Two Reports on Montreal Cochabamba +1 Conference

Climate and Capitalism   Below are two reports at Climate and Capitalism. The first is from John Riddell, a member of Toronto Bolivia Solidarity. The second is from Matthew Brett, a student and contributor to Canadian Dimension magazine and the Socialist Project. He can be reached through his website at Montreal Meeting Shows Growing Support for Climate ... [click title to continue]

Pablo Solon opens Montreal Conference on the environment: Cochabamba +1

By Roger Rashi Rabble.caApril 15, 2011 Fresh from ongoing international climate negotiations in Bangkok, the Bolivian ambassador to the UN, Pablo Solon, will attend and speak at next week-end's Montreal Conference on Climate Justice. The conference titled Cochabamba +1 : Climate Justice and Ecological Alternatives will feature no fewer than 30 speakers and nine panels, spread over three days, starting ... [click title to continue]

Toronto People’s Assembly: A New Approach to Climate Justice Organizing

By Brett Rhyno and Julien LalondeClimate and CapitalismApril 5, 2011Building a movement with “radical horizontality” Brett Rhyno and Julien Lalonde are independent climate justice community organizers who are helping to organize the 3rd People’s Assembly on Climate Justice in Toronto, April 23rd, 2011.People’s Assemblies are a new organizational paradigm in the Climate Justice movement, based ... [click title to continue]

Green Party blues (and how to help save the country)

Murray Dobbin's BlogApril 5, 2011 Elizabeth May has lost her court challenge of the decision to exclude her from the party leaders’ TV debates. That’s too bad. I would like to see May in the debates – she is the most natural of all the leaders, actually answering questions like a normal human being would rather than the scripted, anal and cautious replies of all the other “leaders.”But it ... [click title to continue]

‘Beyond capitalism’? Québec solidaire launches debate on its program for social transformation

By Richard FidlerLife on the LeftApril 4, 2011MONTRÉAL – At a convention held here March 25-27, Québec solidaire concluded the second round in the process of adopting its program. More than 350 delegates from party associations across the province debated and adopted the party’s stance on issues in relation to the economy, ecology and labour. And they reaffirmed their determination to build the ... [click title to continue]

Energy and climate change review of Liberal Party platform

By Andrea Harden-DonahueCouncil of CanadiansApril 4, 2011 UPDATE: Budget 2011 meets (lowered) expectations I blogged shortly after the budget was announced and provided some analysis on key priority areas of funding for actions addressing climate change; you can find my blog here.Here are a couple of updates:Will this budget see Canada prioritize green infrastructure spending? Will this budget ... [click title to continue]