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.
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Today I attended the launch of Delivering Community Power: How Canada Post can be the hub of our next Economy. It's an example of a campaign daring to think big. Re-imaging how we can use our postal services to advance climate justice goals.
First Ministers are meeting with Prime Minister Trudeau in Vancouver March 3 to launch climate talks that will lay the groundwork for Canada to meet its obligations under the global Paris Climate Agreement.
Natural Resources Minister Carr and Environment and Climate Change Minister McKenna just concluded a press conference announcing new rules for pipeline projects.
Today’s announcement comes after a solid 2 weeks of the controversial Kinder Morgan TransMountain expansion and TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline proposals dominating national news.
When TransCanada first announced its 4400km Energy East pipeline project from Alberta to Saint John, the spin was all about nation-building. This spin is dependent on the idea that Energy East will see crude produced in the Prairies replace so-called ‘foreign imports’ to Atlantic Canada.
If you said, one year ago, that being 100% renewable by 2050 was possible, chances are you’d be laughed out of the room. Let’s remember, it wasn't long ago that star NDP candidate Linda McQuaig was raked over the coals for suggesting, “a lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground” for Canada to meet its climate change targets.
TransCanada has completed filing their application with the National Energy Board (NEB) bringing us collectively one step closer to the review of this flawed pipeline proposal increasing facing opposition all along its path.
We are coming up to the crucial final 24 hours for the UN negotiations in Paris, aimed at agreeing on a new global treaty on climate change.
In my previous blog I attempted to map out some of the critical issues during the talks and whether or not they are on track towards the type of agreement we need. Unfortunately, by and large my answer was no. And I stand by that assessment, based on the updated draft being discussed.
I spent this morning touring the Red Head, Anthony's Cove area where TransCanada's proposing to build a massive oil storage tank 'farm' and export terminal for their Energy East project. With the cancelling of the proposed port in Cacouna, Quebec due to widespread opposition, there will be more pressure on Red Head and Saint John residents.