Canada’s massive fossil fuel subsidies give Canadians the dubious distinction of being the G7 leader in handouts to Big Oil. Canadians need to know every woman, man, and child in Canada  “donates” around $100 ($77 USD) to profitable, and often foreign-owned,...
A few years ago I ran across Steve Lee online. Our paths crossed on social media and we exchanged information on how each of us was actively engaged in various climate actions. At the time, Steve was working on...
I've been a climate activist for over a decade now. I often ask myself if I'm having any impact at all in the fight to save our warming planet from catastrophic climate change. Is my work making even an...
Prime Minister Trudeau's announcement of a federal tax on carbon at Humber College, located in Premier Doug Ford’s Toronto riding, may prove to be political gold for his government just one year before the next election. Calling it a...
“Starting next year, it will no longer be free to pollute anywhere in Canada.” With these few words, Prime Minister Trudeau is setting a new course for carbon pricing in Canada. “Canadians know that polluting isn’t free," adds Catherine McKenna...
The IPPC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has released its most frightful and alarming report yet -- Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC. The message is blunt: humanity is on the verge of a climate emergency which requires...
Over 50 citizens from across Canada will lobby for a liveable world on Parliament Hill October 13-16. This year's lobbying of elected officials by Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada (CCL) volunteers takes on a heightened sense of urgency. The United...
The timeline for climate action is compressing. There are only 11 years and 3 months and 12 days before the start of 2030, the target date set in the Paris Agreement for signatories to reach their emission-targets. And yet...
Lynne Quarmby is a professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University. She was arrested for civil disobedience protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in 2014. In her opinion piece earlier published in the National...
“Climate change used to feel like an issue that other people were dealing with, or that future generations would face,” tweeted the New York Times. But this summer, it’s different. There is a shift. We are witnessing global warming...