oil and gas sector expected later this year. Kindermorgan handout

Feb. 15, 2023

Feb. 1 marked another landmark: sea ice reached its lowest level in history. The climate crisis is here. We must act accordingly.

Matteo Cimellaro
Eriel Tchekwie Deranger at a protest at COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Deranger critiques how carbon markets may affect Indigenous nations. Photo by John Woodside / Canada's National Observer

Nov. 23, 2022

Eriel Tchekwie Deranger’s home community of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation is in what she calls a “sacrifice zone.” The nation borders the oil production epicentre of Canada: the oilsands, which leak toxic chemicals and wreak havoc on local ecosystems.

Primary Author: Munisha Tumato
Government of Alberta/Flickr

Nov. 16, 2022

Extensive research conducted in the early 1990s yielded a practical solution to the climate crisis that would have averted the mushrooming environmental havoc the world faces today, says journalist Geoff Dembicki—but it was buried by Imperial Oil, using a canary-in-the-coal mine report to launch a disinformation campaign that effectively blocked early mitigation of the crisis.

This is among many shocking, yet unsurprising, revelations from Dembicki’s new book, The Petroleum Papers: Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy to Cover Up Climate Change.

Gooderham Nathan

[Web page editor: Read this exposure of the Canadian government's duplicity on emissions.]

Aug 23 2022 - 

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.

Adrienne Tanner
Rev. David Haslam, a Methodist anti-poverty and tax justice crusader at a side event to the UN climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 8. Photo by Adrienne Tanner / Canada's National Observer

November 9th 2021

Rev. David Haslam, a well-known British human rights and tax justice firebrand, has this little joke he tells. “I am really worried about the souls of the wealthy.”

“If we are going to save their souls, we’re going to have to take some money off them.”


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