Climate Change / Nov 29, 2018

Four new handouts for oil and gas companies in one week

Over the last week, Canadian governments offered four new public subsidies to oil and gas companies, an alarming step backward from the longstanding promise…Read More

Blue Flag / Climate Change / Safeguarding Freshwater / Nov 23, 2018

Silencing a critic: Ontario Government makes cuts to environmental watchdog in the wake of a damning new report

Another week, another blow to Ontario’s environmental protections.  Last week, during the fall economic statement, finance minister Vic Fedeli announced a new “cost-saving” measure:…Read More

Climate Change / Nov 22, 2018

The crown corporation that’s financing climate failure

Every year, a crown corporation most Canadians have never heard of—Export Development Canada (EDC)—provides billions of dollars in support to oil and gas companies…Read More

Clean Economy / Climate Change / Nov 20, 2018

Ontario has strong tools available to act on climate change. It's time to use them.

  If you could write an entirely new climate change plan from scratch, what would you include? Since Ontario’s government is cooking up a…Read More

Climate Change / Nov 13, 2018

Oil and gas is trying to weasel its way out of playing by the rules

Sorry in advance for giving the noble weasel a bad name by comparing it to the oil and gas industry… The federal government is…Read More

Climate Change / Movement Building / Plastic Pollution / Nov 12, 2018

Is the Earth doomed? Not unless we let it - Responses to the Anthropocene

Have you heard about the ‘Anthropocene’?   It’s basically the idea that the Earth has been changed so completely and irreversibly by human activities that…Read More

Clean Economy / Climate Change / Nov 12, 2018

Federal funds could help shore up Ontario’s flagging climate change action

  Good news arrived last week for climate change action in Ontario. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna just announced a plan to give $420…Read More

Climate Change / Oct 31, 2018

Deceptive Trans Mountain Pipeline ads leave Alberta taxpayers on the hook for $10 million

Most fossil fuel subsidies take the form of handouts and tax breaks for companies to explore for and produce more oil and gas. But…Read More

Climate Change / Oct 26, 2018

What’s behind B.C.’s new LNG mega-project? $6.6 billion in public handouts

The oil and gas industry is hailing a new fossil fuel project—dubbed LNG Canada—as a huge breakthrough that supposedly shows that it’s competitive to…Read More

Climate Change / Oct 26, 2018

Why the Senate must pass Bill C-69

In 2012, the previous government gutted environmental protections for Canada’s land, air, water and climate in an attempt to rubber-stamp and fast-track risky energy…Read More