Tar sands in Fort McMurray. Image: Kris Krüg/DeSmogBlog/Flickr
David Suzuki | Because industry and governments have been yammering about a gradual transition for decades while doing as little as possible to transition at all, we've missed the opportunity for "gradual."
Ron Liepert in his days in Alberta provincial politics. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | For years Ron Liepert, a former broadcaster who once served as Peter Lougheed's press secretary, was thought by many to have been the worst provincial health minister in Alberta history.
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David Suzuki | Although this decision was about carbon pricing, it signals that the federal government has the authority to enact national climate and clean energy regulations that reduce harmful emissions.
Supreme Court of Canada. Image credit: lezumbalaberenjena/Flickr
Philip Resnick | The Supreme Court's decision is telling Canadians that the federal government must take its responsibility to address climate change seriously and provide the necessary leadership for the provinces.
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. Image credit: Chris Schwarz/Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Maybe it's time to bring back a line from those whispery-voiced Albertans for Change "attack ads" from 2008 that made premier Ed Stelmach so mad? Jason Kenney. No plan. No way!
The Supreme Court of Canada Building in Ottawa. Image credit: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Until conservatives actually have a plan to lay on the table and contrast with that of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government, none of their rhetoric means much.
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David Suzuki | Pricing carbon, along with removing fossil fuel subsidies, stimulates investment in low-carbon energy technologies that will lead the way to a decarbonized economy and a shift away from fossil fuels.
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Victoria Fenner | Stewart Wells talks about changes he's observed on his Saskatchewan farm related to climate change, and why he's involved in a new group of farmers and farm organizations to be part of a solution.
Alberta Justice Minister Doug Schweitzer promises Alberta has a "unique fact scenario" to sway the courts in its fight against the federal carbon tax. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Kenney will take his war on Alberta's carbon tax to the Supreme Court, even as data shows the tax did not significantly harm the province's GDP. Meanwhile, his 'war room' takes on a local columnist.
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Dennis Gruending | Western premiers are demanding an end to the carbon tax, even though two-thirds of Canadian electors voted for parties that support it. Meanwhile, the climate justice movement takes to the streets.
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. Photo: Manitoba Government/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Don't think for a moment the same calculations aren't on Conservative minds in Canada as on those of their Republican brethren, especially with a federal election looming.
Departing Alberta Party leader Stephen Mandel. Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Stephen Mandel did something no one else could, briefly getting the Alberta Party onto the radar with the province's voters.