Andrea Harden-Donahue's blog
Well over 300 Ottawa Centre residents packed a room last night to participate in Environment and Climate Minister Catherine McKenna's climate change consultation. The public townhall is part of new initiative launched by the federal government encouraging people to 'have our say' on climate change.
This morning Prime Minister Trudeau and Liberal Cabinet members received an open letter endorsed by over 40 Canadian organizations representing hundreds of thousands of people, calling on them to reject the pressure to champion tar sands, or oil sands, pipelines.
Sales pitch for a 1.1 million barrel per day pipeline on Earth Day? Whose brilliant idea was that.
Today, on Earth Day, The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce invited TransCanada’s Stefan Baranski (Ontario Director) to deliver a speech called “Energy East: New Jobs, Investment and Growth for Ontario.” It’s part of the organization’s regular Eggs ‘N Icons breakfast series.
What is radical? It's certainly a label Indigenous, social justice and environmental activists wore frequently during Harper years. It's now a label being widely used in the mainstream media to frame the Leap Manifesto (along with a whole lot of other colourful adjectives).
If you follow mainstream media and you haven’t heard "we need to get our oil to tidewater" ad nauseam, something weird is up. Natural Resource Minister Carr, Prime Minister Trudeau, Premier Notley and pipeline and tar sands industries have all been delivering the same drum beat message, and it's building in intensity.
The Council of Canadians joined with Environmental Defence, Transition Initiative Kenora and regional partners in the release of a new report on the serious risks TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline presents to drinking water sources from along its 4,400km path from Alberta to New Brunswick.
Here is a breakdown of some key areas we see for moving towards a more equitable, green economy and society relevant to the proposed budget.
Following a successful townhall in Winnipeg last night attended by over 200 residents, Maude Barlow, Brigette DePape and I traveled to Falcon beach today. Falcon beach is a very small community at the southern part of Whiteshell provincial park, around 1.5hrs from Winnipeg towards Kenora. It is a beautiful area, trees heavy with last night's snow. It is known for its tourism with Falcon Lake and the provincial park a go to destination for people enjoying hiking, kayaking, fishing and more.
If you didn’t realize the Prime Minister was meeting with Premiers today to talk about a national climate plan, congrats on finding a way to effectively block mainstream media coverage from your day.