CANADIAN GROUPS RESPOND TO CANADA’S BAD FAITH AND BLOCKING ROLE AT RIO+20 Rio de Janeiro/Ottawa – Following Peter Kent’s statement to Canadian and international media and his address to the Rio+20 plenary, Canadians in Rio and back home issued the following statements.“Canada has been trampling our rights here in Rio and back home by expanding the controversial tar sands into our homeland and poisoning our water, air and earth, and negotiating on their ... [click title to continue]

Rio+20: Canada shielding fossil fuel subsidies at Earth Summit

By Mike De SouzaPostmedia News June 16, 2012 An indigenous man from the Tsleil-Waututh nation of Canada, prays to sacred fire during a ceremony of the "ancient indigenous fire lighting" ceremony at Kari-Oca village in Rio de Janeiro June 13, 2012. Indigenous people from many countries have gathered in the village for the "Rio +20" United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, that will be ... [click title to continue]

Climate change to warm Canada with increased temperatures of up to 2?C by 2020 and 4?C by 2050

Canada NewsWireJune 11, 2012Canada's most comprehensive climate change adaptation report calls for immediate actionIntact Financial Corporation and the University of Waterloo, along with more than 80 experts from across the country, today released the Climate Change Adaptation Project report, which provides a roadmap for adaptation in Canada. It projects rising temperatures across the country and ... [click title to continue]

Bill C-38: Implementing Environmental Neglect?

By Joe GunnCitizens for Public Justice June 4th, 2012 Bill C-38 is supposed to implement provisions made in the March 29th federal budget. But as CPJ wrote last week, this omnibus Bill includes much more.Over one-third of this legislation deals with environmental issues, much of which was not mentioned in the Budget Speech itself. Here, there are enormous implications for Canadians and the environment.For ... [click title to continue]

Stephen Harper government turns environmentalists into public enemies

By Linda McQuaigTheStar.comJune 4, 2012 Nicole Eaton Nicole Eaton may be Canada’s Mitt Romney.The Republican presidential candidate comes across as a wealthy patrician with little sense of how tough the world can be for people who don’t have tens of millions of dollars at their disposal.That tendency also seems to afflict Eaton, a wealthy Conservative fundraiser appointed to the Senate by Stephen ... [click title to continue]

RIO+20: Canada, Last Holdout, Drops Opposition to Water as Human Right

By Thaliff DeenIPSJune 1, 2012 Some 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene-related causes. Credit: Eva Bartlett/IPS Canada, in a dramatic political turnaround, has signaled its willingness to recognise water and sanitation as a basic human right.As negotiations continue over the Rio+20 plan of action on sustainable development to be adopted in Brazil next month, Canada ... [click title to continue]