Michal Rozworski: Linda McQuaig is right, but there’s more to it

Since her common-sense quip that most of Canada’s tar sands reserves will have to stay in the ground, Linda McQuaig has been vilified by much of the political establishment and (rightfully) defended by a minority of voices in the media. That the facts of climate science vindicate her has made little difference to the debate. Is this because McQuaig’s comments have inadvertently ...

The Canadian Progressive: On climate change, a clear distinction between the major BC parties

By: Pembina Institute | Press Release: VANCOUVER — An assessment of climate change issues in political platforms reveals clear distinctions between British Columbia’s four major parties. Prepared by the Pembina Institute, the assessment looks at the following four election issues with implications for climate change and the province’s ability to meet its […] The post On climate ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: British Columbia study advocates postconsumerist model of zero waste

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  A new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Wilderness Committee calls for a radical rethink of British Columbia’s waste management policies. It argues that recycling can’t solve the province’s pollution problems and calls for a postconsumerist model of zero waste. While acknowledging […] The post British Columbia ...

350 or bust: TED Talk Thursday: Poverty, Crime, And Greenhouse Gas Emissions

From TEDx Manitoba is Shaun Loney, founder and Executive Director at BUILD Inc. and Warm Up Winnipeg where he leads an innovative approach to promote social enterprise as a no-cost way to cut poverty rates. In this talk, Mr. Loney makes surprising connections to poverty, crime and greenhouse gas emissions, and in doing so offers ...

350 or bust: Rethinking “Business As Usual”

As the heads of state for the G20 countries gather in Cannes for their annual conference, where the economy will be high on the agenda, I thought it would be fine to contemplate a vision of a post-consumer society, where people work fewer hours. They may also choose to pursue re-skilling, homesteading, and small-scale enterprises ...

Impolitical: A fair take on the green energy issue in the Ontario election

Hey! A reasonable newspaper column on green energy I can get behind! For the first time this campaign: ” Energy flashpoints and the politics of power.” The right wing insists we can’t afford to subsidize power in this province. Funny, but this country has been subsidizing energy production almost since the invention of the light ...

Impolitical: The fun with green energy columns continues

So John Ivison had another column today criticizing the Ontario Liberal government’s green energy plan: here. The column focuses on a solar energy company that Dalton McGuinty visited this week, Eclipsall Energy Corp. The upshot of the column is to suggest that the company is actually in difficulty and that this should come as an ...

Impolitical: Another flawed attack on green energy in Ontario

This John Ivison column from yesterday is the latest from a Canadian pundit to attack the Ontario government’s green energy efforts: “McGuinty’s green bubble ready to pop.” It, like the Wente column (response), relies on some questionable material that deserves some attention. Ivison cites international experience for this proposition to be applied here in Ontario: ...

Impolitical: On green job schemes

As a counter to Margaret Wente today, “Message to McGuinty: Most green-job schemes have been miserable failures,” who relies in part for her view on a New York Times report of last week, I suggest the following reading: “Absurd NY Times Story on Green Jobs Ignores “Explosive Growth” Documented in the Sector.” There, the New ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: End Subsidies to the Fossil Fuel Industry by the next Federal Budget

This is the second video produced by our frenetic little team at the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (Toronto Chapter) about why the Conservatives paying $1.4 billion dollars to the oil, gas and coal companies is just absurd. Please call the Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty at 866-599-4999 and let him know that this massive oil subsidy could ...

Railroaded by Metrolinx: End Subsidies to the Fossil Fuel Industry by the next Federal Budget

This is the second video produced by our frenetic little team at the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (Toronto Chapter) about why the Conservatives paying $1.4 billion dollars to the oil, gas and coal companies is just absurd. Please call the Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty at 866-599-4999 and let him know that this massive oil subsidy could ...