After a summer marked by oppressive heat, devastating forest fires and, above all, by the alarming report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), September 24 saw worldwide mobilizations by environmental organizations, youth and [...]
The accelerating pace of climate change linked to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions includes the alarming news that average temperatures are rising in Canada by a rate 2.5 times faster than other parts of the planet. Canada is projected to fall far [...]
The ongoing arrests at the Fairy Creek watershed emphasize yet again the need to declare a ban on logging in areas of old-growth forests across British Columbia. This step is urgent - time is quickly running out to save our planet from the [...]
The well-being of Newfoundland and Labrador energy workers has been thrown into jeopardy, following the recent collapse, then revival, of government-corporate talks to bail out the Terra Nova offshore oilfield.
These workers and their communities [...]
Ottawa and four provinces have jumped on the small modular nuclear reactor (SMNR) bandwagon and if things go as announced there will be SMNRs operating in Canada by the end of this decade.
New Brunswick has given a total of $30 million to two [...]
Marxists have long understood the link between capitalist expansion and environmental degradation. As Frederick Engels wrote in 1876, “What cared the Spanish planters in Cuba, who burned down forests on the slopes of the mountains and [...]
By Corinne Benson
Jason Kenney’s government has been dancing all over on coal policy. First, they talk to Australian coal mining companies before letting Albertans know they are planning to rescind the 1976 coal policy and allow mountaintop [...]
“They took all the trees / And put them in a tree museum / Then they charged the people / A dollar and a half just to see 'em”
So wrote Joni Mitchell in 1970. She, of course, meant this as irony – a slap-down to the “chop it – pave it – sell it” [...]
By Corinne Benson
Spread your legs Alberta. Australian mining corporations are already preparing to open-pit mine in the Bighorn area of the Rocky Mountains. Since 1976 the Coal Development Policy has guided land use over many aspects of coal [...]
Remember about five years ago, when Justin Trudeau demonstrated one of his “party tricks” that involved throwing himself down a flight of stairs? Videos capturing him plunging down an escalator or headfirst into a basement went viral. Lately, [...]