Envirovote compares party platforms

EnviroVote Canada prepared this assessment of party platforms for the four major parties on 33 questions arranged in topics related to: Climate Change; Paris Agreement; Climate Change Governance; Carbon Pricing; Transportation; Infrastructure; Biodiversity; Protected Areas; Species at Risk; Plastic. Visit the EnvirVote web site to see their report and to see which organizations are behind … Read more

Envirosurvey of Major Parties

To bring forth important issues facing Canadians today – environmental protection, economic justice and human rights – organizations such as The David Suzuki Foundation, The Pembina Institute, Greenpeace, and the Canadian Environmental Law Association, sent a questionnaire representing the collective priorities of their organizations to Canada’s six main political parties in July 2019. Click on … Read more

Climate Action Network Party Survey

Climate Action Network Canada, a coalition of more than 100 organizations across the country including For Our Grandchildren, asked the five major federal parties whether they would take 5 minimum steps to protect the climate. The graphic to the right tells the story at a glance; you can read the detailed responses here. Note: the Conservative … Read more

Federal Party Climate Plans Graded

Chatelaine magazine recently published this article that also appeared in MacLean’s on Friday. Written jointly by the well known and highly respected Canadian climate scientist, Katherine Hayhoe and economist Andrew Leach, the article compares the major parties’ plans for dealing with climate change in terms of their ambition and their feasibility. You should read the … Read more

20 Questions for Electoral Candidates

Want to test a candidate’s knowledge about climate change. Here are 20 easy questions. Do you know the atmospheric carbon concentration for Oct 1st, 2018? A. 405.29 ppm https://www.co2.earth/daily-co2 What do scientists say is the safe amount? A. 350 ppm. https://350.org/science/ What is the Pre-Industrial Age carbon count for the 1700s? A. 280 ppm Wikipedia … Read more

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