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Editor-in-Chief Linda Solomon Wood of the National Observer is calling on the Trudeau government to push forward with its $100 billion climate plan in her recent Opinion piece. Her message to Justin Trudeau is quite clear. "Canada's government can...
An advance glimpse of the Trudeau government's priorities leading up to the forthcoming throne speech hints that the focus will be on dealing with the crisis of the moment—COVID-19. "But while there have been indications lately that the government...
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Ministers are meeting soon to decide what the pandemic recovery will look like. Their decisions will shape Canada for decades to come. We need to build back better by tackling economic inequality and...
In September, Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada will be celebrating 10 years since we began lobbying for carbon fee and dividend. We said it early and we said it often and now Canada has a carbon fee and dividend-like policy...
The COVID-19 pandemic won’t be over anytime soon. Globally, the number of cases continues to rise dramatically. And even in countries which have brought COVID under control, new spikes in cases show just how fragile any post-lockdown situation can...
Finally we have one politician in Canada with the courage to point out the glaringly obvious truth about the Oil Sands: Canada's oil sector is in a death spiral. And sinking more money into a dying industry is a...
Writing for Policy (Canadian Politics and Public Policy), Green MP Elizabeth May states that "the reports of oil's death are NOT greatly exaggerated. The combined impacts of the world glut of cheap oil, low demand and the arrival of...
"Capitalism’s shield has been breached — we can now see its soul," writes Brad Zarett in a recent article first published in Medium. Brad writes about avoiding the trap of getting 'back to normal' once we get through the...
It seems almost inevitable that the Canadian government will bail out (once again) the oil and gas sector. But should governments around the world give bailouts to the wealthiest and most polluting industry in our economy? "A smart response to...
As the climate crisis becomes truly obvious and severe, Canadians remain hesitant to take the kind of decisive and comprehensive action that is called for. Our federal government declared a climate emergency in June of 2019 but for the...