Stay the Course!!

Stay the Course!!

Today’s (March 8) Globe and Mail Headline in the Business Section reads: “Ottawa to stay course on climate: minister.”  Ironically, Canada’s actual climate course is not sufficient to meet its long term commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Less than a year ago Canada signed the Paris Accord, accepting its targets for reduced emissions. For … Read more…

A New Broom

The Conservative Federal Government ended its modest support for renewable energy in January 2010, a decision that it justified by the need for a balanced budget.  Yet the Government maintained much larger subsidies to the fossil fuel industry – which at the time was benefitting from the high price of oil. We suspected that the … Read more…

The Issue of Aboriginal Rights

On Thursday last the draft text of the Article 2 of the Climate Change Agreement referred to “The respect, protection, promotion and fulfilment of human rights for all including indigenous peoples.” By Friday the text of the Article had been revised, dropping any reference to “indigenous peoples”. Friday’s Article included many more words that could be … Read more…

Proud?????

Recently Francois Holland,  the President of France, spoke out strongly for developed nations to be generous with their contributions to the Green Climate Fund.  This Fund will assist developing nations to mitigate their GHG emissions and adapt to climate change. President Holland stressed that progress in limiting climate change must be the goal of COP … Read more…

More press release propaganda!

More press release propaganda!

In 2007 our Conservative Government undertook to limit emissions from the fossil fuel industry.   In 2011 and again in 2012, the Government advised that it was drafting regulations to this end.  No such regulations have been issued. The Conservative Government excused its failure by referring to the need for a continental infrastructure that included the … Read more…