Canada

‘Three Amigos’ cement commitments to slash emissions

The US, Canada and Mexico are taking climate-friendly strides as they agree to slash harmful emissions. US President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto met in Ottawa this w...

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Renewable renaissance on the horizon for Canada as it seeks to revamp its economy

Canada’s energy industry is poised to join the rest of the world in weaning itself off fossil fuels, according to new federal analysis. Policy Horizons Canada, a federal think tank, reported that the country’s fossil fuel industry i...

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Fossil fuels put on notice as Break Free rolls into North America

Continuing what is already a global run of direct and impactful climate actions, Break Free 2016 is now about to hit full stride the Unites States and Canada. These public demonstrations zero-in on some of the world’s most dangerous...

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Energy East ‘threatens’ drinking water for millions of Canadians

A proposed TransCanada pipeline could contaminate the drinking water sources for up to five million Canadians, a new report suggests. According to Environmental Defence, TransCanada’s Energy East project – which would pump 1.1...

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Obama and Trudeau join forces to move their countries ahead of the climate curve

The US and Canada have taken strong strides towards creating a low carbon economy, cementing a number of climate-friendly agreements today. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – who is in Washington this week for the first official ...

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Pricing carbon a must for Canada’s climate strategy, agree leaders

Canada could be on track to put a price on carbon, following a week of meetings between Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and leaders from across the country aimed at laying the groundwork for a national climate strategy. Talks...

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Infrastructure spending fast-tracked in Alberta, federal stance on pipelines still unclear

As oil prices continue to nosedive around the world, Canada plans to play its odds placing bets on the risky commodity, as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged $250 million dollars to support infrastructure projects in Alberta, in ...

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Praises sung for Canada in Davos while people await climate action at home

While Justin Trudeau attempts to turn over a new maple leaf for Canada abroad, many are waiting on the prime minister to start living up to his campaign promises when it comes to the climate. The Canadian prime minister gave a keyno...

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BC says no to Trans Mountain, calls for credible federal environmental review grow

With British Columbia saying no to expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline, pressure is building for Canada’s federal leader to kick the questionable national review process to the curb. Yesterday, British Columbia’s Ministry of Envir...

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Alberta kicks coal to the curb, fate of tar sands remains unclear

Alberta’s provincial government announced its commitment to phase out coal by 2030 on Sunday, just one day before Canada’s premiers meet to talk climate with the Prime Minister ahead of UN meetings in Paris. According to Alberta Pre...

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Canada’s new PM gets ‘Climate Welcome’ as citizens set out hopes for real change

Just one day after Canada’s new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet were sworn into office, activists are camping out in front of his new Ottawa home today reminding him to “get to work on real climate action.” Organized b...

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TransCanada bets on fossil-friendly Republican POTUS for final KXL dice roll

TransCanada, the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, is banking on a Republican president following President Obama, announcing Monday that it wants the Obama administration to suspend its permit request for the pipeline until ...

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Shell backpedals on tar sands project as oil industry falls from grace

Royal Dutch Shell is the latest major oil company to succumb to surmounting public pressure and pull out of an Alberta tar sands project. Citing cost-cutting measures, low global oil prices, and lack of infrastructure, the Dutch oil...

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“Historic opportunity” ahead for the climate under Canada’s new leadership

High hopes are sweeping through Canada as the country’s oil-driven government finally collapsed. After nearly 10 years in office, Stephen Harper’s Conservative administration will be replaced by Liberal party front runner Justin Tru...

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Election Edition — Could Canada’s voters end the “climate laggard” era?

On Monday, Canadians will pick their next leader and decide who will be the face of the nation during the Paris climate negotiations taking place in just a matter of weeks. During nearly a decade of Conservative control, Prime Minis...

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Canada’s ambivalent environmental record at the centre of sewage dump crisis in Montreal

As Montrealers brace themselves for a possible sewage dump in one of the world’s largest water ways, they are holding the federal government accountable for failing to do more. The St. Lawrence River, which surrounds Canada’s second...

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First Nations turn to court following Ottawa approval of tar sands pipeline

Nearly two weeks ahead of elections, Canada’s federal government will face off with frontline communities in a Vancouver courtroom as those communities fight to overturn the approval of Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline....

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Canada’s federal candidates weigh in on oil during economy-driven debate

The role of oil in Canada’s economy took centre stage during the federal election debate Thursday evening. Hosted by national newspaper the Globe and Mail, current Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, New Democratic Party lea...

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More robust Canadian INDC offer on the table ahead of Paris, pledges official opposition

If elected, Canada’s official opposition party is pledging more ambitious national targets ahead of the Paris climate talks this December. Moments before kicking off Labour Day weekend, the National Democratic Party’s deputy leader ...

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TransCanada’s poor safety record increases odds for future Energy East ruptures: report

For every year that the Energy East pipeline operates, it faces a 15 percent chance of rupturing, according to a recent report. The Council of Canadians, a national civil society network who commissioned this analysis, based their c...

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