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The politics of climate change.

During the election campaign, all parties—with the exception of the Conservatives—promised many new climate change measures, including legally binding targets that get Canada to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Exit polls showed that Canadians want and expect a more...
"There are reasons to believe that the Paris agreement is in bad shape, that in the 2020s it could break down or even fall apart entirely," writes Dave Roberts in a recent Vox article. Under the Paris Agreement, every...
In the recent federal election, Canadians sent a powerful message to Prime Minister Trudeau and his governing Liberal party about the inadequacy of Canada's climate action plan—Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Energy and Climate Change. The message was loud. And...
Just when you think you've seen it all when it comes to the disinformation and outright deception coming from the oil sector propaganda machine, a recent report shows the depth of deception—a new low—that the industry can sink to...
Canadians have just voted a strong yes for bolder and more ambitious climate action. But only the Green Party put forth a climate plan that meets IPCC red lines and the climate science needed to reach zero carbon by...
Elections always matter. Canada's federal election, now just days away, will be followed by the U.S. election in November of 2020. Canadian voters have to decide whether to elect a government which will take progressive action on the climate...
Canadians are in an election campaign that will stretch out another four weeks. We're also in a climate emergency. Our government said so following a recent report that shows Canada is warming at twice the global average. As I closely...
A recent Angus Reid poll (in August) shows that climate change and the environment are amongst the top issues facing voters in Canada's upcoming federal election. And this September as students return to school and climate strikes resume across...
Climate change is rising to the very top of the political agenda both in Canada and the United States as each country enters its next election cycle—Canada in October 2019 and the US in November 2020. Starting in October,...
We elect politicians to provide leadership on important issues. And specifically, we expect them to lead during emergencies. While I recognize that politics are about the art of compromise—trying to get the best results possible under difficult circumstances—politicians can no...