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Podcast for May 2019: The Pact for a Green New Deal in Canada

05.10.19 | Climate, News, Podcast |  Noal Amir

This week a coalition of Canadians from all walks of life including labour unions, environmental organizations, Indigenous groups, scientists, and artists came together to launch the Pact for a Green New Deal in Canada. But in order to get to a just and equitable transition that creates jobs and reduces carbon emissions, we must stop […]

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Parenting in a climate crisis

05.09.19 | Actions, Climate, Op-Ed |  Christina Smethurst

The year I started having tough conversations about climate change with my four year old My eldest son turned four this year, and since he’s now old enough to understand that birthday parties are a thing, we threw him one. For those not in the parent bubble, kids’ birthday parties look a little different than […]

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How do we pay for a Green New Deal?

05.08.19 | Campaigns, Climate, Election - Canada 2019, News, Op-Ed |  Kai Nagata

First, stop giving public money to oil and gas companies This week, groups across Canada launched a bold plan to fight the climate crisis. The Green New Deal would cut carbon pollution in half and create a million good-paying jobs. All in the next ten years. Some armchair critics rolled their eyes. “Impossible,” they said. […]

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Fuel supply tight? Make transit free

04.29.19 | Commentary, News, Op-Ed |  Kai Nagata

Jason Kenney is building a “war room”. B.C. needs a wartime mindset of its own During World War II motor fuels were strictly rationed across North America. Everyone pitched in to save precious gasoline and diesel for the fight against fascism. Governments lowered speed limits. Local businesses delivered by bicycle. Citizens took to public transit […]

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Mayday, mayday

04.02.19 | Commentary, No Tankers |  Dave Mills

Will Big Oil’s lobby succeed in reversing Trudeau’s North Coast tanker ban? At first it was refreshing, uplifting and hopeful. The come-from behind election campaign which caught pollsters and pundits by surprise. The warm embraces, locked-eyes and inspiring mandate letters as action-oriented cabinet members took charge of their files in the spirit of progress, openness, […]

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When mines poison B.C. waterways, taxpayers swallow the costs

03.27.19 | Commentary, General, Mining |  Kai Nagata

Outdated laws, weak enforcement leave the public on the hook for cleanup The scale of the Mount Polley mine disaster is difficult to comprehend. We’ve read that Imperial Metals dumped 25 billion litres of contaminated slurry into Quesnel Lake, most of which they never recovered. That mud was laced with chemicals including arsenic, mercury, selenium […]

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Wilson-Raybould shows us how power really works in Ottawa

03.05.19 | Commentary, Democracy, Election - Canada 2019, No Tankers |  Lisa Sammartino

SNC-Lavalin held 89 meetings with government. Guess how often oil companies lobby Trudeau? I, like many Canadians, sat in awe during the testimony of former Attorney General and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould last week. I was impressed by her courage, her commitment to ethics, her attention to detail and her perseverance. I was not, […]

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SNC-Lavalin tentacles reach deep into B.C.

02.25.19 | Commentary, Corruption Inquiry |  Lisa Sammartino

Banned internationally, jailed in Quebec, controversial in Ottawa — but it’s business as usual in B.C. It isn’t a surprise to anyone familiar with the company that SNC-Lavalin is back in the news again. The allegations coming out of Ottawa against the engineering giant are fascinating, but not shocking. SNC-Lavalin featured prominently in Quebec’s Charbonneau […]

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