Sep 15, 2020 / Climate Change / Livable Communities / Plastic Pollution / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics

What is the Speech from the Throne and why is it important?

Our next big opportunity to secure commitments to a Green and Just Recovery in Canada is in the Speech from the Throne on September…Read More


Sep 10, 2020 / Climate Change

Coal power is on the way out. So why are Canadian coal mines trying to expand?

A lot has happened this month in the world of Canadian coal. Two major coal mine projects had slipped through the cracks of the…Read More


Aug 07, 2020 / Climate Change

Total implosion in the tar sands

Last week, French energy giant Total, one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, announced that it has withdrawn from the Canadian Association…Read More


May 27, 2020 / Climate Change

Meet Export Development Canada, the secretive crown agency financing the big oil bailout

This is the second in our series of blogs about how governments are bailing out the oil and gas sector during the COVID-19 crisis….Read More


May 25, 2020 / Climate Change

Why bailing out oil and gas is a bad recovery strategy for Canada

Last week, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund was the latest financial institution to split away from Canadian oil companies – citing their unacceptable…Read More


Jan 14, 2020 / Climate Change

8 Reasons To Reject Teck’s Massive New Tar Sands Mine

As the new decade starts, the federal government is facing an important test of its resolve on climate action: whether to approve or reject…Read More


Dec 10, 2019 / Climate Change

With the arrival of Ministers today, will we see more ambition at this year’s UN climate talks?

As a newbie to the UN climate negotiations, I entered COP25 (the 25 Conference of the Parties) last week bright-eyed and full of hope….Read More


Sep 05, 2019 / Climate Change

A just transition is possible - but Canada keeps subsidizing oil companies

How often do you think about the future you’d like to see? When I imagine this future, I see thriving communities that prioritize people…Read More


Jun 27, 2019 / Climate Change

We stopped the oil and gas industry from gutting Canada’s environmental laws!

With the passage of Bill C-69 last week, the federal government has fulfilled its commitment to update the broken environmental assessment regime that has…Read More


May 01, 2019 / Climate Change

Faced with record floods, Ontario cuts flood prevention programs

I spent the weekend laying down sandbags to protect the homes of my neighbours from the flooding caused by record-breaking rainfalls in the Ottawa…Read More