Given the importance of energy to Canada’s environment and economy, it’s shocking that we don’t have an energy strategy.
Let’s take the climate issue out of the realm of political football and into reality: society’s addiction to oil has become dangerous.
If the U.S. rejects Keystone XL once and for all, this will send a clear signal to Canada that we need to rethink our reckless energy strategy, which banks on eternally rising demand for polluting tar sands oil.
Ethical Oil loves to mock environmentalists for suggesting that rights in Canada are under attack. How smug we are.
Silence is exactly what the oil industry and federal government wants. They can hide behind all the insults—‘radicals,’ ‘money launderers,’ ‘terrorists,’—they like. What they want is a country free of views at odds with the most powerful industry on earth: Big Oil.
If Enbridge gets its way, 225 supertankers would travel B.C.’s coast each year, part of which is considered the fourth most dangerous body of water in the world. And these tankers make the Exxon Valdez spill look puny.
Post-Durban climate change meeting, post-Canadian Kyoto pull-out, and post-recent asbestos shenanigans, I predict Canada will be the skunk at the garden party.
It’s time for a new energy dialogue in Canada. I’m looking forward to working with Alberta Premier Alison Redford and anyone else sincere about seeking solutions. We need to put words into action.
But European capitals are facing a volley of Canadian pressure in defence of the tar sands, threats of trade wars, and pressure from domestic oil companies.
At its core, the debate is about whether we will continue to ignore the mounting warnings of climate scientists who tell us we are undermining our life support systems, or whether we will instead embrace the abundant clean energy resources that Canada has in order to rapidly reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.
I’ve had a strange feeling in the pit of my stomach since Jack Layton’s passing. And I realize that it’s because I took his steadfast advocacy for granted.
No longer can Canada be relied on to do the right thing or to be an honest broker on a range of things, but rather our government is trying to act like a world power that it is not, playing the bully and obstructing progress in the process.
There's been a multi-partisan interest in this for decades because Canada needs more competitive sectors to ensure that the workforce is as skilled as possible.
It's time Canada's regulation of cosmetics—those myriad products that we moisturize and deodorize and spritz with each day—are dragged kicking and screaming into this new century.
This year, I'd like to see a political leader have the courage to give a campaign speech with real campaign honesty. Read on.
This discussion will be a tough one, or it won't be real. But bring it on. It is long overdue, and ultimately Canadians will not truly be satisfied with Canada until we resolve it.
According to cranky Terence Corcoran/Margaret Wente/Rex Murphy-ites, 2010 was to be the year that the public turned its back on 'green.' I don't think so.