With NAFTA negotiations starting in Ottawa today, my mind is on the interconnections between climate, social and trade justice.
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I first heard the expression “from NIMBY (not in my back yard) to NOPE (not on planet earth)” from Ben Gotschall, a rancher and Energy Director with Bold Nebraska.
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.