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| January 16, 2011

Climate action will stimulate economy and jobs

Just before the world met in Cancun for climate talks, Conservatives in the Senate -- abetted by the prime minister -- deprived Canadians of legislation that would address the pressing problem of global climate change and also usher in a prosperous clean energy economy.

When pressed why the Conservative Senate called the premature vote on the Climate Change Accountability Act on Nov. 16th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper retorted that it would have thrown "hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of people out of work."

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November 22, 2010 |
With just over a week before the next major round of UN climate negotiations, a poll suggest that the Canadian public has far different priorities than the government when it comes to climate change.
| November 16, 2010
| October 29, 2010

Japan's WTO complaint against Canada could expose corporate attack on green jobs

The conflict between environmental policy and the current international trade regime has been long, controversial, and inconclusive. As the world comes to terms with the severity of the climate crisis and its causes in human economic activity, questions about whether climate change mitigation strategies are legal or not under World Trade Organization and other trade rules are more pressing than ever.

The same uncertainty has haunted local procurement and job creation measures post-financial crisis, some of which are tied to broader environmental goals. A good example is Ontario's Green Energy Act, which directs local and international investment toward the creation of green jobs in the province.

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Obama should restore White House solar panels

BONN, Germany -- When first lady Michelle Obama started an organic garden at the White House, she sparked a national discussion on food, obesity, health and sustainability. But the green action on the White House lawn hasn't made it to the White House roof, unfortunately.

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