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The politics of climate change.

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...
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...
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...
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...
It’s a poorly guarded secret that “climate change” and “global warming” are not the best phrases to engage the public on climate. The phrases are overused, worn out with overexposure. The same applies to Canada’s climate plan: the Pan...
This post consists of excerpts from Greta Thunberg's recent speech to the UK Houses of Parliament along with the video of the event. Greta does not dance around the climate thing. She bluntly asks the Members of Parliament "Did...
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...
Prime Minister Trudeau is playing a poker game with the future of Canadians according to Terry Moore and David Robertson, co-authors of a recent report describing Canada's climate plan as a recipe for failure. Trudeau is craftily appearing to...
Unprecedented heatwaves and devastating wildfires are sweeping the country. Canada is on fire because of the climate crisis. We cannot allow this to become the new normal. With enough courage from our political leaders, we can change course. But...
In a desperate attempt to justify his government's approval of the Trans Mountain (TMX) expansion, Prime Minister Trudeau was so bold as to greenwash TMX profits as a necessary piece of Canada's transition to a clean energy future. Trudeau's...