Oct 31
Emissions from stacks in Fort McMurray, Alberta, the hub of Canada’s carbon-intense tar sands industry. KRIS KRUG/FLICKR
It's refreshing to see a major economics prize recognizing work on climate change and policies that will enable the transition to an economy powered by zero-carbon energy sources.
Oct 31
Steve Bannon, Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikipedia Commons
Here's what you do, Justin Trudeau. Tell Ralph Goodale, your public safety minister, to call the CBSA right now and tell them to stop Steve Bannon at the border. Easy-peasy.
Oct 30
Bank Street Bridge Photo source JustSomePics
A KPMG consulting firm report prepared for Parks Canada identifies publicly owned bridges and dams for divestment. Photo: Bank Street Bridge, source: JustSomePics
Oct 29
Trans Mountain pipeline
The delay in calling a by-election in B.C, where Jagmeet Singh is a declared candidate might have less to do with the NDP leader’s candidacy and more with a pipeline cutting right through the riding.
Oct 26
Trudeau in House of Commons.
With the next election one year away, the Liberals are banking that Canadians want their government to meet commitments and help reduce greenhouse gases.
Oct 25
Scene from documentary Beyond Climate
New documentary film looks at how environmental changes are playing out in parts of British Columbia, an area described as Canada’s ‘seminal province’ for climate change.
Oct 24
 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador/Flickr
In 2019, the entirely preventable methylmercury poisoning of the traditional country food web of Indigenous people downstream of the Muskrat Falls megadam in Labrador is set to begin.
Oct 23
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
After three years of weak performance in government, Team Trudeau can be thankful the opposition parties are even weaker.
Oct 22
Kennedy Stewart
Vancouver has a new mayor, former NDP MP Kennedy Stewart. He beat a field of 21 candidates in the Oct. 20 election by a slim margin.
Oct 19
City of Toronto/Facebook
The CBC is shooting itself in the foot with its decision not to provide live television coverage of the municipal election results in Ontario.
Oct 18
Extinction Rebellion/Facebook
The climate crisis is creating a new wave of activism, now as the warning about global warming go unheeded, new groups are calling on watch groups to do more.
Oct 17
Photo: Facebook www.facebook.com/ValveTurners/
This trial could have historic significance the defence is being allowed to argue that the actions alleged to the accused were necessary and legally justified given the harm of climate change.
Oct 16
Elizabeth May
Passions fly high as House debates UN’s climate change report, with Green Party leader Elizabeth May telling government: ‘We need to do twice as much.’
Oct 15
House of Commons/Flickr
Making a distinction between the executive and legislative branches, the Supreme Court recently ruled the federal government doesn't always have to consult Indigenous people. The distinction is flawed
Oct 12
The Supreme Court of Canada
The Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision this week that says the federal government does not have the duty to consult Indigenous people when drafting laws, includes a powerful opposing opinion.
Oct 11
Photo source: City of Toronto Flickr
As the Toronto election campaign heads into its final days, writer Phillip Morgan looks at how the democratic system is failing the city
Oct 10
Photo source: UN Climate Change Flickr
As some politicians continue to hammer at their who-cares-about-climate-change message while making headlines, the complex news of failing to curb carbon emissions receives a lot less coverage.
Oct 9
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
In ongoing talks with Japan and the EU, the U.S. plans to use the concession it got from Canada and Mexico in the USMCA to advance the American goal of punishing China for its trade practices.
Oct 5
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Author Lars Osberg takes a deep dive on the trend of the increasing concentration of wealth among the richest Canadians and how the rest have fared.
Oct 4
John Tory/Facebook
The CBC points to Tory's refusal to participate, but the move raises questions about how the media frames coverage and contributes to influencing outcomes
Oct 3
Photo: Christina Marshall/Leadnow Canada/Flickr
Federal government appoints former Supreme Court justice to lead the talks on how to accommodate concerns of the affected First Nations.
Oct 2
Image: François Legault's official page/Facebook
Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault swept to power Monday with a convincing majority, leaving the two traditional provincial parties – the PQ and Liberals – shattered.
Oct 1
U.S. President Donald Trump meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House. Photo: @WhiteHouse on Twitter/Wikimedia Commons
Pierre Trudeau called the original trade deal with the U.S. "a monstrous swindle." The new deal is that, plus a set of unnecessary capitulations to shut up Donald Trump on trade. It won't.
Sep 28
rime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister Chrystia Freeland and Minister James Gordon Carr take part in a panel discussion. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
To distract from the glaring failure to prioritize child care over warfare and housing over drones and new bombers, the Liberals continue to dance about the global stage as self-proclaimed feminists.
Sep 27
Photo credit: John Wilson/Facebook
While climate change related events ravage citizens' lives, Ontario Premier Ford and his enablers gleefully attack virtually all measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Sep 26
People protest in Nicaragua. Photo: Julio Vannini/Flickr
The 1980s were an incredible time of change, challenge and hope in Nicaragua after the 1979 Sandinista Revolution. Now many are questioning the source of the violence that's erupted in the country.
Sep 25
Prime Minister Trudeau speaks with media following a swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Whether Liberal or Conservative in name, once in government, both parties have regularly adopted each other's main policies.
Sep 24
A tornado forming in Kansas in 2016. Image: Wikimedia Commons
On Friday evening, a tornado hit the Ottawa-Gatineau area with winds of up to 200 kilometres per hour. Can we expect tornadoes to increase with climate change?
Sep 21
Crowd taking part in Salt Spring-Kinder Morgan action. Photo: Christina Marshall/Leadnow Canada/Flickr
We cannot count on either federal or provincial governments to put the health of peoples, lands, waters, plants or animals ahead of the money to be made from the extractive industry.
Sep 20
Photo courtesy of D!ONNE Renée's election campaign
For mayoral candidate D!ONNE Renée, Toronto still presents many barriers to people's livelihoods. As mayor she would bring an inclusive vision for the city's future.

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