“Capitalism, misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, anti-migrant sentiment, Islamophobia, anti-Indigenous sentiment, racism — all these things really help to uphold climate change, rather than work to fix it,” says Indigenous Climate Action’s Lindsey Bacigal.
The environment and climate change minister’s remarks come after former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon urged Canada to “demonstrate greater leadership in the collective effort to tackle climate change.”
The Dec. 8 report by Yves Giroux concludes that the government’s decision in 2018 to purchase and run the pipeline remains a profitable move only if Ottawa doesn’t take further steps to combat climate change, and if the planet maintains its unquenchable thirst for oil.
What is already known is stunning: the average cost per weather-related disaster has soared by 1,250 per cent since the 1970s, and the number of catastrophic events has more than tripled since the 1980s.
Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said “all drilling projects must respect high environmental standards” after a Bloc Québécois MP raised questions about a government rule change meant to help industry.
A new poll demonstrates support for continued federal spending as the Liberals reportedly consider whether to set aside billions of dollars in annual permanent funding for new social programs.
NDP environment and climate change critic Laurel Collins says it’s time Canada put in place a formal framework for shipping emissions reduction, complete with specific targets and federal funding for carrying out monitoring and other related tasks.
Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson’s comments come as the Parliamentary Budget Office releases its latest estimates on the federal carbon tax.
Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has talked about using the revenue from the Trans Mountain oil pipeline to pay for green energy projects. But what if that revenue never comes because there’s little demand for oil in the first place?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the ability of parliamentarians to vote on behalf of their constituents during the upcoming session of Parliament, without putting themselves, their families or their communities at risk of contracting COVID-19, is a challenge.