As a volunteer lobbyist with Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada, I (and my colleagues) regularly meet with Members of Parliament to discuss carbon pricing, climate policy, the transition to clean energy, fossil fuel subsidies and Canada's emission-reduction targets. Helping politicians...
The world is racing toward an unprecedented climate emergency. Recent groundbreaking reports leave no doubt that climate change is now the most critical challenge of our times. The latest science is worrisome: the IPCC 1.5°C report, Canada's Changing Climate report, ...
Canada is a small country with only 0.5% of the world’s population. And yet, we’re hitting way above our weight by producing 1.6% of global emissions – a full 3 times more than our population. Some Canadians argue that...
Canada’s long-awaited carbon pricing policy is now in effect across the country. Starting yesterday, the federal government imposed its Backstop Carbon Pricing Policy on the last four hold-out provinces: Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The following is sourced...
Canadians want action on climate change. We agree that we need to do more. We know that we must quickly lower our greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). And there is general consent that pricing carbon is the best way to...
The debate over climate change is over. Most accept that it is real and that it is happening right now. And the once-thriving denial industry is taking its final breaths. We have entered a period of consequences where mitigation...
Canada's role at COP24 was again somewhat schizophrenic. The Canadian team is said to have played a key role in the negotiations that led to the adoption of the rulebook that will govern how the Paris Accord will cut...
“To call this legislation a breakthrough is an understatement,” says Citizens’ Climate Lobby Executive Director Mark Reynolds in a press release. "It goes further than any national policy to date, creating over 2 million new jobs, lowering health care costs,...
Prime Minister Trudeau's announcement of a federal tax on carbon at Humber College, located in Premier Doug Ford’s Toronto riding, may prove to be political gold for his government just one year before the next election. Calling it a...
“Starting next year, it will no longer be free to pollute anywhere in Canada.” With these few words, Prime Minister Trudeau is setting a new course for carbon pricing in Canada. “Canadians know that polluting isn’t free," adds Catherine McKenna...