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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...
In a recent conversation with my colleague Magnus L.H. Haslebo the Co-Founder of the Resistance Group Guerilla and the former Head of Communications for the Danish political party, The Alternative, it became clear that while sociopathic corporations’ greed is destroying the...
Justin Trudeau is not a climate leader. Beyond the thin veneer of progressive climate action lies a fossil-fuel dependency that is 'a clear and present danger' for all Canadians.  Decoding Trudeau's climate agenda exposes the grim reality that the...
"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...
In a few days, Ontarians will be going to the polls to elect their next government. And following a trend started by the Liberal Party in the last federal election (October 2015), climate-related issues have been an important component...
Canada’s Parliament has passed a “non-binding” motion declaring a climate emergency. By doing so, our Members of Parliament recognize that “climate change is a real and urgent crisis driven by human activity.” The motion is intended to “declare that...
In The Big Stall, author Donald Gutstein shows how Big Oil owns the Paris Agreement. Quoting ecological economist Clive Spash, Gutstein points out that what came out of the Paris talks at COP21 "is a fantasy which lacks any...
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...
 "Greta Thunberg speaks for and to all of us," writes Warren Bell in his opinion piece in The National Observer.  Greta speaks with a clarity and a force that reaches very deep inside each of us. Her message cannot...
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...