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Saturday, June 29, 2019

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Competing Climate Plans Cartoon

Posted: 29 Jun 2019 03:30 AM PDT

Evening Brief: Ford government loses carbon tax court challenge

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 02:24 PM PDT

Tonight’s Evening Brief is brought to you by Seaspan Shipyards, Canada’s west coast partner under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Seaspan Shipyards delivers non-combat vessels for the Coast Guard and Navy, supporting critical research for the future challenges of our waters. Good evening and happy Canada Day long weekend! The Lead The Trudeau government's national carbon […]

Feds loosen carbon price limits for steel, fertilzer sectors in final output-based rules

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 02:20 PM PDT

Ottawa has unveiled the final regulations on its carbon pricing system for large emitting industries, leaving draft proposals from last December largely intact but loosening limits for sectors that include steel and fertilizers. Environment and Climate Change Canada officials announced today that it is keeping its pollution pricing thresholds the same for most of the […]

Liberals posted record fundraising numbers to end 2018, but trailed Conservatives by millions

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 02:10 PM PDT

The Liberal Party raised the most money it ever has outside of an election year in the last six months of 2018 but still trailed the Conservatives in collecting fundraising dollars. The Liberals obtained $15,893,919 in contributions in 2018, according to a party spokesperson, which is more than they raised in 2017, but several hundred […]

Liberals’ ‘cynical’ carbon levy and pipeline pitch may work again with voters

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 01:42 PM PDT

The central conceit of the 2015 election campaign was effective, if not quite succinct enough for a bumper sticker. Unlike the various troglodytes helming the Conservative party, Justin Trudeau's Liberals fundamentally believed in the science of climate change and had a plan to fight it. Yet, unlike the mossy-green types in the NDP and, er, […]

Canada needs to maintain ‘self respect’ in face of Chinese demands

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 11:29 AM PDT

Self-respect. If it's important to retain your self-respect as an individual in the face of unreasonable demands, bullying and intimidation from others, all the more so for nations. Let's take the case of Canada's current dispute with China. The priority of the Canadian government must be the protection of the lives of its citizens abroad […]

The Drilldown: At least 43 dead in DRC mine collapse

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 11:07 AM PDT

The Lead A copper and cobalt mine owned by Glencore in the Democratic Republic of Congo collapsed Thursday killing at least 43 artisanal miners, local officials have said. The accident happened at the KOV open-pit mine — run by the Kamoto Copper Company, a subsidiary of Glencore — in Lualaba province. Officials believe the landslide […]

The Sprout: Trudeau has “brief, constructive interactions” with Chinese President Xi

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 09:30 AM PDT

Good morning, welcome to the Sprout, and happy almost-Canada Day! To help out with what we hope are your splendid weekend plans, here's 17 recipes from The Loop in honour of our country's birthday celebration. Here's today's agriculture news. The Lead Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says she hopes that Canada will resume exporting meat to […]

Federal carbon tax is constitutional, rules Ontario Court of Appeal

Posted: 28 Jun 2019 09:26 AM PDT

The Trudeau government’s national carbon pricing system is an appropriate expression of federal authority under Canada’s constitution, Ontario’s highest court has ruled. In a 4-1 decision, the court ruled that requiring a national price on carbon pollution fell under the federal government’s peace, order and good government (POGG) power stipulated in the Canadian Constitution, rejecting […]