Climate Action Incentive in Ontario

If you’ve started to file your income tax in Ontario you’ve probably already come across this treat – the calculation of your Climate Action Incentive which will result in money back from the Canadian Government either in reduced tax payment or an increased refund. As you can see in the extract from Step 1 of … Read more

Have Your Say on Cap and Trade

The legal challenge regarding cancellation of Ontario’s Cap and Trade program has made the Ontario government realize that they have to follow the environmental bill of rights process which requires public consultation. The deadline for comments is October 11, so submit your comments at this link now before you forget. Here are some suggested comments, but of course … Read more

A School Board acts to educate its students on climate change!

The Portland (Oregon)  School Board recently decided that some educational material used in their Schools was misleading as it implied that climate change was not taking place and in any event human activity was not a cause.   The Board passed a resolution directing school staff to implement a curriculum to address “climate change and climate justice.” To … Read more

Text of Guy Hanchet Speech at Ottawa

Welcome to all, Grandparents, Parents, and Grandchildren. I’m here from For Our Grandchildren. We’re a group of grandparents, and our mission is to Inform, Motivate, and Mobilize other grandparents to combat climate change on behalf of our grandchildren. I am honoured to share the podium with these elders, and especially with David Suzuki, an honorary … Read more

Peterborough 2013 Climate Change Rally

On Sunday, September 22, nearly 300 Peterborough residents gathered at Centennial Park to protest the Canadian government’s shameful lack of action on Climate Change and to let them know that we care. Grandparents, children, and grandchildren wore purple including many with 350.org headbands provided for the occasion. Local entertainers Washboard Hank, Al Black, Rick and … Read more

Collaboration is not action!

Attendees at the 2013 Energy and Mines Ministers Conference were provided with considerable information, including a pamphlet entitled Canada’s New Energy Landscape. These dramatic one-liners appeared on the cover of this pamphlet:

  • enabling continuing collaboration on Energy
  • the Energy Landscape is changing dramatically.
  • A new energy era is dawning for Canada.
  • An integrated system that balances energy production and use is required.

The pamphlet also contained quotes from publications of the International Energy Agency (IEA):

The years ahead will see “A vast international reordering of energy supply and demand patterns” and “If, as of 2017 there is not a major wave or new and clean investments, the door to 2 degrees will be closed.” (Fatih Birol, Economist IEA)

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