Caution Ahead for Pipeline

Green Party of Canada OTTAWA -- The Green Party of Canada today is cautioning that the MacKenzie Valley pipeline got a flashing yellow- not a green light from the National Energy Board (NEB) review and it will now be up to legislators how or if the project goes forward. Imperial Oil is demanding even more government money than what it has already received before committing to begin construction of ... [click title to continue]

Canada-EU trade talks put Canada’s water up for sale, says new report

Canadian Union of Public Employees/Council of CanadiansDec 16, 2010 Report HEREOTTAWA -- Canada’s already challenged public water systems are under threat from a broad free trade agreement being negotiated by Canada and the European Union (EU). A new report released today, Public Water for Sale: How Canada will privatize our public water systems, warns that public water in Canada will be lost unless ... [click title to continue]

First Nations dispute findings of oilsands environmental study

A report on the oilsands released Wednesday concluded there is no credible evidence that pollution is reaching Fort Chipewyan at levels that would cause cancer.By Kelly CrydermanCalgary HeraldDecember 16, 2010 ????? Photograph by: Archive, Calgary Herald Canada's oil industry and Alberta's environment minister say a massive scientific report [see previous ESC article] taking stock the environmental ... [click title to continue]

The state of politics and climate change – A Northern update

By Rebeka Ryvola Climate Science WatchDecember 12, 2010 photo: Tavis Ford via flickr Canada's conservative government, led by Stephen Harper, seems to be working hard to build up a reputation for irresponsibility in the international community. And they are succeeding: In October Canada failed to win a seat on UN's security council. Critics have cited Canada's foreign policy – including lack of ... [click title to continue]

Climate change threatens North’s sewers, roads, buildings: Parliament report

APTN National News 09. Dec, 2010 by jbarrera OTTAWA-Roads, airports and sewers in Canada’s North face serious threats from the unfolding impacts of climate change, the Parliamentary Aboriginal affairs committee has found, and it is calling on the federal government to step in and protect infrastructure “critical to northerners for their existence.”The committee released a report on the North ... [click title to continue]

Another Fossil of the Day award for Baird in Cancun

'It must be wonderful to live in the magical world of Canada’s Environment Minister.'NUPGE News Ottawa (9 Dec. 10) - Environment Minister John Baird has won another Fossil of the Day award for Canada – its fifth so far – at the United Nations (UN) climate change summit in Cancun, Mexico. Baird, who arrived at the talks this week, was given the latest award for existing in a fantasy world when ... [click title to continue]

Anti-Democratic Behavior of US and Canadian Governments Denounced

Anti-Democratic Behavior of US and Canadian Governments Denounced by Their Own Citizens on Global Day for Climate Justice at UN Climate Change ConferenceBy La Voz: Climate Justice Cross-posted from MRZineUS and Canadian UN COP16 observers and climate justice activists will demonstrate against their governments' position at the climate change conference by joining the Via Campesina and Espacio Mexicano ... [click title to continue]

Canada among top climate-change culprits: report

Germanwatch rates Brazil among best environment-improving countriesCBC NewsCanada is the fourth worst out of 57 countries evaluated for their performances in helping halt climate change, according to a report released Monday.------------------------------------------------------------------------------?? ? The top ten and bottom ten performing countries on the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), ... [click title to continue]

Canada gets ready to walk away from Kyoto Protocol

By Brent Pattersonrabble.caDecember 6, 2010 Environment minister John Baird The Globe and Mail reports this morning that, "Federal Environment Minister John Baird arrives at the global climate summit (tomorrow) looking to administer last rites to the Kyoto Protocol, at least in its current form. But the funeral may have to wait for next year's session in South Africa."Harper wants to end Kyoto Protocol"For ... [click title to continue]