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The politics of climate change.

In a recent in-depth interview with The Narwhal's Caitlin Stall-Paquet, Canada's new Environment and Climate Change Minister Guilbeault is dead serious about his climate to-do-list outlined in the Prime Minister's mandate letter. He wants to do more and go...
In his recent Tyee piece about the climate destruction happening in real time in British Columbia, Andrew Nikiforuk writes "that our overly complex and intertwined systems have been stretched too far." Our political leaders seem slow to respond to...
Words matter! Words are important because they reveal intent and are often predictors of actions to follow. But what is even more important are the "missing words".The purpose of COP26—and the previous 25 COPs—is presumably to tackle climate change...
The optimism and celebration coming from a whirlwind of funding and program announcements during the first days of COP26 are quickly vanishing as climate policy experts drill deeper into the narrative. Bloomberg observes that many of the manor announcements...
COP26 has been described as "the" critical climate summit to have a chance at limiting the warming of the planet to well below 2ºC, preferably 1.5ºC. Will COP26 keep 1.5 degrees alive? Will it be the answer we're looking...
Canada’s Election 44 is now history. Justin Trudeau and the Liberals did not get what they wanted but instead got what they deserved, another minority. Seeking to capitalize on his handling of the coronavirus crisis, Trudeau’s obvious power grab...
The debate over what makes up a strong climate plan has been a key issue for Canadians  during the campaign leading up to the September 20th federal election. And it will continue to be on the front burner as...
Canada on Fire action day was a huge success as thousands of Canadians in over 60 communities rallied and marched to send a "code red" message to politicians ahead of the election — we're in a climate emergency, start acting...
"The Liberals have mastered the art of changeless change," says Martin Lukacs in his Justin Trudeau's Secret Playbook video. "It's actually part of a calculated and dangerous strategy and the secret to Trudeau's success." He calls the playbook The...
Canadians need to elect bold climate leaders in this election. It's time to sound the climate emergency alarm in every riding across Canada. Not only is the world witnessing a summer of extreme weather events—including right here at home—but...