Posts Tagged ‘climate’

Quebec demonstrations call for action on climate change

November 13, 2018

On Saturday, November 10, over 50,000 people braved cold and snow to walk the streets of Montreal in support of “taking the planet to parliament.” Important demonstrations were also held in Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Rimouski, Cacouna and Ottawa.

Canada: Trudeau on back foot as frustration builds over PM’s climate strategy

October 10, 2018

When Justin Trudeau swept into power in 2015, he pledged to make fighting climate change a top priority for his government.

Three years later, Canada’s prime minister is on the defensive, scrambling to both revive his party’s unravelling climate strategy as a growing number of provinces refuse to participate in national carbon tax – and to temper frustrations over his government’s continued investment in the fossil fuel industry.

One year after election, Trudeau’s climate mettle no better than Harper’s

October 23, 2016

It’s been a year since Justin Trudeau became Prime Minister and the Liberal Party gained an overwhelming majority in parliament. Trudeau swept most of the country, including all of Atlantic Canada, on a platform of Real Change. He promised a 180-degree shift on most of the Harper government’s policies, especially on climate change. Yet, one year later, Trudeau’s lofty promises have little substance to show for them. His government is in bed with the oil and gas industry, just as cozily as Harper’s was.

The shocking disconnect between Liberal rhetoric and action on climate..

September 11, 2016

Joe Oliver tells a fib to Peter Mansbridge about greenhouse gases

April 23, 2015

Blowback As Canada Muzzles Public Talk of Climate Change

June 11, 2014

The public is up in arms after Canadian officials decided to prohibit government weather forecasters from publicly discussing climate change.

As of Wednesday, nearly 14,000 people had signed a petition penned by Canadian resident Janelle Martel that slams “another move on the government’s part to keep the public uninformed about climate change.”

Protesters carry placards across stage as Stephen Harper speaks in Vancouver

January 7, 2014