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...
I'm pleased to welcome Member of Parliament Charlie Angus as a contributor to Below2C. In his article, MP Angus emphasizes Canada's need for a national carbon council. The article is republished with his permission. (Rolly Montpellier, Editor) Canadians want action on...
The path to Canada's first national climate framework and clean energy program will not be straightforward or easy. It promises to be convoluted and full of twists and turns as the provinces and Ottawa attempt to define the steps required to...
Reversing the damage done to Canada's environmental reputation will not happen overnight. After nearly a decade of Stephen Harper's abysmal environmental record at home and a shameful performance at international climate talks, the restoration of Canada as an environmental...
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...
From October 21-24, 2017, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Canada members will be in Ottawa lobbying their MPs and Senators. We will present 5 simple steps to improve Canada’s carbon pricing policy. Below2°C's Ken Johnson and Rolly Montpellier will be...
Following the recent First Ministers' Meeting and the launch of Canada's climate action plan, Citizens' Climate Lobby, led by National Director Cathy Orlando, issued this Media Release on December 12. (Source: CCL Canada Website).  On Friday, December 9, 2016, the Pan-Canadian Plan on...
This post is a reproduction of Citizens' Climate Lobby's Media Packet in response to the recent Pope Francis encyclical "On Care For Our Common Home". (Rolly Montpellier ~Editor for BoomerWarrior.Org). Listen to Pope Francis Inspired by Pope Francis’ challenge to care for creation and protect...
As 2017 draws to a close and flips into 2018, a short pause to reflect on my work as a climate activist and blogger is an unavoidable exercise. As usual, there are a lot more questions than answers. Are...
The following article, initially titled Can cap-and-trade slow climate change? (by David Suzuki and Climate Change Transportation Policy Analyst Gideon Forman of the David Suzuki Foundation), has been circulated by email by the David Suzuki Foundation. Some critics are labeling the Cap and Trade carbon pricing mechanism...