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In A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency, author Seth Klein points out—in chapter 2 of his book—that what we're up against is a new climate denialism in Canada. Excerpts are featured (with permission) in this piece. The...
According to Fair Vote Canada, a  September 2020 Leger poll showed that 95% of British Columbians want an electoral system that encourages parties to work together more in the public interest. And a full 87% believe that improving our...
The climate clock is ticking—getting closer and closer to midnight. We need an all-hands-on-deck strategy to tackle climate change and avert the catastrophic consequences of a warming planet. The corporate sector is part of the solution and governments must...
Canada has missed every emissions reduction target it has ever set. The climate politics of the last three decades—politics as usual—just hasn't worked. Canadians are less Paris-compliant today than when the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015. But there...
"Slow-walking action on climate has almost the same impact as outright denial," writes Sara Hastings-Simon in a recent op-ed for the CBC News. Hastings-Simon is a senior researcher at both the Payne Institute for Public Policy and the School of...
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...