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Don Pittis

Oct 18, 2021

Analysts insist China is on track to meet its COP26 targets despite many strains

A giant screen shows news footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping attending a video summit on climate change earlier this year. Will China be able to meet Xi's targets? (Florence Lo/Reuters)

Toronto and York Region Labour Council
Make Gig Work Decent Work

 October 15, 2021

On most days, Doug Ford’s Conservative government in Ontario does not respond well to problems, or it actively makes things worse. If an election had been called a year-and-a-half ago, Ford would have lost. However, when COVID hit, Ford nearly brought Ontario to its knees. Nevertheless, he managed to deceive some into thinking he managed well.

John Woodside
Canadian parliament - A new poll from Abacus Data shows Ottawa lagging behind what a majority of Canadians want when it comes to climate action. Photo via Splash of Rain / Pexels

October 15th 2021

As Parliament gears up for a new legislative session, a new poll from Abacus Data shows Ottawa lagging behind what a majority of Canadians want when it comes to climate action and implementing a just transition for fossil fuel workers.

XR Vancouver Outreach Team

#rebelforlife on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations



Amanda Follett Hosgood
A roadblock preventing Coastal GasLink from accessing a site where it plans to drill under the Morice River, or Wedzin Kwa to the Wet’suwet’en. RCMP have visited the site several times since the camp was created on Sept. 24, making two arrests. Photo by Amanda Follett Hosgood.

4 Oct 2021

On the scene where Coastal GasLink’s plan to install pipe under the river bed has been halted for 11 days.

At the turnoff, four workers with Coastal GasLink security gather in orange and yellow vests, their voices edged with frustration as they talk above four idling pickup trucks that release a haze of exhaust into the early morning light.

Another pickup faces off against the group, blocking access to the rough and muddy spur road that leads to the pipeline worksite.

Ian Mulgrew
RCMP officers carry a woman they arrested at the Waterfall camp blockade against old growth timber logging in the Fairy Creek area of Vancouver Island last May. While law enforcement usually prevails in instances of environmental protests, this week other values triumphed in a B.C. Supreme Court ruling. PHOTO BY JENNIFER OSBORNE /REUTERS file

Sep 30, 2021  

Injunctions have long and often turned the court into a tool for Big Business and Bad Government. This time it didn’t work

Mohandas Gandhi would be proud — civil disobedience won another round in B.C. Supreme Court and the rule of law was defined as much more than simply law enforcement.

Justice Douglas Thompson’s refusal to extend a one-year injunction restricting protests against logging in the Fairy Creek watershed emphasized the impartial status of courts and civil rights are equally important societal values.

Tara Olivetree Ehrcke
Activists stage a “die-in” to protest old-growth logging in Vancouver. Photo: Pa-to-ri-ku.
Tara Olivetree Ehrcke analyzes Canada’s recent snap election and why the issues most important to Canadian voters—such as climate change, housing, and Indigenous rights—failed to translate at the ballot box.
Staff Reporter
The issue of fossil fuel divestment has been ongoing on the SFU campus, as recently the group SFU350 painted a mural urging the school to take more action on the climate crisis. However, SFU350 is not the group behind the hunger crisis.@SFU350/Twitter

Oct 3, 2021

Students vow to put pressure on school

A group of students at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby have given their school administrators an ultimatum: it has four weeks to commit to a full divestment from fossil fuels or a hunger strike will commence on Nov. 1.


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