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Climate strategy has Trudeau firmly on back foot

Friday - When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau swept into power in 2015, he pledged to make fighting climate change a top priority for his government.

National park under fire from oil and gas

29 Jun 18 - The world’s second-largest national park is under threat from a destructive combination of climate change, oil and gas development and hydroelectric projects.

The Great Canadian Paris-pipeline paradox

7 Jun 18 - The Canadian government’s decision to purchase Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline project shortly after ratifying the Paris Agreement on climate change creates an interesting paradox and a national challenge.

Canada eyes carbon price to cut emissions

4 May 18 - Canada says that setting a nationwide carbon price could help to cut emissions by 90 million tonnes while maintaining a strong economy.

Trudeau vows to push ahead with pipeline plans

19 Apr 18 - Justin Trudeau has said Canada’s government is prepared to use taxpayer dollars to push forward plans for a controversial pipeline expansion, despite protests and efforts by a provincial government to halt the project.

One of the dirtiest oil sources wants to go green

29 Mar 18 - One of the most aggressive campaigns to fight global warming is happening in a Canadian province. There’s just one problem: the same place is also home to some of the dirtiest oil in the world.

Ontario permits sell out at first auction

7 Mar 18 - Ontario has participated in its first auction of carbon allowances as part of the Western Climate Initiative, selling 23,743,316 current-vintage allowances at a price of $C18.44 ($NZ19.66).


Canada pledges $1 billion to protect nature

2 Mar 18 - The Canadian Government plans to invest $1.3 billion to preserve the country’s land, oceans and wildlife.

How Trudeau welcomed Trump and oil lobby pipeline help

12 Feb 18 - The Trudeau government treated Donald Trump’s election as “positive news” for Canada’s energy industry and welcomed the help of Canada’s main corporate oil group in lobbying the US administration,...

Angry scientists condemn Trudeau's climate research cut

25 Jan 18 - In a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 250 Canadian scientists highlight their concern over the imminent end of a research programme to better understand climate change.

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