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]

Canada’s Committment to Developing the Tar Sands

By John W. WarnockMay 29, 2012 Over the past few weeks politicians and the mass media have been ranting about the development of the Alberta tar sands. Thomas Mulcair, the new leader of the federal New Democratic Party (NDP), and a number of left leaning economists have argued that the massive investment in the development of the oil industry in Canada has been giving Canada a dose of the Dutch ... [click title to continue]

Harper and the Environment are Like Oil and Water

By Maude BarlowCouncil of CanadiansFriday, May 18th, 2012 The Harper government is waging war on Canada’s freshwater.We didn’t start with a strong record. Our national water laws are out-dated, we don’t properly enforce the ones we have and we chronically underfund source water and watershed protection. And consecutive governments refuse to consider the effect on freshwater when creating economic, ... [click title to continue]

The Quiet Revolution of Our Generation Must be Green and Red

Youth for Real Climate ActionApril 21, 2012 The creative, courageous and inspiring Quebec student movement will today weave its way through Montreal's Earth Day rally, mixing red and green, merging demands for a freeze on tuition with respect for the earth and those most impacted by climate change. Let the meeting not remain accidental, but deepen and flourish.Our country has always been divided by ... [click title to continue]

Victoria rises up against the tar sands, pipelines, tankers, capitalism and colonialism

By Joan.Russow Peace, Earth, Justice NewsApril 15, 2012 Hundreds attended the rally against pipelines and tankers. Victoria, April 15, 2012. Photo: Sandra Cuffe Over 2000 people rallied at the Legislature and then walked to Centennial Square where there were panels and workshops. It was clear that this event is a beginning and foreshadowing of the solidarity resistance to come. There were passionate ... [click title to continue]

David Suzuki grapples with Ottawa’s crackdown on green groups

By OLIVER MOORE and SHAWN McCARTHYGlobe and Mail Update April 12, 2012 Environmentalist distances himself from foundation that bears his name as Conservatives budget money to audit charities that engage in political advocacyThe head of one of Canada's most prominent environmental groups said the green movement is facing a "chill" in the wake of increasingly harsh scrutiny from Ottawa.Peter Robinson, ... [click title to continue]