The Green New Deal is very much part of the election conversation in Canada with voting day now just 11 weeks away. And climate has surfaced as one of the top issues. Youth activists are gearing up for a...
Every year Canada submits its latest greenhouse gas inventory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The 2019 report is not a pretty picture. It shows an increase of 12 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (12MtCO2)...
I've been a climate activist for over a decade now. I often ask myself if I'm having any impact at all in the fight to save our warming planet from catastrophic climate change. Is my work making even an...
“If you care about debt, you wouldn’t leave credit-card debt to your kids. That’s exactly what climate change is," said Catherine McKenna (Minister of the Environment and Climate Change) in a recent interview with Bloomberg Environment. And she's right. We...
It was quite a shock when the Canadian Finance Minister announced that the Liberal Cabinet’s solution to Texas-based Kinder Morgan’s pipeline woes was that Canada would buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline outright for $4.5 billion. Here are 9 reasons we...
“Continued investment in the oil sands generally, and in the Trans Mountain pipeline specifically, means Canada is doubling down on a no-win bet,” write Thomas Homer-Dixon of the Balsillie School of International Affairs and University of Waterloo doctoral candidate...
In a recent National Observer article, Barry Saxifrage points out the obvious: Alberta's Tar Sands expansion is killing Canada's national climate goals. Carbon pollution from oilsands expansion is radically undermining Canada's plan to fight climate change. On the present course, almost...
Canadians are asking Prime Minister Trudeau and Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, to show us the science on the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Both claim that the decision to build the pipeline is backed by science....
“That pipeline is going to get built,” said a combative Prime Minister Trudeau during a radio interview in Edmonton a few days ago (February 1). His comment was in response to the war of words between the Premiers of...
During 2017, Canada started to get its climate change act together, at least on paper. The Pan Canadian Framework (PCF) on Clean Growth and Climate Change rose out of thorny negotiations between the Federal government, the provinces and territories...