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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: 
Matthew Taylor - Down to Earth - Guardian Newsletter
Heat wave in Indian - The Guardian

May 12, 2022

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: 
Andrew MacLeod
Health Minister Adrian Dix says government has taken steps to expand the role of the public sector in health care. Photo via BC government.

May 4, 2022

Health Minister Adrian Dix defends Vernon contract and says government is working to increase public health care.

During the last provincial election campaign, held in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BC NDP signalled a change of direction on long-term care.

With a significant portion of the seniors dying from COVID-19 living in long-term care facilities, the NDP warned against the failures of privatized care and pledged to build new beds in the public sector.

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: 
What On Earth - CBC
BC Ambulance

". . . workers should have a right to do no harm to future generations.."

". . . It's my hope that this is just the beginning.  People are obviously seeing the value in standing together and so I'm looking forward to talking with other labour organizations, other employers, other individuals, . . .

" It is our hope that we can create a safe place where workers can stand up together and say we want to see this change where we work. " 

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.

10/05/22
Author: 
Thomson Reuters
Iraqis visit an area near the pond remaining of Sawa Lake, due to climate change-induced drought, in Samawa city, Iraq, on May 1. The WMO says there's a 50 per cent chance the world will hit 1.5 C of warming temporarily by 2026. (Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters)

May 10, 2022

Breaching limit would be temporary, but would give a taste of longer-term warming

The world faces a 50 per cent chance of warming 1.5 degrees C above pre-industrial levels, if only briefly, by 2026, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday.

That does not mean the world would be crossing the long-term warming threshold of 1.5 C, which scientists have set as the ceiling for avoiding catastrophic climate change.

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